InspirationDecember 15, 2014

Black Beauty.

As you know, I just renovated my kitchen two years ago and it is awesome. But that doesn’t mean I don’t fantasize about OTHER kitchens. Lately I’ve been totally obsessed with fancy, vintage styled black ranges seen in glorious homes the world over.  I don’t think this is our forever house (I still harbor dreams of renovating a truly antique homes somewhere I can have  baby pygmy goats) and I like to think by then perhaps one of these ranges would be involved in said country house. :)

Take a peek for some yummy inspiration….

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AHHHHHHHHH….

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This modern/ rustic kitchen by Jessica Helgerson Design has long been a Pinterest favorite of mine. The beams, the floor, the windows….I could go on and on….

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If I hallucinated my dream kitchen it would certainly look like this one.

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A smaller scale version, equally as stunning…

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Look at all that brass, baby.

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So cozy. :)

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For the look found in MOST of these photos you’d have to invest (and I mean INVEST) in a La Cornue or Lacanche range.  They are about the price of a car. The one challenge to the modern day cook- no glass doors to peek in at the “is it burning?” status of your baked goods.  Having never cooked on one, I’m not sure just how difficult this is…. but damn it sure is pretty.

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Viking and Bertazzoni make gorgeous ranges that have some of the vintage detailing while having some more modern conveniences.

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And Smeg makes some really great looking ranges in a slightly more reasonable price point.

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Also there is a brand I’ve never heard of, ILVE, that has STUNNING choices!

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Any of you have a range like this??? Or ever cooked on one? Do share if so! I’m so curious!

Also, check in tomorrow for the final reveal of my master suite and addition! So excited to share with you!

 

 

 

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