4.13.2010

A Cook's Kitchen

So here it is. Don't let the title fool you (nerdy last name joke)... I absolutely love this space. It's highly functional and entirely my aesthetic.
Foo dogs provide character and hold my cook books in place.
An oversized paper clip holds recipes. I love my matrushka measuring cups.
Receptacles installed horizontally still make me smile.              The room was taken back to the studs, providing opportunity to frame a wall niche... probably the detail I love most about the space.
The tv has been such an awesome addition.
 
The instant heat faucet was quite possibly the second best addition after the pot filler. Love it. All cabinetry is IKEA. Behind, the beginnings of a great photo wall... one of my favorite things to gaze at. I just need the time to finish it. It's been fun to share... come back soon! xo 

99 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Love it all including the foo dogs. What is the flooring?

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  2. It's gorgeous. I absolutely love the tile and the colour palette is simply beautiful.
    Kristine
    xxx

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  3. Your kitchen is not only functional but it is beautiful. I love all the tile work and I am with you on the cut-out what a great feature. I can tell you did a lot of thinking and planning in creating this great space. Kudos to you!! Kathysue

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  4. Obsessed! It turned out amazing! I really love the little nook behind the stove, your foo dogs, and that amazing counter surrounded island - congrats it must feel great to check this big project off your list!

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  5. L - O - V- E.....I - T !! Thats all I have to say..and can say...Im in aweeee! :) x

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  6. love it ...so jealous it's a gorgeous kitchen you should be very proud !!! xx

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  7. not gonna lie.
    that's the most beautiful kitchen that i have EVER SEEN.
    gorgeous. functional. and clean!
    :)

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  8. i love it. LOVE IT.

    completely timeless, completely gorgeous!

    i am beyond envious! congratulations!!!

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  9. It's really gorgeous and you've thought of everything..I'm particularly in love with your wall tiles - what are they? Your photography is great! Rxx

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  10. What a beautiful, beautiful kitchen Erica. You must love it to bits. I especially love all the little details like the foo dogs and the gallery wall that make it a home. Well done you and your builders!

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  11. Wow, it's fabulous. I love white kitchens. Plus, it's so tidy!!! You should see mine..it's a disaster!!

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  12. So beautiful!! I love everything about this, especially the nook above the oven. Such a great family space. I'm totally jealous :)

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  13. Love it love it love it! Is that carrera subway tile? Yours looks an awful lot like mine (but so much sassier)

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  14. It all looks amazing! I love instant heat faucets too, so convenient!

    By the way, I left an award for you in my recent blog post. :):)

    xx
    Rachel

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  15. Oh my god I love, love, love your kitchen. That feature above the oven is something I want in my kitchen. I'm bookmarking this post. Hope your day is going well.
    Engracia
    xx

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  16. This looks incredible!!! I bet you can't wait to start cooking in there! Few things I love more than a bright, white, sunlit kitchen. Be sure to post pics of your first cooking/baking projects.

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  17. It is stunning. Must say this is my dream kitchen.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! :)

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  19. *jaw on floor* what an amazing transformation. i couldn't imagine anything better. you should be proud (and amazingly cocky)!

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  20. This is my dream kitchen! I absolutely adore it- especially the marble.

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  21. The kitchen looks great! The pictures are going into my inspiration file. I can't wait to start on my sad kitchen.

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  22. oh my!! it's even more gorgeous than i had imagined. i love it all -- esp. your cool accents (the huge apple and the hour-glasses are my favorites!)
    yum!

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  23. it is absolutely gorgeous. exactly what i would've picked for myself!

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  24. I love a whit kitchen! LOVE I tell you!!!

    Oh, and the foo dogs on top of the fridg, BRILLIANT!

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  25. holy wowzers where do I start? the marble tiles all the way to the ceiling? the niche behind the stove? the pot filler, the instant heat faucet (I never even heard of that one)? the foo dogs? darlin you are a genious!!

    and I love that light fixture in the living room too (hello SR)!

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  26. oh my this is awesome! I smiles @ all of the seating and pictured your 5 boys.

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  27. oh.. there I am knocking at the side door coming for coffee..
    It's beautiful Erica, a dreamy room :) xoxo

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  28. Erica, this is completely stunning!!!
    You have created an amazing kitchen here, Bravo my friend. I'm in love:)
    xo

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  29. Thanks blog loves! You make my day. I do feel pretty lucky about how it turned out. I can't lie it's been done for some time now... just not always dressed. Posting has prompted me to actually finish the project... all that's left to do is to install speakers in the ceilings. Going to text my electrician today and see if he can do that soon too. Then it will be DONE!
    love you guys! xoxo e

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  30. So beautiful! I love the backsplash. That would be a good alternative to my marble countertops, since I'm pretty sure I'd ruin them!

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  31. ps- the floor is a 12"x24" grey travertine although the dark photos don't really convey that. And I'm thrilled to admit those cabinets are a bargain from IKEA! yup you heard right. I've been very pleased with the quality. These budget savings allowed me to incorporate small luxuries like the pot filler, instant heat faucets and waterfall counter tops.

    glad you like! xo

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  32. Love. Your. Kitchen. I'm so jealous!

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  33. Erica it looks amazing!!!! Congrats, very refreshing, allows your food to be your punch of color in the kitchen and Lord knows I love that ;)

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  34. one of the Vr best kitchens I've seen!
    is that a huge tomato? lovely!

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  35. Your kitchen is FANTASTIC! I love the huge apple. Do you store things in it, and where can I get one?

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  36. Truly gorgeous. I love the stainless scoops in the jars... love how they peek through. I might have to steal that. :)

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  37. your home is really fabulous! i love the cabinets, and the heat faucet, wow! i love the statues that hold your books too. great job!
    have a sweet day :)
    tiina
    www.elcestockholm.blogspot.com

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  38. OH.MY.GOD. BEST.KITCHEN.EVER.

    Seriously! LOOOVE it. Incredibly jealous.

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  39. Oh my. Good work girl!! I adore the marble tiles, which from far away look like bricks. So cool. Sigh...one day I'll have a nice kitchen too :) xo

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  40. PERFECT!!!!!! all the way down to the foo dogs above the fridge!!!!


    xoxo

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  41. To say I love this kitchen is an understatement! Every, single detail is amazing, stunning and beautiful!! Its so clean, yet looks SO functional and easy to cook in. love love love this!!

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  42. Love it!! Stunning. Love the stools, may I ask where you got them?? Mine are really beat up and I am in need of some new ones. Will they withstand kids and a cat??

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  43. looks great! I love the look of waterfall countertops on islands. so clean!
    Also like that hood a lot.

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  44. Gorgeous! Job well done! What time shall I come over for tea and treats? Oh, love the foo dogs!

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  45. I think you have such a lovely home. I love white the marble tiles in your kitchen. I used to have them on my old apartment and I loved them. They make the space look so fresh and clean. Thanks for sharing

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  46. You are the luckiest girl in the world! I love the bricks on the entire wall!

    xoxo

    Rebecca June

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  47. What a chic, crisp, beautiful and warm kitchen. The tiles, the floor, the foo dogs... it would make even me (a miserable cook )step in to the kitchen and cook!!

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  48. Gorgeous, the lines are so sleek. It's lovely.

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  49. Stunning kitchen, Erica! Love the modern design with the personal touches (like the foo dogs!). I recently clustered all of our olive oils on a silver tray like this, and I love the way it looks! You are so talented!

    Have a fabulous day, and if you get a chance, stop by and check out my Catherine Deneuve giveaway! XO!

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  50. Well done Erica-It's clean lines marry so well with the cool travertine--I love the chairs and the big pop of red in the corner!

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  51. It looks absolutely stunning! Exactly like my dream kitchen, with the white cabinetry & marble...

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  52. my baby doll. this kitchen has BLISS all over it. i am so proud of you. amazing job! wow! all my love + so much more! xoxo

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  53. Wow! It's just wow! Perfection, really!

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  54. LOVE what you've done here! I especially love all your details and the classic way you've styled it. PERFECT! Marija

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  55. Erica...a late comment, but I need to know where I can find the white Fu-Dogs on top of your fridge? Pretty please!

    Northen Light

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  56. omg what a beautiful kitchen, just in time to switch a clients floor to 6 x 12 marble! Thank you!

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  57. I love the niche!!! That would be my favorite thing too. I love all things nook-like. Anyway, I loved looking at your kitchen. I know you posted this a while ago, but it was still fun to see. My style is much the same with straight lines, white, and a clean crisp look with fun touches. Good work.

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  58. Oh the love is mutual girl! Your blog (and house-so jealous!) is amazing! Can't wait to put the kids down for a nap so I can really explore. You have such a great eye!
    Thanks for the kind words. Just put you on my blog roll.
    xo Danika

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  59. um, FABULOUS! especially the niche above the stove and the FAUCET!!!!!!!

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  60. Great kitchen!! Whne can I come over and cook with you?? I'm loving your foo dogs clever idea! Again yuor kitchen is amazing, I love your style its so fresh and clean :)

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  61. Unbelievably inspiring ... you have made my bloggy day!!

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  62. your kitchen is pure heaven!Good job! i'd love a bigger one too 'cause it's my fav place at home! I love to cook and bake!
    have a great weekend

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  63. your kitchen is a DREAM!!!!! i would love to spend an entire day just cooking anything and everything and just hanging out in there.

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  64. Your kitchen is amazing and serene. So excited to be following your blog!

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  65. wow have just seen this & i LOVE it! The tiles are fantstic!
    not to mention the white tv - i an see myself watching cooking shows while cooking up a storm!
    sal x
    www.oncedailychic.blogspot.com

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  66. Just found your blog and I love it! I just did my own kitchen and it looks very similar! Great minds think alike.
    Cheers
    http://amberinteriordesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-doneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.html

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  67. I love your style! I too am a designer and its so fun to see other designers with you same style, because sometimes you get in a rut and it was inspiring to look through your pictures as your personal style is very similar to mine! Beautiful home!
    Xo,
    Rachel

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  68. oh my god erica your home is so beautiful!!
    <3 <3 <3 i love you guys so much!

    brianna stein

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  69. Great Blog i love to know about home interior and kitchens.

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  70. Oh! I just noticed that your mortar and pestle has a similar texture with your kitchen wall tiles! That's so great. I wonder if I was the only one who noticed that. Anyway, the little details in your kitchen are what makes it unique. The large paper clips and the red boiler (it looks like one to me) are other excellent details I found in your kitchen. Great job in designing them!

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  71. Thanks to every one for the lovely comments!
    Chase- that red thing is a giant apple. :)

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  72. Hi Erica,

    I was wondering if you could share what your countertop material is? I'd been planning on using marble for new countertops, but recently changed my mind. I love yours!! And your kitchen is beautiful!

    Thanks so much,
    Kerry

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  73. Hi there Kerry! Thanks so much for the lovely compliment and for reading Moth Design.
    The counter surface is Hanstone, colour: Swan Cotton.
    I've found it to be pretty much impervious/resistant to every possible type of wear and tear. Hope this helps! :)

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  74. wow - what an incredible job! I just popped over from Aubrey and LIndsay's blog...now following yours! :) Love your kitchen look, all the elements like the flower and sugar containers, the timer, and especially that little nook above the range. genius.

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  75. SO happy I found your blog! Love love it! This kitchen is gorgeous, beautiful my dream kitchen! I have the same breville and love your little espresso nook set up, could you please please tell me where you purchased those clear canisters you have sugar and espresso in? Thanks so much!! xx

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  76. Thanks so very much Adorned Life! xo

    Heather- Interior Groupie, thanks for dropping by and for your kind words! xo

    Jackie, Thanks to you as well for dropping by and for the sweet comment. The clear canisters are from a store here called Chintz and Co. However I am sure you could find something similar at homegoods or target. Mine actually came with white pebbles for floral arranging. I bought them for the bottle of course! ;) xo

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  77. Beautiful Kitchen! Love everything! I just have one wee question, how long is the island?

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  78. Thanks so much ANON. The island is exactly 9' 4" long. :)

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  79. I love your kitchen - where did you find those counter stools?

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  80. Thanks so much Shannon! The stools are from Homesense. Homegoods in the states. Hope this helps. :)

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  81. Darn! I was hoping that wasn't the answer - will be much harder to track down now! I'm in Toronto but have never seen those at my local Homesense. Having an awful time finding stylish, affordable, kid friendly, counter-height stools. gasped when I saw those.

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  82. Just poking around your site after your 6th St Design feature today. We also designed our home, and installed horizontal outlets, LOVE them! I'm also adoring your closet and living room, pinning up a storm from your site:)

    Jessica

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  83. Love the kitchen and your blog! I'm in the middle of a complete kitchen reno and love the little niche above the gas range.

    Can I ask what brand your stove, exhaust range and fridge are? I really like the clean lines and think they may work well in our kitchen!

    Mary

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  84. Hi Mary!
    Thanks for the lovely words.
    The stove is bertazzoni, the fridge is fisher paykel and the hood fan is a brand carried at costco. (Arkona I think)

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  85. Thanks for your reply! I was looking at a fisher paykel fridge awhile ago but couldn't find many reviews on it. It's not a brand that is popular here in Canada. How is the fridge working out? Would you recommend it?

    Thanks,

    Mary

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