Entries in kitchen (150)
Increation is an interior design firm based in London that specializes in kitchen and bathroom designs. I was poking around their website and came across a couple of great projects. This first one is the conversion of a Victorian mill for Kate and Shon. Ex cheetah handler, Kate, was determined to create her dream home from within the Old Street flat. Emphasising her own personality, she was looking to create in each of her rooms unusually different spaces that were to leave her with a sense of feeling both comfortable and wowed. Entertaining lay at the heart of this project, there being a clear brief for an open cooking space to allow for bottle opening and nibbling to happen comfortably. In addition, a cosy guest bedroom and second bathroom were to be created. Crafting her a stunning island as the feature of the space, which allowed for cocktails to be enjoyed at one end while cooking happened at the other. The carefully planned curved wall in the bathroom, with floor to ceiling tiles, creates a feeling of complete indulgence for those long soaks in the bath which Kate loves. For Shon, however, we created the perfect walk-in shower that has dark tiles and gentle lighting that allowed him to wake up softly in the mornings. I'm totally smitten with all the exposed brick. And that is one creative and funky kitchen!
So rich, so lush, so adult, so divine. Like a deliciously wicked dark chocolate cake only better. A stunning modern intrepetation of the old eat in kitchen. Seriously sexy! Seriously! The Bridge Street Project by interior designer Beatrix Rowe and short listed for the finals of the 2013 Australian Interior Design Awards.
This little blog apparently supplied Elisabeth with inspiration to come up with this absolutely incredible lake house. WOWZERS. I can't help but feel like a proud mother because this weekend getaway is a DREAM. I bow down to her for coming up with that 'sub' kitchen - I have plans for something similar in my next house and now I'm totally sold on the idea. (FYI: Her architect was Jay Corder)
the house is right outside of austin, tx on the pedernales river. we live in houston and drive there as many weekends as possible to relax, have family time and let our kids wakeboard on our boat.
the house is 3000 sq ft. with four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. there are a lot of great aspects about the house. the bunk room is cool because it was built to be an indoor/outdoor room for the kids - bunks inside with huge glass sliding doors that open out onto the 'outdoor' part of the room - a screened sleeping porch. we also have another interesting interior design aspect which is what we call our 'sub' kitchen. we have 2 main kitchen counters out in the main living space and then the sub kitchen is a small room adjacent to the kitchen that houses the refrigerator, shelf storage, an extra dishwasher and counter appliances and can be closed off with giant barn doors to hide all of that or to hide dishes after a dinner so the party can go on without a mess.
we love the simplicity of the house. it is incredibly functional and also provides such a relaxing respite for our family.
It's a busy week & weekend for me so I didn't have time to do much blog surfing for my blog favourites post so instead I give you more stuff I took photos of. First up is a magazine feature - 6 whole pages! - of my kitchen renovation. It's the Well-Styled Home summer 2013 issue of Kitchens & Baths.
Another major event this week was the arrival of more of my Wonkiware dishes from Green Light District. When Deborah & David's shop was located here in Ottawa, I discovered these gorgeous handmade dishes from an artist in South Africa and fell in love. I purchased a few pieces each time I visited (they're investment dishes shall I say) hoping to eventually acquire a decent amount to be able to use them when having peeps over for a meal. I had a set of 4 (soup bowls, pasta bowls, side plates and dinner plates) and when I heard from Deborah that the artist had unexpectedly changed up the style of some of them, she agreed to bring some to Ottawa with her on a recent trip. I totally adore these dishes and have blogged them before (I think the last time was here) but could not resist taking more photos as these are my dream dishes and I am overjoyed to now have a set of 8 (except for side plates, Deborah only had 2 left of the original style).