This post is sponsered but the ideas and elbow grease are my own.
So it all started with a simple plan to find some much-needed task lighting for our kitchen. The countertops can be a little dim in these dark winter months. It’s been 2 years since our original kitchen renovation and finding the right (affordable) lighting option just feel by the wayside.
Before we get into my new accordion sconces lets back up a bit and talk about some general style concerns I’ve had about our kitchen from day one. As much as I wish we lived in the country this house is in the city and I’ve always felt like our kitchen was a little too rustic. I started to have the sneaking suspicion that I needed to take drastic action.
Last week I head over to the new World Market Store in Brooklyn to look for some inspiration. I was blown away by all the cool stuff; it was hard to stay focused. Luckily, I found 3 great sconces and a jute runner. Feeling pretty victorious, I took my new finds home.
(Accordion Sconce) // (Jute Rug)
I immediately hung my new sconces. I loved the light that they cast on the countertops, but the overall vibe was still not right. It all felt a little too serious. I experimented with a few different pieces of art but nothing was working. As I was searching around the house for just the right thing, I uncovered a scrap of David Hicks wallpaper and remembered that I had two and a half rolls of it stashed away.
After a quick convo with my husband, who is insanely tolerant of my freestyling ways, I grabbed my emergency tub of wallpaper glue and my favorite small paint roller for applying the adhesive and got to work.
I LOVE the way the wallpaper and the black sconces work together to create intrest above the open shelving. The look is so dynamic that I was able to keep the styling on the shelf pretty simple.
In the past, I’ve used patterned runners in the kitchen but the bold patterned Hicks paper required something different. I think the simple nubby texture of the runner is perfect.
In a kitchen, nothing beats the durability of jute!
I decided to wrap the paper all the way around the kitchen. I love the way it frames the window.
We might be the last people on earth the still have white appliances. Replacing the stove and refrigerator is defintately on my short list for 2017. What brands do you guys recomend?
For now, I’m just going to bask in the glow of my new World Market sconces and obsess over how great they look with the Hicks Hex paper and my new runner.
To all of my Brooklyn people, you should check out the new Cost Plus World market location. It’s a truly unique shopping experience in Sunset Park Brooklyn. “BEYOND at Liberty View,” houses Bed Bath & Beyond® and their family of brands, including Cost Plus World Market®, buybuy BABY® and Face Values®, all under one roof, located at 3rd at 31st Street.
Thursday, January 12th through Sunday, January 15th Cost Plus World Market will be celebrating their grand opening with several events, special giveaways, and offers and you are offically invited!
Schedule Of Events:
Thursday, January 12th – 15th
- $10 Cost Plus World Market gift card for the first 100 customers in the door
Thursday, January 12th – Sunday, January 15th
- Free tasting and live entertainment
- 4-7pm Thursday & Friday
- 1-4pm Saturday
- Free tote bags for the first 100 customers in the door each day.
- Daily raffle drawings! Prizes include two (2) $250 World Market gift cards each day.
- Spend $40 you’ll get 2 free movie admissions. limited to the first 250 customers each day
- Plus, Save an extra 20% Home Furnishings, Decor, Gifts & More/Save 10% on gourmet food & non-alcoholic beverages
Cost Plus World Market
- 850 3rd at 31st Street, Sunset Park
- Store Hours: M-Sat: 9am – 9pm, Sun: 10am – 7pm
This looks great! It adds a nice contrast to everything but isn’t too busy.
We have white appliances, but I secretly love them. Ha! They don’t show dust and pet hair which are my arch nemesis.
Steph, what brands do you have/like? Aside from being white (I actually don’t totally mind that part) they are old. Everything came with the house and it’s all on the verge of crapping out.
I have that exact same David Hicks wallpaper- it’s been sitting in my basement waiting for a new powder room to be built since early 2014…. Great minds!!
Regarding appliances, I have all Samsung. There’s a slide-in electric range that makes me happy. It has no taller rear control panel, so it feels like the cooktop is an extension of the counter. That being said, I really wish I had sprung for a black and gold La Cornue 🙁
Joyce, those are great suggestions. I’m going to check them out now! isn’t the La Cornue beautiful! But that price tag is hefty… Maybe the universe will gift us both one this year : )
Love the visual interest of this pattern maxed with the sconces. And how did I miss those at world market??
I think I got the last 3 in all of Brooklyn !
I just love that it was David Hicks who came to the rescue… don’t ask me why. Just love it! and… "an emergency tub of wallpaper glue…" 💗💗💗 It looks perfect!! 🙂
Katy, you can always count on David Hicks to bring the chic!
Exciting to see the finished project. Looks amazing!
Thanks for checking in Rebecca!
Open shelving is always such a challenge! Love what you did here…makes the space feel warm and fab.
I’m glad that container of emergency wallpaper glue was nearby! Looks amazing!
LOL totally : )
Your home is so charming! Didn’t think I really needed a sconce in our home, but maybe I do?
Thanks Shannon! The extra light is always great to have!
It looks amazing. I especially love the gold accents in the wallpaper that complement the plant pot, handles and the metal rack.
Thanks Jayce! I love that the paper has a little metallic in the pattern too.
Megan , how inspired and fun ! you are such a talent !
Love that you have "emergency wallpaper glue"!
Ha Ha, I know!
Absolute genius you are!!! I loooove it babe!! Looks fantastic
So fantastic! I don’t even know where to start! I love how the shelf separates the painted wall from the patterned wallpaper wall, and the shelf, itself, is lovely.
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love this kitchen.
Does it drive you crazy having your stove right next to the fridge, though? That’s one of my big pet peeves. i don’t want the fridge working overtime to stay cool or to have to worry about it getting too warm in there and making food unsafe to eat.
It’s not ideal but we really didn’t have another placement option so we decided to just go with it. We are trying to make the most of the small space. I haven’t noticed any issues with the refrigerator function… Luckily we don’t roast turkeys every day. : )