Hello Dear Readers!
Today I am finally revealing the kitchen.
I know, you are probably saying that it
is about time. You can’t believe how many times
I have arranged and re-arranged this area.
Not being totally satisfied with what I have done.
Until…my hubby mentioned that it was “too white”
Where’s the color that you love?
That was it … I needed to add more color.
So here we go … my Kitchen Reveal.
The Source List is at the bottom of this post.
I always wanted a large white kitchen
including cabinets with glass fronts.
In this house, I got my wish and more…
such as this large island that I can place
5 stools around it with ease.
Three stools fit comfortably at the
head of the island and 2 are tucked into the sides.
Rather than the cabinetry under the island extending
to both ends of the island, I left some space
to tuck in stools at each end.
I so loved working with my cabinet designer and
owner, Ricky, of Triangle Cabinet Art, in Raleigh, N.C.
He was so extremely patient with me as I tweaked my
design several times. Actually, all the cabinetry in the house
was done by Triangle Cabinet Art.
I told him that I was not a fan of “corner lazy susan” cabinets,
so we came up with this design. Love it!
Such a great use of space!
I know that open shelving is quite popular
these days; however, I just wanted a couple
of spaces with that concept, mainly for
display purposes. My ironstone is on the
open shelving for now and I can see it changing
with the seasons to come.
You can see a peek of the one area of
open shelving below the countertop to
house my copper pots.
The peninsula that houses my sink and
dishwasher were not in the original design.
I wanted to be able to stand at the sink and look
out into the sunroom and beyond and
also convenient to the breakfast area.
I lost my pantry when adding the peninsula;
however, I have so much storage space in
this kitchen. I created a pantry in the
laundry room. It is actually working out well.
The back side of the peninsula has decorative
panels. The end/corner panel opens and is a
functioning cabinet with shelving; otherwise
that area would have been a “dead space”
Another great way to take advantage of
utilizing every inch of this kitchen.
This end of the kitchen is where you will find
my refrigerator with its custom panels, and
a beverage/wine cooler.
Next to the refrigerator is my “coffee station”
which was a must on my kitchen wish list. 🙂
The stove is on the back wall of the kitchen
with it’s very “tall” hood.
Because of the BTU’s of this stove and
my hood being made of wood…code dictated the height.
The other side of the island
where there are lots of deep drawers
for storage and the microwave and warming drawer.
On now on to the details.
As I had mentioned, I was not totally satisfied
with the decor on the kitchen counter, then my
hubby mentioned I was missing color.
So I decided to add a few of my favorite things
such as this canvas/photo of my Sweetie and her
beloved Budgie, Opal. Love this! The colors were perfect.
I went through some boxes of framed prints
and found the watercolors that my friend Martha
had painted. The perfect items that
added color and more interest and also
the sentiment of those paintings are important.
Blue and White is always a perfect
addition to any kitchen.
You will find vintage bread boards and many
antique kitchen pretties throughout the kitchen.
Silver and antique European crocks.
French bowls nestled in a vintage ironstone bowl.
And let’s not forget Chef Bovine
who will be wishing you a beautiful day!!
Now on to the Source List:
Kitchen Cabinetry: Triangle Cabinet Art, Raleigh, N.C.
Lighting over island: Currey and Company
Quartz Countertop: Daltile (Golden Gate)
Sink: Kohler Dickinson Apron Front
Sink Faucet: Moen Waterhill
Counter stools: Frontgate Chapman Swivel Chairs
in Cocina Grey leather.
Refrigerator/Microwave/Warming Drawer: Kitchenaid
Note: The fabulous cabinet Hardware is from
D. Lawless Hardware
The great folks at D. Lawless Hardware provided me all the
beautiful cabinet hardware for my kitchen.
I chose the classic Amerock #BP1303-G9
All great reviews of this hardware are joyfully and
entirely my own!
Hope you enjoyed my Kitchen tour.
Note to self: remember to use my lighting umbrellas!!!
Have a most wonderful day!