Category Archives: Kitchen

DIY: Embroidered YUM


I found this YUM sign at Target and it hung unadorned for quite some time until I felt it needed some capricious love.


IMG_8191Yarn found at Michaels





Low Risk. High Reward.

TOO by Blu Dot

I’ve been a fan of Blu Dot for a while, especially these chairs, which my friend introduced me to. While Blu Dot is already well priced for the unique quality and artful form of its pieces, Target has a line, TOO by Blu Dot (find it here) that is even more affordable, so that good design can truly be possessed by all. This is something I am always in support of and love finding affordable options like these. So take a look around and maybe you’ll welcome a modern moment into your home!

Guest Post from Arcadian Home Blog

Hi, all! It’s Mari here from Arcadian Home blog, a great place to find beautiful home decor inspirations. I’m so happy to visiting with you at Capriciously Inspired to share some of the great interior design and decorating ideas I have discovered recently. My guest post for today is about using gorgeous metallics in the kitchen. I hope these beautiful rooms will inspire your decorating dreams. Please enjoy!

Kitchen Metallics

In a brilliant design by Kelly Wearstler featured in Elle Decor, this brass island is a stunning example of the beauty of metallics in the kitchen.

Kitchen Metallics

Hammered copper elevates the look of this hard working butler’s pantry. The deep farmhouse sink is at once functional and beautiful, but my eyes are drawn to the glowing metal of the twin pendant lights above—lovely.

Kitchen Metallics

Tom Dixon teamed up with Ekoij to create this Beam kitchen. High-powered metallics used to create this stunning design are raw steel and bronze.

Kitchen Metallics

Even a small apartment kitchen can be brought to life by the metallic beauty of brass, especially when it comes in the form of one bold element like this gorgeous range hood. It’s magnificent don’t you think?

Kitchen Metallics

This all white open kitchen gets its metallic touches from shiny silvery metals. What a lovely mix of lighting fixtures the designer used here!

Kitchen Metallics

In a kitchen filled with hard-working professional grade stainless steel appliances, metallic wallpaper and a glass chandelier give this space a bit of a glam look.

Kitchen Metallics

Brass or copper-lined pendant lights can add beautiful metallic touches above a kitchen bar or work island.

Kitchen Metallics

And, lastly, we leave you as we began with the ultimate look of metallics in the kitchen—stunning silver-clad cabinets, bathed in the glow from a hanging brass lighting fixture. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

What do you think of these metallic kitchens? Leave us your comments and stop by our site for more home accessories and decor, lighting fixtures, and interior inspirations!

The Queen’s Grocery

On a trip to London last week, I spent some time sourcing the delicate rows of Fortnum & Mason. With so many beautiful jars, tins and bottles waiting to be plucked up and brought home for the holidays, I made sure to bring a few sweets home with me.

Sugar crystals too pretty to eat

Champagne fit for the New Year

Chocolate Squares

Pop in for a sweet

Sugar stars to top your cupcakes

Color coat your spreads

Save the tin once the tea is gone

Shop with gold

Pretend you’re at Hermes

Fancy yourself a Brit

Look back when you walk out

Bobby’s Oak Leaf Wing Chair

Surprise, surprise… I’m obsessed with Bobby McAlpine. His oak leaf wing chair first caught my attention when it graced the glossy pages of Veranda Magazine’s March-April 2012 issue. For more details on the chair, see here.

McAlpine’s kitchen with the chair sitting strong to the left.

My re-affinity with McAlpine’s chair all started because I was looking at chairs on Restoration Hardware’s website and came across this one above (see here) which reminded me of the oak leaf wing chair. The wood sides that encompass the body and the traditional wing back style being treated in an untraditional manner is exactly what I like to see in design.

Read about McAlpine’s secret sources for home furnishings in Veranda Magazine here. Reason #1 million I should move back to Nashville.

Tile Affection

I have always been an admirer of good tile. More recently, however, it has been more applicable in my life. New Ravenna has an amazing collection of artistic tiles that are sure to make any room in the house a success. Makes me want to retile everything within arms reach…









Back to School.

It’s no secret that I would give anything to be back in college. Vanderbilt specifically. I had the most amazing four years in Nashville and I can’t imagine having spent it any other way. While I put in a little effort with my bedding every year, I definitely wish I could have another try at tackling the cement block walls and sad looking wood beds. Here are some back to school essentials to make your dorm room the one everyone’s talking about:

Extra long twin-set, please!

A bedskirt?! Why/how did I not think of that?

These pom pom pillows are adorable

For the more sophisticated college girl!

I just don’t know what it is. I am not a pink girl but my freshman year dorm room claimed otherwise:

Tying your curtains up with mismatched hair ribbons? I tried. Also, the desk chair. That desk chair.

Art in my dorm room consisted of poorly printed high school photos taped to the wall (see above)

Great conversation piece plates

Very cool

This floor lamp means business

West Elm has great shower curtains

Such a cute magnet board for notes, reminders and photos

A good desk chair changes everything

Just yes.

So… time to go back? Thank goodness for homecoming.