Catch up with Jill here.
I am so excited my kitchen/dining made your blog! I think wallpaper can be beautiful as I've seen following your blog but I don't feel it's for me-especially for kitchen area. Perhaps an accent wall in grasscloth but I have so many walls that jut out in odd places-where to stop & start? I think Anonymous comment is interesting about adding texture with accessories. Not sure what undertones in my cabinets but is it possible to suggest a paint color & build from there with accessories. Possibly different rug & suggestions on art? Not fond of my light fixture as it looks French country & do not want to go that direction. The wall in pic when dining chairs were black -before they were reupholstered- shows the hutch behind it-I have since moved it to the shorter wall (2nd pic) so I now have nothing behind dining table in that space (cleared out brown hall table also-was too short). I like coastal cottage too...clean/simple-not busy, natural, neutral. I love to WINDOW shop at Williams Sonoma:) Window treatments to soften/bring interest/texture or leave as is? Maybe a less traditional but timeless look. Wow-getting way ahead...just wanted to get a few thoughts out - love your blog & thanks for comments everyone. Hope this didn't throw off course too much.
Let's take a look at your kitchen again. How many patterns do you have? I am counting one. The area rug. I like the idea of changing the rug. What I would do is coordinate your colors with the rest of your home. Not knowing what those colors are- here are some ideas. Give your room some personality. Use the fabric for some custom Roman shades.
Personality #1- The Bold Contemporary Red and Brown.
Rug from Madeline Weinrib- combined with...