follow us on pintrest follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on google+ follow us on youTube rss feed

New house Kitchen/Family Room Design

So, we are going to be moving in the next few weeks and I am very excited!

So excited, that I am already trying to decorate my house.  You know, the one I haven’t even moved into yet.  I’m doing that because that is the kind of stuff I do.

I decorate it in my head and then REdecorate it again and again and again.

However, I am having somewhat of a problem.  I have decorated a certain way in my “now” kitchen and I’m thinking about changing it up in my “new” one.

Here is my “NOW” kitchen photo:

While I have loved this color scheme, the new kitchen has a darker wood color.  I’m not in love with it, so I’m thinking about putting my “painter” hubby to work and have him paint the cabinets.

I have had white cabinets for as long as I can remember.

However, I feel that sometimes that look can get a little “cold” feeling.

I have been trying to gather some inspiration lately anywhere I can find it.  The internet, movies, television shows.  Thank goodness for .  Until Julia came along, I thought I was the only person harboring that deep dark secret of being OBSESSED with houses.  Atleast now, I can find a spot where I can pull pics easily.  Some of these are hers and some others I gathered from ABC’s website.

Anyway, the two front runners for my inspiration are “Modern Family” (The Dunphy’s house) and “Last Man Standing”.  These two shows I am equally obsessed with.  Both for the simple fact that they are hilarious and the other simple fact that I LOVE LOVE LOVE  the set designs for the homes.

The more I looked over the pictures, the more I noticed that they kind of share the same color scheme.  However, I need your help!

Which one do you like more?  I would be good with whichever.

First up, we have the Dunphy’s:


I love everything about this color scheme.

 I love the color of the cabinets and the warmth of all the wood tones.


Here is the blue color I’m going crazy over.  I found out it’s Benjamin Moore’s Labrador Blue.  I really like how it goes with the grays in the house too, which I’m thinking of incorporating too.

OK!  One more picture of the Dunphy’s house.  I love all this color!  

Here is Last Man Standing now.  If you notice, the blue is pretty darn close to that of Modern Family’s.  Not sure what this color is though.

When I look at pictures of this house, it just makes me smile for some reason.  I love the color of these cabinets too.

I also love how they did a mix of color on the cabinets and then went dark on the island.  The countertops are pretty much the color of my new countertops and I think the wood color is just a little darker than the actual color on my new island.

SO!  All I would have to do is get my hubby to paint the main cabinets to match.

Who else loves that backsplash?

It looks like a buttery yellow large subway tile.


I love how the island holds all the cookbooks.  This unfortunately wouldn’t work for me until my little man is older and not so curious.  All my cookbooks would probably be ripped into little bits if I did this.

There colors in the family room are a little more subdued, but I still really like them.


SO!  What do you think?  Don’t be shy!

I would really love to know!

Thanks in advance for all your input!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: , , , , ,

7 Comments to New house Kitchen/Family Room Design

  1. Only wanna input that you have a very nice web site , I enjoy the pattern it really stands out.

  2. givenchy bags on August 3rd, 2012
  3. You should go with the “Last Man Standing” house. You said that it made you smile when you looked at it. That’s the most important thing, especially since you will be in that area the most! Both are awesome homes…..but I think you should definitely go with the second one. Good Luck!!

  4. Jen P on August 3rd, 2012
  5. Pretty sure I’m going to go that direction. It just seems so comfortable and warm! Thanks!

  6. Esther on August 3rd, 2012
  7. hmmm, this is a tough one, i like them both. i am a little partial to the modern family kitchen (i love the way the entire set is decorated). in my humble opinion it seems a little warmer. either way you really can’t go wrong. looking forward to seeing it in person soon!

  8. val on August 3rd, 2012
  9. It’s a hard decision. I think I will probably end up pulling ideas from each. Should make for an interesting look! 🙂 Can’t wait to get started!

  10. Esther on August 3rd, 2012
  11. I love the Last Man Standing house! I think that would look AWESOME and I love the butter color subway tiles…. And you are SO not alone my friend in decorating in your head… I am to a house that is not even built yet 🙂

  12. beth goff on August 3rd, 2012
  13. I have already been stalking these subway tiles online. I love love love them. We are so much alike with our house “craziness”. How do our husbands ever put up with us? Haha!

  14. Esther on August 4th, 2012
Desserts   Entertaining
Perfection Plus Painting
Jenny Lou & Co.