Saturday, December 8, 2012

Virtual Show House day 6-Kitchen

I hope you all have enjoyed this Virtual Show House series and all of my talented contributors. I was going to stay out of things but I thought the house needed a kitchen. A virtual family has got to eat!

I chose all white not because that is trendy but because it is timeless. My first kitchen design 18 years ago was for my first house and it was mostly white. I still want that kitchen but maybe a bit more upscale.
My inspiration

The counters should be honed soapstone with chiseled edge to cut the formality. The flooring should echo the counters in color and feel.

 My kitchen changed  mid-idea and I made room for the barstools below
Bar stools

The barstools are from 1stDibs and I chose the sleek mid-century design to keep it from being too traditional.

Over the arched stove niche I added art. I felt the room needed a little jolt of color and I usually opt for a fabric window covering to achieve that. The arched window over the sink is bare by choice, so the art is where the color comes in.
I chose three original paintings by Hiroshi Matsumoto.
The Etsy shop is HERE.


I chose the 4 x 4 inch abstracts beacause they are stunning and at $60 totally affordable.


The faucet I chose is a Waterworks Julia Bridge. It is not groundbreaking design just a lovely traditional touch that I am fond of.

I really wanted to mix metals so the chrome bar stools and faucets needed a foil. I found that in brass drawer pulls.

I chose long handles for the cabinets and integrated refrigerator.

Thanks for reading Day 6 of my Virtual Show House.
Here is a run down of the Days 1-5 in case you missed them.
Day 1 Entry by Loi Thai
Day 2 Living room by Beth Connolly
Day 3 Dining room by Lindsay Dress
Day 4 Master bedroom by Stefan Hurray
Day 5 Kids' rooms by Nancy Powell and Bethany Brower

I hope you will stop by on Monday to see some of my new fabric designs,


Nancy said...

Kerry I totally love your kitchen plans. And thanks for introducing me to that fantastic artist! The knobs and handles are TDF!
Xo Nancy

My Crafty Home Life said...

You and I have such similar taste. I love the hardware and stools, too. Soapstone has been on my love list forever. What is Nancy doing up at 5am? Fun virtual tour, and lots of ideas.

charmaine said...

I love white kitchens and I want those stools!!! Great series.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Kerry -
It was so fun participating in your virtual showhouse! Many wonderful and stylish ideas and designs. Your kitchen design is the 3 paintings from Hiroshi Matsumoto!! And cool chic!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Love a white kitchen. This is great!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Hooray for white kitchens. I am nutso over the bar stools - such gorgeous brass lines - and of course, the art is phenomenal!