Monday, October 7, 2013

What do you think....?

It feels a little odd posting a picture of my kitchen BUT...it is in Perth :)) and it does explain why I've been occasionally AWOL over the last six weeks! If you can imagine in the first shot a heavy double sided brick arch (last shot) was dividing the kitchen and the family room, neither room big to start with, removing it opens it up and creates the illusion of a much bigger space. I was a little worried about 'over check' but I think the diagonal on the floor and traditional around hob work well together, grazie Giuliano!  That bold red wall is 'awaiting' a work of art (?) by moi!
I was tres thrilled when I found the vintage French coffee plaques below, they are parfaitement oui!
It wasn't that I hated the old kitchen below, but it was definitely in need of a 'pick me up', hm! maybe me also :) Did I mention that we went to a French festival yesterday..oh la! I have some beauties to show you tomorrow! I hope that you had or are still having a fab weekend, take care.....



46 comments:

  1. I love your new kitchen!! Definitely worth waiting for and so much lighter and inviting!! I haven't had breakfast so kitchens look particularly good to me this morning!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  2. I like the STYLE. Looks cosy and nice.

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  3. That looks very nice Grace.....compliments for your styling.

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. It was worth waiting for it! i like your kitchen very much, it's warm and welcoming!
    I hope you'll show us what you saw during that "french moment"! :o)

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  5. I like it, Grace. I've always like B&W floor tiles like that.

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  6. It's beautiful! If I could cook, I'd want one!

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  7. The whole update/reno looks fabuloso Grace!!! The whole area is really opened up now! Ah you had me there for a minute - clever new spot for the microwave! I was thinking of something similar to get mine out of the way, do you like it down there? Easy to use?
    Yes, the festival was yesterday - I can imagine you LOVED it.
    Because of this post you are now honour bound to show what work of art you eventual put up on the feature wall! ;) I'll be watching this space!
    Have a great week Grace, and really, the kitchen is just beaut!

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  8. Excellent Grace, and it looks very practical to use, unlike some I have seen that look like there must be a second kitchen somewhere to actually use. And the floor tiles are great.

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  9. What an excellent piece of interior decoration!

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  10. It looks great, I really like that sink, boy I could use something like that when I am doing a lot of canning!

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  11. It's gorgeous Grace ... and I love those little touches of Décore Parisien. I'm sure your cook-extrodinaire will relish working in such a pretty space. I'm thinking tarte-au-citron and macaron pistache!

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  12. Are they Chokos in your fruit bowl? See what I notice...it took a few looks to see what brick wall you were talking about! Looks clean and tidy though which is more than I can say for mine.

    Barb.

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  13. That is one very smart and inviting kitchen Grace - well done on choices made and work completed - beautiful bench tops too! Looking forward to seeing some of your French festival pics!
    Joy

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  14. Well done, Grace. It looks light and fresh and yet also colorful. Enjoy it.

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  15. Good design creates beauty and functionality you will enjoy for years No someone will have to start a kitchen meme.

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  16. Bonjour mon amie! It's always fun to see kitchens in other people's homes, especially in other countries! Wish I could just swing by for a croissant and French roast coffee! Bonne journée!
    Regards from EAGAN daily photo

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  17. I'm so glad you got rid of that double arch!!
    And I like that counter top (am I the only one who does not like granite??)

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  18. Tres Tres BON!!!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  19. And now I have kitchen envy.
    It looks so much better without the double arch.

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  20. I love it!!!! The kitchen is wonderful. I like a lot these open kitchen!
    Thanks for sharing these pictures. I also love all accessories and decoration. :)
    Léia

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  21. Fab transformation Grace. Love the black and white floor.

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  22. It looks great Grace, must be a relieve all went well. It is much brighter and spacy now.

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  23. That makes a difference like day and night, Grace, beautiful and sure worth the effort :-)
    Trés Francais!

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  24. Your new kitchen looks wonderful, so much better without that brick arch behind. The area looks a lot bigger now.

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  25. Kitchen looking beautiful and comfortable to cooking..

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  26. Your makeover is fabulous! The space does look WAY bigger.

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  27. Kudos to you! What a great job. It looks so warm and homey and it is very beautiful. Love that red wall, also! Did you design it?

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  28. Well done. Congratulations.

    I just saw the Mayor of Perth interviewed on TV in the USA, doing a joint appearance with the Mayors of New York and Los Angeles.

    One of the things she mentioned is that Western Australia is 4 times the size of Texas.

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  29. Wow, Grace it looks fantastic. I wish my kitchen looked half this good. Very,very attractive.

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  30. Wow! What a difference...
    I'd say it was well worth the stress of living through the construction.

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  31. Fantastic job, Grace! You can come over here anytime and sort out kitchen out :).

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  32. Great looking kitchen, worth all the hassle and waiting. Enjoy.

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  33. Ooh fantabulous renovation, Grace, can I hire you for our projects haha! (Yes, I'm sure you want to supervise another renovation:) I love the bold check and that red wall is waiting waiting for a work of art by you!

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  34. Well Dear Grace from what i could see, Yes you did a great job, but on top of that I have to admit your name has strong meaning and effect in your personality, yes you have grace in what you do in the way you speak and the passion you put on things in life, you know some people can read others people characters and this what I saw in you, so please do not change because this planet needs people like you.
    Thanks to gave me the opportunity to express my skills in your kitchen, and to leave another sign of me somewhere in Perth Ciao a Presto buona fortuna con la fotografia

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  36. Opening it up does make a difference - it looks very nice! Now I look forward to some cooking posts in that redone area!!

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  37. Rénovations réussie, ta cuisine est très belle et semble pratique pour le travail.. Bravo Grace :))))

    Il me semble avoir aussi entrevu de très beaux tapis, je suis une fan des tapis :))))

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  38. Now how did I miss this one??? Love the new kitchen! Very modern and hip!!! Very "open concept" (all the rage on our Home and Garden reality tv shows!!!) Love the deep red wall!!!
    Well done...and I'm guessing...well worth the aggravation?!!!

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