Sunday, February 19, 2012

~ Gourmet Cottage Kitchen ~


Hi sweeties! I've been working on a little kitchen this week, and I thought I'd share a few pictures of how it's coming along so far. When it's finished it will be a gourmet cottage style kitchen filled with all the details I love so much. This kitchen is very large and it has a vaulted ceiling which will have beams eventually going across, and hopefully a conservatory glass ceiling too. I love lots of natural light pouring in! This gourmet kitchen all started with an antique french stove I ordered {which is on it's way now} in a beautiful white and is equipped with a 6 burner stove top, so I knew I had to design an entire room around it :) For now, I have my Aga stove there, and I brought in a few other pieces from Summer Rose so I could judge what direction to go next. I hope you enjoy...



I knew I wanted lots of white tile...


Plenty of windows...



A place where the accessories and kitchen items could be the focus....


A place for a large collection of cookbooks...






A range hood to showcase my plate collection...{which will be expanded when the new stove comes}.



And generally a very soft backdrop, that again, lets the kitchen items be the focus...



I knew I also wanted white pieces mixed with rich toned woods to ground everything. The whites are so crisp and beautiful, but the deeply toned woods create a sense of the past for me and a feeling of warmth....and I also wanted a very large wall pantry somewhere, so I made this double sized screened door pantry and hopefully when the kitchen is all finished it will be completely filled with home made canning items and accessories :)

I had so much fun making this little market basket {above}, it fits perfect in this kitchen!

And every gourmet kitchen has to have a fireplace :)



And a pot rack of course, using an antique chippy ladder as a place to hang the pots has always been a favorite of mine...so I made one :)



I still haven't finalized the floor yet, it's a choice between white painted wood plank flooring {like Summer Rose}, or the dark flooring { featured in the other pictures above} that came from a french flooring veneer. This one below is a white, so it might be close to what white wood planking would look like. But I'm leaning towards the rich wood tone instead. What do you think?



Well that's it for now :) I've got lots left to work on, but this has been a little dream kitchen of mine for awhile now, so it was time to start making the dream happen :)


I've also been making miniature designs to start the Summer Rose Collection and that has been so much fun for me and so inspiring to work on. And in between I'm doing what I love most , baking for you :)



Ps: a link to this Gourmet Cottage Kitchen post will be featured on my side bar under the link to Summer Rose , and so will future updates after they are blogged about here :)

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead my friends!

Thanks so much for stopping in!


Love and big hugs!

Cynthia xo

26 comments:

Virginia Isabel CoMa said...

Es una cocina exquisita.
Besujis!!!!

Anne said...

Amazing I am blown away.You are to talented.

vida said...

Querida sempre quando venho por aqui fico sem folego não sei dizer se são miniaturas ou real,é tudo muito fantástico,parabéns,beijos e muito obrigada por tanta beleza

Lucille said...

Hi Cynthia! This room is insanely gorgeous! I would go with the rich wood floor. It will bring a rich, warm contrast to the white and pastel colours of the decor. I love your fireplace. It adds a certain cachet to the room. Of course, last but not least, all your beautiful accessories contribute to the overall charm!

lilisinha said...

Lindos !!!!
Toda vez que venho aqui saio encantada com seus trabalhos !!! Parabéns !!!
Bjos Carinhosos!

John'aLee said...

I adore everything you do as always!

Sandy said...

I'm a newbie to your blog and so look forward to seeing what you'll be sharing with us. I'm taking inspiration from all your ideas. I love the cottage look and feel...it's so sweet.
I'm working on my dollhouse AGAIN..(set it aside for awhile) Changing it room by room, I've just finished (or so I think) one of the bedrooms. It's all pinky wink and pretty. Swoon.
Please come over and have a visit with me... let's be friends.
Love your talent... can't wait to see what your new designs are.
OH.... I'd go with the dark floor...it feels warmer too me.
Have a lovely week...have fun *playing*.

xoso
Sandy

Rosa said...

OOOOHHH!!!! Es una cocina preciosa !! Que bien que trabajas .
Besos

La casa de Elisa said...

¡¡ que maravilla de cocina ¡¡¡te felicito ¡
besines

My Wee Life said...

The kitchen is stunning - it's hard to believe it's in miniature:)

luisa said...

wow.....only one word..... amazing!!!!!!!!
Luisa

miniacollection said...

This kitchen is a real delight. I love all your accessories.
Geneviève

Sirkku said...

I`m falling in love with your kitchen, the atmosphere there is relaxing! -and so many lovely points...

love lives in the kitchen said...

i'm wordless! it is so incredibly beautiful!

Cote said...

Una maravilla!!
Besitos

Fabiola said...

Fabulous!
Bye Faby

minwks said...

Good Morning, Great to watch a theme evolve. Fun to move things in and out of the space. Sometimes a friend comes by and moves something and it just makes so much sense.
I also think a darker floor will ground the light furnishings and soft decoration.
All the best.
Janine
minworks.blogspot.com

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So so darling! It's fun to get lost in the details. A side note--Word verification has become a nightmare to decifer with the recent changes. This is my second attemt to comment. Would you consider changing your comment settings to get rid of verification? Most bloggers don't have it. And it is so much easier to leave a comment without it. Thanks! I love visiting.

compact kitchen karen said...

Perfect for a mini teaparty!

{oc cottage} said...

just when i think you have already created THE cutest spot ever...you go and outdo yourself! AWESOME!!!!!

m ^..^

amy fletcher said...

I LOVE your kitchen, it is beautiful! I think either flooring choice would look nice. The darker wood would be more of a contrast and we quite warm where as the white wood would be light and fresh and blend in more with the rest of the white in the kitchen. It will be exciting to see what you choose. Amy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Cynthia! I just came over from Carolyn's blog to see your miniatures. Your attention to detail is amazing. I commented to Carolyn that when we moved recently we brought the dollhouse my Dad did for my daughter. I am hoping to do a makeover on it for my granddaughter {when she's a little bigger}. I'm sure I can get lots of inspiration from your blog!

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

Love it! So cute!

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arrielle_p said...

Beautiful photos! Can't wait to see the finishing touches of the place. Wish to see them very soon. :)

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