Dagny from Beautiful Living tagged me to do a post about my kitchen…
And here is is now:
Here’s that area of the kitchen now (below) It’s hard to tell but the ceiling is inset with beadboard and you can see in the center of the beam there’s a little electrical hole where I’m putting another chandelier to match the one in the dining room.
Now, I need some honest opinions about the chair situation. These are the antique chairs we’ve had for years that I stole from another room for this picture. They’re all mismatched but they work nicely together… (in fact I love them) BUT my question is… should I go for new ones in here (because I will have to either replace these in this room or the other room I took them from) for this room? My original thoughts were these wingchairs (below- check out the nailhead detailing) on the ends in a neutral linen-like sunbrella fabric (we are messy!) and then go with hard-backed dining chairs in for the middle chairs. OR should I keep it as it is? (A rug’s going down & natural shades & linen drapes are replacing my boughs of fir but I was thinking I still probably needed some more fabric/ layers in the room… so what do you think??) Just a bit more info—- it’s freeeeezing a lot of the year so I like the wingchair idea but it’s also a lakehouse that sees lots of traffic in the warmer months… Has anyone used sunbrella for something like this? (And you know I want it fairly light) Any pros/ cons/ advice??
Below if a close-up of the custom hood. I was surprised by the shape/ size (distance-decorating is not always the easiest!) but now love it:
Above, the vintage linen dosh towl is also from Volo (I promise to do a post on it next time I go!) & I framed prints & hung them over the stove for a makeshift backsplash. Below, I was having such a good time putting things on the island. I made a million arrangements I was so happy with it but this was left ovr from the nigt before. (I know those birch candles should be so cheesy to me because they go against certain principles I have, but for some reason I love them!!)
Below are some apothecary jars I found at Target to use as food cannisters: