When you walk into Sugarland, what is the first thing you notice? For me, it’s the walls. From the stunning custom cabinetry to the cases of cakes, the first time you come in– it takes a minute to process. And the BLUE. We call it “Sugarland Blue.” Often times, people think that we just chose Carolina Blue since we’re diehard Tarheels, but there’s more to it. Yes, we love Ramses, but Sugarland blue is actually Pantone 305. It’s halfway between Carolina Blue and Tiffany’s. Isn’t that just perfect for us?
Before we opened in 2008, the space had to be totally renovated. We had to bring it up to restaurant code and put in a kitchen. It was a ton of work and at one point, even the ceiling fell in! While all this was going on, we had to think a lot about what Sugarland was going to be. Essentially, the idea was for it to be the kind of place that we’d want to visit. We wanted to stay true to the character of the building and Chapel Hill itself- making it feel like Sugarland had always been there.
Back to Sugarland blue. When you think of a 1940s kitchen what do you think? We thought of kitchens like this, this, and this. With the rich history of Chapel Hill and the building we were in, plus some really fun vintage inspiration, Sugarland blue came to be. Besides, isn’t it just a fabulous color? It’s flattering on everyone and can make just about anything more fun!
Boring laundry room?
Shabam! Favorite room in the house.
Holy best appliance ever!
Making a call on that lame iPhone?
Hello, happy ears!
Okay, okay. If you want to see more things that are awesome and Sugarlandy, check ’em out here. Otherwise, until next time!