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.