Impressive kitchen furnishings, decor pieces, and accents brings us to this all I want for Christmas feature.
To say my Christmas gift list marches to the beat of a different little drummer boy’s drum is an understatement.
I am taken with impressive kitchen furnishings, decor pieces, and accents, so much so I made my Christmas list wishes known to interested and giving parties.
After the whirlwind kitchen events of the last few weeks, you would think a post about impressive kitchen furnishings, decor pieces, and accents would be a bit redundant.
Turns out, the well-appointed kitchen remains the heart and hub of the home- a central gathering place serving a multitude of purposes.
Decoristas love to eat, drink, and be merry in stylish spaces.
Great style, design and decor knows no season, and is on full and festive display at the holidays.
Open houses and parade of homes.
Furnish, decorate, accent, and holiday dress to impress.
Back in our flipping days, maison de Places In The Home was that place to holiday eat, drink, and be merry.
Realtors, designers, and home building trade folk love to get together for holiday cocktails with a twist of spirited networking.
Every single space, nook and cranny in the entire house was cleaned, styled, and set to holiday dazzle.
At the end of the evening, and with no complaints on my end, the majority of the house basically remained pre-party perfect.
Notice I say the majority of the house.
Based on the state of the kitchen, it was the happening holiday party place to be.
Over the course of our holiday cocktail party detail, one proven party phenomenon holds true.
People love to mix and mingle in the kitchen.
Gone are the days when the kitchen was merely a small space in the back of the house for strictly utilitarian purposes.
Impressive kitchen furnishings, decor pieces, and accents decidedly factor into today’s kitchen design as much as cabinetry, appliance, lighting, flooring, and placement choices do.
For the decorista devoted, decorating for the holidays reaches far beyond tinsel and trimmings.
What better time than at the gift giving time of year to add impressive kitchen furnishings, decor pieces, and accents on your gifts for the holiday decorista Christmas list.
Believing there’s no place like home for the holidays, I marvel at pieces influenced in Louisiana French-Spanish-European provenance.
Louisiana is a state rich in natural cypress and pine.
I love the finished look that results when furniture styles and periods gorgeously mix and mingle together.
My aha moment came one afternoon at the shop when Dave the Builder was hurrying me to kick it in gear.
I asked him to move a formal set of Regency period dining chairs to the other side of the center booth.
Trying to hurry up the process, he placed the chairs in the first place he came to which happened to be around a primitive farm table constructed from Louisiana cypress.
These two styles could not be further apart on the style spectrum, but the pairing created a showstopping look!
Such is the case when juxtaposition, distinctive craftsmanship, provenance, and regional influences beautifully meet and master the characteristic of a space.
Envision a pair of these draped in fresh greens for the holidays.
For the flow and the French of it all, may I present these decorative kitchen accents and accessories to accent the look.
Soft shades of blue, gray, and creamy white speak fluent French kitchen to me.
This Louis XV painted French dining table is magnificent.
So I’m thinking a pair of French Louis XV Style armoire doors modified as pantry cabinet fronts would be a custom feature sure to impress.
Many kitchens are combination spaces with a dining area or parlor adjacent to the main kitchen.
The last time my parents updated, my father suggested turning the small formal dining room adjacent to the kitchen into a parlor.
We used the parlor more than we ever used the formal dining room.
The space was intimate, cozy, and very inviting.
I’m reminded of it by the image below with its soft palette, French and Spanish Colonial influence, and exposed beams.
Lagniappe is defined as something given as a bonus or extra gift, and is present in impressive kitchen furnishings, decor pieces, and accents replete with distinctive detail, prominence, and beauty.
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