Monday, December 21, 2009

a Tuscan Christmas

Loved designing this Tuscan inspired kitchen and dining room for a very special client. Tuscan traditional style reflects her Italian roots and love of fine cooking while contemporary glass lighting fixtures create a great contrast.
Did you notice how the swirl of the knobs repeats in the iron swirl on the ceiling light fixtures?

The back splash in kitchen features a lovely traditional wall tile with modern metal tiles of grape reliefs inserted with red glass tile banding. Traditional with contemporary repeats...

Near the kitchen, atop an old roll top desk, a bird cage lamp repeats the design of the wrought iron cabinet knobs. A vignette of greens and snow have winter charm...

Into the dining area~ The contrast of the trio of contemporary lights against the old brick fireplace wall sums up the feel of the house: new/old and traditional/ contemporary.

Lisa helps with preparations and final touches, thanks...

hope you enjoyed the Tuscan kitchen with contemporary accents.
Merry Christmas!
IMAGES: Brayton Homestead Interiors


Lee said...


Tuscan and Country French... hands down my absolute favorites... just beautiful... now I could cook some Christmas comfort food in there!

Stay warm and the Merriest Christmas every to you and your family!

Angie @ thejunkranch said...

Are those tin ceiling tiles? We are considering this application in our kitchen. Too, love the lighting choice.

Pretty Things said...

I love that kitchen, but those LIGHTS are divine!

Unknown said...

Lee, those are two of my fav styles as well!
Angie, yes those are ceiling tiles,
Pretty Things,the room was designed with those lights always in mind.

Moorea Seal said...

very pretty! and thanks for adding me on the side bar!

Country French Antiques said...

Bonjour Karen,
Would be fun to cook in that kitchen!
I love those lights.
I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas and that all your dreams come true in 2010!

Unknown said...

I would love to cook in that kitchen also. Did you design that wall tile? It is breathtaking, and love those lights. Your clients are very lucky to have you as a designer and be surrounded by your talent.