We know that Kim isn't crazy about cooking (in spite of her beautiful kitchen)...I have lots of friends who feel that way. But, in Newport Beach, California,our kitchen is our family's favorite gathering place.
There is is a small sitting area in the back where I like to watch my husband cook (yes, I know I am lucky).
I also like to sit here and read my favorite blogs, like Savvy Southern Style, by the light from these Circa Lighting sconces. The gold tone ties in with the gold touches on the iron chandelier above the island.
I placed baker's racks on either side of the French doors for easy to access dishes.
The walk-in pantry is great to hide clutter and appliances.
I like the decorative element of these registers from Reggio Registers.
I also love this egg timer made from an antique thread spool and all our copper pans.
These slipcovered bar stools are especially comfortable.
We made use of every inch of storage space in the island.
The backs of the antique glass cabinets were painted the island color to add some contrast to our white dishes.
Fortunately, we also have some solid panel cabinetry to hide all the colorful wares.
My favorite corner of the kitchen is the beverage center.
Where we have an insta-hot filtered tap for tea.
I am not crazy about the look of microwave ovens, so having ours under the island counter is handy but out of sight.
Thanks so much, Kim, for letting me share my favorite space with all of your tasteful friends.
Please visit anytime.
Thanks so much, Mary Ann, for sharing your gorgeous kitchen. If I had this kitchen with the good stove believe me I would cook more.
If you don't know Mary Ann or her lovely blog you are in for a treat. Go on over and look at all the magazine worthy rooms of her own and her friends that she shares. Better get comfy first.
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I am going to go spend the day with my mom and sister to celebrate my sister's birthday that was on Halloween.
Have a fabulous weekend!