The top picture is actually a little "alcove" right off my kitchen between the powder room and laundry room. The colors are mint and lavender because that is the color sceme of the powder room that is next to it. The cabinet was made by my late Father-in-law. I use it to display seasonal items. It also keeps my recipe boxes. The copper molds above the doorway are from Grammy. Mr. P made the shelf above the doorways that you see in the two pictures. I wanted something that I could display my seasonal baskets on and we have such a "teeny, tiny" kitchen we thought it would be best to get them "up" and "out of the way!" You can also see two pottery pieces I have collected.