Behr’s Midnight Dream to be exact. I picked up 40ish different navy swatches from a variety of brands (I try not to be a brand snob when it comes to picking the actual color–but by all means, go with the best paint you can afford when it comes to mixing it!) After sorting through all of those navys (navies?) I got it down to three and let Chris pick the final swatch. We were going for a blue-navy, not really a black-navy for two reasons. First, our neighboring living room is an almost black with blueish-green undertones and we didn’t want the base cabinets to be close, but “oh, are they the same?”. And second, our inspiration photo had real blue base cabinets. So we just went for it. Back to Chris deciding the final color.
He couldn’t tell the difference between any of the final three (Benjamin Moore’s Deep Royal, Behr’s Midnight Dream, and Ralph Lauren’s Sullivan). They were very, very close–but Behr’s Midnight Dream was the warmest so we went with that.
When it came to how to paint already painted cabinets, I consulted the pros…on Facebook.
I know it is hard to look past those gray countertops now–they’re really making our kitchen look like a Penn State or BYU stadium–or the gray walls that we can’t wait to tile, but we’re loving our navy base cabinets. And you? Would you ever?
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
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