Monday, May 7, 2012

Adding Color in the Kitchen

I'm sure I've still got the "fresh and green" Spring bug as I can't get enough of that appealing lime color, and I've been craving little bits of it throughout my home.  The kitchen is a place I'm becoming intimately  familiar with lately as I resolved at the start of the year to cook more and I'm in full swing now, creating family meals with healthy ingredients.

We are blessed with a bright, open kitchen with lots of natural sunlight, especially in the afternoon and early evening.  I'm thankful to be able to prepare meals in such a nice, light kitchen.  We have dark hardwood floors throughout the first floor of our home, and because they are so sleek and solid, every spill shows easily.  The wood is bamboo and very hard, so I like to keep area rugs around to cushion our feet.

I recently changed out our beige runners for two colorful striped runners.  The update instantly made the kitchen feel brighter and more fun.

These babies are LONG- 2 1/2 by 12 feet!  At first I thought they were too long, but quickly changed my mind after living with them for a day and enjoying walking on all that softness.  I've got a long rug pad underneath both runners, which is comforting and helps the rug stay in place and not slip. 

Here's a close up so you can see the fresh colors- green and lime, light and dark blue, aqua, cream, and brown.  The rug is Dash & Albert Fisher Ticking Flat-Wovan and I ordered it online from Rug Studio.  They were on sale and I was able to use a coupon code I googled "EMAIL20" but I'm not sure if the code still works. 

I must be into rugs lately, because I also got a new one for the living room that I'll be showing you tomorrow!