Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I wouldn't cook in here.


It's way too nice to mess up.

Image sent to me by Jessica. Kitchen by Dee Dee Taylor Hannah and Sarah Richardson.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fun fact: Dee Dee Taylor is the sister of Mary Jo Eustace, whose husband Dean left her for Tori Spelling.

That is all.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

This is a kitchen only for making toast and coffee. It's too showhouse-fancy for real cooking (that being said, I wouldn't rip it out if it came with my house).

Anonymous said...

So, Decorno....is it a coincidence that the light fixture above the island in this photo is one you slipped in with your "Kitchen lights: Yes or no" post? Is this the lucky winner? Just wondering if you may have made up your mind?
And if I had that kitchen I wouldn't give it a second thought to cook in there. I would be one happy girl!:)

Carol
gatheringshome.com

ArchitectDesign said...

Fine, I'll take it then: love it! I have always loved that chandelier too.

Anonymous said...

Once I changed out the Louis-Whatever stools, I'd be happy to cook in there.

Ivy Lane said...

Can't imagine making spaghetti sauce in that kitchen near those chairs!

cybill said...

It looks a little like a dressing room! I had to look for a while to actually see that it was a kitchen, but I think I could live with it.

Anonymous said...

The basics of this room actually aren't too dressy. Seems rather like the "little black dress" that can be dressed up or dressed down.

I think that if you take away those (terrible, imo) chairs and replace them with more down-to-earth vibe and accessorize differently, this kitchen would be infinitely more approachable. I've always liked the juxtaposition of high and low, e.g. a silver dish with seashells, bits of string, something humble and natural along side the high style. All that marble needs a counter point.


Also, I think the lighting in the photo is contributing to that "don't touch me" feel to this kitchen. I would call this a kitchen with a touch of autism.

Anonymous said...

Or, you could do what someone I know does...wrap her countertops in plastic wrap before cooking. No kidding.

Anonymous said...

Ummm... Where's the fridge? This would be a decent butler's pantry. You know, if you had a butler and all...

•ciaotay• said...

I totally agree! such a gorgeous kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Too Junior League/Ladies Who Lunch for me.

Kwana said...

I'm with Cybill. At first glance I thought I was a dressing room until I looked closely and saw the stove. Very pretty, but with the messy way I cook and burn things it was be a disaster in no time. Those poor chairs...

Anonymous said...

ugh, the chandelier: It reminds me of Rachel Zoe for some reason. Just trying too hard.

JJ said...

It looks like the kitchen in the early season of The Osbournes. Sorta. That's not necessarily good or bad. Just a FACT, Decorno.

Decorno said...

I love the Cellula chandelier and always will. Just for the record.

...love Maegan said...

sex only.

Vivien said...

The chandelier is amazing. In fact, I love all the lighting in this kitchen. I would love to see the sink. I'm dying for a new sink.

The barstools are a bit too fussy for me, but I would absolutely cook in this kitchen. It looks like the Ritz compared to my piece of shit kitchen. And it wouldn't take me long to become completely comfortable living in the Ritz.

I would invite my posse over and we gather around that huge island and cook and mix cocktails and gossip and solve the world's economic problems and lie about our sex lives.

uppergeorgetowner said...

the people who own this kitchen don't cook here, they probably have meals delivered.

Anonymous said...

I could picture that light fixture in the apartment of Nuni and Nooni, the futuristic characters in that recurring SNL skit.

Anonymous said...

Throw out the Super-Klassy counter stools and it's just a nice big workable kitchen (a lot more workable than mine, anyway).

Anonymous said...

Didn't she used to be Dee Dee Hannah? She had a show on HGTV when it first started. So did Mary Jo, btw. You can sure see the Sarah Richardson touches. I could soooo cook in there.

Decorno said...

Nuni and Nooni - ha! Oh god, Maya Rudolph just kills me. I miss her on SNL...

peasrock said...

I would go insane in this kitchen (and so many other rooms so often featured on this and other design blogs); why is everything white?? I would enjoy some pops of white in a room via its accessories, but why oh why isn't there any color? WAY too institutional for me. I need contrast, and a room that doesn't make me feel like padding the walls.

That being said, LOVE your blog. :-)

tracey said...

Uppergeorgetowner, these people don't have their meals delivered, they have their own personal cook/maid/housekeeper or all of the above. Also, definitely no, to the persian rug in a kitchen! Yuk, everything must get shmooshed into it, eventually.

Anonymous said...

too stuffy for my taste

Mike and McGee said...

Fabulous kitchen! We have that same chandelier in our dining room. Love it in a kitchen though. I'd cook in there. I'd mess it up constantly, and it would probably only look that good when I'm taking a photo of it or when I have company coming over. Kitchens should be places where you can make a mess.

Kara said...

It's the Stepford kitchen.