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 […]
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.
Hello, Gentle Readers! Last time, I told you about the amazing discovery of this Chinoiserie tile. Actually, it isn’t tile, per se: it comes in PANELS. Big, huge, gigantic panels. (Well, big and huge from the standpoint of my galley kitchen, anyway.) That appealed to me, because it makes the backsplash a piece of art, […]
I’ve spent a lot of time fantasizing about my new kitchen. And when I fantasize, I’m not thinking about where the microwave is going. I’m thinking about how the kitchen will look. What will make it special? What will make it bossy? On one hand, how amazing! I’m the client! I get to do exactly what I […]
In my last post, I alluded to the gray area at the left side of Aidan Design‘s floor plan for our kitchen renovation. The gray part would be the addition to the kitchen. The place where we’ll be able to sit down and eat. You know, the main reason for wanting to do this renovation in […]
After our first meeting with Aidan Design‘s Nadia Subaran and her trusty team, John and I accepted the fact that if we wanted a place to eat, we would have to expand the kitchen. We were thinking along these lines anyway: a million years ago (in 2012), we were ready to go with a kitchen renovation that included an addition. […]