Gentle Readers, I apologize for the lack of news regarding my kitchen-backsplash-Chinoiserie-ceramic-panel situation. You see, my heart was broken. Kind of like the panels when they arrived recently. Yep: it arrived broken. And not just the nice clean crack you see above; the panels were in SHARDS. It isn’t surprising, though, considering the crate that was used: Yes, […]
Hello, Gentle Readers! Backsplash update: the custom Chinoiserie panel situation has been, shall we say, challenging. I won’t sleep until it’s safely on my wall. It’s literally on a slow boat from China as I type, and it’s expected to arrive in another, oh, 4 weeks or so. Pray for calm seas. Today’s post is not about […]
Hello, Gentle Readers! I got a bit behind schedule, so there’s a lot to tell you! The countertops are in!!! And I have to say, they’re GORGEOUS. Let me back up for a moment: I realize that I didn’t give you any insight into how I decided to use a natural stone for our counters instead of […]
CABINETS!!!! NOW it’s feeling like a kitchen! I’m sorry, but I LOVE the blue cabinets in the butler’s pantry. When they went in, I did have a pang…should I have done the whole kitchen blue? But it might have been too much. Anyway… See that doorway to the left? That will be covered by a matching […]
You know how with renovations it feels like nothing is moving and everything is ugly and dusty, and then all of a sudden stuff happens? It happened! Overnight — literally overnight; I don’t know how the contractors did it so fast — we had a new floor, and it took 1-2 days for the drywall […]
(Loyal and valued blog subscribers: I know that these pictures are all turned around in your email in-box. We’re working on it! To avoid seasickness, please click through to the actual post. Thank you!) Immediately after demolition, the contractors began framing. Which is good, because demo can be stressful. It’s liberating, too, but mostly stressful. You […]
One morning, our kitchen looks like this: And that afternoon, the kitchen looks like this: It’s kind of like watching surgery on yourself, you know? Best not to look ;) Bossy color | Annie Elliott interiors is based in Washington, D.C. We create outrageously beautiful homes, starting with color.