Here at Creative Influences we try to show how creativity influences creativity. Now this kitchen reno has me rethinking color, in a way that I never thought possible. My readers know that I adore all white interiors, and especially love white floors. I have been wanting to paint mine forever, but I am in a rental. Kim and I have this love of white floors in common. See the floors in her office here. I was incredibly envious when she painted these floors!
So imagine my surprise, when trying to catch up on my favorite blogs, I discovered Kim was now considering painting her floors gray!
Image from Kim's flickr set. I can be so opinionated when it comes to design and decor, so I left Kim long comments. She's such a good sport!
And wouldn't you know it, I think I'm a convert! Kim pointed me to Abigail Ahren's home on Design Sponge. And omigosh, I am smitten! What a beautiful home.
Dig that lamp! I have been looking everywhere for a tall shade, and cannot find one.
I am so loving this home. All of a sudden, I'm thinking in a different way. I've always decorated with predominately white, and used light colors. What if home became more cave like? That could be very restful and romantic. After all, I love the gray skies of Cleveland.
I've written about gray before. And I've written a number of times about silver, which is a close relative to gray.
There is an earthy romance to gray. And perhaps makes perfect sense with the mural Kim has in in her living room.
Her walls are a heavenly shade of gray. But the cow hide rug must go. My readers (and Kim) already know how I feel about animal rugs. Now I'm only saying that because Kim is such a good sport and she knows that I love her.
More in my next post about colors I am thinking of due to Kim's inspiration.