photo from March/April 2009 Southern Accents; photographer: Tria Giovan; designers: Jenny Peters and Rachel Mbiango
photo from Elle Decor, September 2009
If you don't have a subscription to Elle Decor you are missing out. It is my favorite. Last week was so busy the September issue almost dry rotted as it sat on the front table begging me to stop and look every time I passed by. Over the weekend I finally dug in… and I spent a good hour soaking it all in. The unlacquered brass pulls and faucets… so delightful there are not words to describe them.
This particular article is on Mark Badgley and James Mischka's horse farm in Kentucky… ahhh my beautiful home state*. The photography is by Roger Davies. The horse farm is amazing. The kitchen above is one I could move right into and not change a single thing… that is rare.
The blurb on the photo says this:
The kitchen is sheathed in subway tile from Urban Archaeology; the pendant lamps over the sink are by Rejuvenation, the range is La Cornue with a hood by Broan, and the sinks from Rohl have fittings by Newport Brass. A selection of copper and stainless-steel pans and some of Mischka's many cookbooks.
I wish these guys would have me over for dinner.
Some of those sources listed are my favorites – here are some links:
*- where I spent a majority of my 'growing up years'
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The skies were blue here… which always makes me very happy. Friday night I finally was able to get through the stack of magazines that had piled up throughout the week. I scheduled myself a bubble bath (nothing too luxurious, just some Target brand lavender baby wash- I laughed when I realized it's tagline is "Helps Calm Fussy Babies")… and finally got to the Elle Decor that had been waiting for me all week. Elle Decor never disappoints.
Meet the Buckinghams. Any Fleetwood Mac fans? Might recognize Lindsey, who married designer Kristen. I knew when I saw the house it had to belong to a designer… it was too perfectly imperfect. People often lose their cool over thinking things need to match. Nice to see a house full of "loved items" instead of "perfectly matched items".
Their kitchen isn't half bad either. Notice… those brass school house pendants don't match the faucet, nor the hardware. It's so nice.
If you want to see more of Kristen Buckingham's work… here is her website. You are in for a treat! And because I can't resist posting just a couple more images…
Saturday morning was the Seaside yard sale. I don't need a darn thing, I've been hauling stuff out of my house like crazy and plan to participate in my sister's yard sale in March. So I went with the mindset "you don't need anything". I bought a purse. That's all. I also had the opportunity to meet Megan of A Life's Design, which was such a treat! Always nice to have a face with a name!
Yesterday was another glorious day. After church I sat on the porch and watched as I discovered a new pest in my garden…
Paisley was eating my herbs. I couldn't quite tell what she fancied… it wasn't the Parsley, but whatever she got into definitely freshened her breath, so I didn't complain.
Some friends came over late yesterday afternoon for a little Photography 101. I am so not qualified to teach, but they do have the same camera, so I took a stab at it. Guess who I saw at the neighborhood park… THE HOODED SWEATSHIRT DOG!! She does live in my neighborhood. Her name is Sally, and her owner said she wears her sweatshirt when it's cold outside. Mystery solved. She was having fun with the boys who own her, they were throwing mud and she was attempting to catch it in her mouth. She will probably need to try Paisley's breath freshening technique.
And on the wet bar front… client just sent some photos (I'm glad I'm not there… I'd be having a conniption fit)… it's almost in the house!