Tuesday, November 3, 2009

And more Formica..




Karen's kitchen.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

As with the original photo: Not a fan of mixing whites and off-whites.

Anonymous said...

I love the white. This is the kitchen of a cook, I could see spending hours in this kitchen cooking and gossiping. I love the "feel" of the space...like a kitchen in a big old manse that only the servants see.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Beautiful

Decorina said...

Very nice.

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I like all the white. Nice and crisp.

Anonymous said...

I think this kitcen is lovely, even if it does have formica. It is a warm and welcoming space, and I could easily see myself relaxing with a cup of tea at that table.

the carolyn said...

Eeek, Anon 10:08. Did you just finish reading The Help?

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Tracy said...

I'd live there. And I'm loving all those pots hanging over in the corner. Who notices the countertops when the rest looks so nice and welcoming.

Kathy said...

The open shelves are nice too.

Anonymous said...

Couldn’t agree more with anon
10:08. This IS a cook’s kitchen. Everyone I know with immaculate counters and cabinetry eats out. The very “chic” kitchens of today will be the dated “out” of 2015.

Anonymous said...

I think it's hilarious that on every home deco show I see and most of the decor blogs I read it's all about replacing counters with Granite and appliances with Stainless Steel. Baloney! It's 2009 and we're in a recession. Formica is fab and working appliances are just fine... paint and updated knobs make just as big an impact.

Removalists Australia said...

Wow!!! The kitchen is so beautiful and clean. How I wish my kitchen is like this. LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it!

And I wonder if this is the kitchen of The Great Recession. Not necessarily a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

Almost-daily posts . . . maybe you need to change this . . .

Susan said...

I have three kitchens. All have different countertops. The oldest one was built 16 years ago and has wood edged formica. It is dated now and slated for replacement, but it has worn well and was very easy to care for.

Our second kitchen has soapstone. I like it a lot. It's very attractive, but takes a fair amount of cleaning to keep it looking its best. Because it is dark in color, any little crumb shows up.

The third kitchen (just built) has a zinc countertop. I am looking foward to to allowing the zinc countertop to age gracefully.

We are getting ready to remodel the kitchen with the formica countertop and I haven't yet chosen the replacement.

Evermore Organics said...

Im usually not a fan of mixing whites with off whites, but this looks really good!

s. said...

I think formica is terrific. Yes, even for people who can afford granite or marble. A friend bought a large mid-century bungalow and re-did it beautifully. She used formica in the kitchen because it looks right in the space... and also because it is practical and has groovy 60s chic. It's wonderful and honestly, soapstone or carrera wouldn't look nearly as cool.

Susan said...

I agree with S. Formica is just right for a midcentury modern house or someone trying to achieve that look. Heck, get the formica with the boomerang pattern. It's chic! And, it will be less expensive and easier to care for than anything else you can do.

Frankly, I've never liked granite--and it is everywhere now.