Bold Pops In A Neutral Vibe

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Who doesn’t love a white kitchen? It is an extremely popular trend. A crisp clean, minimalistic feel is what every homeowner is seeking. I really lucked out when we purchased our home, because the perimeter of our kitchen has all white cabinets and white counter tops… score! However, as much as I love the clean feeling of white, I can’t help but add touches of color to one of my favorite rooms. When you have a generally neutral space, strategic bold pops of color can make a unique impact. That is exactly what I did with my favorite bold accent, red! If you know me, you know that red is my favorite. In my rationalization, red is the adult version of my favorite color pink (LOL). So as I started to build my kitchen décor, I searched for unique red accents such as plates and serving ware. Even my coveted KitchenAid mixer is red!

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This glass display is one of the major features in our kitchen, so I was excited to utilize the space to showcase a bold color scheme. The first items to mention are my decorative hand painted floral plates. The smaller floral plates in the cabinet, along with the serving plate on my countertop are from the same Carynthum collection from Pier One. My love for hand painted colorful dishes comes from my travels in Italy. After visiting the beautiful and colorful towns for Capri and Positano, I knew I wanted to bring a taste of this look to my own home.

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I also wanted this display case to be functional, so I store all my wine glasses here! I have everything from red to wine, stemless to gold stemmed glasses. I am a big wine lover, and I enjoy special wine glasses that elevate dinner parties. All of our glasses were gifted to us at my bridal shower, and every one is special. Some of our glasses are even personalized with a “P”. They are all Lennox brand, and can be found at Macy’s. The glasses are dispersed evenly in the display cabinet, with two layers in staggered lines. I am pretty particular about the arrangement, looking to achieve a relaxed but neat and tidy look. I did NOT want the case to seem like a cluttered storage for glasses.

Link to Lennox wine glasses: https://www.macys.com/shop/product/lenox-stemware-tuscany-classics-grand-bordeaux-set-of-4?ID=197467&CategoryID=65938&sizes=WINEGLASS_TYPE!!Red%20Wine#fn=WINEGLASS_TYPE%3DRed%20Wine%26BRAND%3DLenox%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D165%26ruleId%3D78%7CBOOST%20ATTRIBUTE%7CBOOST%20SAVED%20SET%26searchPass%3DmatchNone%26slotId%3D4

Link to personalized Lennox wine glasses: https://www.macys.com/shop/product/lenox-tuscany-monogram-stemware-set-of-4-script-letter-grand-bordeaux-wine-glasses?ID=1747920&CategoryID=65938&sizes=WINEGLASS_TYPE!!Red%20Wine&swatchColor=A#fn=WINEGLASS_TYPE%3DRed%20Wine%26BRAND%3DLenox%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D11%26ruleId%3D78%7CBOOST%20ATTRIBUTE%7CBOOST%20SAVED%20SET%26searchPass%3DmatchNone%26slotId%3D6

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And last but not least…the rooster. When I first started working in the design field, I immediately drew to a taste of a relaxed Tuscan farmhouse. My taste has evolved since then, but I love this rooster and the quirky feel it brings. He now sits proudly in the display! I purchased this rooster at an antique store, but a similar one can be found here:

Link to rooster: http://www.kirklands.com/product/Outdoor/Outdoor-Decor/Garden-Statues/Sitting-Ceramic-Rooster/pc/3011/c/2771/sc/3023/206231.uts

I have to say, every time I walk into my kitchen I see this display cabinet, and its color brings a smile to my face. That’s what its all about! Spaces that bring you joy. It may not always be “on trend” but if it brings you happiness in your home, that is timeless.