Kitchen

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Painting a kitchen yellow is one of the simplest ways to bring cheer and warmth into the room where you prepare food and your friends gather. In designer Hendricks’s design, she keeps the walls traditionally white, and instead paints the cabinets and trim a brilliant […]

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Why make something beautiful? Because. It’s how we become more alive.

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

I rarely watch television shows as they are broadcast. I prefer to wait until a show is complete, and to watch it at my pace. This happened with Dexter. It’s about a serial killer who kills serial killers. It ended September 22, 2013 after eight […]

Quickie: A Little Vintage Will Do You

Quickie: A Little Vintage Will Do You

The lamp, work table, and stove are vintage, and collected from a flea market and Craigslist. I love how time-worn objects contrast with new and shiny things, giving deeper meaning, and aesthetic appeal, to both. You don’t have to vintage out your entire pad, though. […]

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

This image by talented photographer, David Engelhardt, is one of the most popular pins on Pinterest. It’s easy to see why. The brickwork throughout this kitchen lends incredible color, texture, and solidity to the space (no big bad wolf is going to blow this baby down), […]

Using White to Quiet Your Space

Using White to Quiet Your Space

Interior designers on TV are constantly encouraging people to paint their walls a color. If all four walls is too much, well, how about an accent wall? Color is wonderful, and on walls, color is either the background music you subtly notice affecting your mood, or a […]