Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Kitchen Tour

I've been meaning to share my new kitchen with y'all for a long time, but just haven't gotten around to it.  
You've probably seen it in the distance, lurking in the shadows...

So today, I cleaned off the counters, bought some flowers and staged the kitchen for a photoshoot and reveal.

But, let's back up for a little before and after action.
The kitchen during the tiling phase.
I chose white subway tile for the backsplash and took it all the way to the ceiling.

 After the tile was installed, the cabinets were painted onsite.

I chose classic soapstone counters which have held up very well.
They were oiled a year ago, and still look great.

My white porcelain collection looks even better in this black and white kitchen.

In fact, I have found that everything looks good in a black and white kitchen--even plaid or transferware.


 The few pieces of my beloved majolica are right at home too.


 Notice the pot filler over the stove?
I was totally against it, but my contractor insisted that I would love it.
Yea, he was right!

But my favorite part of the kitchen is the refrigerator!
I loved the glass fronted refrigerator in our old house, but couldn't manage to take it with us.
This one is smaller though and perfect for the space.

We live in this room!
Having two club chairs in the kitchen definitely helps keep us cozy.
We have our morning coffee here every day.

Oscar has his little bed right along side!
Just outside the window is the atrium that leads to the roof deck.

I was lucky to be able to squeeze in a small breakfast table.
It's also where we eat our dinner! 

Drapes in a John Robshaw fabric keep the kitchen cozy too.

We inherited the Persian rugs from Mrs. A.
I love how they warm up the space.

 A close up of the sink area.
Since we are in the City, the view isn't so great.
I solved that problem with woven shades and planted rosemary topiaries outside the window.

The drawer and cupboard to the left of the sink is actually the dishwasher.
The other side of the sink houses the garbage in the large pull-out drawer.

Our new kitchen has been such a joy and I can honestly say, if we ever move, I will just have to recreate it all over again in the next house!
After all, how can you go wrong with black and white?

Sources:
Refrigerator:  Sub-Zero
Stove and microwave:  Wolf
Dishwasher:  Bosche
Wine Cooler:  GE Monogram
Countertops:  Soapstone
Backsplash:  Adko subway tile
Lanterns:  Ballard Designs
Pendant:  Restoration Hardware
Drapery Fabric:  John Robshaw
Woven Blinds:  Presidio Classics
Dining Table:  World Market
Dining Chairs:  Arhaus
Counter Stools:  One Kings Lane
Club Chairs:  Serena and Lily

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29 comments:

gme said...

Oh how pretty! Love the kitchen! Thanks so much for finally sharing! I can see how you would spend all your time in there.

Susan B. said...

I love your kitchen! Looks beautiful and gets great light! I can completely understand why you use those club chairs so much. Well done.

A question about the soapstone: What oil was used on the counters? I have soapstone (mine have been in 18 months) and I need to oil them every 4-6 months. I use an oil recommended by For The Love of a House by Real Milk Paint. After a while, I find it sort of wears off and then I need to oil them again. Yours look amazing for having been done a year ago.

Congrats again on the new house!

Susan

Julie Russell said...

Bravo! Your kitchen is a masterpiece! Having just finished my own black and white kitchen I wish I’d thought of the book shelves in the side of the island. Ah well, next kitchen . . .

Thanks for sharing - it’s magnificent!

Delores Arabian said...

I used mineral oil. I read about Joan's product too but decided to use plain old mineral oil. I could probably oil them again soon.

Lesa said...

Well "ya'll" have a very fine kitchen!

Sandie said...

Hi Delores, once again you've hit it out of the park. (I live in nearby Livermore so maybe I will catch the ball!) 😄

Kathysue said...

Perfection, warm, inviting, cozy! As you said, you can't go wrong with a black and white kitchen. I know that is my choice for kitchens too. Your soapstone counters are fantastic, perfect choice. Your home looks so inviting. Happy for you, Delores!!!

Sarah said...

Delores, a black and white kitchen would be a dream for me. Love the idea!
We also have a sitting area off our kitchen, and it is a favorite spot. No table and chairs, just our two wing back chairs and a counter for eating. One of my favorite spots!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful space. Love all the white ceramics with black graphics. I need to add some to our kitchen!

Melody A. said...

it is a perfect amazing room. just wonderful, the actual kitchen and the chairs to sit in and converse and the little dining set to eat a meal. So charming. Love the cabinets and tile! Take care and enjoy!

Pete and Lauren Virtue said...

Delores, you've done it again! This kitchen is beautiful, functional and refined.

Ron said...

You are right black and white is classic. Your kitchen is stunning. I love every little detail. I love the candle and candleholder. Do you remember where it is from? I'd love to find one like it.

xoxoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful, Delores!

Calypso In The Country said...

Your kitchen is breathtaking. I kept scrolling back and forth to take in all the loveliness. I adore every single detail. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Shelley

for the love of a house said...

It is beautiful Delores!! Love everything! xxojoan

laney said...

...perfect...perfectly forever perfect...blessings...laney

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love your kitchen. We are in the process of building a new house and I am having white shaker cabinets. Still trying to decide on white subway tile or white washed brick for the back splash.

Rhonda said...

I loved your old kitchen, but this new one does not disappoint! Not one bit!

Yolie Brown said...

This is a fabulous kitchen! Do you mind sharing what size your island is? I really like the look and scale of it.

bella said...

Your kitchen is amazing. Warm. Inviting. I love the lanterns over the island. The light over the dining table. The lovely light coming in over the sink. Gorgeous. I inherited a cream and black kitchen, wtih warm wood floors, so I know how you feel. it's a winner combination.

RuggedCharms said...

Absolutely stunning and the soapstone countertops were a brilliant choice!!

Sammy said...

So, nice. Love where the stairs are at, and the trees out the window.

Greet Lefèvre said...

Congratulations! Love your kitchen! A verythoughtull design. You really have done a wonderful job! Your dining table is gorgeous and the lanterns above the island are beautiful. Warm regards, Greet

Patti said...

I soooo want that fridge but what would I do with my 85 condiments on the door?

Marilyn said...

Classic elegance, cozy and inviting! Your kitchen is perfection. I also love that it is dog-friendly. Oscar's bed and dishes add to the coziness and charm. Plus, he is adorable!!

Marilyn(in Dallas)

Maria C said...

Delores, your kitchen has a marvelous timeless quality to it. I love it! It's so cozy, but so state-of-the-art at the same time! That majolica platter looks wonderful against the wall. Love all the splashes of color as well as the white. I'm glad you were able to squeeze in an eating area. I know I couldn't live without mine. I also love the simplicity and elegance of the cabinets. Everything is just beautiful!

Shaz Green said...

What a gorgeous kitchen! I inherited ours when we bought the house and have plans to renovate at some stage in the future - am sure when I do you'll see touches of your in mine.

I do know what you mean about recreating a room you love. Our last three bathroom remodels in our last three homes have been identical. I loved the first one so much I just recreated it again! Imagine my surprise when I walked in to our current home and the bathroom was already the style we'd been doing. The realtor couldn't work out why my husband was rolling around laughing! :-)

Miranda Hust said...

It's classic and timeless! Love that you took the tile to the ceiling.

Joni Webb said...

Oh Delores. This is so perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am green with jealousy!!!!!!!!!! I especially love the walls of tiles and the shelves!!! And the refrigerator. And the chairs! everything. I love your new house!! It's so perfect.

liparifam said...

Love it all! Do you know the brand and color of the cabinet paint?

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