My Favorite Room.....Calling It Home

9.13.2013

Hello Savvy Southern Styler's! I'm Linda from the blog Calling It Home. You may not be familiar with my blog, but hopefully you have heard of my One Room Challenge series? There will be some exciting news about that, soon.

Only Kim could give me the motivation to photograph my kitchen for all of you. I love my kitchen, it's just really tricky to photograph because of all the angles and windows. We are moving to Florida next summer, and this is the room I will miss the most! In fact, I am already expecting to have a kitchen renovation in my future when we move. 

For eight years, we saved and dreamed about a renovation. This entire space is new construction on our existing home. We we're able to start from scratch and therefore were not confined to existing walls or plumbing.

When you enter our home, you can see straight back into the kitchen


The round kitchen table is in a half hexagon bay.


I recently bleached the table and painted the chairs....I was getting ready for you :). 


Hopefully, I will have a tutorial on that soon. Isn't it funny how the tutorial can take longer than the project...well, not on this one, but it can.

Above the table hangs this wood carved chandelier. I found it on Ebay under "local pick up, only". That is the best way to get the killer deals...if you live close. It was $35.




One of the details I love and will do again, if I have the room, is to recess the refrigerator and freezer. They are tucked back and framed into the space between the hall closet and the kitchen. 


We live in our kitchen and watch television in here, the most.







It was suggested to us that we have the seating on the island form an "L". Apparently, it is more conducive to conversation....I just like it.


Another recommendation that I have....if you have to room, is an 18" overhang for leg room. 


The island has a hammered stainless steel sink.


I don't know the name of the granite. Unfortunately, around here, stone yards give some materials their own name....so you can't price compare. 









The backsplash is a Carrara marble cut in subway and square shapes.



Glass tile that resembles the granite on the island was added above the range.


The countertops are a man made product (I don't know the name). It has chips of marble embedded into it. 



My favorite feature is the ceiling.



These are not individual planks. It is a sheet product by Georgia-Pacific. Having 4 x 8 sheets installed by a professional will save you a lot in labor costs. My contractor installed this ceiling, but the design was mine.



Thank you, Kim for letting me show off my kitchen. And thanks for giving me the motivation to finish a few projects.

Thank you, Linda for sharing this gorgeous kitchen. That ceiling is wonderful and I love all the light coming in through all those wonderful windows. I really love how you bleached the table and what a score on that chandelier! I bet you will miss this kitchen like you said.

If y'all are not familiar with Linda's blog, Calling It Home, be sure to go over and tell her you came by. Click on her My Home tab at the top of her blog and take in some more beauty.

Miss any past favorite rooms. Find them here.

40 comments:

  1. wow wow wow..

    not sure I could leave that kitchen but I'm sure the one in your new home will be just as stunning in its own way..

    thanks for sharing this with us Kim.

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  2. Linda's kitchen is gorgeous down to the very last detail! I can't imagine leaving that behind in a few months.
    Mary Alice

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful! I have to agree with Linda - my favorite part is the ceiling. Never knew that you could buy sheets that look like planking! Have a great weekend Kim!

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  4. How fun to see Linda's kitchen! As I would expect nothing less from her, it is just gorgeous and functional to boot. Thanks for sharing!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  5. Linda - Oh my! I am loving your light and bright kitchen. The area around the stove and the backsplash is gorgeous! Marble is my favorite and you've done a nice job. You just can't go wrong with that knock out marble and pretty white cabinets. Like what you did with the table as well. I would never think of bleaching it. It gives it a very nice look.

    :-)
    Christine

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  6. What an absolutely beautiful kitchen! I wouldn't want to move either! But, it's so pretty I wouldn't want to cook and mess it up either!!

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  7. I've never seen Linda's kitchen before and it is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  8. Thank you Linda & Kim for sharing this beautiful kitchen with us! It's gorgeous and the attention to detail is obvious.

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  9. What an amazing space. Details make all the difference! Love it!!

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  10. Thanks Kim for sharing Linda's beautiful kitchen... you both have such gorgeous homes. Made my day to just sit back and take a little tour of my fellow NJ neighbors home.

    MJ

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  11. gorgeous! I am soooo interested in that tutorial on bleaching the table!!

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  12. Wow, what a kitchen! It's so huge and bright! I would live in it, too!

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  13. Wow what a fabulous space. I'm dying over the huge size of it all and all the finishes. Fantastic job! Really beautiful
    XoNancy

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  14. I love EVERYTHING about your kitchen Linda...it is just stunning...love all the details and the ceiling treatments...Thank for another great room today Kim..Have a great weekend Linda and Kim!

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  15. Fab as I would expect it to be! Beautiful tour!

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  16. Linda, you have a gorgeous home!!! I love the colors and textures and stone you chose. That chandy is my favorite!!! And at the amazing price of $35.00. Fabulous buy!
    You must love having a home that is so open and welcoming!
    Kim, thanks so much for sharing Linda's beautiful home! Are you packing yet?

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  17. What a gorgeous kitchen! I like the L-shaped seating at the eating island, as it does not inhibit the flow of traffic and is goof for anyone who might be working in the food preparation/cooking area. Thanks for posting this! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  18. So beautiful! I can't believe she has to leave that kitchen behind. I'm looking forward to the table bleaching tutorial. :)

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  19. Thanks again Kim, and thank you everyone for such nice comments. It was such a thrill to be part of your series.

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  20. Oh my goodness your kitchen is FANTASTIC!! I absolutely love every single bit of it! These are such great suggestion about kitchen planning -- thanks for sharing!

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  21. Gorgeous kitchen, indeed! I can see why it's her favorite space. I love all of the detail and elements used ... fabulous!

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  22. Wow, Linda what a gorgeous kitchen, I love all the windows, the marble and ceiling! This would be hard to top, but I'm sure you'll find a way! :) The table and chairs look amazing together, too!

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  23. Hi Kimmie! Oh, my, what a kitchen to die for and she's moving away from it! :( It's most gorgeous and the ceiling is amazing. Hopefully she'll be able to do another one!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Holy cow! What a beautiful, light filled kitchen!

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  25. wow -- that ceiling is a stunner -- not to mention all of the other fabulous details. love it.

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  26. GORGEOUS kitchen!! Heading over to see more of her beautiful home!

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  27. WOW so much to love. I really love the sink, and the tile is gorgeous too!

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  28. Amazing kitchen! That ceiling is fantastic - I appreciate you sharing Linda's home,
    Kathy

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  29. Hi Kim,
    Wow Linda's kitchen is beautiful. I love her style. Thanks for having her featured. Just beautiful.
    Kris

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  30. What a gorgeous kitchen. I am headed over to say Hi! Thanks, Kim- xo Diana

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  31. Hold up! Love it all!!! The details are amazing & so much to savor. Digging the bleaching!

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  32. Beautiful! LOVE that island! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  33. I'd call house movers and relocate the house to florida....I wouldn't leave it either! gorgeous, bright and timeless. Love it.

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  34. Amazing, Linda!! The ceiling, the half hexagonal table area, and that huge island are all showstoppers. I love all the details and seeing a little personality in a kitchen. I have never seen a granite like that and love that it's different! Thanks for sharing it Kim!

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  35. Like so many others - WOW WOW WOW!!!! So gorgeous and detailed. It's all in the details!!!! Do you remember the paint color of your cabinets?

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  36. Fab kitchen!! Love the ceiling, the bar sink and so much of the other details! Congrats linda on a job well done. xo A

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  37. Linda has a gorgeous kitchen! Love that sink....WOW!
    xx
    Anne

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  38. How can you move from that kitchen!!! I love all the details! Great recommendation on the recessed fridge!

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