Friday, May 24, 2013

American Kitchen

Remember this coastal gem? I've been saving this red/white/blue color scheme for a special occasion and Memorial Day is perfect. 
You recall this new house with an old vibe, well, I wanted the kitchen and dining to carry on the look and feel of the rest of home.

 This family of two busy doctors, three kids (and one dog) wanted relaxed easy living. They spend a lot of time entertaining -- not fine dining, but the good ol' entertaining. When we started planning, she painted pictures  of them having crab boils and shucking oysters and wanted a place there they could just hang out with family and friends. She has a great eye for collecting and wanted her home to have some history.

 Of course her reclaimed heart pine floors make this dog trot style home shine. We opted out of a rug because she claims they are too messy. This kitchen/dining area work for easy living and clean up! 
The client and I scored these metal chairs at a warehouse sale in the country. I love the juxtaposition with her existing farm table. 
 Everything is so open and feels like it has been here for years. I love that about the vibe of this space. 
 This reclaimed store counter was transformed into a huge island to bring on the old. She found it in Eastern North Carolina and we had it retrofitted for stools and a big slab of marble. 
We wrapped the edges for the "slab"effect. 
 The marble isn't the only cool top in the kitchen. This concrete will hold up to lots of cooking and prep. 
 We wanted to warm up the kitchen so it wouldn't feel too sterile with all of the white tile and cabinetry. This wood hood was crafted by craftsman Brandon Parrow. The piece of Hemlock was found at a friend's workshop. He traded the piece of wood for a case of Budweiser and Brandon turned it into a focal point.  

 The lighting is a Home Depot find and adds a little industrial look to the space. It just feels good in this good ol' American Kitchen. I can't wait until they invite me over for a crab boil. How about Memorial Day? - Hooper

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Thank you to our servicemen and women for serving and protecting our country, we are humbled.




Angie said...

That hood is amazing! Beautiful work. I love your blog! :)

bluehydrangea said...

Loving it!! Are the chairs from the big green warehouse??!!

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