Monday, July 2, 2012

Cox Quarters DIY: Paint It Black

Ever since I was sixteen and living in Brussels, I've been obsessed with the idea of a black kitchen.  The idea sparked when I first visited L'Atelier en Herbe in the Sablon, which is a beautiful flower shop that is completely painted matte black.  The flowers dramatically pop against the dark background and I remember thinking how beautiful an eggplant, leek or strawberry would look in a kitchen with black walls. 

Fastforward eight hears and I finally have it- my very own black kitchen!  And though we have a few spots to touch up and some finishing tweaks to make, I can say with much certainty that I am obsessed with my black kitchen.  It is so sleek and warm, so dramatic and clean.  I am in l.o.v.e.

See how the colors just pop!  So cool.  

This is the first major overhaul I've made to Cox Quarters so far, but it will certainly not be the last.  I still have major plans for the living room (which will be finished this week), hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.  Basically it's all getting an overhaul.  And then, knowing us, David will get a job in Bristol or something and we'll end up moving.  Whatever.  This is just the beginning of a number of changes to our environment that I've set it motion to help us take control of our space and our lives.  I got tired of saying, When you get a job, let's.... so instead of waiting around for the world to meet my needs, I am going to meet them myself.  And boy does it feel good! 


  1. Love it! Turned out great, how fun to make your space your own. Can't wait to see pictures of the rest of the place.
    Love you, xoxo

    1. Can't wait to show you, but there is still much work to be done. :(