Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reviving The Butler's Pantry

We are in the midst of construction chaos here! Tile and counters are installed in kitchen, and I am on the list for the painter! Supposedly this place will actually get painted in June, fingers crossed. Counter has been installed in butlers pantry now it's time to move on to tile and floor. Our house came with the butler's pantry and I actually think there was a servant here 200 years ago that used it. Today it's only me, the "butler of the house"!  It was very dated as we totally neglected this little  of a space. Neglected no more we will bring this little gem back to life.  I have my game plan ready but I do love to see what others have done in their pantries. I personally love the mix of closed and open shelving, and since our pantry doubles as a bar area we installed pearl quartzite  so it would be more durable.  Do you have a pantry and what's your favorite style?

GOOD BYE old pantry, your face lift is in progress!

Sneak peak of progress, new counters, sink , faucet and cabinet door  removed and space increased and for new fridge, old small space turned into a wine bottle holder!

Next are some of my favorite pantries!

Friday, May 22, 2015

All Souls Mercantile

I thought it fitting to share this company founded in 2014 by Tova Celine  in LA.  She visited a warehouse filled with army surplus dating from the 50's to the 70's and decided there had to be some way to honor the stories of these materials. This Los- Angeles based company offers one- of -a kind handcrafted vintage army surplus materials "reinvented"! Check out some of the great ways these pieces have been brought back to life. To see more go HERE! Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Singing The Blues!

There are few reasons why I am singing the blues. First the King of blues himself BB King passed from us this past week, and my projects like all projects are taking longer than expected. My kitchen is at a stand still because I am next on the list for the painter but I am not sure where that "next" really means! The outdoor bar moving slowly due to weather and issues, so no opening the pool for Memorial day! On a positive note I do LOVE blue! Also, I am only joking!  I am so lucky that these are the only little issues in my life at the moment. So, instead let's make this a tribute to the blues in the best of ways - RIp BB!

Who needs a pool anyway when I could simply jump right into this amazing painting by my dear friend Maureen Chatfield!

Zuhair Murad