Friday, May 3, 2013

Elegant in Austin | Kitchen & Hearthroom

Today I bring you another look into my lovely project in Austin.  If you are new around here and want to see more of this home, it is part of a series that I've titled 'Elegant in Austin'.  I've previously blogged about the dining room, family room, master bedroom & bath, study and the son, Blake's, bath.  Take a peek back, this home is gorgeous!
For the kitchen, we chose a crisp, white palette. We brought in spots of ebony with the gorgeous Negro Marquina marble mixed with delectable Calacatta marble.  We chose Calacatta to incorporate the bits of caramel and gray, that calacatta is so known for, to complement the entire home's palette.  Over the cooktop, we did a fun Calacatta harlequin detail with a Negro Marquina dot.

You can see the pretty dining room peeking through the butler's pantry passage.
Shaw's Original sink, of course :-)
Isn't this piece of Negro Marquina marble just delicious?!
We mixed lots of mercury glass in throughout the home including on the lanterns over the peninsula bar.  I love the subtle patina it creates...and the brass fittings peeking out from under it...just yum!
In this image below, you can see the relationship of the cozy family room to the kitchen.  This family truly lives in their family room and kitchen and really wanted these spaces to interact well with each other.  The open floorplan that we designed achieves that request well.
One of my favorite features, that we designed into this home, is the hearthroom right off of the kitchen.  It is larger than a typical nook and has a gorgeous cast stone fireplace, hence the name.
This hearthroom gets tons of use!  Her son sits here for homework, her husband often trickles out here from the study with his work and of course this is where they share their meals.
The sweet window seats are often cozied up into for reading or in Blake's case, playing games :-)
I hope you've enjoyed another look into this Austin beauty!  I still have several more spaces in this home to share with you, so check back again if this is your cup of tea :-)

I hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.  We sure are!  We are attending a NICU reunion for NICU 'graduates' at the hospital where Alice was born.  I barely held it together, when I received the sweet little invite in the mail, remembering that time and how scary and difficult it was.  We are so very blessed that not only is our Bunny is with us but she is healthy and thriving! We are forever grateful to the staff that took such good care of her.  The Lord is so very good!  If you follow me on Instagram you'll likely see an update or two there :-)
Happy Weekend!
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