Wednesday, June 2, 2010

One of my Favourite Homes: Kim's House

Lots of white injected with pops of vibrant colour

Close up of the great juicy rug (from IKEA!)

Kim rescued this chair from the goodwill and then slip covered it
Looks great with the punchy marimeko pillow

My cha cha cha print also adds a POP of colour

Groovy striped walls add a very graphic punch

Cheerful kitchen with fresh flowers always
Kim has since replaced the wood on the island with a beeyooteeful marble top

Strawberry shortcakes fit right in with the colour scheme

mmmmm Boccocini salad

Kim also painted these stripes again in Sam's room. Very fun.

Kim's talented daughter Phoebe
I predict a future Kathryn Bigelow!

My friend Kim has one of the most welcoming homes I know of. It's decorated in a high contrast white + black scheme which is then injected with lots of pops of vibrant colour. The effect is very fresh and happy. (Ofcourse Kim's wonderful family + new puppy also add to the great vibe!) It feels impossible to feel gloomy in this wonderful space. Kim is also a big fan of transforming what you have rather than buying new and is always on the look out for garbage day treasures - which gets the big thumbs up from me!


AnneB said...

What a lovely home! Love the white -I'm planning to repaint in all white...but what white? There are so many! We're currently look at Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin. Also love Kim's kitchen - white upper cabinets, black lower. Will try that to break up the all-cherry wood cabinet in my kitchen (looks too Home Depotish). Thanks for these great ideas!

Alanna Cavanagh said...

Hi Anne Marie
Kim's house is all done in Benjamin Moore's Cloud White which is a huge designer favorite.
I've heard good things about Slipper Satin as well.
and yes the white upper and black lower cabinets are great.