Hi there! One of my favorite bloggers and commenters asked to see more of my kitchen!
It was from those darling people at “Wilson Kelsey Design”!
Based in the next town to our daughter who lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts!
Another lucky couple who work together in this fun and wonderful profession.
(some people look at me as though I were insane when I say that! But; I mean it!)
And I have so loved the comments from people who
enjoy the “stories” behind my things. Lordy! There is a story for just about every single thing!I will try not to bore you!
We will start here: You come in one of two doors from our “big hall”; and here is one of the first things you see
I flew to New York to go to Sister Parish’s auction! One of the things I was dying for was this lantern that was in her entry
in her “maisonette” in Manhattan!It went “off the charts”!
Imagine my delight when John Rosselli copied it exactly; and I could buy four for my kitchen! Identical; no one could tell them apart!
Now the roller shade!
We copied most of the floor plan from our beloved house in Pasadena when we built this. We did eliminate the dining room!(It was between our “loggia and our kitchen”!
Our first party; we were on the “loggia”; and there was the cateress at the sink! OOPS!!
So I had some French fabric I had laminated (print on both sides) and a shade made with some divine old trim I found at an
antique show! (Scalamandre still makes this trim with little wooden apples!) This shade looks great from both sides up or down!
Next the antique toile behind the chicken wire!
I had artfully arranged glasses and things in this cupboard with only chicken wire! My housekeeper said;
Oh! This looks nice; but where does the food go? OOPS! Food! I forgot, this is a kitchen!
I had this antique toile I had bought at an antique show…..the images just fit the panes! I wish I could say I planned it! NOT!!
Lastly, the upper cupboards are the color of the trim in the whole house; the lower (including the two dishwasher drawers) are this dark red.
The painters thought I was on “hallucinogens ” You can see; the fabric on the skirt ties it all together; I invited them all back to see the kitchen finished! 5 different colors!