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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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the gardeners cottage said...

hi joan,

THUD. me hitting floor.

xo
janet

Sunny said...

OMG! That's all...just OMG!

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

I am incredibly green with envy. Your home is absoultely beautiful. Thank you so much for inspiring me, again. :)

Southerncook said...

OHHHHHHHHH, your kitchen is amazing. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I don't know if you have posted many pics of your kitchen but I think I may have missed them. It is gorgeous.

When we rennovated our kitchen I did a little similar. I did add more color but I would have loved to have gone all black and white. I tried to talk DH into marble countertops but we compromised on Vermont soapstone and I did Zebra wood on my island. I did all glass front cabinets too and I love them. I also love the fact that you have a fireplace right there in your kitchen. It is FABULOUS!!!!! Can I come visit???

Carolyn

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh I do love this! That's the classiest farmhouse kitchen I've ever seen! I was in awe of the kitchen in the movie "Somethings Gotta Give" and this has some of the same vibe...you have classic taste for sure! I really like the chandelier over the table and chairs, which I adore also! Boy I could just go on and on...I even love the picture hanging on the backside of cupboard door...the light fixtures....5 star rating for sure! You must be so pleased!

Raining Pearls said...

I'm in total love...

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Joan!
This is my dream kitchen. I can honestly say this is one of the nicest kitchens I've ever seen...every bit as nice as you'd see in decorating magazines. This is gorgeous. I love every bit of it. Seeing your farmhouse sink makes me miss mine. You have such wonderful taste...very classy but also very homey too. This is a room I'd love to walk into in the morning...how could you not wake up in a good mood knowing you were going to cook in here! Thank you for sharing your kitchen with us. If homes could talk I think yours would say 'thank you' too! If your kitchen is this beautiful I have no doubt that what you are working on now will be just as lovely. I look forward to seeing the rest as you get it done. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday.
Maura :)

Shelly said...

Gasp! Oh my goodness Joan it's beautiful. I must ask about the cabinet that has the art hanging on the open door....looove it! Was that an existing cabinet or a new installation? You have the most amazing eye for creating a beautiful space...wow...just wow.

Denise said...

PERFECTION!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Joan,
Are you kidding?
We're only one room past the entry and I'm speechless. It's cozy, classic, charming ... ok, stunning!
Do you know that most people would give an arm for a brick fireplace in their kitchen?!
You have done the most awesome job in this room. I would love to have my morning tea at this table ... I know it's unbecoming to be envious but it's so lovely. You have exquisite taste!
I love your rugs...are they old or can I go get them somewhere for my kitchen?
I can hardly wait to see the next room. :)

AntiqueChase said...

OOOOOH MMMMMM GGGGGGGGEEEEE !!!!

nameisgrace said...

this needs to be published in a glossy mag asap!!!!!!!! it's perfection:)

Deserae said...

O-M-G!!! Your kitchen is divine,just stunning! I am so in love.....wish I could move right in! LOL...Think I'll go fix myself a diet Coke in my shoebox kitchen now.....
~Des

Jenny Beth said...

i agree with name is grace. your kitchen is truely stunning. and as everyone else has said DREAM KITCHEN. seriously you need to submit this to a magazine. thanks for inspiring me to keep going in my own home.

JBR @LifeOnLyford.blogspot

Jessica Wrasman said...

So elegant and bright! Lovely. I especially love the parson-style chairs around the table and what you've done with the shelving!

niartist said...

OMG! Joan!!!! This is my absolute DREAM kitchen!! DREAM! I'm gaga over that table. What a beautiful piece of furniture ... the brick, the cabinet, the counters, the stove - that sink! THE SINK!!!!! OMG! Seriously - I've died and gone to heaven! Emailing you ... this is seriously magazine worthy!

niartist said...

OH! AND Btw, where did you get those chairs?

kaypea said...

One of the best looking kitchens I have ever seen. Ever. And that includes shelter mags, blogs and in person. Well done, indeed. Your home belongs in a book. Not a magazine, a book!! I am seriously impressed!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Joan,
Miss you dear friend! The kitchen is absolutely beautiful. Simply stunning.
xoTrina

VoiceTalk said...

Utter jealousy. I can't say it any other way.

Yur kitchen is bigger than most NYC apartments, and so much more beautiful. What I love the most? The red knobs on the stove that are echoed in the carpet on the floor in front of it. I'm stealing that idea if you don't mind, though I am going to have to find a miniature Viking.

Just Martha said...

Such absolute style!!! Aaaah. I love that little cupboard that open above the drawers - the one with the calendar in it. Your finishings are timeless. Do enjoy!!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok.....That's it!

I'm moving right back into that sub Z. STAT!

Move over Ketchup......

Room Seventeen said...

Wow, very warm en cozy. Lovely place to be!

house things said...

Joan,
It's wonderful. I like that you have a little bed for Ella next to the island.
Kathleen

Black Zebra said...

TO. DIE. FOR.

An Urban Cottage said...

I would have stayed up later if I knew you were going to post this...but then I wouldn't have been able to sleep! I have to agree with whomever said this is one of the nicest kitchen I have ever seen. I think I've noticed all the details, the different hardware, the beadboard ceiling, the different counter surfaces but at least I know I can back for reference. I love the little skirt under the sink to soften all the cabinetry, the rug.

If I had this kitchen, I wouldn't need any other rooms. I would just set up a little bed over by the fireplace and I would never have to leave!

My Little Bungalow said...

WOW! Ditto to everything stated previously. Yours is the kitchen I would love to have. I adore everything about it. The light over the sink, the cabinet with the door open that has a painting hanging on it, the fridge, the counters, the rugs ... everything is gorgeous. You have lovely taste! Thank you, by the way, for your sweet comment about my beloved dog, Phoebe. My blog is new and I'm thrilled that you visited!
Claudia

Becky said...

Joan, how lovely and welcoming it all is. I've been hooked since you posted about your refrigerator. And I just love your white cabinets with all the glass fronts. It must make you so happy and content to walk into this room every day.

The Family Crump said...

Joanie! It is stunning! Wow! I can't wait to go back and look it again. It is better than any magazine I've ever drooled over! Beautiful!!!

The Family Crump said...

You guys are amazing! It is elegance and comfort all in one room! I want to wake up to my coffee brewing in there!!!

Erin said...

I've been a lurker for quite a while now and had to come out of lurkerdom to say "WOW"!!!!! I love everything you have done with the house so far. We just started renovating a 1903 Victorian so you're posts inspire me! Thanks so much for sharing!

Debbie C said...

WOOOWWW!!! I have sooo been waiting to see pics of your home....well worth it!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOSH! I just saw this post!!! Tooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! Not surprised though but still toooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!

Brooke said...

Joan! PERFECT!

P.S. Daniel found a deer antler shed for me the other day while he was hunting...I was so excited!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Can you tell me what the black countertop material is? Soapstone, I am guessing. Trying to decide on countertops now so this is very inspirational.
Thanks.
New Mexico Kitchen

LindsB said...

Holy S**T!! I just went through this and was like wow, thats alot of pictures for a spread in a magazine, and then I realized THATS YOUR HOUSE!! OMG, can you please adopt me? I NEED to live in an old New England house with a kitchen like that- I am in L.O.V.E- it is just amazing, beyond amazing actually- I'm coming to live with you to learn from the master, ok?

laney said...

...love it...love it...love it...perfect...perfect...perfect...

erin said...

your kitchen is an absolute dream!! love, love, LOVE.

kansasfarmhouse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it just like I knew I would. Thank you so much for sharing! It was worth the wait! Surely this will be in some magazine....right?

Farmgirl Paints said...

Came here from Linda's. You house is just breathtakingly beautiful. Congratulations!! Great choices all around:)

Blue said...

Very beautiful, indeed. Comfortable, elegant and above all practical. The stone fireplace wall is a lovely thing.

Morning T said...

Holy cow this is absolutely stunning!!!! Saving for my dream files...hopefully one day I too will have a kitchen as beautiful as yours. ;)
Cheers~
T

Shar said...

I live in Texas but I totally get New England! And your kitchen? FAB.U.LOUS. Beyond...

A Perfect Gray said...

joan. there are no words to describe how wonderful your kitchen is. (and you posted it perfectly - all photos and no words)

...everything goes together so beautifully, but I think I am most touched by the 'little things' the silver in glass and ironstone containers on the table; the skirted sink; the dog bed; the very worn oriental; glass, ironstone, silver and bamboo-handled ware on display.

so warm and beautiful. just like you...

thank you so much for letting us into your home. donna

Heidiopia said...

This is breathtaking, Joan! I love the ceilings-- can you elaborate on what you did there? The breakfast area/fireplace is divine, too. So much to love...

Lila said...

The warmth your kitchen exudes is amazing. Looks like the most lovely Vermont inn. I would love to dine by the fire in your kitchen. Where did you get Ella's bed?

Jeanette said...

I realy love your kitchen!

Kind Regards from Holland,
Jeanette

Patti said...

Dear Joanie and Dan,
Just unbelievably beautiful!!!! The barn renovation looks great. Ya'll have done such an amazing job, and I know how much fun you are having! So proud of you, little sis.
xox,
p.

Shady Grove Farm said...

Joan this is definitely an inspiration! The first room we will be reviving is our kitchen -we start tomorrow afternoon, right after we sign our closing papers on the house. If ours turns out half as beautiful as yours it will show our new old house the love it has been missing. Katie

Antiqueaholics said...

Joan, I look at a lot of magazines and clearly this kitchen is one of the very best I have seen. I love it all. The brick in the fireplace has wonderful shades which works so well with your wood floors, the painted cabinets, hardware, and chandelier. By the way, the chandelier is amazing - I'm sure it is an antique. I love the dark wood round table which contrasts so beautifully with the white slip covered chairs. The bead board ceiling is great especially since you omitted all the can lights. I love the countertops - are the honed granite? I also love all the green plants with all the neutrals. You had a wonderful little lamp on the counter as well. I recently added a small light fixture in my kitchen and cannot believe how the light from this small fixture makes such a warm glow that can lights could never do. I am going to use some of your ideas when we move and I renovate our kitchen.
With all the cloudy days and cold snowy weather, I would be in your kitchen sitting at that table with a cup of tea and a beautiful fire in that amazing fireplace. GREAT JOB!
I noticed on Eddie Ross's blog that he will help others get published - you should contact him. I have spoken with him before and he is so nice, energetic, and enthusiastic.

Cali said...

Holy Moly! Its stunning! I have been back to look at the pictures 3 times today and my jaw is still on the floor. I remember when you posted that you found the table. It looks incredible...with the brick fireplace and the slipcovered chairs (where did you get those by the way?) Yall have impeccable taste.

Cali

Melissa said...

Oh, it's so beautiful I could cry. Just perfect. Perfect!

Could you share the color of the white paint you used on the cupboards? I am repainting mine soon, and I just love the way yours turned out.

I love Ella's bed!

So inspired,

Melissa

24 Corners said...

Absolutely beautiful! Every single detail and every single personal touch are so special, and so perfect....'well done' doesn't even cover it.
xo J~

Acquired Objects said...

Beautiful kitchen Joan, wish I had a dining area that size in mine then I could get rid of my seperate dining room. I love how you even made room for Ella too, Dylan has a mat in here beside the island as well.

Razmataz said...

Wow!. All I can say is WOW. There are so many great elements here combined to make a truly stunning room with personality and charm!

Millie said...

Oh Joan, I'm not at all surprised by the gorgeousness of your images, I have come to expect nothing less of you! This is not only a stunning kitchen aesthetically, but I reckon it works a treat on a practical level as well. Absolutely, the loveliest post of the year. MOTH's been peering over my shoulder & has just said "Tell Joan & Dan to put the kettle on, we're on our way!"
Millie x

Angela@Quarter Acre Cottage said...

I LOVE your home, can I please please have it, promise I won't tell anyone. OK that's a lie I would tell everyone... it is a home worthy of sharing. So Thank you for sharing and inspiring, I'm sure my hubby won't agree but I LOVE it!

An Urban Cottage said...

Oh, hi. You caught me sneaking back for another look. I really starting to dig antlers. I bought some for the guest bedroom. I know I'm probably going to get a lecture from Janet. But I like them. I want a whole huge vase of them on my dining room table.

What's the paint color on the walls?

Martha said...

Did you hear that, did you see that? All the chaos was caused by me jumping up and down and squealing with delight, I have waited so long to see your kitchen and it does not disappoint. It is ????? there are no words to describe how perfect it is! Your home should be featured in a magazine! Love all of it!

Martha said...

and I want to add to the comment from Urban Cottage about living in the kitchen, all that would be needed would be a bed by the fireplace, well I would move Ella's bed there and that would be all I need!

carolyn said...

Joan- I'm calling my editor!!!!!

Well, if I had an editor, I'd have dialed the number before the 3rd picture....instead, I'm telling my friend Sallie to get herself to your blog QUICK!!

I love it-
I'm going to try and find an editor!

Hugs-
Carolyn

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Joan, thank you so much for that very nice comment. I had to stop over here & visit & my jaw is hitting the floor. Oh my gosh, that is YOUR kitchen & I thought it had to be a magazine. Wow, I'm speechless, what a wonderful kitchen, it is perfection.

I'd love to feature you on my Feature Friday if you would allow me to show it off. Please let me know at rhoda12@bellsouth.net. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Dianne said...

Kerplunk! Me on the floor after seeing this kitchen. It is drool worthy. You must contact Eddie and have it published.

Anonymous said...

There would seem to be nothing left to say after all of the adoration. But I allow me to add you have definitely given this home a soul with this kitchen. I often ask my clients what feeling they want to evoke in a space. The beauty that dwells here through your efforts speaks volumes of love and dedication and artistry. I applaud your style madam.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful and inviting!

I especially love to see your treasured finds restored and in place. Such as the wooden light fixture over the table. Just lovely!

Velvet and Linen said...

I agree with all of the above comments. Your home needs to be published. Better yet, you need to write a book about your home! It's magical.

xo
Brooke

Cindy said...

Joan, Dan, and Ella: Perfection. There is so much to say, but I have no words. Cindy

the gardeners cottage said...

hi joan,

like sarah and steve i'm back for my umpteenth look. each time i look i see something new. and tell steve janet approves of shed antlers. nevermind i'll tell him myself.

xo
janet

lala said...

Hello, just found you from lime in the coconut and so very glad I did!! I am just starting to read all of your previous posts and loving every minute of it (I am from new england & yes it is 3:00 a.m.) Your home and the work you put into it is truly amazing. I will definitely be back - amazing, simply amazing!!

Lisa said...

Dear Joan,
Where have I been?
First I want to thank you so much for your comment on my blog.
I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.
Second, I look forward to following along on your journey. I'm only at your first post here and just had to stop & comment.
I've been taking in every detail, from the antlers in the cabinet to the little lamp in the corner, but what told me tons about you was Ella's nest! I'm sure she loves you just as much as you all love her.
Your journey has taken you far from Dallas in many ways! We made a similar move from L.A. To Ky. nine years ago with kids in tow. It's a gift when dreams are realized!
I'm off to read more now...
Happy weekend!
Lisa

Verdigris Vie said...

Like the rest of the 70 commenters on this post, I am just scraping myself up off the floor ..:-) To Die For Joan.. The fireplace is perfection.

Vie

Things That Inspire said...

Your kitchen is so beautiful - I love the combination of the dark counters and the veined marble - spectacular! I would love to read your thought process on choosing cabinet hardware - one of my next tasks! It is a bit early, but I always like to be several steps ahead.

Anonymous said...

Love the kitchen, we are a New Holland dealer and I would be glad to deliver parts for Big Blue right to your kitchen door. I guess it would take me awhile from Virginia to get them there but what a treat it would be to see your kitchen in real life.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Hi Joan - Your kitchen is not only beautiful, but also cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Have a great weekend.
Deborah

Catherine said...

Gorgeous.

S2 said...

Now Joan, You know Jeff would make Zoyla have a totally organized refrigerator, not Just the front! I'm with your plan. Organized chaos over insanity.

Kate and Geoff said...

The good news is - that your kitchen is basically my dream kitchen. So this whole "when we are ready to buy, you'll be ready to sell" is looking like an excellent master plan. I Looooooooooove your/my future kitchen!!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Joan this is everything to LOVE about your kitchen & nothing to not. I found you through Linda @ lime and so glad I did.

Have a lovely weekend ~ Deb

Mona thompson said...

Joan, your kitchen , your entire house and your blog are amazing. I can just keep coming back and drinking in every detail. I would like to award you the Stylish Blogger Award! I just received it recently and the deal is you have to find worthy people to pass it on to. I have just posted about it and linked yo your blog. Here is the deal when you receive the award..

After receiving this award you have to pay it forward and follow the rules:
Rule
#1) Thank & link back to the person who awarded you.
#2) Share 7 things about yourself.
#3) Award 10 great bloggers that you have RECENTLY discovered
#4) Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award”

have a great weekend. Mona

Diane said...

WOW, just WOW. Stunning, jaw dropping gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your home and for being so inspiring.
I love your blog and had to come out of lurkdom to comment on your beautiful kitchen.
Diane

quintessence said...

Your kitchen is absolutely fabulous!! My kind of warm, classic and personal space. Just found you through Mona and so glad I did!

Verde Farm said...

Honestly one of the prettiest kitchens I’ve ever seen in any book or magazine. The fireplace is amazing. I bet you all cozy up around that table and have great conversations and coffee. Love that cabinet door open too--perfect.

a Broad said...

Wonderful ! I can stop looking further for Kitchen inspiration for my next home. You did it all in yours :)

Pondside said...

I'm very happy to have come across your blog. I've been trying for nearly 8 years to convince my husband that white cabinets would be a good change in our kitchen, but he has clung to the dark wood. I showed him the photos of your kitchen, which looks to be about the size of ours, and he agreed that it would be a good look here - hurrah and thanks!!
I'll be your newest follower.

SHERRY HART said...

Well...that is a "ta da" kitchen if I have ever seen one!! Ditto all of the comments above and double them!!! I am in awe.........

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

2nd time around...I had to come back and enlarge every picture and study them! Time for you to put together a book about this farmhouse renovation...I'm confident you will draw a lot of attention with it!
Love the french wire basket with the potted plants on the island too...great great great!

mydesignchic said...

What a gorgeous kitchen...adore the fireplace!!

abby jenkins said...

Thank you for your nice comments! I LOVE that antique shop in Wells, Art was really nice, he was someone I felt totally comfortable with immediately. I also wanted every single thing in his shop. Good thing we had Cheddar with us and some friends or I would have filled our wagon up with no hesitation. We did have our "new" soapstone sink and two faux bois planters delivered last week from him. I did not get that lantern, my husband reminded me that we already have one very similar, an old gas lamp, that I got at auction in VT and had rewired hanging in our kitchen now.

Can't wait to read about your kitchen! It is perfection!!!

I am sure Cheddar and your pups would get along famously, as would we! Maybe you can come sailing on our boat this spring when we get her out of the shed (she is in S. Berwick) she had heat!

Cheers!

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Slim Paley said...

I don't know what your kitchen looked like before, but it certainly is BEAUTIFUL now! You must be thrilled with it. It looks large, but so cozy.
That is a timeless kitchen that you will never tire of.
Bravo!!

Best,
Slim Paley

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow! What an amazing home! Thanks so much for sharing. I absolutely love white kitchens. I just came across your blog, and I am a follower now!

Anonymous said...

joan, you have been holding out on us! this is simply AMAZING. truly unique and classic all at once. you have been blessed with such a gift, not only in your home, but in your ability to turn a house into a home. it's simply fantastic. what color are your cabinets? looks like white dove?
all my love,
kara (your email about new hampshire towns buddy) :)

doug @ tracery said...

WOW! absolutely beautiful--congrats

Karen said...

I Love this kitchen it has a truely timeless appeal Very classy just BEAUTIFUL
Kind Regards
Karen

Anonymous said...

Joan and Dan----
what can I say---You two have now out done
yourselves -- It is just perfect....really more than perfect!

I knew it would beautiful --but it is beyond words--
Everything....Your Dream come true........
like your friends can't wait to see all the other parts of your wonderful HOME!!!
Love you all and so very,very PROUD of you both !!!!
Mama

Jacqueline said...

Amazing, cozy, cottagey kitchen : )

Kris and Jen said...

I Love the exposed brick sooo much. Timeless...
Lucky you...Kris

Karen said...

I scrolled all the way down through the 97 comments to tell you ~ I love your home! Kim really did a great job to entice us over. And you have done a great job remodeling & decorating!!!! I will be grabbing a cup of coffee and coming back by sometime and hanging out. What wonderful inspiration.

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, really stunning!

Kat :)

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

I love your home, it is so refreshing and beautiful. It is my dream to one day have a farmhouse to renovate. For now I will have to live vicariously through you.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OK...I just need to log off or I might spend my whole day here!
Love your kitchen! Fabulous, tasteful. elegant, beautiful!

KimH said...

Absolutely beautiful and still warm and comfy.. The best of the best!! Thanks so much for sharing your vision & your love of home.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH.. THAT IS THE PERFECT looking kitchen - in my dreams.
Wondering a few things - what is the stone for the island? Carrarra? And what is the black counter top? Soap stone? And have you liked those?
Thanks!
Heidi
hscovill2000@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THE MICROWAVE?You are living in my dream kitchen.My poor husband woke up to me showing him in detail what I wanted done in our kitchen.We are getting ready to remodel and luckly already have real good custom white cabnets to work with and a great layout. Thank you for the pic's so much easer to explain what I want when he can see it already done right in front of him. melita

kerrie said...

Just beautiful. Makes me want to renovate "again"! :-) Thanks for sharing,
Kerrie, PA

Anonymous said...

Add me to the pile of ladies who are passed out on the floor. Absolutely SWOONING over this kitchen, it is the personification of MY.PERFECT.KITCHEN. (and I'm a Designer). Well done. ~ShabbyChick

Jennifer said...

As many have said before me, what an amazing kitchen. It is what dreams are made of! I would love to know what paint color is on the kitchen walls, if you don't mind sharing. I was looking around your blog and couldn't seem to find it. Thanks so much!

The Polished Pebble said...

How did I miss this Post Joan? Amazing.

xo kelley

aibhinnk said...

Possibly my favourite kitchen! I just want to sit down and have a cup of tea! Love it all! Just found your blog and am so glad I have!

The Art of Doing Stuff said...

I ... I .... Uh .... ACk ... ehh ... I ... can't ... form ... words ...
Wow. Unbelievably beautiful ~ karen

Anonymous said...

How did I miss this post.....lovely Joan

All the best,
Kathy

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Your kitchen belongs in a magazine! I am your newest follower!!! Hope you come and visit me!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous kitchen. I am your newest follower and I hope you don't mind but I posted your kitchen on my blog and linked back to you.
Sarah

christi said...

WOW. my jaw is on the ground. dreamy. beautiful. practical. warm. lived in. ADORE.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi! LOve love love your home!
OMG. Wow. Just terrific!

I am looking for your profile, or an
email or something too contact you!
Will you come to The Polohouse and leave a message for me so I can ask you a question
about your most lovely farmhouse!?
Thanks so much.
xx
Alison

Lorraine said...

Holy Guacamole!!!What an awesome kitchen, just love it.

robyn9361 said...

Your kitchen is beeeeeutiful!!! There's nothing that I don't like....peaceful, functional and so gorgeous! Where did you find that adorable doggie bed at the end of your island. I have to have one for my baby. Thanks!!!!!

justrestingup said...

Hi Joan,

I love your kitchen!! I featured it on my blog. www.justrestingup.wordpress.com We are in the process of building a new home and you are quite an inspiration!! Thanks for sharing!!

Living It At Home said...

Hello! I haven't been by in such a long time and I really regret it!!! I am in love with your kitchen and your home! You have done everything so well and it really feels special! Your home is magazine worthy! We are doing a minor face lift in our kitchen and are considering the glass front sub zero that you have. I love how it looks in your kitchen and have become more inspired to get that fridge! I wanted to know how you like it so far.... Also, could you tell me what type of countertops you have? Thank you so much and I am off to enjoy more. I will be posting a picture of your kitchen on my blog soon if that is ok. Thanks!
~jamilyn

Living It At Home said...

Hi again! I just found your post on all the details of your kitchen. Countertop question answered! Just gorgeous! Love them!

Allison Hasel said...

Spent a few hours pouring over your blog last week! So inspiring. Really enjoy reading about your home's journey. Added you to my reader!

hometown girl said...

your kitchen is just stunning! susan

crystal b. said...

What color of paint is on your walls? It's so subtle.

I love everything that you've done -- in fact, I could move right in and feel completely at home. It's lovely.

Thanks for sharing.

CoopDeVilla said...

Joan, I have been in love with your kitchen for a long time. I have many of the same or similar accent pieces that you have and know I want the complete look of a neutral/white kitchen. I am going to pretty much gut my entire space and am in the planning process of where to put what. If you have time, will you please tell me what your counter top depth is around the sink? Is it standard 24" or less. Thank you,
Patty

Ashley@ DesignBuildLove.co said...

wow! Gorgeous kitchen, and who wouldn't die to have that wonderful, warm eat-in area with the fireplace?!?!

Debbi Beverage said...

Your kitchen is just beautiful! I'm so glad to have found your blog! You have a new follower.
Debbi from @ the beach

Di said...

this is beautiful. thank you for sharing. i live in australia but love the style of new england particularly the kitchens. i'll bookmark this and use it as inspiration for my one day kitchen.
cheers

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Your kitchen is amazing! I'd love to add it and a few of your other rooms to my inspiration galleries and include you in a feature post. Let me know if you're interested!

Remodelaholic said...

This is simply beautiful! I would need to be cooking all. day. long. if I have a kitchen like this!

I wonder if you would ever be interested in writing a special guest post about the process and finished kitchen for Remodelaholic? Let me know and I will get all the details to you!

Thanks,
Cassity

My Greenbrae Cottage said...

Thumpa thumpa....ahhhh, gorgeous!

Ins and Outs and Whereabouts said...

i just happened on your blog and i love it! and, wow, i am in love with your kitchen! i absolutely LOVE the fireplace, the floor, the built-ins, the counter tops, the rug, the sink, the basket of cooking essentials on the counter, and the list goes on! thanks for sharing all of the wonderful photos.

Kimberly Finkel Davis said...

What type of counter tops is the dark counters? This is beautiful!

Rachel said...

Your home is stunning! What color did you use on the walls?

edie said...

I LOVE your kitchen and absolutely ADORE your floors! Can you tell me more about the floors? Stain color? Width of the planks?
Thanks so much!!

Pamela said...

Just one word...GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Love it!!!

Lisa K. said...

Your home is absolutely STUNNING!

fairykin said...

These pictures are gorgeous. Have you made a magazine yet? You should.
I live in Mass on the border of New Hampshire.
I would love to know where you live!
Your site is hysterical with the accent thing. Yea it is the chattaah bus alright.
If you want to meet sometime if you could, let me know!

Maureen said...

So beautiful and inspiring. I just posted one of these kitchen pics on my blog post. I am redoing my kitchen, so I wanted to gather some kitchen inspiration!
Here's the post:
http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/08/kitchen-inspiration.html

Heaven's Walk said...

I've got some SERIOUS kitchen envy going on over here.....Well.....just make that HOUSE envy! :)

xoox laurie

Katie said...

Please, please tell me the color of paint you used in the this kitchen!!

Thank you!!

Katie

for the love of a house said...

Katie-
Click on "the room details" at the bottom of this post and you will find all the information about the kitchen.

Edith said...

This is a beautiful kitchen and I LOVE he refrigerator.

collarcitybrownstone said...

I just came across your blog. OMG!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your kitchen. It is one of THE most beautiful kitchens that I have ever seen. It is elegant, warm, cozy and inspires a person to want to spend time in there. I love everything about it!

Peace, Love and Harmony!
Xenia

Anonymous said...

best kitchen ever...seriously...it's my go to kitchen!

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Your kitchen is STUNNING! I love everything about it but especially your lamps - you don't see many lamps in kitchens but they really cosy up the space! Great idea - you've inspired me to get some for myself.
One of your newest followers,

Sharon

Tiedupmemories said...

Just Beautiful! Full of inspiration! Could I ask you the paint color in the kitchen? Love it!
Tracy G.

justine said...

HI there! We are renovating our kitchen and I found your kitchen on Pintrest and I have to say I love it! I am currently planning on the ceiling to look as yours does but cannot find the right material . Can you tell me what you used? I see in the one photo you say wood ceiling going up ..but no description. Is it v groove? and how wide are the boards? 5"? any help would be appreciated! just love the look~~ justine

for the love of a house said...

Justine- if you click on "the rooom details" at the bottom of this post it will take you to the very next post that discusses all the room details. You'll find the info about the ceiling there.

Flea Market Trixie said...

What a gorgeous home and kitchen, it's perfect, I love every inch of it.

Holly Mathis Interiors said...

it is perfection...so so love it. woud love to hear about the light over round table...thank you for being so generous with your home..love how you share the paint colors inthe sidebar.

so so lovely.

Holly Mathis Interiors said...

oops i bet i can click on room details and find out about that light...sorry!

Anonymous said...

Love this kitchen - can you tell me what brand the sink is?

for the love of a house said...

Anon- if you click on "the rooom details" at the bottom of this post it will take you to the very next post that discusses all the room details. You'll find the info about the sink there.

Madden said...

Oh my....be still, my heart! I think I just fell in love. I was driven here by the "Hooked on Houses" blog and now I have two favorites! Can't wait till I have more time to explore.

-tracie

Unknown said...

I am drooling over your kitchen and breakfast area. As for those dreamy IKEA slipcovered armchairs, I know you said they are Henriksdal chairs, but are the slipcovers on them the white ones from IKEA too? Or do you have custom slipcovers on them? They are beautiful!

for the love of a house said...

Thank you! Yes, they are the white ones from Ikea. I bought extra slips thinking I would have them deconstructed to use as a pattern for custom ones, but I have been so pleased with the Ikea slips that I haven't had custom made. They are very well made and wash beautifully.

for the love of a house said...

bsurround- So sorry- I accidentally deleted your comment, so I hope this is where you asked the question regarding the windows. I haven't mentioned the name of the company on the blog because I didn't want to give them any press. I do NOT recommend them. Our b.a.d. contractor talked us into using Lepage Windwows and I would never use them again. They were very expensive, the quality is poor and the company was unpleasant, to say the least, to work with. We used Marvin window in the barn and we are VERY happy with them.

Ramona Taylor said...

Sorry if this has been asked before, I did skim through & I didn't see it. You said you found the replica drawer pulls like the ones on the built in. They were brass & you painted them black matte, but you did not saw where you found them. I'd like to purchase some so I wanted to know where you got them? I know you said you got the 2 iron handles at RH, but didn't know if you got the cute drawer pulls from RH also. I love the fancy curves on them it gives a cute flair compared to normal pulls. I found you through Gracious Spacious, you're kitchen is probably my all time favorite!:)

for the love of a house said...

Ramona- I mention them here....

http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/kitchen-details.html

They are from The House of Antique Hardware and the link is in the above post.
best, j.

8)(8 said...

Beautiful!

Adam @ Kitchen Designs said...

These are some very beautiful pictures and an amazing kitchen, such an amazing size

My House, My Garden said...

Hi Joan,
So glad that Linda knew my favorite kitchen was your kitchen! I am in the middle of a complete beach house renovation and was questioning whether I should mix the marble and the soapstone. You did it PERFECT! Your kitchen and home are perfection.
Vikki

Anonymous said...

I have looked at your blog so many times! Your home truly is one of my favorites! We are renovating and I have gone with gray owl walls and dove white trim. It is time to paint the new cabinets and I have a few questions for you. I think I will continue on with dw for the cabinets. Big hold up on whether to go with a glazed look, or just a nice simple white cabinet. There is no glaze process in your cabinets is there? I think I have decided against a glaze treatment for fear it will be out of style soon? I think the plain white will be more of a timeless look. thanks for your reply :)

for the love of a house said...

hi anon- No, my cabinets are not glazed or lacquered. Unless you are doing a faux treatment of some kind I would NOT do a glaze. I always veer towards the "classic" as (like you mentioned) there is no fear that it will look dated within a year or two. I highly recommend simply painting. I used Benjamin Moore's Latex Satin Impervo and have been extremely happy with the product. In 4 years now of heavy use I don't have any chips on the cabinets. Best of luck with your renovation!

Mandy Gamble said...

May I have your house, please? Thanks ever so much!

for the love of a house said...

Why, of course Mandy! Send me your address and I'll send the keys;);)

Heather said...

Would you mind if I ask you a couple of questions about your range? Do you LOVE the Wolf (translation: is it worth it?)? I would be going with a 36", so the options are 6 burners, 4 burners with a griddle, or 4 burners with a charbroiler. I lean toward 6 burners since I've never had the other two options available and wonder if I'd really use them. I can't tell if you have the griddle or charbroiler, but just curious if you find it actually useful, or if you tend to just set other pans on the cover sort of like extra counter space. I do cook A LOT, but we all get into the habit of doing things the way we have always done them, and I want to choose the most useful option. I wonder if one can "grill" indoors using the charbroiler in the wintertime. If so, I probably would do that. ;) Thanks so much for any tips and advice!

for the love of a house said...

hi Heather, I do love the Wolf, and for me it was worth it. I have the griddle. Like you, I was thinking I could grill indoors with during the winter and was going with the charbroiler up until the last minute when I realized what a mess that would be indoors! The smell, the splatter, the grease (from meats), etc. I really like and enjoy having the griddle- think panckaes, paninis, grilled cheese, french toast, eggs etc. You can cook flattened hamburgers/chicken, bacon, sausages etc. on it also, but I haven't done that yet. I would think about how much you'd really use the griddle. If I were getting the 36" it would be a difficult decision to go all burners or the griddle, that's how much I like it. Good luck!

Angela said...

Beautiful and inspiring!

Angela Hester said...

Good Morning! Your kitchen is amazing! We are about to remodel our kitchen as well and I have a question about your wine/beverage fridge in your island. I noticed that the door looks like it matches your cabinets and was wondering how you achieved that. My husband is wanting to add a beverage fridge to our kitchen but I've been fighting it because of the aesthetics of it. If it looked like yours I would totally do it!!! Thank you for any information you can give me!

for the love of a house said...

Thank you Angela.
The custom panel for the wine frig door was made by our cabinet maker. I purchased a fridge that required a custom panel and one that didn't come with its own hardware, so that I could match both those elements to the island. Mine is made by KitchenAid http://www.lowes.com/pd_270449-46-KUWO24LSBX_0__?productId=1077141&cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-Appliances-_-BeverageCentersWineChillers-_-1077141&CAWELAID=1023794109&kpid=1077141&CAGPSPN=pla&%22cagpspn=pla%22
Subzero also makes one that can be customized for your kitchen.
Good luck with your remodel!

Meredith said...

You've created such a beautiful home. I've really enjoyed viewing all of your pictures and reading along. I'm hoping you'll entertain a question so long after this post. I'm trying to create a similar look for a kitchen island. Would you share the dimensions of the island overall and the depth of the cabinets within the island? I'm sorry if I missed where you provided this information earlier.

Anonymous said...

We are about to do a kitchen remodel and i stumbled upon your gorgeous kitchen on pinterest. Can I ask what material your backsplash is? Is that tile, or wood? If its wood, how is it holding up?

for the love of a house said...

Meredith, I have written about this- it is probably in the kitchen "details" post comments. To find the details post click on HERE in the very last sentence of this post ^.
The island is 3 x 7'. (The marble is larger.) The depths of the drawers/ cabinets of the island vary from side to side. This post might help... http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/kitchen-drawers.html

for the love of a house said...

It is wood and has held up perfectly. To read all the "details" about the kitchen you can click on HERE in the very last sentence of this post ^

Meredith said...

Thank you so much for the reply! Very helpful!

NicoleH said...

Hello! Love seeing your home. Do you know what the name of the shade of white that your kitchen cabinets are? I

for the love of a house said...

If you look under the last photo in this post you can find a link to take you to all the "details" about this space.

Anonymous said...

I have white dove cabinets and black soapstone as well on my perimeter. I am searching for my island marble. I have seen the bianco venationo and it appears to be too white for the white dove cabinets. Are you finding the same in your home?

for the love of a house said...

As you can see in the photos I don't think my marble is too white for the cabinets. Being a natural product all slabs are going to vary depending on where the were quarried. Be sure to look at the slabs you are interested in in natural light (as opposed to inside a warehouse with fluorescent lighting). Have the slab forklifted to natural light if needed, to really see it.

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me the manufacturer of the glass dome pendant lights over your kitchen island? Thank you.

for the love of a house said...

If you click on the link at the very bottom of this post it will take you to the "details" post which gives all the info on everything in the kitchen.

Alice Rose said...

Oh wow! Your kitchen is my dream! Definitely going to bookmark this when it comes time to design my kitchen!

xoxo Alice Rose
lovelyislander.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Your home is among my very, very favorites! Curious - where do you keep your microwave? I so despise mine over the stove.

for the love of a house said...

thank you! Microwave is in the pantry..... http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/search/label/the%20pantry
or under topics of interest on my sidebar click "the pantry"

mommyto5 said...

Beautiful kitchen and floors! Do your wide plank pine floors have an eased, beveled edge like a prefinished floor or a square edge like on-site finished floors have? How have your floors held up to your dogs nails?

for the love of a house said...

They have a square edge and were finished on-site. Being that the floors are pine they have their share of "puppy patina" ;) , but I wouldn't have it any other way :)

mommyto5 said...

Do you know what they dimensions are for a single kitchen window over the sink? Are they casement windows?

for the love of a house said...

Yes, they are casement with the center window being stationary. A single window measure approximately 30.5" x 52".

mommyto5 said...

I purchased the same over the sink pendant as you from circa lighting. Could you tell me how many inches away from the wall that you placed the pendant over your apron sink? Yours looks perfectly placed. Thanks.

for the love of a house said...

It is 13" from the wall proper.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Can you provide more information on the slipcovered chairs? I have a very similar table and have not been able to find chairs that are the correct height.

for the love of a house said...

They are from Ikea. Unfortunately they were discontinued several years ago. You can click the link at the very bottom of this post to direct you to all the "details" of the room.

for the love of a house said...

I should clarify that Ikea DOES still make this chair, but in the armless version only. The name is in the link above. You might also want to try Ballard Designs for a similar type chair. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Could you please please tell me where you got the chair covers? I have been looking for a long time but haven't been able to find anything quite like them. You kitchen is absolutely stunning!

for the love of a house said...

Please look to the comment above where I have answered ^^^^^^^^

Suzy said...

I LOVE your metal wire fencing (cattle panel) stair railing...we are going to do this in our house....it's so cool! Can you give me more details on the size of posts you used and how did you attach the fence panel? Did you drill holes in the posts? Also from reading your details....you just made a "canel" for the fence to sit in? or how is it secured? The top of the railing is just a piece of wood that you painted? Thanks for any more info. I LOVE your home!!

for the love of a house said...

Suzy... email me at fortheloveofahouse@comcast.net and I will send you close-up photos. Too difficult to explain with words;)

Anonymous said...

Joan your kitchen is stunning! Love the see-thru fireplace! Would you happen to know the model # of your Town and Country fireplace....or the dimensions? Do you use it often and have you had any problems with it? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!!

for the love of a house said...

It is the TC36- See-Thru. We have not had any problems with it. The glass is a bit of pain to clean, but that is Dan's job;) And it puts out a lot of heat!

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