Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Stylist's New Farmhouse Kitchen - More Over 55 decor


My friend Roxanne is uber talented.  She does beautiful floral arrangements and can style the heck out of a room.  She and her husband Steve have lived in their house almost as long as we have lived in ours.  She is my age; her children have long been gone, and she now has a passel of grandchildren.  She not only has great design sense, but is a fabulous cook as well.  Her old kitchen was isolated from the rest of the house and dated. 


She decided to open it up to make her kitchen more functional and accessible to the great room. She added old barn beams to the case opening where there was once a wall and centered her dining table in the opening.


Where the once cramped dining space was Roxanne created this comfy banquette area that overlooks the rose garden.






The west wall in the kitchen houses a new double oven, cook top, dishwasher, and sink.



Every inch is perfectly styled.  


Beautiful greens from her garden in vintage glass jars adorn the kitchen counter.



The barn door to the left accesses Roxanne's craft room


The south end of the kitchen houses a wine refrigerator.  Roxanne repurposed an antique hanging cupboard to house glassware. This adds a sense of history and character to the more contemporary space.




The east wall that backs up to the great room houses the refrigerator and more cabinetry. 


Roxanne had her carpenters face the shelves with the skins from the old beams.Love the character the beam skins and beautiful styling add to the space. Imagine this area if it were filled with only new HG stuff? Roxanne added her personal signature to the space by adding vintage and gathered elements.Vintage and gathered elements add Roxanne's personal signature to the space.   



I am sure you recognize this box.  Roxanne's husband Steve constructed it out of old fence boards from their property.  I was lucky enough to be the recipient of one that adorns my dining table as well.


I hope you enjoyed this tour of my talented friend Roxanne's new Farmhouse Kitchen. If you want more I will do another post on the other updated areas of her home soon. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Fun Stuff



Last weekend we had dinner at our friends home.  If you can believe it she served dinner for eight adults and two (extremely well behaved toddlers) at this beautiful table.  Everything Pat does she does beautifully. Can you tell? I have done many posts on her wonderful art.  You can check out her latest works here



She served this fabulous chicken curry from Williams Sonoma.  I am hoping to try it this weekend.

Loved this post from my friend Deborah (5th and State) on 2016 Garden Trends


This  post  "One Spring Top, Five Spring Outfits" from Adrienne of A Rich Life on a Budget caught my eye. Adrienne does a great job of mixing the high and low and she always inspires me to step my wardrobe up a notch with her great sense of style!

Stella Carakasi Flow Motion Vest
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And last but certainly not least check out this fabulous powder room reno by the uber talented Loi of Tone on Tone


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Hopefully on Monday I will get my act together to do a post on my friend Roxanne's new kitchen.  You are going to love it! What are you up to this weekend?