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Bridget's "Jewel Box" Room

Jewel Box




Los Angeles, California



Colors Used

Tiffany Green Black Grey White Orange

Color Inspiration

I was initially inspired by the candy colored steel kitchens of the 50's and 60's when picking cabinet colors for our California Ranch home. I used a "swingin' sixties" ice bucket handed down from my Grandmother as the color basis. (You can see it on the shelf above the table.) Only after picking the color did people begin to comment that it looked liked Tiffany Boxes... an association that only deepened with the addition of silver nickel pulls.

Color Tips

Go Bold... You'll rarely regret it and if you do, you can change it.

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Comments (19)

nice color combination...

posted by angela maria on November 4, 2011 at 12:16pm
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posted by Honore on November 4, 2011 at 12:17pm
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Cheerful and clean. Love that it looks modern without the sterility that seems popular in kitchens these days. This is actually totally different from anything I would do, but I envy your talent in creating this space - my own kitchen decor skills are embarrassing.

posted by Tasinthomas on November 4, 2011 at 1:58pm
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I love how you used the bright color on the cabinets instead of on the walls.

posted by alahoop on November 4, 2011 at 2:07pm
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Yum retro-licious! Cool colours !

posted by her_royal_gr8ness on November 4, 2011 at 2:12pm
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I love the colours, and I'm also really intrigued by the layout of this space. Nice kitchen!

posted by KristinaKS on November 4, 2011 at 4:39pm
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I haven't voted on a single entry yet and went through the torture of trying to remember my password so I could vote for this one - love it!

posted by maybellini on November 4, 2011 at 6:56pm
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Lovely kitchen! The colors are beautiful. It's both hip and classic. What wonderful windows you have in your kitchen!

posted by peggybelle on November 4, 2011 at 8:47pm
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how fun & relaxed at the same time! i love it!

posted by RAQi on November 4, 2011 at 11:01pm
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Editors - I think you mean Tiffany Blue.

Bridget - you rock! This is delicious!

posted by potpie on November 5, 2011 at 12:10am
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What an elegant space ... balance of color, quality materials and natural light is beautiful. Love your placement of fiery orange & aqua items.

posted by lifeabundant on November 5, 2011 at 12:23pm
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Would you please share the source for that clock (love it & it's placement}? I never would have thought to put it there thinking it would be too big for the space. Genius! Adore the chairs, too.

posted by lifeabundant on November 5, 2011 at 12:28pm
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I have the same blue in my kitchen! I pair it with a sunny retro yellow and it looks really nice. But yes, as people are saying, I love how this give more of a retro look to a kitchen that could otherwise look cold and modern.

posted by LizU on November 5, 2011 at 9:44pm
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Hi lifeabundant- The clock is from Target. The table and chairs were a thrift store find.

posted by Peacefully on November 5, 2011 at 9:44pm
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I could cook all day. Colors and lighting just sets a happy mood!!!

posted by Culrluvr on November 7, 2011 at 2:56am
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definite winner to me.

posted by abigailbelle on November 7, 2011 at 1:32pm
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@Bridget, thanks for the sources.

posted by lifeabundant on November 12, 2011 at 3:20pm
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Even though the colors are bright and high-contrast, I found the room very restful -- if that's an appropriate description for a work area. Among the other entries, this one made me just relax and go "ahhhhhh."

posted by scrabble_rouser on November 12, 2011 at 8:46pm
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this kitchen is beautiful...and the size of my whole apartment!

posted by jednakasia on November 20, 2011 at 1:37am
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