If you visited the blog last week then you will surely be excited to see that I've posted part two of my Inspiring Moms: Roberta Rose. Roberta's home and creativity greatly inspired so many last week, and now I think we're ready once again for a little dose of Roberta's magical and unique interiors! You can read a little about Roberta in Part 1 and how I came to interview her here.
Today I'm going to focus on Roberta's amazing kitchen. And let me just say that as I entered the kitchen I was overtaken by a wonderful smell and wondered what she was cooking. Then I realized that she had a pot of spices simmering on the stove purely to enjoy the fragrance! This is one of those tricks they tell people to do when potential buyers come to their for-sale home, and let me tell you, it works! Though I wonder now if the fragrance kept me from noticing everything! Even looking in the background of this photo I realize now that there were some details I didn't catch, like the contents of those cupboards! But lest I digress, I absolutely loved this antique (French, I believe) chandelier the minute I set my eyes upon it. That blue glass is something else! And those beaded bulb covers, I've going to try and make some myself. I'll let you know how it turns out!
This little vignette in the corner was oh so charming and seemingly effortless. Flowers from the garden are casually placed in the enamel pitcher paired with the dainty pink china and green glass dishes. This is a still life composed by an artist without a doubt!
Look at this wall sconce and those hanging baubles.....I have no words left to describe its loveliness!
Here's a photo of one side of the kitchen, whoops, forgot my black camera bag there on the counter. Roberta incidentally has a room specifically designated for all of her husband's "black" stuff, namely the electronics, computer stuff and anything else whose aesthetic is clearly out of place in this home! Good idea Roberta, and thanks to the husband for being such a good sport! And I just now noticed that that's probably a dishwasher hiding over there to the left of the sink!
I just love Roberta's collection of this contemporary enamel ware, she's got it all over the kitchen, and it's perfect.
And just in case you were wondering, there's the fridge over there pretending not to be a fridge, and the unobtrusive white telephone that I'm sure Roberta would love to mosaic, hey that's not a bad idea!
Okay, I felt a bit silly trying to take a photo of this dish towel that hung on Roberta's oven handles, but I just couldn't resist. Blue toile fabric, hand-embroidered with colorful details. This is a great idea with so many possibilities, can't wait to try it.
A few more wonderful details.........
And now I leave you with this last lovely image, the table just outside the French doors leading from the kitchen to the back yard, a wonderful spot for a morning cup of coffee, let's go!
Okay, I don't know about you, but that's definitely enough inspiration for today! I still have an amazing interview with Roberta to share with you as well as a few photos of just what's happening in her back yard, so stay tuned.