Thursday, March 4, 2010

Le Chateau des fleurs, kitchen tour

This is the kitchen, it is very big because the house is very big. My family is also in the kitchen all the time. It is one of my favorite room.

I have white trims and white paneling in the house so to continue the theme. The cabinets are off white with a brown glaze. The wall color is a warm brown who matches the back splash tile. The color is lighter but goes well with the tiles. It help make the kitchen flow and look more spacious. The ceilings are Aqua blue.

The double stove is a professional range. In France we cook everything from scratch. This is how i learned to cook.
The tile on the back splash is called "subway tile" We have this in the Parisian subway, on the walls and ceilings. The tile is a crackle porcelain tile. I only use Porcelain if it is very special and pretty.
You can see, i don't have a lot of accessories on the counters. I have 2 year old who climb on the counters and dances...HAHAHA...She brakes everything too. All decoration is high, out of reach.
You can see a little bit of the breakfast nook on the right.
I will post about it later.

I was looking everywhere for a "toile" back splash and could not find one. So i made it!!!
I will give you a tutorial  tomorrow .

You cans see a disposal on the left. The kids would play with the buttons and broke it the first week. So we don't use it. :)
The Sub Zero fridge. 
It is huge. So love it.

I love this clock. It says "Bistro du Dauphin" A very famous Dauphin was Marie-Antoinette's son because of his tragic death. The name Dauphin was used for the eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.

A warming drawer..very useful.

3 small chandeliers hanging above the biggest island. They are form Lowes or home depot on line. I ordered and find all the Chandeliers. I am so picky about them and was not going to spend a fortune. Love them. Got the shade at Lowes. 
You can tell the ceilings are Aqua blue in the kitchen.

I never had a microwave before living in the States. It is a luxury in France.

There is 2 sinks. One by the fridge and one on the other end of kitchen.
I can see the back of the house from the kitchen.The family room is next to the kitchen and open to it. We are always in these 2 rooms.

The floor is cobblestone, in an Antique pattern. All Tile stores have  tile layout handouts.  Natural stones add value to your home.
The counter tops are black granite. It is important that the floor and counter tops go together. The floor has gray...goes well with black. This is a key for a well put together kitchen.

Hope you enjoyed this tour...Glad to share my little secrets with you... For the Back splash tutorial click here.
Gros Bisous

This is my last house. We do not live there anymore.
At least i could design another one :)
Thanks for liking my design .


Unknown said...

Holly cow STUNNING! I would NEVER I MEAN NEVER LEAVE THAT KITCHEN IF IT WAS MINE! that is a dream kitchen for sure. I adore those stunning chandeliers too! WOW! you are one blessed and lucky girl. JGG

sylvia said...

You are a very lucky girl, that kitchen is beautiful and big!!
Almost as big as my complete house (LOL)
X Sylvia

Anna said...

lucky you to have such a kitchen!

Unknown said...

This is what thought too. HUMMMM This is as big as my Apart in France... Hummmm Capitalism is not bad...Hummmm

All things nice... said...

Love your kitchen, I love the colour of the units and it is so so clean and tidy :)

All things nice...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma belle,

Ta cuisine et ta maison sont cuisine est aussi jolie, mais pas aussi grande! Je voudrais voir le reste de ta maison un jour....peut-etre la salle de bain ou le jardin en printemps!!

Bisous, Anita

Janice said...


Anonymous said...

Wow Frenchy! You have my dream kitchen! It's so beautiful!!! Marcia

Stephanie said...

It's stunning! I can just imagine the meals that come out of there. They must be delicious. I think your lampshades on the chandeliers are so cute.

Tracy said...

DIVINE!!!! LOVE it all. I'm trying not to covet, but I am still human after all!! ;-)

Enjoy your space and family in your beautiful, spacious kitchen!! Enjoy the Food too!!! :-)

Shine said...

LOVE your kitchen.....absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Best of wishes! Shine

Blondie's Journal said...


I LOVE everything about your kitchen...the colors, the appliances, the counters and floors, and I am really loving how you paint your ceilings blue! It must be like looking at the sky!! What a beautiful room. They say it is the heart of the home and I believe it. Your home has a BIG heart!! :-)


Wanda Lee said...

I simply must see more! I am so delighted to have discovered your amazing blog!~What an amazing and 'magical space' for a dream kitchen!

Do feel most welcome to visit my blogs for tea!..,

I will come back often!..,

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Meghan said...

Umm, where do you live??? AMAZING KITCHEN! I am super jealous!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the sweet comments..Gros bisous to all.

Unknown said...


Fabulously French said...

You are very lucky to have a kitchen that big! Adore it , it is so unfrench or as the french would say "American" :-)

A bientot,


Victoria said...

Wow, I can't ever imagine having a kitchen like that! It's amazing!

Julie Harward said...

That is a gorgeous kitchen! Love it and the best part know how to cook! Good girl!
In my previous home my kitchen (not this big) was like this but with more glass fronts, loved it! :D

Ronnie said...

You did a beautiful job putting together your kitchen, Frenchy.
All your effort in choosing each element paid off. A lot of good family memories will be made here.
I'm looking forward to seeing the breakfast nook!
You are on your way to blogger stardom. Go Frenchie!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful kitchen , i love it!

red.neck chic said...

Oh my goodness - your kitchen is just BREATH TAKING!!! How lovely!!! I absolutely ADORE the 3 chandeliers over your island!!!

I am just in awe of you!!!

Thank You for inviting me in to your kitchen!!!

;-) robelyn

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Okay Frenchy I just took this tour of your kitchen and it is fabulous! Even on a small scale, the colors you picked, the elements you used are all classic, fresh and gorgeous. I concur with everyone else- I want to live in your kitchen! I will pay rent!

1 Funky Woman said...

Hello there, I just found you and I am in love with your blog. Your kiddos are darling and all your themed parties are so fun! This kitchen is amazing and I am drooling a little over it. I am now a follower!

Hope you can check my blog out sometime.


Debbiedoos said...

I have been enjoying your blog and home I am in awww actually, so better than enjoying it. Thanks for the tour Frenchy!~ Enjoy your weekend. Debbie

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh... what an amazing space! I loved looking at the detail of your cupboards, everyone needs to click on your pics for a closeup. And that fridge?!? Stove... everything. It's really amazing Frenchy. Thanks so much for sharing!


Unknown said...

Your kitchen is dreamy! Did you help to design it? It's true that the kitchen is the heart of the home, no matter the size!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This is such a gorgeous kitchen! You must make some amazing meal in there. I love the color of the ceiling. So many beautiful things and I mention the ceiling, lol. The cabinets are really beautiful.

Kitty Deschanel said...

WOW! What a gorgeous kitchen you have, you lucky duck! :)

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by this weekend to link it to my Not "Baaad" blog hop!

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

are you kidding me....I just died and went to dream kitchen heaven! your kitchen is is everything I would ever want! I pretty much hate you right now...ok just kidding I love you but seriously that kitchen is TO DIE FOR! thanks so much for linking up and making me drool! :)

Wendy said...

Puis-je utilise votre cuisine pour seulement une heure? Si oui, je serais le plus heureuse femme dans la monde... :) C'est fantastique!! :)

When I have a house, I'll be coming back to your blog for inspiration for how to design my kitchen!! :)

angie said...

wow wow wow! gorgeous! i especially love your flooring!!

Karri said...

Wow - stunning, beautiful kitchen! I'd love to cook there! Thanks for sharing

Amanda Lee said...

Beautiful kitchen! I love how open it is, and how warm and inviting!

Unknown said...

We moved and we do not live there anymore. We are renting...
At least i can design another one :)
Thanks for liking it.

Jessie K said...

What a gorgeous kitchen!!! Holy cow I'm jealous! And I would never leave that!


Who cares if it even there was NO microwave in this FABULOUS KITCHEN!! Congrats, you did a gorgeous job, I love the chandies all over and the cabinets and counters, along with the French subway tiles you chose.. it's real amazing!! We cook from scratch here too and I like it this way, I'm even thin because of it. Have a great week and thanks for having me.

Something Special said...

This is my dream kitchen for sure. I love it and it couldn't be more me! I just can't afford that kind of kitchen! lol

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