Sunday 25 March 2012

{ let’s design } AyA “blogpodium bound” contest

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When I attended the inaugural BlogPodium event during IDS12 in Toronto this past January, I learned so much about how to improve my blog and blogging skills. {Click here to read all about it}. So I’m really excited about the next BlogPodium event that’s happening on Saturday, May 26th. And just as excited about the opportunity to have my airfare and hotel covered by AyA Kitchens and Baths! AyA has teamed up with BlogPodium to sponsor the AyA “BlogPodium Bound” Contest – the winner gets a flight to Toronto, two nights accommodations, and a ticket to BlogPodium. Pick me, pick me, pick me! Please :-)

Here’s my dream kitchen entry…

moodboard with numbers 3

  1. Allegra diamond glass-front upper cabinet doors in Latte, AyA Kitchens and Baths
  2. Bedford cabinetry for some upper doors and all lower doors & drawers in Latte, AyA Kitchens and Baths
  3. Bedford island in Anthracite, AyA Kitchens and Baths
  4. Backsplash: Mosaic glass tiles, Opulence OP-07, Glazzio Tiles
  5. Island countertop: Bianca Carrara honed marble, Uniform Custom Countertops
  6. Countertops (except island): Hanstone in Sterling Grey, Uniform Custom Countertops
  7. Three pendant lights above island: Polished Nickel Large Square Lantern, Union Lighting
  8. Paisley fabric for window treatments: 9016A-S2550, C&M Textiles
  9. Flooring: Birch 3/4” x 5” hand scraped - Walnut Colour, Home Depot
  10. Glass knobs: Hexagonal glass knobs for all doors, Lee Valley
  11. Nickel bin pulls: Amerock Sterling Nickel Finish Cup Pull for all drawers, Home Depot
  12. Barstools: Three Vega barstools for island,
  13. Faucet: Belo pull-down faucet & soap dispenser in chrome finish, Brizo
  14. Wall colour: Aura AF-670 Nightingale, Benjamin Moore
  15. Backs of upper glass cabinets: Aura AF-570 Coastline, Benjamin Moore
  16. All upper and lower cabinets painted Latte, AyA Kitchens and Baths
  17. Island painted Anthracite, AyA Kitchens and Baths

description 3Whew, squeezed it all into the 100-words-or-less limit!

Thanks to AyA Kitchens and Baths for sponsoring the AyA “BlogPodium Bound” Contest. Whether I win or not, I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone at BlogPodium and hearing what the guest speakers and expert panellists have to say. I’m sure I’ll come away from the event with a brain packed full of all sorts of great information!

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  1. LOVE your kitchen Kelly! And I giggled at your kitchen smackdown comment, lol! I agree, so far what I have seen are such different kitchens fitting different personalities, I love that.

    Best of luck to you too, I'll meet you in the RING! ;)

  2. Love this! Also, those cup handles from home depot are the exact ones we used on our drawers in our actual kitchen! Love them!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love those cabinets. Good luck!

  4. Beautiful!! I love the colour combo and I love that you have a combination of granite and marble. I love the look of marble but could never have an entire kitchen with it alone.

  5. Oh what a lovely kitchen that would make. Actually, you just created my dream kitchen too! And I loved the last post you did on the BlogPodium, so I'm really excited to read about your next adventure =) Can't wait!!! And have a lovely time!

    xox Linda

  6. You have great taste - I hope you win !!

  7. Beautiful mood board! Love the pattern on the glass cabinetry. So pretty. Good luck!!! xo

  8. I love your kitchen, Kelly! Beautiful choices; I'm especially loving the glass knobs, and oh my, those pendants! And since I'm a lover of paisley, definitely the paisley fabric, too! GOOD LUCK!!! :-)