Mini Post: Starry Night
Hello. I am starting a new feature on the blog today called Starry Night. I often times remark in my posts that rooms I find particularly beautiful are like "starry nights" because the more you look, the more you see, just like a clear night sky. Starry Night posts will be mini posts because generally they will focus only on one image. There are a few extra rooms in this first edition though.
Yesterday when I was scrolling through Instagram I stopped for several minutes to look at the following kitchen and said to myself, "Kerry, this kitchen is a starry night." I have had "Starry Night" posts on my list of post ideas for several months and after seeing this I thought there is no time like the present!
I refer to this kitchen as a starry night because at first glance it is attractive in its simplicity because there are not any features that make a really bold statement. The more you look at it though, the more details you see that elevate the beauty of the space. These are the details that began to really stand out to me as I spent time studying the room. The marble drip edge under the apron front sink. This is a feature to keep dripping water off of the cabinet below the sink and although practical in theory it is a luxury item that is not often installed in kitchens due to the added expense. There are three different types of light fixtures visible and they all work very well together and add a lot of visual interest to the room. Then there are the double upper cabinets that bring the cabinets all the way to the ceiling; the marble backsplash below the windows and slab behind the range; the mixture of brass knobs and brass clasps on the cabinets; the well styled display shelf under the sconce to the left of the range hood; the blue island, with brass at the bottom of the leg, mixed with the cream cabinetry; the pale wood floor - all of these elements are stars in this "kitchen sky".
I also wanted to share a few all time favorite spaces with you that have a "starry night" quality to them. The first is a former home of William McLure, a tremendous artist with an added talent for interior design in Birmingham, Alabama. These images were shared on Habitually Chic several years ago and I have loved them ever since.
The living room mixes serval styles of furniture, is layered with art and books flawlessly, and has a mix of window treatments. This room is a treasure for the eyes and no space is without thought. There are decorative elements and artwork from the floor to the ceiling.
Here is the other side of the living room. The collection of artwork is truly inspiring.
This is the master bedroom. The similar paintings over the bedside tables (done by William McLure); the bed and its linens, the dark walls, artwork, bench with books, and decorative objects keep your eye discovering new beauty constantly.
This is the hallway into the bedroom. It is a blue and white layered dream that makes you excited to explore the bedroom beyond.
This next room has a lot more going on than meets the eye at first glance. The crown molding detail is stunning, the crystal chandelier is stunning as well. The artwork is well suited to be mixed together and is balanced out perfectly on the wall. The varying scales of furniture, the styling of the round side table - books and sculpture, my favorite - and the sightline into the room beyond all make this room "twinkle".
The last room I am sharing is this bedroom which is a starry night indeed.
The shadowbox frames for the simple artwork below the mounted deer head and on the mantel - beautiful. The layering of the artwork and the small statues on the mantel - beautiful. The layering of rugs - handsome. The ottoman to the gray chair below the table between the beds - attractive. The bedside lamps - amazing. The window treatments, simple and perfectly suited to the space. The antiques mixed with the simple metal bed frames add real depth and character. This room is extremely attractive.
These starry night rooms make we want to go shopping! I will be back tomorrow with a Feature Fever post. See you there.
Thank you for reading today,