Ryan has painted his oak cabinets 2 times, that I know of. First, a glossy black and now a light khaki green with a brownish glaze.
(see my own glazing technique HERE)
They were once stained a dark color but now have a beautiful paint that brings out the random sizes in the wood planks and I like that the nails show. It's a casual and lived in look that goes great with the painted kitchen cabinets.
Ryan and I have very similar taste in that we like to turn stock kitchen islands into a statement piece. The corbels and arched counter top provide an over hang for the stools and creates a more customized detail. The board and batten trim is an easy upgrade that I show you how to do in THIS POST. I like that Ryan's vertical slats are close together.
(you can see a yummy jam recipe HERE).
Above the cabinets is a creative way to display his work in the kitchen and it brings in fun color and it contributes to the "we live here" look that I love so much about this space. I feel like I am in a funky vegetarian restaurant sitting at this snack bar.
Ryan made me a vegetarian lunch with samples of his different wines that are so delicious. Each bottle of wine has a label on the back, in Ryan's own handwriting, explaining any special events that inspired the creation of the wine or life happenings in that year. A very creative way to journal and celebrate later. I shared one idea in THIS POST of how I reused one of his bottles as a dish soap dispenser.
This is a little half bath off of the kitchen. Aren't the colors pretty?
The TV sits in this corner and I like that Ryan installed a ledge for displaying accents right above the TV.
Big windows and a big comfy couch.
A super duper fun place to visit!
Eye candy and comfort all together....
Thank you Ashley and Ryan for sharing your home with us - it's a lovely place!!!