I bought the book to look at while getting ready for a routine medical screening I was not looking forward to.
My husband, funny guy, put this post-it note on top of the book, which reads "when regular country is not good enough."
My husband has little interest in decorating styles. He will tell me if he hates something. But for the most part, as long as I am happy, he is happy.
In making choices for my kitchen and home, I was feeling that I "should" make classic choices, and lean a bit toward the monochromatic look which allows for you to change out accessories to get a new look. You know, paint the kitchen white or cream, or as everyone has been doing for the last few years, gray. And go more modern. But when I tried white on some of them, it didn't feel right.
I still like a country/cottage/coastal vibe, which is why I bought Mary Emmerling's book. I like a mix of things. I love seeing disparate things nicely paired. I like color and decided to let myself have color on the cabinets, even though classic style would go in another direction.
I am doing the painting of the cabinets myself, partly because having workman in the house is stressful to some in my family. It's a big job, and will take a while.
I'll show pictures when I am done.