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?
Stove and microwave: Wolf
Wine Cooler: GE Monogram
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