Pumpkin Corner

A while back I regaled you all with my apprehensions about

painting my very drab kitchen a shade of warm pumpkin. After looking at sample after sample of orange (who knew there are so many varieties of pumpkin!), I finally settled on something called "Aged Clay". A not-so-inspired name for a beautifully warm Tuscan color, just right for the kitchen. Always one to jump in feet first, the room was immediately transformed into the best room in the house. To say I love it is to put it mildly. A recent tree trimming session in the front yard yielded the branches (complete with nest!) for the corner and the bay window is the perfect spot for sitting with a cup of coffee to watch the birds. The gorgeous birdhouse was crafted by a dear family friend that I have know my whole life, a woodworker extrordinaire. All of the elements I adore in one little cozy spot. Life is good.


Blogger cinderelly said...

it is beautiful! it looks so warm and wonderful, and i love the fairy lights in the branch!

Sunday, January 14, 2007 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger LisaOceandreamer said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out...it's so warm and inviting and perfect with the trim color. And of course I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tree branches filled with lights, birds, nests etc! I can see how this would be a lovely spot to sit for a cuppa!!
I hope you are feeling better!

p.s. where did you find fairy lights with the larger bulbs like that? I need to know. :)

Sunday, January 14, 2007 9:48:00 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

the aged clay is BEAUTIFUL...can you tell me what brand it is so I can file it away under future house projects ????

....and the branches with nest....how wonderful and relaxing !!

Monday, January 15, 2007 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger liz said...

oh deb-- ijust LOVE this!! it is SO warm and beautiful...and the tree just perfect!. hope you are feeling MUCH better!
liz xx

Monday, January 15, 2007 4:38:00 PM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

Love the tree with lights , and love the pine cones hanging. What a great idea (both !)

But the PUMPKIN WALLS are to die for !

How gorgeous and who would have thought ?

Wow, love the walls this color .
(my hair would have been camoflagued back in November here !)

Monday, January 15, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

ps - Your home is beautiful !

Monday, January 15, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger My Marrakech said...

This looks so wonderful. What a perfect place to have tea. It's so nice when you take a leap and the the world repays you.

Monday, January 15, 2007 8:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful color! It is warm and inviting and just perfect! The branches and bird's nest are wonderful! You have a great place!


Monday, January 15, 2007 9:08:00 PM  
Blogger Maija said...

Life looks good! Your kitchen color is so beautiful...very warm and inviting....I'll bring the muffins!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

I am just over the MOON with this color and I'm not an orange girl. You have totally inspired me to get back to the work I started over two years ago in my kitchen.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 2:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 28, 2007 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely warm color for a kitchen! Deb, I LOVE this color, but if I had heard only "pumpkin" without the accompanying photos, I would not have envisioned it could have been this lovely. The tree with its beautiful lights and bird's nest lends the room such a wonderfully unique quality! You have created such charm here!

Sunday, January 28, 2007 7:56:00 PM  

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