Right now I am in the middle of a renovation/redecoration project. So far I am happy with most of it - although there are places that I know are not right. The kitchen is one of them.
Exhibit A & B
Please ignore the appliances that I cannot afford to upgrade right now. I replaced a tiny white tiled floor with travertine and hunter green laminate countertops with these countertops. LOVE THEM. Not sure they are photographing that well. I have this chocolate brown on my fireplace wall in the living room.
Please ignore the bookshelves and the lack of a rug that will ground the sitting area. They have not been addressed yet. I love the chocolate brown. The rest of the house is a creamy pink/peachy neutral. It is soft, soothing, and downright dreamy. However, the kitchen looks like a dark cave with that dark color on the backsplash area. I like the dark brown above the cabinets and on the refrigerator wall but not below the cabinets. Here's my dilemma. I think I need a backsplash to bring in some interest BUT I can't afford it right now. So, what do I do in the interim?
Any and all suggestions are appreciated! One caveat - all of these pictures were taken at night - I have tons of windows so I get a lot of light during the day.
Oh yes, check back because I will provide before and afters when the whole project is finished.