Do you remember this kitchen from House Beautiful?
It is small and quaint, but chock full of yumminess. Two images from Cottage Living sparked my use of the Walker Zanger tile and the see-through over the stove, but this kitchen ignited my love of limestone countertops.
(Let's do analyze above, shall we?: the mirror, the shelving without brackets (that rebar ain't cheap), and I do love the small TV...it is just a cozy space. A chef's kitchen.
I love the art on the shelves and the mix of materials. This helps to make the kitchen warm.
But I really loved this shot--the softness (and neutralness) of limestone counters.
No, they are not perfect (and many designers will tell you to "never" recommend these to a client). And I get that. If you love super-clean spaces...it is not for you.
After almost a year of being here you will find a few red wine stains we forgot to clean before we crashed into bed. But it is worth the price of beauty.
(There is a price, people. Can we say Jimmy Choo.)
Loved that HB kitchen so much we got another slab for the boys' bath.
(Again, behind on my crockpot recipes. I have learned I am definitely not a food blogger, thank goodness.)
Go & tell someone they are beautiful today.....Julie
images via Brad Crosby