Sunday, September 19, 2010

Christopher Peacock's personal kitchen

And we have something in common ORANGE!  I was flipping thru Traditional Homes October 2010 issue and was so happy to see Christopher Peacock's personal kitchen.  And wouldn't you know it has orange infused into it! We all know how orange has been on my mind lately.  here, and here. I love to peak into the REAL lives of designers, and he is definitley a fave.  When I was designing my own kitchen, I would drool over his designs.  For those of you that don't know, he is a kitchen designer who spearheaded the resurgance of the iconic white, inset, furniture styled kitchen, marble, etc.....timeless and classic.

digging those lanterns.  Remember my lantern love??

The thing that struck me about the article is that in his own personal kitchen, he kept it simple.  He didn't blow out walls to have this enormous kitchen, he didn't go crazy just because he is a kitchen designer.  He stayed within the style of his Colonial Home, kept it simple, timeless, and infused color and character.    I love that he has painted his kitchen 3 times in the past 5 years, even uber designers change their minds!  Speaking of paint he has his own paint line., and I am really liking his ""abbey walls" grey paint in his own kitchen.

loving this infusion of the contemporary  The Eero Saarinen pedistal table with marble top...LOVE!

And if I had just a couple more feet in my dining room, I could make it a family room and it would be VERY similar to his. minus the fireplace and a few other things:)

All photos via Traditional Home October 2010 Issue.
PS: Forgive the terribly scanned images....if you want to see the full article and good pics pick up the October 2010 Traditional Home!  Please traditional Home, go like House Beautiful and make it easy to get these images off of the OL internet!
 Have a wonderful Sunday!


Rene said...

Traditional Home is full of greatness this month, no? Lot that orange.

Gretchen O. said...

I know, right?? Between Toby Fairly, Tara Gerard from Charleston, and Peacock. I always think of october as an orange month. --G

pretty pink tulips said...

How fun to see CP's personal space. He was top of mind as I redid my kitchen!!
xo E

The Zhush said...

My kitchen is completely and totally Peacock inspired! And lately I have been quite obsessed with orange as well, so yes, droooooling over all this to say the least!

mydesignchic said...

I love it all...perfection!!

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

That is my kind of kitchen. I've been painting trims and using orange in my house continuously since college. So, the whole post is completely up my alley. Come visit my friend's fabulous Bobby McAlpine house. I finally got it out there! Under water for days!