5th Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour

Handpainted backsplash tiles and painted cabinets

Today was the 5th Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour to benefit the Wenham museum! What a great day – We had over 250 visitors tour the nine designer kitchen that spread across the North Shore from Manchester to Topsfield, Hamilton, Wenham, Danvers, Beverly and Ipswich. I was honored to be invited to share my kitchen as part of this tour with so many wonderful Boston Kitchen Designers represented!

A wonderful stream of visitors came through the kitchen today – from young couples who were just beginning to design their first kitchen in their first house to a number of fabulously chic women in their 80s who oozed creativity and I wished they could stay all day! I loved meeting each and every one of them and look forward to working with some on their own kitchens! It is always so inspiring to meet with new clients and learn what they are looking for, respond to and just adore. The yellow Big Chill Refrigerator and Stove were both a HUGE hit – I think there will be a few more dotting the north shore come spring. I did not like their original yellow – it was too ‘green’ and ‘cool’ a yellow and did not match my all time favorite yellow – Benjamin Moore Yellow Lotus – so they were able to match my yellow exactly with the powder coat finish on the fridge and the stove. I was thrilled – yes, it did put a hefty addition on the price tag- but I have a fridge and a stove in my all time favorite color.

It was so nice to see everyone SMILE when they walked through the door – everybody remarked on what a Happy Kitchen it was – and is! I had so much fun painting the cabinets and pulling it all together. It is so much fun to pull all these details together.

Big Chill refrigerator and Handpainted cabinets

Fun hand painted cabinets in the peasant style painted for a 21st century kitchen

Antique French Tole Daisy Lanterns

Robin

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