My sister Elizabeth called me and said “Now that the Christmas garland draped above the window above my kitchen sink is gone (below) it looks sooooo empty.”
Photo by Tracey Ayton
And, she really hated looking at the bad transition between the end of the backsplash tile (below) which could not continue above the window. The builder had installed rounded corners all throughout the house (now THAT was NEVER a good idea).
The best way to hide all of this is with a fabric valance or roman shade of course, but in Elizabeth’s kitchen this would require installing custom window treatments on the remaining windows in this room and that’s not in the decorating budget right now.
So here’s what we did instead. . .
We went back to HomeSense where I had bought the lemon garland I displayed on my mantle last week and bought two more. Twisted the ends together and draped them over nails on each side that were still there from holding up the green garland over Christmas.
This was what her backsplash tile looked like when she moved in. Here’s the story of the transformation and those of you who bought my White is Complicated eBook recently will have seen all the new photographs.
Notice that the clean yellow lemons would not have been as fabulous against the dark, (dirty looking in comparison) earthy, travertine.
Before the garland
We bought a hand-tied arrangement in yellow to repeat the yellow of the lemons in the garland.
Here’s the bad corner now totally hidden.
Elizabeth found this adorable penguin last year, she’s had it on her window sill for a long time (note the cute face). The kids sneak rocks into the bike trailer when they are playing at the Vedder river so they are her free home decor items here.
Photos by Maria Killam
This flower bouquet was a little short for the jug so we stuffed it with some plastic grocery bags so it would sit up a little higher in the vase.
Markus (5) & William (7)
And here is a current photo of my angel nephews who were recently outfitted with new helmets for their holiday ski trip.
Are you impressed with my photography skills? Wow, and taken without any lighting, strictly using aperture. I really wish I’d taken the photography course I finally took last year ages ago!
If you are a designer or a blogger, do not put off learning how to use your DSLR camera one more year! You can do this!
Well what do you think my lovelies? Yay or nay? It’s not a look that can work everywhere but if you think your kitchen could use a lift, this is one idea that might work.
The Minimalist Way to Inject Colour: Before & After (My sisters blue accent wall)
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