I can totally imagine sitting down to work on this post in a Buffalo Check Wing Back Chair with a blanket on my lap, a cup of coffee and a fire glowing, can’t you? Last week I met the architect at the New Old Stone House to discuss both the Kitchen and Pantry layout that I have conceived in my mind, but yet to have put on paper. Obviously the painter had been in! He had chipped away to the first coat of paint on the Butler’s Pantry Door. (I find the color history in this house fascinating!) I pulled out my Benjamin Moore Historical Color Palette, and this golden yellow color is a dead ringer for ‘Concord Ivory,’ HC-12. “A saturated golden-yellow with a quiet apricot undertone…”The last renovation on the house was ten years ago. The latex paint will peel off with your fingernail. The tumbled travertine and granite counter in the current kitchen has no historical significance. Regardless of the previous finish selections it’s time to do work and I plan to do right by the house. I want to be inspired by the time in which the house was built. Now, I don’t think I could get the Mr to agree to a yellow kitchen or Clearspring Green woodwork (which is the first color all the woodwork was in the living, foyer, upstairs hallway and dining room) but I do think I could get him on board for a Black and White Checkerboard floor – which was a completely main stream kitchen design element back in the 1930’s.Black and White Checkerboard Floors on Pinterest.