I have been busy on several projects, but nothing completed to the point of post worthiness.
However, while working, I was thinking about design and designers that have influenced me through the years.
Nancy Fishelson has been a huge inspiration for me.
Her color palette of whites and greys.
Linen slipcovered and upholstered furniture.
The style is clean and simple, light and bright, with lots of windows and natural light.
I love this kitchen! I don’t know what I was thinking when I designed my current kitchen. I had cherry cabinets on the brain, and nothing else.
I would like to paint my kitchen cabinets white, but there is no way my hubby would go for it. Paint Cherry. NO.WAY.
So, for the meanwhile, I will have to settle on planning my next kitchen….
which will be white!
The bank of windows instead of uppers is absolutely a feature I am going to incorporate next time.
We’re thinking about selling and building again which why this is at the forefront of my mind when I see these pictures.
I have some of these chairs only in a stained finish. Perhaps when my painting technique is a little more perfected I’ll attempt this finish.
I am quite sure this very magazine article is what turned me on to french linens. And a visit to Red Chair Antiques in New Hampshire!
Side bar…. Red Chair has moved to Hudson,NY
I especially love her use of antiques throughout the home. I think it is particularly important to add some vintage elements to a new build. My house is lacking in any real architectural elements (we built it about 7 years ago) so I try to achieve the feel with furniture.
Adding a tub in the bedroom is an absolutely brilliant use of space!
Just love this glimpse into the room. It’s almost like driving at night and looking into people’s homes with the lights on.
I can’t help it.
Please tell me you do the same thing.
I cannot get enough of little drawers. This is the perfect size! If I ever find one of these, I am bringing that baby home…fast!
And ironstone. Beloved ironstone.
Well, I hope you can see what an influence Nancy has had on the design industry.
As I look around, I can see the influence she has had on me, and hopefully I have achieved the same light, bright, simple and pleasant surroundings that I like to call ‘home’!
Hope you have a great week!