Wednesday, March 9, 2016

HomeMayd - Kitchen and Dining Room

Well hello there! How's your week going? Mine has been interesting for sure. I'll get into that on another day.

Today I want to share my Dining Room and Kitchen. Like I said last week, I had plantation shutters installed on all the windows. They make my heart go pitter patter. hee,hee,hee


The four paintings hanging there are originals by Jennifer Lanne. My dear friends Mary Kay and Marianne in New Bern did the framing for me. They own a wonderful framing shop there.




This was the original light fixture that came with the house. Everyone in our neighborhood has the same light fixture. So, since I'm taking my house from "Builder Grade" to "HomeMayd," I had David install the light you see in the photo above. It came from Ballard Designs. I love the simple forged iron look and the check chain cover.


After having white cabinets for 14 years, I decided to go with ebony cabinets this time. They aren't pure black, but more like espresso beans.


We added our own knobs to the cabinets. I found these on Wayfair.


Of course, my kitchen wouldn't be finished without my Harrington and Hannah hand-painted soap dispenser, which was created for me by my talented friend, Natasha. I treasure this piece so much.


This is Bob and Larry, the buffet bunnies. hee,hee,hee. They enjoy serving up some tasty vegetables to our guests. I found them at Pottery Barn last year when I was out shopping with Lydia.


Like many of us I don't have a house phone anymore, but I couldn't resist buying this old phone I found on Ebay. I think it's fun in the kitchen and reminds me of days gone by.


I love the way the light comes in this space. What do you think?

Light, love and hugs to you,
Michelle


22 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Love your new home and the clean look, a space that is relaxing and calming.

Debbie

Rabbits' Guy said...

One of those pictures is hung a tad crooked .... not telling which one.

26471 .. that was our phone number with one of those phones as a little kid. We had a parakeet. Every time the phone rang he would sing out - 26471! 26471!! (My big sister would sing out - "It's for me, I'll get it."

Allie said...

Love it dear girl - and I'm really coveting that phone!!!

webbsway said...

I love your soap dispenser and the little buffet bunnies. They are really precious.

Hey- where are the bunnies????

Janet said...

What a great space... Thanks so much for sharing it....I love all of it :)

Janet said...

What a great space... Thanks so much for sharing it....I love all of it :)

Jeanette said...

Love your kitchen & dining rooms. Just gorgeous. Hugs,xx

Thoeria said...

You have created such simple elegant beauty in those rooms! The light fitting in the dining room is lovely. I do hope that that beautiful space will be used daily :)
I've always been partial to dark kitchen cabinets so love your choice with the perfect handles to finish it

Sharon Decker said...

That soap dispenser is beautiful and definitely should be cherished. What a great tribute to those bunnies.

sandi s said...

I love it!!! Hugs,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SHELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy to see you here! BRAVO! You are in, you are in YOUR new home! I love your breakfast nook (as I remember it being called by my mother), and the wainscotting is gorgeous. The ebony cabinets are fabulous, and that Harrington and Hannah-Banana soap dispenser is precious! How are you my friend? I am so happy to know you have your bunny nest all fluffed up. How is the Banana girl? teeehhehe

LOVE YA!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

love that new kitchen dinning area and really do love the hanging light that you hung much better--classy!! love all your accent pieces--so glad to hear about all the fun you are having in decorating and setting up your new home--
love and laughter, di

Petal49 said...

It's so lovely Michelle and I love the HomeMayd touches, especially your soap dispenser.

Createology said...

From cookie-cutter to HomeMayd is looking lovely. It is always the details that make all the difference and you are an expert at the details. Each precious picture and bunny item is truly special for Bunnyville. Embracing Creative Bunny Bliss...

Tina said...

Beautiful!! I love your decorating style. Your home is really going to be so very beautiful and I can't wait to see the other rooms as well. (Can you come and decorate my house?? :o)))

Loris said...

I came back to re-read this post and enjoy all the pictures of your beautiful new home....and realized I hadn't left a comment! Can't let that happen...want to make sure you know how much we all love seeing your creativity and hearing about those sweet creatures you live with. I'm sure Hannah and Sabrina are loving there new digs :-)

tink's mom said...

What a wonderful update. Things are back to looking so very positive. By the way your shutters are terrific. The dark cabinets look great with the cream and white. Expected nothing less with your wonderful vision. Enjoy.

Judy1522 said...

Your dining room and kitchen are beautiful and the plantation shutters are perfect for your house.

quiltingtaylormade said...

Hi Michelle -- Is this your breakfast table and chairs? I remembered you had beautiful Windsor chairs at the house in New Bern. Are they in your dining room ??

speedyrabbit said...

I love your kitchen Shell and how you have added your own unique touches and of course the bunnies,xx Rachel and Speedy

Sharon said...

I love everything!!!

Natascha Rieper said...

Awe...Lovely and made me smile big to see the soap dispenser!