What do you do when you have a dark room that really needs some light? I faced this dilemma recently with a very large kitchen space that faced the back of the apartment building giving the interior very little natural light to work with. We solved the problem by adding several layers of lighting to the room which brightened it up, and used cabinets in a glossy warm white with bright polished nickel hardware. Now the room needed a punch of color to liven the interior. Our inspiration was a bright yellow Lilly Pulitzer chair designed in a modern take on the traditional Chippendale design. We've loved the idea of a bright yellow color which would add a dose of sunshine to the room and play off the largely white canvas. We found a McGuire chair in bamboo that came in counter stools, dining chairs and side chairs (no small feat!) and decided to use the dark tobacco stain as a nice contrast. For the seat cushions, Quadrille's Aga and Reverse Aga in taxicab was spot on-adding a bold, graphic, sunny punch of color just where it was needed.
I can't wait to show you the finished room in June!