Sunday, 7 October 2007

I know my kitchen table is on bricks but that's not the problem.....

the problem is the window.... our kitchen is in the basement, the window is opposite a brick wall, I would love to do something to make this look prettier but just don't know what, does anyone have any suggestions.....please xx

10 comments:

Kelly Fillion said...

Oh I love your kitchen, you have done such a sweet job on the decor. That stove is wonderful, bet it keeps you nice and toasty. I have a window that is over the sink and looks to a wall as weel I have just draped a lace table cloth over the rod then put my little valance over that it still lets light through. Please share more pics!

Marja Kristiina said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous - and I lovelovelove it!!! And you've got an AGA *jealous sigh*...

With a view like that, I suppose you have two options: hide it or beautify it :-). That is, you could have a curtain that covers the entire window but is made of such light and airy fabric that it doesn't block daylight. OR you could try to do something with the wall. Murals are gorgeous, you could paint or have painted any which view you like! A sunset in Tuscany, the midnight sun in Lapland ;-). Or you could decorate the wall with a wall pocket or basket of greenery, a vintage window frame... You name it!

Just my two cents!!!

Sea Angels said...

oooh I'm starting to get excited with these good ideas, it might take me some time to put them into action, as silly season is nearly on us, but it's so much fun to plan, thankyou....big thankyou xxxxxx BIG smile xx

En Doft Av Danmark said...

I just love your kitchen....it's lovely!!!
Dorthe

Gigibird said...

If I had your problem I would do 2 things;
I would paint the wall a silvery grey rather than white, put trellis on the wall and grow a shade loving climber up it that had white flowers. I would also have a wire window box which I would plant up with seasonal white flowers.
The other thing I would do is have some light outside - perhaps fairy lights? and have them turned on in the evening to add atmosphere and a warm glow.

Catherine said...

First ~ I love the name ..Sea Angles..great blog title :) And another site full of eye candy, I think your kitchen is beautiful!
You could maybe enhance the brick wall with wall planters, & some vines..to add some green..& maybe a beautiful wall sculpture of whatever catches your fancy..:)Mavbe even a wall fountain..
I'm sure you are going to get a lot of great ideas..through the magic of blog land..:)
I can tell by looking at your two sites, that you are very passionate about fabric's and felting, and your creativity! And your love for nature and your family and friends...great fun checking out your site, will visit again soon!
Have a great week!
Cat

Joanna said...

I would paint a view of your dreams, or grow lots of plants and if the window opens for access, light tea lights in jars. If plant at the bottom is tricky can you grow climbers from the top so they trail down.

Little ol* Me said...

Gosh, what a truly beautiful kitchen, it looks so tranquil and inviting! :)

Hmmm, regarding the wall .. I would probably do one of two things: paint a mural and add a few wee mirrors here and there to reflect light - or - plant a nice shade loving climber and then string outdoor pearlized white lights throughout.

I can't wait to see what you decided upon regarding the wall, I'm sure it will look lovely!

Justine

CARole said...

i was also going to suggest painting a mural on that wall. If you think you are not artistic enough, you might be surprised. it's only paint. give it a try. if you don't like it, paint over it and try again. what the heck, it's only paint! btw, your kitchen is darling.

The Feathered Nest said...

Your home and your blog are beautiful! I love your taste and soothing color palette...how about beautiful tone on tone embroidered sheers hanging down behind your valance? You would still have light coming through but be able to enjoy the gorgeous embroidery when you glance at it. I must visit you again! xxoo, Dawn