Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ch, ch, ch, changes

I love to change things up from time to time in my home. And I love spending time in my kitchen and decided to switch some things up.  My design aesthetic is always full of contrasts. I'm a huge fan of industrial pieces mixed with weathered wood and I think that's why I always loved my metal shelving unit from the Container Store.  The shiny metal added so much to the space and contrasted with my wood table and plate rack and it is also really practical(I know that dreaded P word). Recently I decided that I wanted to try something different in place of the metal unit.  Normally when I  purchase something for our home, I know it's going to work.  Things don't grow on me, I either like it right away or hate it right away.  That said, I decided to purchase this shelving unit from Restoration hardware in a narrower size.  I love the unit but hated it in my house.  The wood shelves were much darker than the image and it looked like I tried to match the wood to my table but did a really bad job, I knew right away that it wasn't going to work.

The same shelving unit but a different image
So, I sent the RH piece back and left the space bare for a bit.  I liked it, felt like it made the room look bigger but everyone missed the practicality of having something there.  So, awhile back I bought the Polo Etagere from Bungalow 5. I realized from my Restoration Hardware mistake that whatever I put there  needed to be white, anything else added too much distraction .


So, here is the thing...I'm just not sure, I'm hoping that maybe it will grow on me....... (remember this last image is not professional, the other ones are and that makes a world of difference).
All my best, kelly
First image by Russ Mezikofsky
3rd image   by Eric Roth
last image by me

12 comments:

kellyorr said...

I like it! The glass looks very pretty on it.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I Love it....and could easily drool over your house all day! Your last shot looks lovely! I say it is a keeper!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

....Oh...and that paantry back there is divine!

MEG MITCHELL said...

I am always trying lots of ideas in my home. Many work but lots don't. You never know how it will look until you get the piece in place. I understand why you were drawn to the RH shelving. Fun industrial look but I do like your white shelving better. Lovely home.

Melanie said...

Simply beautiful! Love everything about it!

Lila said...

I am considering the RH Baker's rack too. It's on sale right now $595 and the 24" width is perfect for my space. Also the narrowness of it is just right. Pottery Barn has the same piece although they only have it in one size, 37". Their wire "cage" is not as heavy looking. I like both looks, the white shelving unit and the Metro chrome, for your space. Your house is gorgeous!

the gardener's cottage said...

i liked it best w/o anything there. but that's me you know:)

Windmill Farm said...

The space is so beautiful, functional, clean, stylish. My opinion, for whatever it is worth (nothing) is that I think you need a color piece; like maybe a small cabinet with a big art piece above;or a thin/cute/vintage/colored/antique piesafe or cabinet, color or wallpaper behind shelves white on outside/glass or screen doors. The whole space and pantry in back is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly, I have to say I like the metal shelf from the Container Store best, which I know you wanted to replace. But, it all looks great any way you do it!
Leigh

Simply Marilla said...

Your house looks great either way. I love your style. Too bad the rack from Restoration hardware didn't work out, it is beautiful, but so is the white one.

Anonymous said...

How about painting the shelf black. I think it would make the white and glass pop! I Love your Blog!
Betsy

j said...

Drooling over your house!! Thanks for sharing~
I think it looks best with nothing there. Simplify your life and your home. Less is best.
xoxo