Jewel Box Cafe’ – a Paint Color Palette
Choosing Paint Colors & Lighting – Seattle – rain or shine!
Kitchen Banquette / Dining Table – Melanie and Tom were big fans of the color “Rainwater”, a lovely silver-green tone for their walls in the kitchen, having the perfect mix of blue/green and silver/gray, which also served as a neutral. They wanted this room to feel like a French bistro, and in our search for the antique lighting fixture to illuminate the banquette space, we found this lovely, petite, art deco chandelier to hang above the head and adorn the table.
Walls, Trim, and Cabinets – “Rainwater” MSL120, “Roman Column” SW7562,
Bead Board Banquette -“Charcoal Slate” (BM) RME-86.
Ceiling – “Ivory Lace” SW7013
Antique Art Deco Petite Chandelier – Rejuvenation “Old Stuff” Polished chrome, bronze gilt, and custard glass, ribbed shades. The morning light filtering through the sheer curtains – soft and natural
The Kitchen Niche helps to unify the overall color plan by bringing the “Roxbury Caramel” from the next room, the living room, into the kitchen to create a color link. Legras Art Nouveau Landscape, Vase Niche Bird Mural, B & W Vintage Photo – Julia Child kneading bread in her bra at the kitchen window.
Living Room – The front door opens directly into the living room facing the red brick fireplace on the opposite wall. Note: the house next door, the original builder’s own home, has a deluxe hearth using Batchelder Craftsman tiles, popular in-the-day for those who could afford it, rather than this more utilitarian red brick. The “Roxbury Caramel” wall marries into a relationship with the deep fireplace red, as do the many deep red accents throughout the room’s furnishings.
Walls – “Roxbury Caramel” HC-42 (BM),
Trim – “Roman Column” SW7562,
Ceiling – “Ivory Lace” SW7562.
Kitchen, early evening – In the kitchen, the cabinets are simple northwestern fir in Shaker style. The hardware is worn, the original brushed nickel bin pulls, knobs and butterfly hinges in warm and cloudy tones. There are so many layers of paint on these cabinets that I would, with only a moment’s notice, rush over to examine and scrape away color layers and eras, and learn more about historical paints. The farmhouse style apron sink is original to the house, and is one of those intact, key elements. The wall and cabinet colors begin to warm up as the day nears an end, and a 40 watt incandescent bulb illuminates the sink to prepare dinner by. Schoolhouse Style Lighting Fixture – Rejuvenation Lombard #A2222, Shade #B2104 Opalescent 10” schoolhouse shade
Sherwin Williams – The New Home Decorator Catalog Cover, 1934 – An inspiration brought to life with a modern twist! .