my son, brian walked into the original kitchen & said, ďiím feeling a.d.d., im getting out of hereĒ i understood how he felt. the room was so, so busy & dark. my main goal was a happy open kitchen, so the saguaro-mural-wall had to go!

iím not crazy about kitchens that are hip or trendy, because they usually only look good for about 15 years. i wanted this room to have legs: like it had been here awhile & kept up to date. the cabinet color was important: i knew i wanted a warm, grayed off-white & luckily, it was easy to create. almost nothing was as easy. it took a really, really long time to find the apothecary (danish, 1880), source the soapstone, get the mirrors leaded into the glass doors, find the craftsman to make a reasonably priced zinc countertop & finalize the mother of pearl for the hood (it doesnít show here because we did it later), but eventually, it all happened. this is such an appetizing & kick a** kitchen, it makes me want to cook!

huge thanks to katrina, (my aide de camp & manager) for all your skills & research & follow up on this & so much else.

[paint colors: #49 sleepover, #43 psr&t, #87 thick socks, #92 smooth stones]

c j's house |front yard & patio | foyer & studio | living room | kitchen | master suite