Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kitchen Library Part 2

Progress!  We have made such progress!

First, the fabulous M turned the old sad bland off-white room...

Into this festival of delicous!

The room is a deep dark brown that is the exact color of bittersweet chocolate.  I swear, I have the weirdest compulsion to want to lick the walls!   The ceiling, which you can't see here, we did in a very pale soft dove gray.  It turned out exactly as we imagined, and lit a fire under us to keep going.

R&R and Amazing Goddaughter came over to help us move a couple of pieces over from Charming Suitor's house, and to assemble the shelving.

And also for some cuddles with the Wonder Boy.

By the end of the night we were full of chili and beer and lemon tart, and the room was full of...

Shelving and cabinets and island and rug and OH MY!

The liners on the shelves are pewter gray, and the rug is full of deep jewel tones on a cranberry red base, and CS's gorgeous antique hutches keep it from feeling like a warehouse.

Stay tuned to see how it gets filled up!

Yours in Good Taste,
The Polymath


  1. It looks great! I wish I had a kitchen library! I keep TRYING to bring organization to my pantry and cabinets, without much success...

  2. I think this is the best thing ever. I know in a previous post you mentioned that some people were skeptical but I tink having a home that actually works for you is the most important thing, even if the ideas within aren't traditional. Weddings and homes, both, are for real people, not for some idea of a "normal/traditional" person.

    It looks beautiful and I honestly can't wait to see it filled up. Love full shelving!

    P.S. This is my first comment on your blog as I normaly follow on my phone and can't comment, but I wanted to see the pics on the computer and wanted to take the time to comment. I love how you write. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I am so in love with this idea and I cannot wait to see the finished product!
    Also, Lemon tart! Care to share that recipe?

  4. I finally got caught up on your blog. I LOVE the room and I'm sorry I missed seeing it in person yesterday. The cats are going to love those shelves. Hee hee!

  5. Oh my God, I want to curl up in this room with an extremely cold chardonnay and some pastry. It is delish.