Saturday, April 14, 2007

Finish out details...

The first coat of interior paint is on the walls, and I'm pleased with the results. I'm particularly pleased with the color of the kitchen/butler's pantry cabinets. I wanted something with a little more character than the typical white/off white, but still neutral enough for easy resale.

I had a mossy green in mind, and after I put a dozen samples up, I quickly narrowed the options down to two. I asked J to take a look, and fortunately for him, his favorite (SW Connected Grey) was one of my top two. So don't say I never let him choose the finish out details, lol! Although fairly confident of my choice, I was still a bit nervous to see all the cabinets painted. It's a large kitchen, so the wrong color has a big impact. I really like the end result, and I think it will also go quite well with the granite I chose.

I personally prefer granites with a lot of movement. The giant island just screams to have a nice Yellow River on it, or perhaps something in the Juparana family. I've been told, however, by several realtors (and my friend R, a budding kitchen designer), that most people prefer granite with very little to no movement. Blech, how boring! I think I have a psychological issue with these types of granite since I know they are on the less expensive end --- I also think they "look" cheap. In any case, I compromised with the Giallo Verona slabs I found at a local stoneyard . It has a touch of movement so it doesn't look like Silestone, but it's still neutral enough for mass appeal.

A few more pics for you viewing pleasure follow:

Stone used on front porch columns (still needs mortar)

Crown moulding used throughout house (trim color is SW Dover White)

Trayed Ceiling in Master BR (rope lighting will be used on the tray "ledge")

Office built-ins (Cabinets are SW Dover White, wall color is SW Wool Skein)

West side of Kitchen (SW Connected Grey)

East Side of Kitchen with Desk Area

Butler's Pantry

1 comment:

Maverick's Momma said...

I like the word "budding" :)