La Dolce Vita: Kitchen Update…and a Little Eye Candy

La Dolce Vita: Kitchen Update…and a Little Eye Candy

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Sadly, this is not the “after” to the before of my kitchen that I shared with you last week when I asked for your help in choosing a paint color. We ended up deciding on Martha Stewart’s Sharkey Gray even though I said that we had ruled it out. As you saw in last week’s post, we had tested the paint over blue painter’s tape on the cabinets to get a feel for the colors. However, the blue distorted the colors a bit, so we tried it again, this time on regular masking tape and it made a huge difference. The Sharkey Gray was the clear winner. All of the other shades were lovely, but Sharkey has the warmth and depth we were looking for and it works well with the other elements in the kitchen as well as in the breakfast room and family room since we have an open floor plan. We’ve used a deep mocha and Hermes orange accents in the room and we felt that a cooler grey would work against those colors, so Sharkey Grey it is!

I am hosting a baby shower at my home this weekend and have been busy preparing for it with various home projects, but my husband, who will be painting the cabinets himself, doesn’t think he can prep everything and have them completely ready and painted by Friday. I’m a little bummed, but I don’t want to rush it, so the big reveal will have to wait a couple more weeks. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this insanely gorgeous kitchen by the Kitchen Lab.

Suzie:  Kitchen Lab  beautiful white kitchen design with creamy white kitchen cabinets, calcutta ...

{Every last finish/surface in this kitchen is beyond beautiful!}

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{Classic Subway Tile and a Wolf Range}

Suzie:  Kitchen Lab  chic butler

{The floors are amazing and I love the juxtaposition of the masculine armillary chandelier and crystal lamp in the butler’s pantry.}

{Have you ever seen a more glamorous butler’s pantry?}


{Images via Kitchen Lab}

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