Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fires, Kitchen,Pantry, Study...Wallpaper!

High Alert
I haven't updated the progress on the house for a week I think...that's because there has been no progress! But...I am not dwelling on anything negative as it is a terrible waste of emotional energy and all I can think of are the people in Victoria who right at this minute are deciding to stay and fight potential fires or evacuate. Five million messages were sent by the Emergency services today on our phones warning of severe weather conditions and winds. Over 360 schools throughout our state have been closed so I just pray that all the children and elderly are taken to the evacuation centres. On the news they are telling people there will be no warning so leave before 12am tonight before the winds start. Already there have been out of control fires burning throughout Victoria so all emergency crews are on high alert...OMG I don't know what to say...people are fillings up their bath tubs, hoses inside, hoses outside but if there is a similar firestorm like we had 3 weeks ago there will be no warning. This is just unbelievable. I just hope that everybody in the fire danger areas (some are part of Metropolitan Melbourne) are safe. It is so upsetting....

I thought I would show pictures of my 90% completed kitchen...I love my kitchen so much, exactly how I imagined it to be. I designed every single aspect of it, right down to the very last detail. Any body that has ever designed their own kitchen will know how difficult to achieve that 'certain look'. I spent hours with two different cabinets makers (long story hehe) countless hours pouring over the most beautiful kitchen books so to say I am happy is a big thing for me. We are going for the Henna Red glass splash back with under cupboard lights shinning on it. I am sure it will evoke 'strong' reactions from visitors but at least we have a talking point, a bit like a controversal painting LOL

Opening of our pantry

In this picture, I wanted to show you where our pantry is situated...for a reason..

Wallpaper in the Butler's Pantry?

I was reading all my favourite blogs and came across this post by Anna from Toxteth. Anna also wants to do a wallpaper splash back for different parts of her kitchen and bathroom. I think this is a fabulous idea and had been thinking about it for quite a while. She has beautiful wallpaper samples from Porters Paints and I have seen most of the patterns as well. So...I was wondering if anybody would like to comment about what style or colour wallpaper would look nice in my pantry. I know a few wallpaper shops in Melbourne but I wanted to get an idea about colour. The wood in the pantry and study is walnut but dark (I cant for the life of me work out why I picked this colour, must of been in one of my vague, weird moods) but dark it is. I can imagine a blue colour but there is nothing blue in the house at all. This is going to be the fun part...what a funky pantry its going to be!

Wall of pantry

Study Desk

This is our study desk. I also want to put wallpaper her between the two work stations. I can see a modern look here as my boys will use this area a lot. On the opposite walls are the green doors so I need to make sure I link in the two colours. Ginger coloured carpet is on the ground.

Mrs B


stormygirl said...

Mrs B!!! It looks just so stunning! I can't wait to see the splashback! I love wallpaper, and I think the wallpaper splashback in the pantry would look absolutely divine. Go for it, I say! As for a pattern and colour, I'm not sure...I know what I would like for my own home, but as you know it will be fairly beige and traditional! I know anything you choose will be perfect!

Love your study area, we are going to do something similar for our study (not the kids!!), just have to keep looking for inspiration!

You should be so proud of all you have achieved in your home.

DesignTies said...

If you can imagine blue wallpaper in the pantry, then go with blue wallpaper!! :-) The pantry is a separate space, so why not do something different in there?? :-)

What about an aqua wallpaper?? I think aqua on the walls would look great with the dark brown cabinetry. Do you have Graham & Brown in Australia?? They have some gorgeous wallpapers -- I just bought a couple of rolls to hang on the focal wall in the dining room.

Do a search for "teal" and "darcy" and you'll see some aqua paper options.

As for paper in the study.... I don't normally like green & orange together, but I think an orange paper in the same tone/strength as the green that's in the room could look nice. Very citrusy and fresh and fun :-)

Your kitchen is exquisite -- I ADORE it!!!! Can't wait to see the red tiles installed.... they're going to look FAB!!!

Sorry to hear the fires are still raging :-( Fingers crossed that nobody gets hurt or killed in the latest wave of flames....


Annie said...

Mrs B, wallpaper in the butler's pantry, you've sold me!

Let's compare!


A-M said...

Go for wallpaper!... absolutely. Love your kitchen and the walk in pantry... oh and the office. Your cabinetry is magnificent. You should be so pleased with the results! A-M xx

The Browns said...

Wow the place is looking Beautiful :) I'm so jealous

Mrs B said...

Can I just say, thankyou guys for all your lovely and encouraging comments.
Hi Kelly
I love the Graham Brown wallpaper and I am trying to find a picture of the pattern and colour I love...I will post it soon hopefully so I will be interested to see what you(and everybody) think. I do love the teal colours and I think they will look perfect in the Butlers Pantry. I call it my little hideaway, close the door and no body would even know I was there hehe.

Mrs B

Colour Me Happy said...

OMG this is a Patricia Gray kitchen! So fabulous, you are so lucky! Thank you dear blogger friend, for the lovely message you just posted on my blog. Hmmm.. . I just noticed you are not on my blogroll, I'm fixing that right now :)

Colour Me Happy said...
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Colour Me Happy said...

Oops, I just realized you are already on my blog roll (like you should have been) but I suddenly looked for Mrs. B instead of Decorating a modern home :) I look forward to seeing more!

Mrs B said...

Thankyou Maria for visiting and leaving the most awesome comment about my kitchen!!!(to say that my kitchen in in Patricia Gray style is such a compliment)I dont know what to say other than thankyou.
I just cant wait for all of it to be completed. The reason why the panels and the steel strips are missing because the cabinet maker accidently programed his drill machine to a wrong program, therefore some parts have to be redone.
btw...I think I accidently deleted your middle post dont ask me how or why...I thought it was a double post, went back to re check and cant retreve it...just like I deleted the only pictures I had of my husbands under 10 cricket side a few nights ago.I am such a airhead sometimes.
Mrs B

Kek said...

Love it all, Mrs B! The splashback is going to look stunning - and I think the wallpaper idea is brilliant.

Your desk has inspired me - I'd love something like that for my work area...hmm.

I haven't forgotten about your tag, almost finished now. I'm not sure it's worth waiting for though...


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