Finally, wallpaper!

My kitchen is in a holding pattern right now.  The walls are perfect and smooth and ready for the cabinets to be installed.  The cabinets, which have been ready since October, are being painted right now.  I guess it makes sense for them not to be painted before so they aren’t sitting in a warehouse..I didn’t ask any questions about that.  They are calling me next week to schedule the install.  That could mean next week or in a few weeks.  Just because I am ready doesn’t necessarily mean that they are ready for me!
Once the cabinets are installed, I can finally finish choosing all the extras and one of the most exciting extras is wallpaper!  My cabinets are going all the way up to the ceiling so there is just right around both doors of my kitchen exposed.  So, I think I can choose even a busy print since it’s such a small amount of space.  My kitchen will be all white but there will be a touch of blue thrown in, so the wallpaper I am looking for is blue and white..here are some pics so far.
Brunschwig and Fils

Katie Kime
Meg Braff
Thanks to Paige Minear for posting about this one!
Serena & Lily
Thibaut
Serena & Lily
Quadrille
Cole & Son
If you know of a good wallpaper for this project, I am up for suggestions.  This weekend I am moving some things in my apartment into a storage unit.  I went back and forth about this forever but now am so glad I am doing it.  Should be interesting!
Obsessed with my kitchen walls,
Xoxo kp

Paper the Walls….

One of my favorite watercolor artists, Caitlin McGauley, has just released a line of wallpaper.  Collaborating with Studio Four NYC, she is debuting this whimsical line with many of her sweet, fun designs.

 Wallpaper has made such a comeback in design these days.  There is some really beautiful designs out there..and it can really transform any space.  Here are some examples out there…

Loving the fancy walls,
xoxo kp

Martinique in my Kitchen

My next project in my new condo is the kitchen. I have had so many estimates for cabinet refacing..it made my head spin. Then, I hit up IKEA and marveled at how amazing their kitchens were. The one reason to lean towards refacing is that the existing cabinets are wood and are made well, so most of the people giving me estimates suggested keeping them. I also don’t have to pull a permit for the refacing..that might be the best reason.

Once I have picked the white cabinets, I need to find granite for the countertops and back splash. My stone floors are a cocoa color, so I have to keep that in mind. Then…I am leaning towards wallpaper! I am so in love with the Martinque wallpaper made famous by the Beverly Hills Hotel. I think it would be so fun to add a little fun to my decor.

Since 1942, it has been lining the walls in Beverly Hills…

and in Nicky Hilton’s amazing dining room, featured in In Style

Looks great in this kitchen

In Nate Berkus and Brian Atwood’s apartment


and at Indochine

and on The Golden Girls…what’s good enough for Blanche is good enough for me!

Images courtesy of Elle Decor, In Style, House Beautiful, Beverly Hills Hotel and Matters of Style