Even for those of us (tragically) inland dwellers, Coastal Living always seems to be full of good surprises, and this issue's treat comes just in time for Apartment Therapy's kitchen and bath month! Erika of Urban Grace fame claims quite a few pages with her dreamy kitchen designs, all which embody just the right combination of crisp and inviting.
For many, it's easy to get caught in the trap of going over-the-top when it comes to beachy decor. However, in these three Gulf Coast kitchens Erika was able to convey the coastal without the cliche. Using a soothing palette of fresh but earthy hues and a mix of metal finishes and cabinet hardware, Erika struck the perfect balance between grand and homey. For example in the first kitchen, the polished chrome of the Hudson Valley pendant lights gives a little bling, which is tempered by the dull finish of the 2modern bar stools. I for one have found my dream kitchen!
PS- if you happened to have
been living under a rock missed Erika's blog, you're in for a treat!