Hi, world! It’s me! For those of you who started following me in the last five or six years, you probably know this to be a personal blog where I cover lifestyle topics that largely pertain to, well, me. What I registered for, home decor projects I’m working on, my style, my family, my dogs.
But back in the day, ole’ Lains used to have her own little babyblog, Live Creating Yourself, where I wrote more on topics, trends, culture, arts that I loved and less about what I myself was wearing or using. Let’s be honest; I was 23 and super broke and wasn’t buying or decorating much worth reporting on anyway.
I miss it. Along with my goal of posting more, I hope to get more short form content up. It might be as simple as new movie trailers I’m excited by, new music I’ve discovered and can’t recommend enough, trends I’m seeing in decor or fashion.
And here we go!
Up first… the kitchen “trend” I’ve been seeing all over designers’ Instagrams the past year. Natural wood cabinetry is back in a fabulous way.
I know many children of the 90s hear wood kitchen cabinets and think orangey oak or red cherry:
Oak is back in a big way, but now comes in luxe finishes making it a distant relative to its 90s orange counterpart. Walnut is another one I’m seeing used more frequently, especially on islands or accent side pieces.
Side note: I have unknowingly been stalking Park & Oak kitchens both on Instagram and while perusing local real estate listings not even realizing they’re by Park & Oak who happens to be a local design firm that sometimes partners with builders on new construction homes. I literally saved listing photos from a new construction home that sold and emailed them to myself with the subject “western springs home with the beautiful kitchen and baths” before realizing it was this amazing local firm.
So what do you think? Are you a fan of natural wood kitchen cabinets making a comeback? Or do you think it’s just something that will fizzle out again and white is realistically the only forever non-trend in terms of kitchen cabinetry?