Fall Kitchen Video Tour

October 11, 2016



So. Today, I am going to step out of my comfort zone and share a little video of my kitchen with you. I know that video is all the rage and while I am not adverse to speaking in public ~ I actually possess a degree in it ~ I much prefer to communicate via the written word and stills. 
However, today I am going to let the video do the talking.

Ok, well, it's me doing the talking, but you get the idea.


And that's all she wrote.

Um...said.

Oh boy.

Hey before you go, if you would like to peek at the post that prompted this video, check out Quick and Easy Fall Decor. Lots of red!

And if you'd like to see more of the kitchen, including the wall of windows behind me (it wouldn't video well) check out these posts:








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62 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is lovely and the red accents go wonderfully with your red wall.

    Happy autumn ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! I do love color. Happy autumn to you, too. Enjoy the color!!

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  2. Kim, your kitchen is so beautiful. I just love all the red accents, so beautiful against the white kitchen cabinets. Please, keep that wall. It gives your kitchen so much character. Enjoy the rest of your week! Maria

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I think it took five coats of paint and paint with primer to get it to the tone we liked. It's staying!! ;) Truly, we do love it though and hey, in another 10 years it'll probably be back in style!! Haha!!

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  3. All the rage today is white on white. In my opinion, that look is way too antiseptic. Punches of color (I too, love red) and that red wall breaks up the boredom of all the white. You prove just because something is the current rage, it's okay to break the rules and do your own thing..

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    1. I have tried the white on white look and I love it when I see it in other's homes, it can be magical, but for me, it doesn't sit right. I always find myself throwing some kind of color into the mix. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It means a lot! :)

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  4. Kim,
    Your kitchen is fabulous. Love that you embrace red with your accent wall and then just touches of red in the rest of the room.
    This was so sweet to hear your voice and see your pretty kitchen.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! I am still not sure about that video. My hand still hovers over the delete key when I visit it! ;)

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  5. I, too, have one red wall in my kitchen, white cabinets and hardwoods. I love red!

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  6. Fun video. Thanks for sharing. I, too, still have a red wall with no plans of changing in the near future, so I am glad to see that you are keeping yours. You did a nice job on your video. After so much print correspondence it is fun to hear your voice.

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    1. Thanks Lorri. A lot of people commented that it was good to hear my voice. I, of course, am much more critical...and am in no rush to broadcast it again anytime soon! Glad to hear you have a red wall, too. Red just makes me happy!! :)

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  7. Hi Kim, Love your kitchen and the pop of color with the red wall. It anchors your room!!~ and like your said, brings in charm and a cozy style. The video is great and it was a treat to hear your voice. You did a Super job!! Loved it!
    xo

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    1. Thanks Celestina Marie!! I agree, I think the red anchors the room. I can't imagine the kitchen without it.

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  8. Nice to hear your voice! As you already know, even though the trend is not red I still love it! You are so right saying you need to go with what you love. Your kitchen tour was great. Have a beautiful week.

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    1. Thanks Lynn...and yes, go with what you love. No one would order pizza out if they hated cheese. Why decorate with what you don't love? Ps...I love pizza. ;)

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  9. Enjoyed your video! Love the kitchen & like how the wreath above the stove brings all your red elements together without being overwhelming. I thought the red wall was bigger than it now appears, but you're so right...do what YOU like rather than following trends which are here today & gone tomorrow. You have a nice voice too. For me, I'm not sure I'm ready to jump onto video yet. LOL, but you did a nice job.

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    1. I dipped my foot in the video pool, Florence, and I am right back out again!! ;) I am glad that I did it though, it does give a better perspective of the red and in the room. Thanks for letting me know!

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  10. Wonderful tour and I will have to come back to hear your voice. For some reason my sound decided that today it would NOT kick on. Grrr.... You did a great job on the video though-even though it was silent on this end. lol I also went back and read your bisque fridge post. LOL Always something, isn't it? xo Diana

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    1. I'm glad your sound didn't work...may be a blessing, Diana!! ;) After all, I am from NY!

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  11. beautiful speaking voice
    beautiful sparkling white kitchen
    beautiful red wall and cozy red accents
    well.
    just beautiful! ♥

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  12. OMG, you should totally be on radio, or even TV for that matter! Loved hearing your voice dear and of course, I know how you look! Wonderful, thank you!

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    1. Oh Vel, you are too nice. You just made me blush...and made my day! :)

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  13. Love your kitchen! Nice to hear your voice. :-)

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  14. Kim, it was so nice to hear your voice. It is warm and cozyjust like your kitchen. And yes I still hold to the idea that you are a rebel. It takes guts to hold onto what you love and buck the trends. Again I love that wall and it is perfect with the rest of the kitchen creating such a nice balance. We want more videos!!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I am really happy with my kitchen....and that very, very red wall. I hope that my use of color inspires others!

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  15. Hey Kim, you have such a great looking kitchen and the red wall and accents do add to it to make it look so warm and cozy. You did a great job with the video and it's so nice to hear you voice!!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I am glad I tried video, but it's back to the keyboard for me now! ;)

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  16. I adore red and have used it in my house! I love that the kitchen is mostly white and bright but then that pop of color is perfect! I never feel limited by red either!

    Thanks for sharing your video!

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    1. Thanks for viewing it, Deanna. I was a little scared to do it and part of me still wants to take it down! ;) I am much more comfortable with the red than I am with being on camera. Even if it is only my voice! ;) Haha!!

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  17. Kim, your kitchen is truly beautiful. I love all the white and also the red wall ♥

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    1. Thank you, Summer. It's my signature decorating color! :)

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  18. Love your kitchen, Kim, including your red wall. It adds a wonderful warm feeling. And, I'm with you - when you love something, go with it regardless of current trends.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I tend to pick pieces of the trends that I like...the pieces that make me happy!

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  19. Loved hearing your sweet voice! I personally love your kitchen with its pops of red. It's so open and inviting and I always adore a little desk area in the kitchen. I say keep your red wall for as long as it makes you happy. I totally agree that we should decorate to make us happy, not to follow the trends. After all, we're the ones who actually live there and should enjoy looking at it. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I'm glad you like the video. I'm ready to get back to writing now!! ;)

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  20. Love your white kitchen and your red accent wall.
    Pretty red too!
    Lovely with the milk glass and furniture piece.
    I agree with you in creating our home to reflect ourselves.
    Not necessarily what the current trends are . . .

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    1. Thanks Lynne. I am too old (and tired!! ha!) to worry about trends. I am all about what I like.

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  21. I love the red and I wouldn't change it either! I have that color on the top of my bathroom and I love it too. No plans on changing it. Your kitchen is just crisp and clean and lovely!!

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    1. Thanks AnnMarie. I have it in my bathroom, too! I just couldn't get enough of it. ;)

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  22. It was so great to hear your voice, and have you share your amazing kitchen! I love how you have used your red wall to best complement your kitchen. Your kitchen is so cozy, warm, and just inviting. Hugs to you today sweet friend! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, my friend. I was nervous to record, but I am glad I did it. I am happy to go back to photos now though! Much happier behind the camera than on it…even if it is my only voice! ;)

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  23. Well done. It was fun to hear you. :-)
    I think your home is lovely and I love the red wall.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Carla. I wanted to try it, but I am good for now! Video- check and done! ;)

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  24. I always love your decorating style. You use your color like a welcoming factor. I love the way you used the red because even though you'll never tire of the red, if you decided to change the color....it could be done for less than a hundred dollars. Oh and a little tip for someone who is constantly picking the wrong paint colors....behr paint with primer in it? Rocks! I repainted my living room which had a dark purple wall and went light grey in 2 coats.

    You rocked the video, loved hearing your voice. It makes me feel like I am really sitting in your kitchen :-)

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    1. Yes!! I love Behr paint with primer, Christine!! We actually used that when we painted the wall the first time. Ugh...many coats over fresh sheetrock. Your words are so sweet. I can't thank you enough. I am not thrilled with the idea of video, but would love to see you in my kitchen. Come on over! : )

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  25. I love the size of your kitchen Kim...not too small, not too big. And I noticed you have a nice little office type area off to the side. I guess that's where all the magic happens?

    I've thought about video (did it a couple of times), but our internet is so freakin slow here in the boonies it drives me nuts. You have a lovely voice, but where's your NY accent??! Lol

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    1. Haha!! Oh that accent is there. My New England born mother would remind me often! ;)

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  26. Perfect!!!!!!!!!!! I have one red wall too, and I feel exactly the same!
    I enjoyed hearing your voice, but the stills and written word are my favorites. I can go back and look at them over and over!!
    Blessings,
    J

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    1. Thanks J!! Oh and you can be sure that I am right back to words and stills. Video scares me! ;)

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  27. Well, just look at you going on "techie" with a video....great job! I adore your kitchen and always have. I'm a "color-lover," too, and think your red walls are beautiful!

    Have a great Fall weekend, Kim!
    Carol

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    1. Haha! Thanks Carol. I think that’s about as techie as I get. Back to pencil and paper for me now…well, you know what I mean!! ;) I think my age is showing just a bit. I need to tuck that back in. Quick!! ;)

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  28. Perfect kitchen area and I can only imagine how glad you were to have this over with and able to go back to real life and mess it up, lol! :)

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    1. It was clean for a whole hour, Deb. Then the troops came home and well, let's just say that nobody would want to see that video!! ;)

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  29. Hello from another dedicated red lover!! I celebrate you for not giving up your red. I love my red and will never part with it! Isn't it strange that you feel like you have to explain that it's not overwhelming? Color is joyful!!

    Loved hearing your sweet voice. ;)

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    1. Color is joyful, Stacey!! I say hang on to your red. I wonder...is there a red room or wall planned for the new house?

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  30. Hi Kim. Great video. You have a very lovely speaking voice. The red wall is simply gorgeous and so appropriate for the look of your home. There is something very comfortable about touches of red. I think that is why I love Christmas so much as I can't get the thought out of my head that Christmas and red go together. Thank you also for the trip down memory lane with your older posts. As you probably have found out by now I have written you 'letters' concerning them. I always enjoy anything you show and do..Happy Weekend..Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I am not a huge fan of the camera...even if it's only speaking. I don't mind it at all in front of a live audience, but there's something about the video that makes me cringe. ;) As far as the red goes I do think it suits the house. It's a hug you kind of cottage and it needs a warm color on the walls. Of course, when it comes to decor Christmas is naturally my favorite time to showcase my red!! Off to read your other letters! I do love mail! ;)

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  31. Kim, I enjoyed your kitchen tour and love your red accent wall. I've received similar comments about "being brave" for the turquoise accent wall in my living room ;) Mine is surrounded by pale gray on the rest of the walls, so like you I feel like the space is mostly bright and airy, but love the splash of color and have no plans of changing it anytime soon. Another blogger and I were recently just having the discussion about our love of color in spite of the whites and neutrals that are currently trending.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cecilia. It’s nice to have a sister in the color courage club!! I really do like the pop and something about the contrast makes me enjoy those neutral walls even more. :) Glad to hear I am not alone!

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