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Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse-style kitchens remember a time when rural communities and customs were still at the forefront of American dwelling. Spacious, warm and homey, they anchored life involving the land, and today they evoke a bygone interval that whispers of a simpler time. Try out these eight components to reinterpret the look for your kitchen. More on Modern Rustic Farmhouses Smith & Vansant Architects PC 1. Open shelving. In a classic farmhouse kitchen, wall-mounted shelves and doorless cabinets keep dishware and utensils easy to locate and grab. If your kitchen includes conventional upper and lower banks of cabinetry, then consider removing a few of the doors to the look of open shelving, or replace upper cupboards with floating or floating shelves. Philip Clayton-Thompson 2. An range. Just like with any kitchen, the stove is the heart of a farmhouse cooking area. This AGA model requires to mind a vintage unit, right down…

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Traditional, Collected Style in Oregon

Thirteenth’s time the Appeal for Craig Fletcher and homeowners Jenine. In addition to Oregon (where They’ve lived in four Distinct houses ), Craig’s work has taken the few to Atlanta, Ga., Yakima and Bellevue, Wash., Denver, Colo., Boise, Idaho, Santa Rosa and Huntington Beach, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah. In May of 2011 they eventually found a traditional-style house in Tualatin, Ore. they intend to retire in. “We probably looked at 50 other houses before we found that one,” says Jenine. at a GlanceWho lives here: Jenine and Craig FletcherLocation: Tualatin, Ore.. Size: 3,500-square-foot two-story house with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths Jenine and Craig removed a few trees that were overshadowing the house and killing the lawn. They reseeded the lawn and added smaller trees into the landscape. They also altered the exterior paint colour which was tan-green with glowing green walls to Benjamin Moore Aura exterior paint…

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Modern Icons: The Eames Wire Base Table

These diminutive and minimalist tables were designed by Charles and Ray Eames at 1950, back when they had been tinkering with welded wire rods and birch plywood. Low and lightweight, they may be moved around with ease and stacked or lined up side by side. In accordance with the Herman Miller site, the Eameses used these tables when hosting a Japanese tea ceremony for guests Isamu Noguchi and Charlie Chaplin. You do not need an event like that as an excuse to purchase one. Style and their versatility are reason enough. Herman Miller Eames Wire Base Table – $179 The simple structure represents everything that Charles and Ray Eames were about — using readily available materials, experimentation together and carrying them beyond their limitations; producing smart straightforward pieces that coordinated with all kinds of styles and thinking up a consequent lovely and minimalist aesthetic. Kristen Rivoli Interior Design At just…

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Seaside Italian Escape

With smooth whitewashed walls, a brilliant turquoise pool, along with a dazzling view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this Italian villa is a beautiful blend of classic architecture and contemporary materials. This house, which is situated close to Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy, was initially constructed in the early 1970s. For Italian designer Fabrizia Frezza, the challenge was updating the look of the house while paying tribute to the region’s local fashion. Fabrizia Frezza Interiors & Architecture “The house had a very dark and disagreeable atmosphere,” states Frezza. “The inside of the villa didn’t reflect the exterior, which was done in a typical Mediterranean style.” Frezza focused on linking the appearance of the inside and the exterior. The terrace and pool area is just outside the home’s main living spaces, therefore Frezza lined the room with exactly the same white terracotta tile that she used on the inside. Outdoor dining table…

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Guest Picks: Summer at the Seaside

I have beautiful childhood memories of summers spent with my family at a little rented cottage by the sea from Nova Scotia. The days were spent investigating the beach at low tide and swimming at the ocean, while evenings were filled with extended family dropping by for good food and homegrown music. With this ideabook I have gathered together objects that remind me of those hot Maritime summers spent on the pebbly beach, cooled by the fresh salty breezes of the sea. — Lori from automatism Etsy Mister Crab Wood Sign by Slippin Southern – $49 Folk art is an ideal way to add color and personality to a cabin, and this playful small wooden crab signal would definitely be an enjoyable addition. The Curiosity Shoppe Whale Pillow – $110 This enchanting whale pillow — hands printed on natural French burlap with artwork by Don Carney — is not only…