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Nov. 10th, 2010


Do you guys think these are appropriate for a kitchen? Don't give me the standard "You can put anything you want on the kitchen walls; it's YOUR house!" I know I *can* put anything I want on the walls, but you know there are things that would strike you as a bit strange if you saw them in a kitchen. For example, I ADORE Van Gogh's "Starry Night," but I'd think it were strange in a kitchen.

As a refresher, we just put a light oak floor in, the walls are a cream color called "Croissant," and the cabinets are a light coppery tan called "Wheat Penny." I was going to do a fresh airy celedon as an accent color, but I am having so much trouble finding wall art for this room. Ugh!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT SHAPING UP HOW I WANT IT TO!!!!


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Nov. 10th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
I actually like them. And i think that they are versatile enough that you can really put them in ANY room...over a headboard in a bedroom, in a bathroom, in a kitchen, etc.

Can you take a pic of the progress for us pleeeease? :)
Nov. 10th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
I'm seconding the progress request.

I would love these in a kitchen, but I'm bored and going to look for celedon art for you.

Also, I know several people with their laundry rooms in their kitchens(our first apartment had it there), inconvenient but not so weird up here. My laundry room is off the kitchen, but my favorite was in our last apartment where it was upstairs next to the master bedroom...SO easy, and the only good thing about that apartment. Bringing our washer and dryer upstairs was not easy lol.
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Haha I am so glad we're not the ONLY people in the world with the laundry stuff in the kitchen! As I said in a different post one time, I'd LOVE a laundry room upstairs (with the bedrooms), but I'm actually really used to having it in the kitchen and I would HATE for it to be in the basement!

Can you pretty please go look at my comment to lalanav about red accents and reply to that? :)
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I will take a progress pic tonight after work if I remember. :)

Also, can you go look at my comment to lalanav about red accents and let me know what you think about that too?
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
I agree with everything Rachel said.
Eric would never OK those to go anywhere in our apartment though, ha!
For what it's worth, here's the framed poster in our current kitchen:
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
More appropriate than a washing machine! Sorry, I don't think I'll ever get over that, LOL!

I'm with Gena, I really like them & think that they're neutral enough to go in any room :)

ETA: Gena? Seriously??? Am I THAT tired today??? Clearly I meant Rachel!

Edited at 2010-11-10 01:08 pm (UTC)
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hahaha SHUT UPPPPPPPPP Julia!! I'm glad my laundry situation has provided endless hours of amusement for you! LOL
Nov. 10th, 2010 07:13 am (UTC)
I like those a lot! And I like your color choices - and the fact that you know their ridiculous names ;)

I just got some "domestic" art that I won in a contest - I'm trying to put it in our kitchen, but we have a tiny one, and I'm not sure it'll fit. Maybe one day!
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Hahaha I'm also the girl who sees a fabulous manicure and goes, "Is that OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark???" and is given the oddest look by the person I'm talking to. Their faces always clearly say, "I don't know, you nutbag. You knows that kind of stuff?!"

Also, I keep saying this to everyone. Can you go look at my comment to lalanav about red accents and reply to that?? Haha! :)
Nov. 10th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
i have flowers in my kitchen, so YES :)
Nov. 10th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
So I tried to find something like what you have selected above and didn't have too much luck. I did however, find some interesting things in varying shades of soft green (although not exactly the colour I think you're looking for...) maybe these can help?

http://www.prints.com/prints.php?artist_id=3987&print_id=5259369&RF=30 (closest I think in colour, but pricey)

http://www.imagekind.com/green-floral-background-art?IMID=63a94f12-6371-439d-bd61-d7ea862ae8b0 (eh, it's really abstract)

http://www.worldgallery.co.uk/art-print/Green-Floral-383734.html (Vintage-looking)

http://www.easyart.com/art-prints/Hope-Smith/Green-Flourish-383738.html (more vintage)

http://www.lucyart.co.uk/viewcanvas.php?productID=1317&size=2&displayPage=1&customise=0&cat=2&colour1=0&colour2=0&style=0 (Modernish but brighter green)

http://www.wallfillers.com/Canvas-Art-Prints-Green-Canvas-Floral-Lime-0040LE06767P/ (interesting though not my taste)

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/fern-print-canvas-art/?pkey=cwall-art (I LOVE these, but I am a total sucker for botanical prints)

http://www.fastframeprints.com/showprint.aspx?pid=42976 (Traditional still life, I don't love it for a kitchen, but it would work)

Anyway, just a little search while I'm waiting for something to do. :) Enjoy.

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Nov. 10th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that first one!
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Also, I just checked out the paint colours at Sherwin Williams. I LOVE them and think they will be awesome with either green or the pieces you linked above. I think it all depends on if you want the monochromatic look or not :)
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like the colors. You know how I am; I decide on something and then second (and third, and fourth, and fifth...) guess myself! Bam can't stand when I do that! LOL
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
SB, I looooove you!!!! I found a few that I absolutely love!! I'm making another post about them.
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
love you too, and as requested I commented on the red thread too :)
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'll just chime in to agree with everyone else - I think they are neutral enough to go anywhere, and I definitely wouldn't think twice about seeing them in a kitchen. There's something about a kitchen that really lends itself to plant-inspired decor, so I think these would go perfectly. With the colors you mentioned, I do think think that you would end up with a pretty monochromatic look (if just because, obviously, oranges and pinks are much closer in color than greens!), but I don't think that's a bad thing. Anyway, long answer short - I think it would go well in the kitchen!

If you have your heart set on celadon accents, have you considered going to a fabric store and buying some pretty fabric that you can cut to size and stretch over canvas stretchers, or frame? It might be a little more DIY than you're interested in, though. But in case that piques your interest, this link has some good, simple how tos (how to's? Argh! The grammarian in me is sad.)


and this shows you endless possibilities!


Nov. 10th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
What do you think about me buying all three of them for one wall, and then using red to "pop" the room? Like a red rug, bright red tea kettle, etc.

Also, I think I'm going for a modern look in the room. Do you think the flowers are too old-fashioned/traditional?
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Honestly? I'd be careful about pure red with those other colours. The reddest of the prints is still pretty rusty red on this monitor so I'd try to match that with your pops of red. (This from a girl who isn't a fan of true red with orange, but rusts and stuff in that same family are fine ^_^)

http://www.amazon.com/Good-Grips-Uplift-Kettle-True/dp/B000PS299W/ref=sr_1_27?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1289411365&sr=1-27 (This says true red but looks like the red print to me)

http://www.amazon.com/Naomi-Classic-Wool-Throw-inches/dp/B003C4YIWC/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1289411443&sr=1-3 (This would be great with those colors)

I think those particular floral prints ARE modern, floral done in a modern monochrome way.
Nov. 11th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
It looks like you *may* have found something else to do, but in case this is still your backup:

1. I think red would look awesome! As long as you stick with a red that's close to the one in the canvas, like sailorgarnet said, I think that would look really fabulous.

2. Definitely not! At least not these flowers. These flowers in particular are really modern, so it works with what you're trying to achieve!
Nov. 10th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Well as you know, I love celadon (wedding color here!) and think it would go well with what you have going on. As for the paintings, I am going to go against the grain and say they are a bit meh for me BUT floral in the kitchen is definitely doable. My cousin did an all floral look and it came out really nice.
Nov. 10th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your opinion!! I already bought a beautiful shaggy celadon rug, and Bam looooves it, so he really wants me to stick with the green accent in the kitchen.
Nov. 11th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
I'd like to see a progress picture before I suggest wall art. :)

Wedding pics btw????
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