Thank you for the out pouring of love and concern for our family. No matter what happens the sun always rises again and we begin another day.
As you guys up in the northern regions are beginning to crank up the heat, I thought I'd share a little warmth from down here in sunny Florida. If you love warm tropical beaches, even when there's snow (instead of sand) on the ground, here's how you can bring this ambiance to your "anywhere" kitchen.
Blue & White will give you an instant feel of sun and surf. White cabinets are hot! Blue calls to mind the ocean and may be added to your backsplash, walls or even used as accent color for an island or hutch cabinet.
A sea view is a must and you can have one even if you don't live by the sea. Think art! That way you can choose the sea view of your choice. It can be a painting, a photograph or even something more abstract like a mixed media work of art.
Gifts from the Sea are fun ways to add a beachy feel. Shells, starfish or even bits of beach glass are great accents. Try using a shiny glass tile backsplash for a watery feel or tiles with more of a honed finish look like glass that has been eroded by the sand over time.
Throw some sand into the mix with solid surface counter tops in colors like Dijon from the Elements collection by Denova or Burled Beach by Dupont's Corian.
The nice thing is you can add a little or you can pull out all the stops. If you have "Floridified" your kitchen sent me pix. I would love to show and tell. Oh, and by the way, it's nice to be back!