The existing kitchen was tiny and dark and very closed in. Now they have lots of light, space and openness. I think they are happy, and so is their adorable puppy. Many comfortable family meals and evenings will be spent here. A few nice details were the Ikat rugs, the Pierre Deaux chandelier, the antiuqe leather chairs with great hobnails, and I especially loved using her flea market finds, family antiques, and a few newly found antiques. Great stuff. Oh yes, a beautiful contemporary painting by Richard McKey of Jackson.
I used a fabulous antique French farm table, circa 1860 in this kitchen area. Yes, it was not…inexpensive. But the chairs were! The client had purchased these simple kitchen chairs before we meet. But they were too perfect for the farm table. So we used a soap paint wash on them and gave them a white washed look. It gives them the feeling that they were in that “old farm house” with the table oh so long ago.
A few additions to complete the look were old wooden bowls to hold your daily fruit. And for a simple server in the background, we found a pine chest, also a really old piece, but I’m, honestly, not sure on the date. It had the right look. In the seat of each chair I added a comfy cushion made from a Cowtan and Tout fabric. It is very fresh and pretty. I added a very colorful Heriz rug underneath the table. It adds great color and the geometric shapes in the Heriz are casual enough to work here. Every piece does not have to be the best antique or the top of the line. I find this is a great mix of antique and “not so antique”. But they are very happy together.