The 256 Project was recently contacted by a lovely lady named Pauli, who owns a condo in Chicago and is looking into putting up backsplash in her kitchen. Pauli asked, “What do you think about backsplashes??? I’d really like a grey, but I’m not sure if that’s out of style now. My cabinets are cherry, appliances chrome and countertop is black granite with some specs of green and silver/white in there.”
Yeah!! I love a fun project with beautiful results! And so #ProjectPauli commenced. Here is the e-design process we went through.
I recently was contacted about helping someone with a kitchen backsplash project. She said she searched for “kitchen” on The 256 Project and only got hungry thanks to all of the Kreyol Kitchen photos. What she didn’t find, though, was anything related to actual kitchen renovation projects or ideas. Which brings me to this: my first kitchen post!
Something I didn’t realize when we were buying the house and we had so many rooms to design and furnish was just how much time I’d spend thinking about and researching rugs. And here I am again, more than a year and a half later, still thinking about and researching rugs. Because, as I’ve come to realize, rugs make a room.
You can have a statement couch, a beautiful piece of art, to-die-for window treatments, the kind of coffee table or other piece of furniture that draws your eye. But while any or all of that is happening, it’s the rug that is grounding the room and tying everything together both geographically (all of the furniture in a room or part of the room is probably touching that rug) and visually since the rug signifies that everything in that room or section of the room belongs together.