Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Chinoiserie Kitchen

Caitlin Wilson Design
Thank you all so much for all your lovely comments on all my recent travails. I decided I owed everyone an explanation for my sporadic posting and decision not to move, and I appreciate all the support. The entire story is quite crazy and could be a book, if I ever have the motivation. Stay tuned.

I am crazy in love with this kitchen. I am a sucker for a white kitchen with brass hardware and marble countertops. This range and hood are amazing. I did a little research and they are from Bluestar Cookery. And blue and white Chinese porcelain is the perfect finishing touch. The layout here is almost identical to my kitchen. I am tempted to go ahead now with changing my countertops. I have always wanted real marble, but did not pull the trigger with a husband prone to spilling coffee and red wine, etc. For the Florida house I had chosen Silestone Calacatta Gold Quartz, having substituted a messy boyfriend for a messy late husband, but now with nobody to spill things, I might just go for the marble. Thoughts?


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  1. I wish so much that this would've happened.

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    1. It will work well in my kitchen, so I am starting to plan it.

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  2. I dream of white marble countertops. If you can do it then I say go for it and I can live vicariously!!

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    1. I agree - as much as I like quartz for its durability, it is just not the same look.

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  3. This is STUNNING! Look at those appliances!

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    1. I have not tried to price them yet, but love the look!

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  4. I say go for it. You know the downside to marble and at this point it probably is not a great risk at all. I personally don't even mind when it etches and small stains. It gives it patina.

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    1. I agree and with me the risk is minimal. I'd rather get whatI love!

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  5. Don't do it! I have had Silestone Lyra for 7 years. It looks brand new and requires no maintenance. I clean it with Windex and love the look. I suppose if I was the only one who was ever in my kitchen (thankfully I'm not) and never wanted guests to step inside it, I might consider marble. I think my kitchen is beautiful AND practical. Win/win!

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    1. I get what you are saying. I will definitely give this more thought before I decide. I do like the Suede finish in the Silestone - I was out at their design center and got samples.

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  6. Love my marble and have had it in several past kitchens. That said, I am the only one who's ever in my kitchen (thankfully) and have never wanted guests to step inside it. I also am not bothered by small droplet etchings, but still try to wipe spills immediately. I wish I had thought to go with a honed surface at the start—just don't really like a shiny surface. But with years of wear, it's getting there on its own.

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    1. Yes. I really liked the honed as well. So elegant.

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  7. This is the most stunning kitchen. That periwinkle blue is ne plus outre! Proves that it doesn’t have to be large to be perfect.

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  8. It looks very similar to mine in size and layout and I love those appliances!

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  9. This kitchen sweeps me off my feet! Hope you get to replicate it! WOW!!!!

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  10. Yes, I unfortunately just put all new stainless steel appliances in my kitchen 1 month ago in anticipation of listing it. I might start with the countertops and see.

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  11. Have you checked out porcelain countertops? They're stunning and look more like marble than quartz does.

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