Monday, March 5, 2012

the evolution of our island

Building a home is quite an experience - good and bad, easy and hard. There are so many decisions to be made. Decisions of which are made in an awkward office building. Decisions of which you are unable to actually see until they're installed and it's already too late to change your mind. Decisions you have to live with. One last minute decision that we'll never regret is making our original 1 level flat kitchen island 2 levels.

 

We spend a lot of time around this island and finally put the finishing touches on it this past weekend, painting it a deep green to match our backsplash, kitchen table and overall color scheme.


This fresh and vibrant pop of color is exactly what our muted downstairs needed to add some life and personality to it.

30 comments:

  1. ooo! LOVE it! The green looks so great - I just love the tone =) and your backsplash is SO cute with the little green squares =)

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  2. Love it! Our back splash and bar stools are very similar!

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  3. My eyes are immediately drawn to the green! :) Looks great!

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  4. love it. it matches so perfectly with your kitchen table chairs.

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  5. Love it! It added so much to the room!

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  6. That adds so much, Kate! I love the pop of color. Nicely done!

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  7. Wow, it's amazing look at how different some simple paint can make a room... I think I need to do some painting now.

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  8. I love it! The color looks great with the room.

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  9. The green pop is just fab!! Well done girlie :)

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  10. what a great color. I love the idea of a little color on this island. so pretty!

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  11. LOVE the pop of color!! Love your house!

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  12. I love what you did with your kitchen - it looks great! An the little details really ties it together - i.e. the green tiles on the kitchen wall.

    I especially love the "Florida" hat sitting on the island in photo 7! I'm a Gator alumni (GO GATORS) ;)

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  13. I love it. The green looks amazing. I cannot want to be a home owner. WE cant even pain our hideous white walls in our rental! Some day...

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  14. Your home is GORGEOUS! I bet it's easy to keep clean since you travel so much! :)

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  16. So, I thought our backsplash was the exact same; however, our accent piece is black. I didn't realize yours was green! Love it! And that pop of color on your island looks fantastic. I love the shade you chose!

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  17. Love that green!! It looks so good!

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  18. It was definitely worth the wait! Your island AND entire kitchen is GORGEOUS!!

    Need some green & white towels? haha (okay, that's gross. i would never do that!) That green is in my kitchen color scheme right now and we're changing it to gray and mustard when we get married.

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  19. Your Island's great!I like the green shade and the light vibrant texture of the house!
    Love it!
    -Summer Falls
    www.chanceofcakes.blogspot.com

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  20. I read the first line of this post wrong, but it is true how I read it the first time around. hahaha I read it as "building a home is quite expensive."

    The kitchen looks soo good!! I like the green island. I REALLY love the cabinets! :)

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  21. You have the cutest house!! The green looks awesome.

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  22. Awesome transformation! Love that shade of green :)

    www.livingbarefootandcrazy.blogspot.com ♥

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  23. I love that pop of color! Great idea!

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  24. WOW looks great! I do marketing for a real estate company, very cool to see your pictures from the very beginning to end! love the color. i live in the OC too! im new to blogger, just signed up for yours! Check out mine if you can!

    Xo Kelly

    www.MessyDirtyHair.com

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  25. Wow, what a nice pop of color! Looks great!

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