Monday, January 12, 2009

Mulit-Master Creative Process.

SO. I'm stuck. Here is my jumbled mess of ideas and maybe blogging it out will help me sort through it. Feel free to throw in your two or three cents worth! Unfortunately, I am not finding things that I like that the gentleman with the last word also likes. He likes high gloss granite which is nice but t's also WAY too slick for my kitchen which is the room that spends April through October wet from the 50 neighborhood kids in the water in the backyard. We all know what that is like...



Keep in mind my kitchen is changing. On the wall that currently has the red flower picture, there will be this vintage wallpaper I found on Ebay in two big framed out boxes. The wall behind those trim boxes will be the bright green and then on the paneling and trim for the boxes, a darker green. My old wooden kitchen table is getting a coat of acid yellow and we are getting chairs I can WIPE clean this time, aluminum chairs from Sundance Catalog. The cabinet pulls I bought are just simple brushed silver and go with the industrial light already over the sink and the stainless appliances going in. Now that you can hopefully picture this, whattya think about these for tile? I really hope I can just go back there one more time to order and then never go back there again. My kids are sick of going to Contempo Tile and it's WAAAAY too close to the shooting deadline.




I would do this herringbone in a grey or brick color instead of creme.


I love this idea the most. I'm so into checkerboard because it can be any period, anywhere. It can be Moroccan Ballroom or London Hotel or 50's diner. I would do it in the two tiles in the bottom right corner, gray and black.

My two favorite styles here. I love this bottom style but I would do it in gray and black instead of browns. Or at least do the smaller boxes in dark gray or black. The warmth of the larger tiles could be kind of nice, really.

So there you have it. Sigh. I'm going to go over this another hundred times while I watch the Red Carpet re-cap.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

That's really hard to decide. I really love the idea of the gray/black tiles, in general. Such a great look!

The Bakers said...

Checkerboard all the way...

The Bakers said...

Only because I have the high gloss black granite in my kitchen, and although you can never see what kind of awful housekeeper I am...you are right about the slickery nature of it.

In.A.Nutshell said...

i like the grey and white large checkerboard, but i also like the non-herringbone brick. to me they each have totally different feels though.

the brick makes me feel more vintage, cozy, don't-know-the-real-word-for-what-i'm-trying-to-say ... the look of a seasoned musician. you know what i mean? no? neither do i ...

the black and grey has room for more modern decor, would be more bold and speak-for-itself type of flooring. reminds me more of the eighties punk-rocker musican.

why are my flooring opinions all surfacing through musical genres??

too much? too much.

Shawn said...

Hey, how did I miss this post? Duh?

And my favorite thing to do is to discuss tile, etc.---seriously!

I like the gray and black---just don't ever do white---had that once and it was a nightmare! It was that smooth type of tile that you have there, though, and it was very difficult to keep it looking nice. Unless you like to mop every...uh...day...

Something to think about.