With the summer coming to an end, we’re going to have more time on our hands (free weekends, what what) — and we’re excited about putting those hands to work! We are thinking about some great DIYs for around the house, something that Pinterest never has a shortage of! We’ve gathered up some of inspiration for the upcoming change of season:
While visiting Reg in Boston this past weekend we popped over to The Booksmith in Brookline to kill some time before a most delicious brunch at Zaftigs. I stumbled upon the arts area and got a great deal on this gorgeous design book in the used books section (I got the mint green paged version).
I actually didn’t know it’s official title until looking it up on Amazon (Palette: 05: Pastel – New Light-Toned Graphics), and it doesn’t matter because it’s a fantastic book filled with delightful pastel design projects. It couldn’t be more fitting with Spring on it’s way! I flipped through the pages all evening, and it has got us scouring Pinterest for more pastel loveliness.
Good morning! How was everyone’s weekend? Hope it was both relaxing and exciting all at once. It’s finally sort of starting to feel like spring around here (and by that, I mean that we can wear flats and rolled up jeans without our ankles shivering), so we’re feeling inspired and light. We feel like cleaning, painting, cooking, & exercising all at once. While of course that’s probably over-ambitions and we’re likely to only get one of those tasks done if we’re lucky, it’s nice to dream! Here are some of our favorite pretty pins keeping us inspired this week:
Pinterest has evoked a new love for us lately, and that’s light and bright kitchens. It’s amazing how much larger and cleaner a space can feel with neutral colored walls.
My current apartment’s kitchen isn’t terribly small, but up until recently, the wall color in there was definitely terrible. The sad dirty yellow had been on those walls for at least ten years, and now that I’ve lived here for two, I was beyond over it. After extensive research, I decided on a “greige“… a blend of a little grey and a little beige. It made an enormous difference, the space feels bigger, brighter, and now I actually want to spend time in there!
The best part about neutral kitchens are that they can come in a variety of colors. You can opt for a bright white to make the light bounce all around, a sophisticated grey, or a nice latte color to warm things up a bit. If you want to get a little more colorful and spunky with it, muted colors work really well also. Think mint or pale pink.
If you’re considering a kitchen overhaul, here are some looks to inspire your redo: