Friday, September 07, 2007

For Jules...


Finally, for Jules, I have come up with a suggestion for how to add that "wow" factor to what already is a fabulous space. As you can see Julian has impeccable taste, from his art to his table and chairs to his newly remodeled kitchen. It's a great space as is, which made it difficult for me to improve upon. And, with Julian being a male, well, the pressure was on. I decided to keep it simple. Just adding a few touches of wow that were simple, but bold and hopefully masculine.


My suggestions for Jules are quite simple. Pick up this "wowing" Vintage Red Wing Smart Set Large Salad Bowl. The colors are perfect and the graphics, well, they wow. It can be used multipurposely - 1st as an accessory by displaying it on the counter (I would purchase a stand/easel to sit it on) and for serving those delicious salads he's known to whip up. Jules, you can purchase this bowl with the buy it now option on Ebay for just $32.99. That's a deal. If you like it, since it's vintage, I'd purchase it ASAP because it will be gone and there aren't alot lying around. :)


Second, I would remove the art to the right of the sink and replace it with three of these 5 1/4" black square plates at just $4.69 each. Or, I'd remove the art to the right of the sink, leaving that wall bare and hang the plates over the sink. I've tried to think of something clever and wowing to glue in the center of them but nothing has stood out for me yet. If anyone else has an idea for this, please share. But even without the extra, the black square plates alone will make a cool pop against your wall, plus add a touch of masculinity. :)

And that's it. Plain and simple and wow. But as always, these are merely my suggestions. I'm sure others will have clever ideas and wowing options to share in the comments below. :)

5 comments:

jane said...

What a beautiful/handsome kitchen! Really, it is already perfection. I like the r.w. salad bowl idea but do not think you should replace the print with the plates... I see rugs, something long and narrow on the kitchen side and also a rug in the dining area---just to soften things a little more. And, hello! What a fantastic drum shade! Very nice. (Is it "drum" when it is squarish?" :)

Another Shade of Grey said...

I love the light fixture as well. Great suggestions Jane.

kat said...

LOVE that salad bowl. Seems like the window and glass door without coverings, need window treatments to make the windows complete????

susan said...

Nice suggestions and my compliments...I'll tell you, it takes more courage to have restraint than it does sometimes to decorate with abandon. One needs to really understand what the design is trying to say to you...you heard it loud and clear!

Chef Jules said...

Jules I think you rock! Thank you so much for going a second round with suggestions for me. Susan I concur -- Jules has an innate talent. I will incorporate these items, which suit me to a "T" and in doing so, practice restraint.

Thank you to Jane, too.

Again, I really appreciate your suggestions J. You have exquisite taste. :)

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