Am I Blue

There's a fairy-tale flavor to this kitchen, to be sure, that some might find a bit cloying—but there are also a few fundamental design ploys that could easily be applied to more tempered effect. Flipping the color roles between the island [blue cabinets + white top] and the perimeter installation [white cabinets + blue counter] gives the room a focus without straying into visually discordant territory. Papering the coffered ceiling is too whimsical for me, but I do take a shine to those Murano-glass light fixtures.

P.S. This week's posts will feature the color blue, as part of my personal protest against the endless grey skies we've endured in this non-spring.