Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Perfect Kitchen.

Back in the early days of my blog (lo, those many months ago) I did a post on my Dream House Tour which you can see here. Well, I think I may have a kitchen replacement. *insert angel choir* Tada!

Click on photos to enlarge.

The kitchen of Lindsey Buckingham (oh, yes, of Fleetwood Mac fame, looking quite fresh and unharmed by the 70s) and his wife, Kristen. As you may recall, I am currently obsessed with black cabinetry (see my post here); these are painted B. Moore's Night Shade. I love the white island to change it up and if that's not the most perfect kitchen table ever, then I don't know what is. The extra scrumptious Murano chandy was reportedly an eBay find.

The photos look the same but they're not. My scanner is only so big and the bottom photo shows the stove on the right with the cow painting on the range hood. I love cows in the kitchen. Heh.

The floors are paved cement tiles. They give me a backache to look at but they sure are purdy.

I am in love with her art studio (and jealous) and their veggie garden. Beauteous to the eyes, tasty and useful in the kitchen.

All from the March issue of Elle Decor, still in production, thank god. Get it while it's hot.

P.S. You may be amused as I was to see that Nathan's long-dreaded awaited Top Design spread appears and Ms. Russell spends much of her editorial explaining how it was that he won. Ha.

If you are here from Decorno, here's the editorial (just click to read):


You can also click here to read my original post on Nathan's win.

22 comments:

Raina said...

That kitchen floor makes me incredibly happy.

Decorina said...

Wonderful kitchen - and I'm becoming enamored of the black cabinet look myself. Yum.

Paul Pincus said...

Margaret Russell Scares The Shit Out Of Me is my all-time favourite label for a post.

hello gorgeous said...

Isn't that floor great?

Yum is right. I just want to do homework there.

Haha - thanks, Paul. I aim to please (and she does).

Kitchen Designer said...

Looks fabulous!

SGM said...

The whole Buckingham house is a DREAM. Love it.

Margaret Russell was so frosty on Top Design--haven't read her comments on Nathan yet, and I almost don't want to.

Cote de Texas said...

hard to believe he lives in that house. I remember as he was!!!! boy - it's a gorgeous house, isn't it?

RJ said...

Lovely kitchen. I wish the photo stylist spread some things on top of the table and countertops. Everything looks so...freakishly clean. I'm not crazy about the lighting fixtures. They're okay, but to me, they aren't "wow!"

Paul Anater said...

Thanks for posting that editorial from Margaret Russell. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Top Design's producers broke the news to the judges that they were to award that Nathan with the title "Top Designer." The only redeeming thing about Nathan's designs was the fact that Margaret Russell was so appalled by them.

pam said...

Props to MR for being true to herself. It was always obvious that Nate's style was too quirky for her polished, glam tastes, whereas KW dug the unpredictability of his work.

Nice kitchen-

Renovation Therapy said...

That floor! Finally I've found my true Valentine. Please, I'm going to need a moment alone...

erin@designcrisis said...

Mmmmmm, black cabinets are so dreamy!

Nathan's paper plate chandelier almost made me piss my pants with rage. Ridiculous.

thebubbreport said...

The thing is, Margaret kept rooting for that hideous Eddie Ross, so her opinion doesn't mean much to me. I thought Nathan took the most risks in the sea of banal, trite, done-to-death Pottery Barn catalog design the show featured. Whether they paid off or not, at least he had balls. Plus he was really funny.

becky

thebubbreport said...

P.S. I love your blog and am putting it in my reader pronto - found my way over here via decorno.

Laura said...

Oh I know...Margaret totally finds Nathan pretentious and let the whole world know it!

BL said...

Try Boyd Lighting for very good fittings - contemporary and traditional. A good kitchen has character - a quality you share - and the lighting should be big-assed to match. None of that dinky glam!

Anonymous said...

I also was attracted to the Buckinghgams' kitchen, that is until I really looked at the layout. It would be impossible for a real cook to live with - the sink on the opposite side of the island, on the other side of the table, so far from the stove.

hello gorgeous said...

Anon, truthfully, I wasn't focused on the layout. That's true. Can you imagine taking a turkey out of that oven and hauling it over to the island?

Personally, I like a galley type of kitchen. It's superfunctional. But this is beautiful.

Gina said...

what a stunning floor, georgeous
www.ginaspics.net

Gina from Krautland

*moggit girls said...

loved the tags for this :)

Anonymous said...

I think she is a troll. A troll with a fabulous eye, but a troll all the same. Your original la Russell post is the best.

Anonymous said...

I think she is a troll. A troll with a fabulous eye, but a troll all the same. Your original la Russell post is the best.

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