Dec 13, 2011

~ bitchin' kitchen

There is this house that I'm completely obsessed with. It's one of those houses that is gorgeous on the outside, gorgeous on the inside, gorgeous in the front, gorgeous in the back, just plain gorgeous. I am friendly with the owners, have been to their Holiday party, but not like BFF's. (However, after my visit, I would totally be game to travel with this woman... she's funny and easy-going, has impeccable taste, and doesn't take herself too seriously...) I was a bit apprehensive about requesting a photo shoot. To my delight, she responded positively. (However, I'm pretty positive the main factor in her agreeing to this photo session was the strong possibility of witnessing me wetting my pants with excitement. I proudly informed her of this possibility in my request email. Trust me, this house is wet-your-pants-worthy... beyond really... but we won't go there.) 
Now, I could have taken hundreds of photos. Hundreds. But as it turns out, this gal is a bit more private than I was anticipating... I'll keep working on her, but for now, she gave me one room. I chose the kitchen. 
But first, can I please show you this precious angel! 
Oh dear Lord, he is about the cutest thing I've ever seen!

On to the kitchen... 
My favorite are the copper panels on the island with the dancing pigs. SO charming! They have shelves behind for storage... 



The copper hood is pretty spectacular as well...

A stunning collection of Delft...


What a charming chandelier... and those shades!

Beautiful Italian pottery is scattered about...





Love the duck head!


 The sun was pouring in from the magnificent backyard... Those french doors couldn't be prettier! Such a warm and cozy space!

Although I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this "bitchin' kitchen" it leaves me yearning for more...
I have been granted access to the outside for a photo session come Spring. WAIT until you see the beauty! 
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18 comments:

David & Dianne said...

What a gorgeous kitchen--please can we see more

Mary Anne said...

Good Morning Jan:

What a kitchen and what design flair she has. So intriging that there is more. . . . it has to be wonderful! I Love Love Love that copper hood . . . I have never seen anything quite like it! Thanks for sharing this gem!!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That is beyond stunning! I am in love!

Jacki

Anonymous said...

Actually, I hope you can convince her to let us see the rest of this beauty!

Jacki

Al said...

OMG! My jaw is still on the floor! That kitchen is beyond words. I could live in that room alone, and I don't even do a lot of cooking. Fabulous post. I always love coming here for a visit, you never disappoint. I am having a vintage holiday brooch giveaway at my blog, please stop by...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jan, I just slobbered all over the laptop. OMG, that hood, those floors, the PIGS!! Oh, she must let you share more.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Jan you really need to work on her letting you share more with us!! GORGEOUS kitchen! LOVE that hood and those floors, heck I love it all!!

Karena said...

A stunning home!! That copper hood!! Those bar stools!!

I hope you will Come to enter the latest in The 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways from Design du Monde! It is a Framed Antique Architectural Print!

xoxo
Karena
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Shelia said...

Yep, this kitchen certainly is pee pee worthy! :) It's gorgeous! Love everything about it and it has left me wanting to see more!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Acquired Objects said...

I don't think I would ever leave the kitchen if I could be cooking under that amazing copper hood looking out those French doors...fabulous! Her doggie is pretty darn cute too!

The enchanted home said...

I love the warm colors and the dancing pigs are just amazing, they totally make the kitchen (and the hood).
Hope she will share more more more with us, I love your house tours!!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! I appreciate all of it!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

What a beautiful kitchen...love the warm colors with the brass. The metals, the stones, and the warm pine make it very welcoming.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a great kitchen. Love the copper hood and the wonderful colors she used. Cant wait to see the rest of the pictures in spring.

jayneonweedstreet said...

The dancing martini pigs are fabulous! What a kitchen to cook in for friends and family! I would be whipping our gingerbread cookies right now!

classic • casual • home said...

All the copper and painted pottery is just my cup of tea!!! Really pretty...fun place to cook and entertain.

And what a darling dog.

AntiqueChase said...

This title wins BEST TITLE EVER!!!

Twist of Lime said...

WOW! That kitchen is amazing! I cannot believe how well she mixes all of the European treasures...and those dancing pigs!!!!!