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

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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