Wednesday Vignette – orange is the new cat

The color orange has gotten kind of a bad rep during the past year, or so. I confess I still like it – a lot- as long as it is kept at a safe distance from old, sexist dirtbags whose name shall not be named. Over the past few months, the kitchen I helped my mother design in February, has been built. By now, it is nearly finished, so it was time to think about further embellishments than hardware and other more stationary components. When she visited us in Portland this week, we found the perfect curtain fabric.

Designed by someone with the iconic last name of Aalto, we found this fabric at IKEA of all places. At a whopping $4.99/yard!

Designed by someone with the iconic last name of Aalto, we found this fabric at IKEA of all places. At a whopping $4.99/yard! Fell in love – so much fun! And, who doesn’t love a bargain? We bought just enough for a simple panel over the window.

I think you will agree – the cat curtain will provide a fun accent, and a perfect color echo for the tempered glass backsplash we used.  Joining in with the Wednesday Vignette meme over at Flutter & Hum. 🙂


Some low-voltage lighting in the ceiling (yet to be installed when this photo was taken) will bring the overhead light up to par with that of the counter. Full post on the final finished result will follow . A sneak peek at the “before” is below. The corner in this photo is where the fridge was before.



About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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