Renovating the kitchen is one of the improvements to our seaside ranch home that is still on the list of things to do. Luckily the prior owners installed new granite countertops and new appliances. We changed the color of the cabinets by painting them white and adding crown molding. We knew these would be temporary fixes until we can muster the courage to undergo a complete kitchen renovation. I’ve been hoarding pictures of pretty kitchens and thought I would share this one that is in the current issue of Homes & Gardens Magazine. From top to bottom, I love every detail of this space. I particularly like the lack of overhead cabinets and the vast amount of windows keeps the space filled with natural light. I only wish they published additional pictures of this space because I need to know where they put the microwave!
For over a century La Cornue has manufactured one of the most beautiful French ovens and ranges. With their superb styling, these professional grade appliance are the workhorse of the kitchen. Their design combines artistry with quality craftsmanship, function and flair. Their parisian style is definitely seductive and without a doubt their presence automatically elevates the appearance of any cook space. Their distinctive design and immaculate attention to detail is what makes this stove the star of the kitchen.
The story behind La Cornue is above all a story of a family business and a passion shared by 3 generations. Today, over a century after its first appearance, La Cornue remains without rival. — La Cornue
Last week at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, La Cornue unveiled new colors resulting from their collaboration with designer Suzanne Kasler.
Suzanne has a love for Parisian style and uses it as her inspiration and new color palette for the “La Corne Suzanne Kasler Couleur Collection”. Her inspiration seems most appropriate given that La Cornue is a luxury french brand.
Below: Last’s week’s La Cornue display at the National Kitchen and Bath Show in Las Vegas unveiling the new Suzanne Kasler Couleur Collection.
La Cornue currently offers three oven/range products with a variety of custom options, including what they have dubbed “Culinary Architecture” which includes custom cabinetry and stylish colors, even offering “griege” which debuted in Fall 2015. If you would like to see a bit more of La Cornue, here are a few high end, high style kitchens that feature their product.
La Cornue products can be incorporated into almost any design style. They can be seen in traditional designs (photo above) and more contemporary, modern designs (photo below) while looking equally fabulous.
As you can imagine La Cornue is a luxury brand that certainly doesn’t fit into everyone’s budget (The version I priced out at a showroom was the price of a luxury car). I don’t see a La Cornue stove in my future (I don’t cook) but I can definitely respect them as a company. Given that they have been around for a century there is something to be said for longevity. In the meantime I will leave La Cornue to the professional chef or those with serious money looking for high style. As for me…well, I will continue to admire them from afar.
Whether we are ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. That means many people will be spending time in the kitchen planning for and preparing their holiday meals. Mr. B and I will not be hosting a Thanksgiving meal this year but we are in the midst of prepping for our Christmas festivities. The home we purchased a few years ago is a fixer with many projects yet to be completed including a kitchen remodel. We are in process of “Reviving Charm” to our ranch style seaside home and the kitchen is one room yet to be completed. However, as a temporary measure we painted the cabinets a crisp, fresh white and added some molding. What a huge difference it has made. For today, I leave you with some beautiful white kitchens that have inspired me. I hope they inspire you also!