Wednesday 26 March 2014

Fox Trot Chic Kitchen

I never thought I would tire of minimalism, but I am swinging back to the "more is nice too" look. I have seen so many white kitchens of late, I wonder what's next.

I was thinking about favourite colour outside the neutral A pair of antlers and Wolf range dictated the next direction, which is what I am calling "Fox Trot Chic". One where slow food movements and growing your own food weren't trendy, but necessary. A barn kitchen, with an open fire to warm you while you shell peas. I picture a vegetable and herb garden, maybe a few goats.

There had to be metal work, like artisans of old, so I used it in the table trim. Also, artisan pieces like the Wishbone chair which were handed down from generation to generation, like in the homes of England, France, Italy or Scandinavia.

You require today's luxuries as well; the wonderous Wolf Range, the cast enamel Creuset dutch oven, Ann Sacks tile, Dulit toaster and the luxury cutting board by Ariel Lasko.

Half built in, half free standing, this kitchen was meant to inspire the Jamie Oliver in all of us; tough enough to clean the occasional wild fowl or sockeye salmon. One in which your family and friends can enjoy for years without worrying about a dent here or there...the more lived in it looks, the better.

The apple pies are cooling on the window sill.



Sources: Toaster: Dulit, Linens: Madison and Muse, Dutch Oven: Creuset, Knife: Wusthorff, Board, Ariele Lasko, Art: 1st Dibs and, Linen for Blinds: Romo, Wall Tile: Ann Sacks, Paint: Benjamin Moore, Range Hood: GE, Wishbone Chair: Carl Hansen, Range: Wolf