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Thursday, October 1, 2015

feeling like fall...

Happy October! Fall is here and it was always one of my favorite seasons. The changing leaves, amazing colors and cooler temperatures were always very alluring to me. Now that I live in the Gulf of Mexico on a beautiful island...fall has a very different feel. I miss the glorious leaves, mounds of pumpkins and cool brisk air. I do love that gardening is a year-round activity and walking the beach in the warm sea air is part of everyday life no matter the season. So I am embracing island life by introducing bits of autumnal color into my home and celebrating the joy of all year gardening. Here are a few extra images from my article in the October issue of Romantic Homes magazine. For this issue I opted to photograph my own kitchen. I hope you enjoy the fall tour...

My kitchen is small in stature,
however it has a large work load everyday.

The palette is very neutral so incorporating color can happen effortlessly every season.

My kitchen is on the third floor and has an amazing view over the garden. It also has a balcony perfect for feeding birds and sitting outside for a cup of tea.

The old farm sink has to multitask between washing dishes, prepping for dinner and cutting fresh flowers from the garden.

My kitchen is the heart of my home and centered in the room is the elevator that makes trips down to the garden a snap. Using a vintage glass paneled door helps to blend the new technology of an elevator into the eclectic feel of the rest of the home.

Bleached burlap insets soften the wooden doors
that hide the laundry closet.

Heavily carved Indonesian doors surrounded by painted porch posts are the entry to the pantry.

A simple pot holder displays retired garden hand tools.

The addition of red Transferware, a vibrant bouquet of flowers and some charming apple linen napkins are the subtle bits of color that hint at the arrival of fall.

To see this article as well as the entire fall issue dedicated to charming kitchens I hope you will look for the October issue of Romantic Homes magazine!
Past issues and terrific subscriptions are available online...
Thanks for visiting my autumnal kitchen. I hope you found inspiration and are ready to embrace fall...


1 comment :

  1. Beautiful kitchen! So much to love -- the wood floors, the fact that it's on the 3rd floor with a view - and the elevator ... very unique. Did you make a lot of changes when you purchased the property? The architectural details are interesting, like that gorgeous pantry door and the columns on either side. I also love the collection of iron stone pitchers above the cabinets. Like I said... so much to love!