Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Scullery Kitchen


I've always been drawn to rustic, old world scullery kitchens from France and Italy.
However, it would be a pain to actually work in one.
Can you imagine doing dishes in this sink?

There is a fine line between a kitchen with patina and one that has all the modern conveniences.

Joanne Hudson

Campagne Decoration

Materials like stone floors, beamed ceilings, plaster walls and old copper pots lend the look and feel of a scullery kitchen. It's possible to have those elements and have a functional kitchen too.

Open shelving is another element that says "scullery!"

Old French tiles and a designated alcove just for the range.
That's what I'm obsessing about today.

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Three months ago, we ordered a new Wolfe range. It's now ready to be delivered, so I'm in the process of preparing for its new home. It will be freestanding, just like the stove above, except the wall will be tiled in white subway tile.

Cote de Texas
In keeping with the scullery kitchen look, I would love to hang copper pots on the wall, like above. Love how the hooks are mounted on an old wood plaque.

It's stage 2 of the kitchen facelift that began in October.
It's going to be a little trickier because the floor will need to be patched and possibly reinforced to hold this behemoth!
Stay tuned.....

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29 comments:

sharon said...

I just love pictures 1 and 6 Delores, definitely drawn to those wooden shelves.
Sharon
x

Wyatt said...

The beamed ceilings....oh yeah!

cityfarmer said...

you lucky little homemaker!


yes, I would do dishes in that kitchen ...

Mary F said...

Until I was in fourth or fifth grade, we had a sink very similar to the first photo.

When hubs and I moved back here to my 150 year old family home, we did a major reno of the first floor and had a lot of shoring up to do, so I understand where you're at.

Looking forward to seeing the finished project!

Gina said...

Love every one of the kitchens pictured. Have used many of those elements in my new country house...plate racks, open shelving, fabric underneath counter tops, copper pots hanging over the professional cooktop. My copper pots hang from bicycle hooks which are covered in a resin type material. The hooks look a lot more friendly than the typical kitchen hooks.

Sarah said...

Delores, doesn't sound like anything is slowing down at Vignette Design. The new stove will be wonderful.
Have fun with the process. ~ Sarah

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Delores I loved everyone of those kitchens!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores, My son and DIL have a wolfe stove and they love it, especially the griddle. It will be a wonderful addition to your kitchen. xo, Sherry

Marlis said...

hadn't thought of the shoring I will have to do when I get my dream stove.. I've thought of hanging a brass bar foot rail above the stove to hang the pots from,,,, or my other choice is a heavy beam.. but the wood element would suffice and be beautiful.. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.. xo marlis

linenandlavender said...

Hi Delores! Long time no talk to. Looks like all is well and you are busy as a bee, as usual!
Your post today caught my eye because I happened to put up a photo today of my La Cornue range -part of my kitchen renovation I haven't shared yet on linen and lavender. It (my kitchen) happens to have a lot of the elements you were describing and show in those photos. It has happened several times with you (and a few other bloggers) that I post something and then notice they have posted the same or similar on the very same day --"great minds"? "kindred spirits"? (!) :)
Anyway, just thought I'd say "hello" and wish you a very happy new year.
Warmly~LeAnn

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh you lucky duck - I LOVE that stove. It would take up nearly my whole kitchen though LOLOLOL In your top picture I don't know about washing dishes in that sink but I sure love the shelf right over it...it looks like an old beam except with hole to put "stuff". Love it and may try to make one for my kitchen. I would have just enough room to run it all along one wall and over my sink. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

The enchanted home said...

Love it, and this look was very much a big inspiration in the planning of my own kitchen (except with all the modern conveniences, I am not that much of a purist that I could forego dishwashers, and fancy gadgets, haha) but this old world look is very appealing to me, and so classic. I love it....its been a wonderful room to plan and realize a dream I have had for a long long time. I love all of your above inspirations!

Kris said...

Lovely photos. I really like the little skirts on the sink beamed ceilings and gorgeous floor tiles.

Jane Aston said...

1,2,5, and 6 are my favourites here. Love the worn paint against textured walls. Perfect.

for the love of a house said...

Wonderful photos! I'm so excited for you and your new range! You will LOVE it. Did you get the red knobs, or black?!

xojoan

Kathysue said...

Delores I know your plans will be perfection and fit in perfectly with your already lovely and inviting home. Can't wait to see the process!!! xo sweet friend,
Kathysue♥

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I love all these pictures. They speak to my heart. I pinned a few of them for my next kitchen inspiration.
Thank you!

Table Escapes said...

Love love love this project and photos
You go girl
Sharon

Table Escapes said...

Love love love this project and photos
You go girl
Sharon

Victoria said...

What a fabulous range. I cannot wait to see how you incorporate it into your kitchen. The scullery look is charm-filled.
Best...Victoria

Low Tide High Style said...

Reinforcing the floor will be so worth it to have that beauty in your kitchen! I love all of your inspiration photos!

Kat :)

French Basketeer.com said...

I'm laughing, because the sink in the first pic is the exact one I have in France, and yes, it's a pain as it is so small! One day I will have one in limestone next to a LaCanche range!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I also love this look. I never get sick of it.

Scribbler said...

Good luck with all this -- keep us posted. I think I am the Scullery Maid...

ETS

Kate said...

What fun! I love, love, love the new range! It is so much fun to collect ideas...I enjoyed looking at all of the kitchens!

shell said...

interesting scullery kitchen photos. I like so many things - open shelving and the
copper pots hanging. Designated alcove for the stove. Great stove YOU have got coming!
I can't wait to hear more about your kitchen. You took out the yellow
subway tiles? What did you seal your marble with?

@French Basketeer - I have been emailing you about a basket order I placed and no reply. Are you in Europe?

classic • casual • home said...

We have copper pots and trays above our stove...I really use them, too. These kitchens remind me of places we have rented in Umbria or Provence...very useful with homey patina.

Kitchen Remodeling said...

Looking at the pictures of kitchen that you have on your blog post is like to watch a dream. I cannot support to modern kitchen styles as these are costly so i was looking for something that should be good but also cheaper.bathroom remodeling virginia

arrielle_p said...

The kitchen is often the heart of the home and a place where friends and family seem to gravitate. I really love the design of your kitchen. :)

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