Thursday, March 29, 2012

A SUNSHINE DAY


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!

17 comments:

I Dream Of said...

Love the idea of bringing some sunshine to a dark room and your inspiration is beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished product!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I adore yellow as an accent these days. We have to wait to June?

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Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

The project sounds beautiful...I can't wait to see the room!

Splendid Market said...

Wonderful solutions. I love the yellow! I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.

Splendid Sass said...

Yellow does bring a happy light to a room. Beautiful, Barbara. Looking forward to see more.
Happy Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

p-l-a-i-d said...

Can't wait to see the project and the yellow will certainly brighten up the space!

The enchanted home said...

Sounds like a fun project Barbara and yellow always adds a little bit of cheer to a space, love that first picture, looks like late day sun and I imagine the beach to be just beyond and I can practically hear the waves crashing, smell the bbq getting cranked up, hearing the bossa nova softly playing while sipping my drink...ahhhhh, summer! Its the best! Have a great night!

The French Hutch said...

Love the photo, I'm sure a path to the beach is close by. Great color pick for your project. Yellow is great to brighten a room. Can't wait to see. You have a fabulous blog and I enjoy reading your posts.

Emily

Acquired Objects said...

Sounds like a fabulous kitchen Barabara and can't wait to see your results.

We have the wood stove going, I just walked the dog and it's lightly snowing and I have daffodils lighting the way in my windowsill...love yellow.

XX
Debra~

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sounds like a great idea. Cant wait to see it.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love that shade of yellow. I painted our patio pole that color and it makes me smile whenever I walk out the back door. My house numbers are also that color :)

Leslie said...

Barbara,

Wonderful idea! We have lots of grey days in Seattle.. adding yellows and blues (and flowers!)is essential for a little warmth and sunshine! Love the colors and I can't wait to see the end result. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas! Happy Friday :)

classic • casual • home said...

Sounds awesome...can't wait to see it!

quintessence said...

Sounds like the perfect solution!! Bright and cheery!

quintessence said...

Sounds like the perfect solution!! Hope you'll show us when you're done!

michele said...

omg. chairs that look brilliant even from the back! exciting!

michele

kayce hughes said...

Love those chairs!