It is spring break in my neck of the woods…how about you? Later this week my oldest little boy and I are headed to Louisiana to visit one of my favorite projects, this Louisiana farmhouse. I love it when clients become friends and this family has become very special friends. So Drew is going to meet their daughter this trip, they are the same age so should have a lot in common! On Sunday we are going to take him to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Historian Stephan Ambrose is behind this museum so I know it will be great! And Drew is a little military buff so I think he will love it! And we are flying so that is fun for an 8 year old too! He is also hoping for some swamp time!;;
Drew is going to flip when he sees this plane! It’s the plan that dropped the first soldiers at Normandy!
National World War II Museum
So it will be a good trip…a little fun and a little work. A mix of boy fun and mommy fun ( I mean work!) ha! It hardly seems like work when you enjoy it so much. This project almost feels like home because I have watched it evolve and come together so nicely. I can’t wait to get back there and see what has been done since my last visit. The kitchen turned out so well. I love how the lights don’t match but do blend. That can be a challenge in large room with lots of different lighting.
Some of you have asked about some of the sources for this room. The sink is Shaw, the ceiling paint is pearl sheen from BM, a trick we learned from sweet Joan at For the Love of a House blog.
The island lights are classic schoolhouse lights from Rejuvenation, Schoolhouse electric light over sink, and the Pottery Barn “graham” light over breakfast table. The counters are Carrera honed marble and as far as I know the client has had no problems with them and they cook alot. She will let us know in comments. The wood counters on the island were done by her local cabinetmaker..he did an amazing job with the cabinets! The wall color is one of my favorite soft neutrals BM edgecomb gray. All trim and cabinets are BM white dove(bead board). White dove really is the perfect white in most cases. Cabinet hardware is from Restoration Hardware.
Should we play guess the faucet maker??? Yep its Rohl and yes it’s an investment but a bridge faucet does really look great! Notice we just did beadboard for the backsplash no tiles. We just painted it with good semi-gloss paint and it has done fine.
You can see more of this house in portfolio here. I hope to get a few more pictures when I am there over the weekend!
What are you doing for Spring Break???