Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Day 487: Blackberry Farm kitchen
Apologies if you've already seen this, but Granny Smith Green has recently added her images of the kitchen at Blackberry Farm to her series, and it is exactly as you would expect: Understated, tasteful, and designed to take full advantage of the farm views!
The marble countertops aren't glaring white, but compliment the gray cabinets, which is a nice change from the ordinary. What look like white porcelain knobs really make a statement on the cabinets and drawers. A butcher block island contributes a little texture, and the green watering cans on the bottom shelf are so charming!
Above, antiqued brass pendants are a stylish alternative to stainless. The mixed finishes (brass pendants, stainless appliances and porcelain hardware) keep the room from looking flat.
To take full advantage of the views, upper cabinets were left off. This seems to be a growing trend, but I'm not so sure I'm organized enough to pull it off. You'd definitely need ample pantry space to make this work in a real kitchen.
I've also been seeing lots of backsplashes like this one recently. The miniature subway-style tile is a fun alternative (click on the photos to get a better look). Simple mouldings and beautiful wood paneling like this are seen throughout the house.
Opposite the big, beautiful Viking range is a pretty little hutch that holds stoneware made by Southern artists. Granny Smith tells us that the beige pieces were all handmade in Tennessee.
Thanks again for sharing, Granny Smith!
And if you still want more of the Farm, Southern Accents had a big spread full of beautiful photography in the September-October 2008 issue.