Today I'm just showing my kitchen from the magazine shoot and I"ll show the pictures of the rest of my house next.
Here's my dining room on the cover of the April Colour issue, hooray!
I thought I'd include the before pictures just for fun:
Cabinets are painted Artisan White by Cloverdale Paint. Wall colour is Rice Paper by Cloverdale Paint. Bar stools are from IKEA, Countertops are 6600 Nougat from Caesarstone. Fabrication and installation of my countertops were by Spectrum Stone. Island lights are from The Lighting Warehouse.
What you can't see is the pantry wall with the fridge and wall over (below right), which I did not post because I didn't have a really great photo of it. When I get one, I'll post it when I do a post talking about appliances and their merits.
I chose a 3" shaker which I love so much, I never specify the 2" anymore when I'm asked which way to go. Quality Cabinet in Vancouver built all the cabinets and did a beautiful job!
The bentwood chairs are from EQ3, the table from Chocolate Mousse and the banquette was custom made by Vance Upholstery.
I'm so excited that I can finally share the best photos of my kitchen with you!
By the way, my sister Anita asked me when I was going to start talking about the meaning of colour like I mentioned in this post in January. Eeeek, I forgot, so hey, better late than never.
So my white kitchen with green and yellow accents, here's what the combination means:
A new possibility that comes out of an immense challenge.
I would say this totally applies to me given I've worked so hard since I started writing this blog 5 years ago. Owning my own home is a huge accomplishment.
Here's the most important association for the colour green: Space. Search for Truth. Panoramic view (ability to see all aspects of a situation).
Symbolic Meaning: Nature, Growth, Spring, Creativity, Overabundance. Green is the symbolic colour for money. The green light on the traffic light means free access, forward.
Okay, so I'm going to include more of these as I go along, sorry I forgot!
Style at Home also interviewed me for their 20 Questions with Maria Killam article, check it out here.
Happy Monday everyone!
Quality Cabinet: Maria's New White Kitchen
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