Columbia, Maryland, United States 
About me:
I absolutely love decorating and design but have a difficult time implementing my ideas due to lack of time and a limited budget! I am a teacher. However, I am slowly seeing the transformation of my home from country cottage (the style of the previous homeowners) to transitional. 
My favorite style:
Contemporary and Old World 
My next house project:
To have wood floors installed in the living room and master bedroom. 
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Downsizing and redoing the kitchen; bought black appliances that go very well with the granite counters (venetian gold). I will be painting the cabinets a light golden color which is in the counters. Store we purchased from said they are in process of changing some of their SS displays to black or black/SS combinations. One of their displays has a counter close to ours with maple cabinets and black appliances--beautiful. They said SS is becoming the 2000 color as in the 50/60's was the green, coppertone and gold appliances. I didn't want my kitchen to be like everyone else with SS. Can't really tell your counters and blacksplash from your photos. What are the cabinets? We did white in both our lake house and ocean house. Love them. The final decision is yours, you are the one looking at it everyday. You will make the best choice for you.
September 29, 2012 at 8:58pm     
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Cabinet Colors for Dark Appliances

See how to make your black kitchen appliances blend in and look great Full Story
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I recently remodeled my kitchen and specifically looked for countertops and cabinets that work with my black appliances. I can't stand stainless steel, but I couldn't find a vent hood that I liked that wasn't stainless steel.

I think it turned out pretty good (and the whole remodel was less than $4K!!)
November 16, 2011 at 8:28am     
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