Monday, July 12, 2010

My Kitchen

Just a quick post ... I still have to post my soup almondine recipe which I will do asap. This is my kitchen which I did in a classic style .... painted antique white cabinetry but with a contemporary twist of anodized brushed stainless steel handles. I like a sleek looking kitchen with no fuss and lots of bench space. I went with Ilve and Miele appliances and the Ilve oven is fantastic. I have two sinks ... one is the big double bowl French farmhouse in the island bench which I love as you can work/cook etc. and still chat to people. I find everyone always converges on the kitchen no matter what the occasion and I like to be able to talk and cook at the same time. The other sink is an underslung porcelain which I use as a flower sink and when we have big gatherings an extra sink for washing glassware. We have dicroic downlighting which I like as it is great for cooking and prepping as it gives plenty of light, however, I am currently awaiting the arrival of my chandelier which will go above the island bench as I feel a little bit of drama in the kitchen never hurts! My benchtops are antique white granite 40mm. All tapware is Perrin and Rowe. I hope you enjoy and if you are ever in the neighbourhood pop in for a cup of tea or a nice glass of chardonnay!
ps My pantry is around the corner and the linen cupboard backs onto the kitchen and is a walk-through! We have a very old 1890'` sliding waiter door which retained and it leads to the dining room! Enjoy!















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11 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST M.A. you have taken my breath away dearest....this is stunning, and as you describe your kitchen and what you do with all these features, I so understand! The white is perfect for I am falling in love with all white interiors! The thought of having such a large space to entertain and cook is marvelous. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR HOME....I feel as I am looking at a magazine page!!! BRAVO! Anita

ani's house said...

OMG are you the luckiest person in the world!! That is GORGEOUS!! It is huge!!!

Classic Style in the City said...

OMG you have such a dream kitchen..My sister is going to be so inspirational when she see this..but they have a Looooong way to go before its done...but there project is very exiting..take care

Hamptontoes said...

Frances,
I'll be over for some of your amazing risotto! Your kitchen is absolutely fabulous! I am a cook so I would have some fun working my way around your very large kitchen!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest! Thank you for coming to see me; as we all know, getting comments from our favorite guests is always a great way to start and end the day! Oh, I am loving my fireplace in my studio, and we opted to not go for one in the new family room because we would just be repeating the cramped and cluttered feel that we want to avoid. Although we are adding on, the dimensions of our space isn't as large as I would really like, but nonetheless, our new addition will most definitely add more rooms to do what we love: ENTERTAIN!!!! Have a splendid day! Anita

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Bonjour Frances, yes, I have to say that kitchen is absolutely fantastic. I can't even begin to imagine just how much I'd have to pay for a property with a kitchen like that in London... Love the white against the wood flooring. Beautiful. Have a lovely week, Love from London x

Jenny said...

I have been a fan of your home since seeing it a few years ago in a County Style magazine which I have kept. It is a beautiful home and I love your decorating style. Many photos have gone into my ideas file. Thank you again for sharing your lovely home. If ever I head north I would love to share a glass of chardonnay with you! Have a great week.:-)

A Perfect Gray said...

absolutely beautiful! and the floors are amazing - such a wonderful touch in your kitchen. that is one dream kitchen for sure!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! My son is standing next to me saying "that cake looks so delicious!" Tracey xx

M.A.the2nd said...

Thank-you all for such beautiful comments! I appreciate them very much.

*Chic Provence* said...

Dear Frances,

Wow your kitchen is stunning! If I were you I don't think I would ever leave! Yes when I'm in the neighborhood I'll definitely pop in for tea!!

So sorry we missed in San Francisco...how was the rest of your trip?

bisous!

Kit

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