Monday, December 17, 2012

What To Hang In The Kitchen???

Good morning and WHERE HAVE I BEEN???!!!

Let's just say that traveling for 3 weeks straight right before Christmas took it's toll on me, and I have been smack in the middle of catch up. I hope you're doing better than I am and are getting ready for the holidays or better yet that you ARE ready for the holidays:)

Today I want to talk about a design dilemma that I have in a project of mine. I am looking for something to hang on the wall in a masculine kitchen for a masculine client of mine. What I mean is that it has to fit in with the rest of the scheme so nothing "girly" will work.

It will cover an electrical panel, and will serve as a disguise to an other wise eye sore. Here is what I've come up with.

I could do the obvious and find something artistic to place there as these kitchens have done.

I actually like the concept of a series of say two or three to make the wall a feature focal point in the room.

Another option would be to hang some kind of magnetic board to post pictures, and reminders on such as these.

These boards shown are from Ikea and serve as an affordable solution. I like them hung in a series of 3 or 4, and they would also really stand out against our soft grey walls.

My third solution would be to do chalk boards in the kitchen as in these amazing kitchens.

Though the image is a bit grainy (sorry!) the image above is my fav. I could see there being a series of 4 large chalk boards with no frames hung in a graphic box. This could be a huge focal point in the kitchen and with the black honed granite counters that I have in there, it's a major yum!

No matter which way we go it needs to be a major instead of a minor. If you're going to do it you may as well go all out is what I'm talkin about!

Sneak peek images coming Weds, thanks for your patience:)

What do you think? What would you want to see hung on the walls in the kitchen?


  1. I'd say chalkboards. Although I can't get enough of antlers in a kitchen...don't know how big of a space you're needing to cover, but antlers look great anywhere...and perfect for a dude:)

  2. Chalkboard/s!!!!!

    Cannot wait to see the photos once its been done :)


  3. I agree with Kat & B.... Chalkboards:)

  4. Thanks for the suggestions guys! I too love the chalk boards best, but my client is leaning towards art so we'll see......