I am so excited to be visiting Tina at The Enchanted Home today!
For those of you who have never visited Tina's blog, I highly recommend it. Although all of Tina's posts are beautiful, I am addicted her posts about her own house. For the past couple of years, Tina has generously documented the entire construction/design process of this stunning house!
During the past few weeks as Tina moves into her dream house, I am amazed to find her posts in my in box every morning. Where does she find the time?
Here's a glimpse of Tina's kitchen from one of her recent posts. Isn't it gorgeous?!
Tina's attention to detail is evident in every room.
Tina asked me to participate in her new series "One Word". I would love for you to come by and let me and Tina know what you think :)
After you read my interview, I know you'll end up losing yourself in Tina's gorgeous world over at The Enchanted Home!
Thank you Tina! xo
As we continue to design Patina Farm, I have immersed myself in images! Sometimes I feel like I'm on inspiration overload, but I can't seem to help myself. I do find all of my pictures to be very helpful. I start to see trends and similarities, which are aiding me in my final selection process.
Are you someone who likes fabric in the kitchen or someone who just sees fabric in the kitchen as just more laundry? I'm in the first group. I love the softness that a little fabric adds.
I'd be willing to wash these undercounter curtains every once in a while to enjoy this beautiful kitchen.
Skirted cabinets work well with open shelving.
Image via Elle Decor
Image via Country Living
This is one of my favorite kitchens. It appears that these skirts are mounted on rods on the face of the cabinet (can you call that a cabinet?).
This fabric is attached to rings with ties, making them simpler to remove and clean.
Another view of the same rustic kitchen...
A skirt can make the kitchen look less like a "room of cabinets".
I like mixing skirts and cabinetry.
A little fabric goes a long way.
Image via Cote Sud
If you don't like skirts, you can add some fabric behind a cabinet...
Or use an old textile to cover the bottom of a single storage piece...
Or hang a pretty vintage grain sack on the side of a cabinet.
My friend, Linda Kennedy, just skirted her farm sink with a natural linen.
A skirt works well with a rustic stone sink too.
You can mount the skirt directly under the sink without any cabinetry...
Or hang the skirt inside the cabinetry.
I've enjoyed having a skirted sink in my existing house. I can easily access the cleaning supplies underneath, and I like the softness and texture it adds.
I plan to do something similar in the kitchen at Patina Farm.
I love to hear your thoughts. Do you use fabric in your kitchen? Any tips?
Steve and I are off to Palm Beach, Florida this for our Patina Style book signing at Lars Bolander. We hope to see you there on Thursday!
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