Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Prettiest Kitchen

image via Antique Shops & Designers magazine
This kitchen, owned by Houstonite and Fabulous Flea designer, Mary Daly, is one of the prettiest I've seen in a long while. I love her casual, open shelving filled with the mix of high-end, silver pieces, and everyday (Target-available) elements like the glass cookie jars. I've got jars exactly like that, but I don't have one fab, vintage-looking juicer. Been eyeing them for years, and think it might have to be on my holiday wishlist. ;)
After seeing this pic, I tried to re-create her little coffee station. Doesn't it look so lovely? Needless to say, I think mine's missing that certain je ne sais quoi...
Maybe it's the ugly granite/dirt tile combo (hey, I didn't pick it out, it's part of the rent-free package). Mary's limestone subways and white woodwork lend themselves better to showcasing silver. So, I have something to aspire to!

12 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

i agree! so simply pretty. perhaps this is all you need to complete your coffee station..
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LindsB said...

I wish I could keep open shelving looking that neat- mine would be a disaster. I love your little coffee station though!

Rachel said...

Very pretty! So bright and comfortable at the same time. I saw this mug stand at World Market the other day...I think it would be prefect in your coffee station.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Oh I love her light fixture!

Cottage Dreamers said...

I love how open and bright the kitchen is. I could see myself enjoying a cup of coffee in there every morning!

Shorely Chic said...

I love your blog! Your life seems so exciting and I love that refreshing kitchen :)

Averill said...

Her kitchen is gorgeous!

I love your coffee station, actually. I adore coffee and all the accessories (especially antique silver coffee pots!) that comes with it, but alas the hubs isn't a coffee drinker so it's just me that I'd be catering to.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Her kitchen is gorgeous, however I do like your really pretty coffee station. It looks very inviting. Hugs, Marty

Melanie said...

I do love the open shelving. I am organized and could have that in my kitchen. It is so light and airy. I love it.

Southern Aspirations said...

Very pretty! I'm a big fan of the open shelving and the fine balance she's achieved between too stark and too cluttered. Great example!

Catherine Anne said...

Love it here!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Nice kitchen...and I would love a cafe longo...purty please!