I am currently working on a project in Menlo Park for a couple with transitional taste. They have transformed their new home from dark and dated to open and airy, mixing traditional and contemporary furnishings to create a dynamic look.
The homeowners have made the wise choice of creating a mostly neutral canvas of white and off-white interior finishes to which they can add elements of color and texture throughout the house.
In the kitchen, they wanted to add a vibrant contrast to the crisp white and stainless steel backdrop. With the homeowners' inspiration, I've suggested integrating bright blues and sunny yellows in the way of accent furniture and window treatments.
These fun colors can be further introduced into the design via accent pieces like tabletop decor, serve ware, hand towels, and the like.
Here are some items we're considering...
rustic blue cabinet filled with white dishes to juxtapose the clean lines of the built-in cabinetry
ikat patterns in blues and yellows for drapery panels to soften the hard surfaces while adding life and pop to the room
blue and white dishware
fresh and vibrant floral
perhaps a galvanized metal clock to accentuate the stainless steel appliances
I'll be sure to post our finished product!