Here is my 'beige' kitchen:
I knew I wanted grey walls and new dinnerware, but I didn't know what colour I wanted to accent with. I first thought I would do an accent wall. I did some virtual makeover photos to try these ideas out. I tried green . . . and teal . . . and gold. In all of these ones, I tried a lighter grey on the rest of the walls.
The first 'plain' one unfortunately shows little drops all over it from using the online room painter programs, but you get the drift. I only decided last minute to show you all these virtuals so retrieved what I could from my laptop's trash bin. (insert embarrassed look here) Further to my embarrassment, I just noticed that I had used an old photo to work on and there's a chair sitting in front of the door. LOL. Details, details.
I found the perfect colour of orange dinnerware at my local Pier1 Imports and lucky for me it was on clearance! Yay! I bought four 3 pc place settings but they were sold out of the matching mugs. I needed mugs for the floating shelf above my coffee bar! They checked for me and said there were none to be had. I even tried to order from the US site with no luck. In desperation I emailed Pier1.ca and they found me 2 in a neighbouring city so I called them immediately. They only had the 2 left . . . but it was just what I needed so I paid for them over the phone and they shipped them to my local store. This dinnerware is called Spice Route Dinnerware in the pumpkin colour.
While shopping online, I had seen this gorgeous bird dinnerware brand new out on the US Pier1 Imports site but it was not showing on the Canadian site as of then. When I was in buying the pumpkin dinnerware, I asked them about the bird ones and they had just come in on the truck that day! I bought one to bring home to check out in my space and absolutely LOVED it. The problem was . . . I simply could not afford to buy the set. (insert weeping face here)
So, I went online shopping again and found another set of dinnerware and ordered it and it arrived today! Its not the bird dinnerware but is a very close second on the gorgeous list. I am very happy with it and how it all looks together.
I don't have the ceiling painting yet but . . . ok, ok. I will not keep you in suspense any longer. Here's the ta-da moment!!
Here is the dinnerware I purchased. When you click on the Pier1 dinnerware, you will be taken to the US site where it is still currently showing. The Stokes dinnerware is on a Canadian site.