Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kitchen Obsession

I am obsessed with this Alice Lane kitchen.  I have never seen a kitchen with finishes that reflect my own tastes and styles as much as this one does.

  Things I love about it:

  • big fat wood plank floors in medium stain
  • sisal runner underfoot
  • quality cabinetry - with inset doors and perfect pulls
  • farmhouse sink
  • thick slab of Carrera
  • shiny glass backsplash with greys, taupes and greens
  • open shelving with casual, rounded brackets
  • all that lined up pretty dish and glassware
  • turned legs on the island
  • wooden beams
  • stunning chandelier

The raw wooden beams in this kitchen are beautiful, but I'm not sure they would fit with the style of our home.  Instead, we are considering a coffered ceiling that would be painted.

It's still a while before I can really plan my own kitchen makeover.  If you recall, I spruced it up a little in order to make it habitable for us until we can do the big reno.  But I'll be frank, I don't really like it.

Technically, it is better than this though....

  I'm looking forward to removing the wall on the left side of the above photo.  On the other side is the butler's pantry and dining room.  We are planning to open the space up to create better flow for the way we live.

So, for now, I will continue to plan and dream.  But I'll also keep being patient (which is not my strength).  And I'll remember how grateful I am for this beautiful old house with the sun streaming in the windows and the soaring ceilings.  

xo Meg


  1. I ADORE that kitchen too. It actually makes you want to cook - which for me, is a minor miracle, ha!

  2. Such a gorgeous kitchen! I would take up cooking if that was mine.

  3. I'm with you! The gorgeous white cabinetry, the beautiful tile, the thick marble countertops, the farmhouse sink...every detail is exactly what I'd want in my dream kitchen!

  4. Everything Alice Lane does is amazing. Your kitchen is going to be great--removing that wall, genius!