April 17, 2012

nancy's new gourmet kitchen


Meet my friend, Nancy.  She is a gourmet cook, a master gardener and has a keen eye for decorating.   I'm so thrilled that she invited me over to photograph her fabulous new kitchen while she was preparing a delicious gourmet brunch for her mother's birthday.  The tour starts in the new entry of the kitchen, off the driveway, which is framed by two boxwoods planted in antiqued urns.   


A gorgeous butcher block island is at the center of the kitchen, topped off by a vintage-inspired light fixture. It's a great focal point in this space.  Oh, and I forgot to mention, Nancy has a great talent for flower arranging too, as seen here with this display.  I love how all the arched cabinets are lit from within.  It really adds a great deal of ambiance.     
        

A copper embossed hood caps off the stove, and a pass-through to the dining room is perfect for entertaining. 


Accents lights also shed light under the cabinets, where recipes and cookbooks are always handy.


Twin light fixtures over the sink.

A delicious feast is beginning to take shape with these appetizers and dessert.


The grain of the cherry butcher-block is spectacular.  I love how the texture of the wood contrasts with the lovely flower arrangement.


A Linzer Torte, made by Nancy's niece.

The kitchen nook has great views of the garden and is close to the kitchen.


This is a great little counter area coming in from the garage and the butler's pantry, to the left.  


The layout is perfect for a serious cook and her guests. 


Skylights and rustic beams highlight the room.  


The dining room is just steps away....


After living in the house for twelve years, Nancy knew exactly how to lay out her kitchen when it was time to remodel. 


And it works wonderfully.


To view Nancy's secret garden click here.
 Ciao! Fabiana

23 comments:

  1. WOW that kitchen!!! sheeeesh! and those baked goods! I am in loooove!!
    Stopping by from Mingle Monday and your newest follower! :)

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  2. Beautiful Kitchen, wished mine looked like that! Stopping by from Mingle Monday, have a great week :)

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  3. This is a gorgeous kitchen! If I was a gourmet cook I'd insist on such a wonderful kitchen. :-)
    Mary Alice

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  4. Great post, thanks for sharing your friends kitchen. She did do a great job planning it out.

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  5. What a gorgeous kitchen... and not just a show place, but actually loved and used! Perfection =)

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  6. What a lovely kitchen! Please ask your dear friend, Nancy, what type of stone she has on her counter tops. It is just beautiful and exactly what would be perfect in my kitchen. It is so calm and pleasing and the color is ideal. Thanks! I look forward to your gorgeous blog! It makes me so homesick.

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    1. The countertop (stone) is "taupe Antico" honed marble.

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    2. Fabiana,
      Thank you so much! I think I know which marble I will look at first when I re-do my kitchen. This is so beautiful!
      Kathy

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  7. Wow, she is adorable and obviously supremely talented. She needs to have her own show. Martha who? :D
    pam

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  8. This kitchen has charm, warmth and the WOW factor! I'm going to pin it to my kitchen ideas board.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  9. Wow - what a fabulous kitchen! So much warmth and character. It would be a pleasure for sure to spend time cooking in there. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  10. How pretty. I absolutely adore the little tassels around the bottom of the chairs. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. What a gorgeous kitchen! Off to see the garden.
    XO
    Kristin

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  12. Beautiful kitchen!!!

    Visiting from Mingle Monday

    witha @ withapinkie.blogspot.com

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  13. That is a gorgeous space! I LOVE the wood beams.

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  14. It really is a beautiful kitchen, I love the ceiling beams and center island. It looks like the perfect kitchen to me..
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  15. It is gorgeous. Love the copper hood.

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  16. Gosh, what a gorgeous kitchen! It looks so warm and cosy and welcoming. Thanks for giving us a sneak peek!

    If you have a minute to spare my weekly Say G'Day linky party is in full swing and I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this wonderful post!

    Ciao!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  17. This is a gorgeous kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. gorgeous! just found your lovely blog...come visit anytime:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

    smiles.

    michele

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  19. Oh it's sooooo wonderful! The beams, the island, the food... I want it all. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

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  20. So lovely! ... What a dream kitchen!!
    Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday

    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  21. Such a beautiful kitchen! So many amazing details! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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