It seems that there is just an abundance of beautiful magazine-worthy homes out there in blogland to discover and share.
I recently came across Joan’s blog, For the Love of a House and was blown away by her kitchen. Well, her whole house actually, but the kitchen really caught my eye first. I asked Joan to come over and share her kitchen here with my readers and she was more than happy to do it. Living in a small town in New Hampshire, Joan is living a dream in a 150 year old house that she has lovingly brought to life.
Be prepared to be amazed and awed at Joan’s house and kitchen transformation. Truly beautiful and inspiring! The words you see are from Joan’s blog and if you click the link above, it will take you to the entire post for lots more information.
The fireplace was added during our renovation, the original fireplace (which only opened into the formal dining room behind the kitchen) had major repair issues and was taken down to make a see-thru fireplace between the kitchen and the dining room. The bricks are from the original fireplace. The mantel board was found in the barn.
The glass front cabinets are filled with ironstone, hotel silver, green yelloware, hotel and vintage bamboo flatware, drinking glasses and crystal, and white everyday plates. While some things, of course, get used more than others I do believe in using all my pieces; I open and use the cabinets daily!The marble on the island is honed Bianco Venatino. I had originally thought I wanted Carrara, but found the slabs at the time of the renovation to be very creamy (instead of white) and to have very little veining. When I spotted this slab at one of the many stone fabricators that we visited I fell in love! I loved the veining and the movement of the piece. I felt the island at a little over 3 feet x 7 feet needed to have a presence, and the movement of the veining gives it that importance in the room.The sink bridge-faucet is a Perrin and Rowe, and the farmhouse sink is a 36″ Shaw. I removed the doors I had originally had made under the sink to soften the long line of cabinets with a linen skirt.
The cupboard to the right of the fireplace is original to the house, and has it’s original iron bin pulls on the drawers. I adore the small panelled door! On the door is an unframed antique bovine painting hung with antique chain and an antique square nail found on the property.
Antique ironstone, hotel silver, cake stands and my cookbooks fill the shelves. The antique white jardiniere that you see on the edge of the mantle in this photo was found at the Scott Show in Atlanta, it’s an unusual piece with the top lip being rimmed in iron.
Thanks Joan for letting me share your beautiful magazine-worthy home! I truly hope that some of these homes that I share can grace the pages of a magazine one day. The beauty of blogland is that there are so many homes out there so varied and interesting and unique and the internet brings all of us together who love our homes. Blogs just allow us all to share the beauty and creativity that is abundant.
Now, that is fun!