April 17, 2012

nancy's new gourmet kitchen


Meet my friend, Nancy.  
She's 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. 


Accent 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


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:

Lu3Lu said...

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

sunshine said...

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

chateau chic said...

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

Judy Bigg said...

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

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

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

KathyMcCann said...

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.

Becolorful said...

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

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

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

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Suzy said...

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.

Tina said...

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

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

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

Witha said...

Beautiful kitchen!!!

Visiting from Mingle Monday

witha @ withapinkie.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

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

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

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

Elizabeth and Gary said...

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

Olive Cooper said...

It is gorgeous. Love the copper hood.

Natasha in Oz said...

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

Rooms by Ann said...

This is a gorgeous kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

michele said...

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

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

smiles.

michele

Carrie said...

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

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

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

Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

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

Take care,

Trish

KathyMcCann said...

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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