We’re loving this cheerful color explosion in supershoppertoo’s kitchen! Thanks for adding it to our Fresh New Spaces Group on flickr!
So the other day I fell down the rabbit hole, browsing pictures of celebrity homes on InStyle.com, and I came across Kelsey Grammer’s kitchen in the Hamptons. All I could think of was Frasier’s ultramodern (minus Dad’s hideous recliner) Seattle bachelor pad. Now some song about tossed salad and scrambled eggs is going through my head.
I love those tiles, that ceiling, the blue and white, the touches of rich wood and the overall lightness of this kitchen. It looks like you could transport it to Sweden and besides its huge size, no one would know it came from the far end of Long Island New York. It’s just shocking to see something so traditional from a guy who I will always associate with one of my first exposures to a fantasy modern luxury abode. Knowing how much everyone in Hollywood moves, he probably doesn’t even live in this house anymore. This was the only picture I could find online of Frasier’s kitchen:
Hmmm, there weren’t enough design blogs around when Frasier was actually on the air, it’s tough to find pictures of that kitchen. However, during my search, I’ve learned that his couch was an exact replica of Coco Chanel’s, that the set included a Chihuly sculpture that had to be locked up ever night after filming because it was worth $30,000, that one of the paintings was by Robert Rauschenberg, that there is an “I Hate Frasier Crane” site, that I can waste a lot of time ogling television set sites…I finally realized the only way to get a good shot of the kitchen was to buy the Season 1 DVD, which apparently has a tour led by set decorator Roy Christopher. Despite the great actors and my love for Cheers, I wasn’t a huge fan of Frasier (too much annoying bickering and canned laughter), but I may just have to buy that DVD for the 9-minute tour, it sounds fantastic.
It seems like every Aussie I come across on the web has a style sensibility I envy. The latest is Fiona, a.k.a. fede shop on flickr. Check out this lovely booth that is already getting a lot of use:
Fiona also has an Etsy shop full of adorable baby toys. I love the rattle shaped like tools and covered in lovely textiles:
This week I was looking through the Fresh New Spaces Group on flickr and the rooms that really jumped out at me were the ones where I could really see the owners’ personalities and personal style. Here are a few of my favorites:
I just love this living room shot from lipstickonmyteeth. I also love that the caption reads “The picture I chose if I have to sum up my style with one image”:
Be sure to check out the lipstickonmyteeth blog here!
Bright colors and a mix of styles balance out in La Vie Toni’s scrumptious living room:
Be sure to check out her blog here. Be warned – some of the shots will make you really hungry. Right now I am craving a sandwich I just saw over there.
Erin Rooney Doland is Editor-in-Chief of the home and office organizing blog Unclutterer.com.
I live in a mid-century modern home designed by the architect Charles M. Goodman. It is a quirky house with two perpendicular walls made of glass, and the other two walls made of concrete. My friends lovingly refer to it as “1960’s vision of the future.”
Twenty years after the house was built, the then-current homeowner decided to do away with the beautiful metal cabinetry in the kitchen and replace it with plywood and laminate cupboards. To add insult to injury, the redesign included Read the rest of this entry »