Impressive Kitchen Furnishings, Decor Pieces, and Accents

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.

Blue Cheese-and-Pecan Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe

Blue Cheese-and-Pecan Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe

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.

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Christmas Sangria

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.

Entertaining.

Party going.

Party giving.

Open houses and parade of homes.

Diana one-shoulder ruched stretch-jersey dress

Furnish, decorate, accent, and holiday dress to impress.

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CBC Cocktail Party

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.

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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.

Marmont Hill After Party Clean-up

Marmont Hill After Party Clean-Up

Over the course of our holiday cocktail party detail, one proven party phenomenon holds true.

People love to mix and mingle in the kitchen.

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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.

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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.

Cecile Display Cabinet

Cecile Display Cabinet

Manor Mahogany Waterfront Gray China Cabinet

Manor Mahogany Waterfront Gray China Cabinet

Antique Two-Door Painted French Armoire

Antique Two-Door Painted French Armoire

Vintage French Style Bombe Curio China Cabinet

Vintage French Style Bombe Curio China Cabinet 

Antique Vaisselier, French Louis XV Style Fruitwood, 1800's

Antique Vaisselier, French Louis XV Style Fruitwood, 1800’s

Believing there’s no place like home for the holidays, I marvel at pieces influenced in Louisiana French-Spanish-European provenance.

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Isamar Bachelors Chest

Sideboard Walnut French Dove Tail 2-Door

Sideboard Walnut French Dove Tail 2-Door

Luca Buffet

Luca Buffet

Antique French Mahogany Walnut Burl Bombe Chest Of Drawers Low Commode

French Burl Walnut Bombe Commode

Grey/Green Framed 4 door Wine Sideboard

Grey/Green Framed 4 door Wine Sideboard

Louisiana is a state rich in natural cypress and pine.

Salvaged Wood PRINTMAKER'S SIDEBOARD

Salvaged Wood Printmaker’s Sideboard

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.

Antique Cherry Harvest Work kitchen table

Antique Cherry Harvest Work Kitchen Table

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!

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Solid Wood Buffet with Wire Doors – Hekman

Such is the case when juxtaposition, distinctive craftsmanship, provenance, and regional influences beautifully meet and master the characteristic of a space.

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Empire 9-light French Country Wood Chandelier

Antique White Gray Globe Lantern Candlestick Pendant 3-Light French Country Metal Cage Chandelier

 Lantern Candlestick Pendant Chandelier

Birdcage French Empire Brass Crystal Chandelier Basket Pendant

Birdcage French Empire Brass Crystal Chandelier Basket Pendant 

Baugher 4-Light Lantern PendantHaiden Collection 4-Light Burnished Chestnut Pendant

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Antique White Birch Wood and Antique Gold 4-Light Lantern Pendant

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Antique Cast Plaster Chandelier w/ Hand-Painted Shade

fresh cedar garlandFresh Cedar Garland

Envision a pair of these draped in fresh greens for the holidays.

Lovely!

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For the flow and the French of it all, may I present these decorative kitchen accents and accessories to accent the look.

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Jamestown Farmhouse Kitchen Island

Carolina Chair and Table Vera Marble Top Bar Table

Carolina Chair and Table Marble Top Bar Table

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Soft shades of blue, gray, and creamy white speak fluent French kitchen to me.

Alison Medium Pendant

Alison Medium Pendant 

Grain Wood Furniture Valerie 63-inch Solid Wood Dining Table

Grain Wood Furniture Valerie 63-inch Solid Wood Dining Table

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1930s Louis XV Painted French Dining Table

This Louis XV painted French dining table is magnificent.

19th Century Pair of Painted and Upholstered Louis XVI Style Open Arm Fauteuils

19th Century Pair of Painted and Upholstered Louis XVI Style Open Arm Fauteuils

Alpes Upholstered Dining ChairSafavieh Holloway 19″H French Brasserie Linen Oval Side Chairs

Wonderful Set of Six (6) Painted Dutch Chairs, Rush Seats, 1940’s

Blue Polyester Armed Vintage Dining Chair

Blue Polyester Armed Vintage Dining Chair

Set of 6 Andrea French Country Wood and Cane Upholstered Dining Armchairs

Set of 6 Andrea French Country Wood and Cane Upholstered Dining Armchairs

Wembley Beige Fabric and Weathered Hardwood Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

Wembley Beige Fabric and Weathered Hardwood Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

Lagniappe

Fiberglass 44-inch x 34-inch Wall Clock

44-inch x 34-inch Wall Clock

Burnished Gold Cast Iron Art Rococo Footed Tray

Burnished Gold Cast Iron Art Rococo Footed Tray

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Gallery Auctions

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.

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Rabbit & Hare

Carved wooden baker's table Wall plate

French Carved Wooden Wall Plate

'Lucretia A Fragment' Print

‘Lucretia A Fragment’ Print

Stone-like Grey Large Decorative Vase

Stone-like Grey Large Decorative Vases

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French Baroque Caryatid Sculptures Wall Decor SetFrench Baroque Caryatid Sculptures Wall Decor Set

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Wall Sculpture

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Wall Sculpture

Antique Iron Fireback Set

Antique Iron Fireback Set

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Bistro Match Striker

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.

Very Louisiana.

impressive-kitchen-furnishingsJames Michael Howard

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Ophelia & Co. Mary and Angels Wall Décor

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.

 Love your style!

 

 

 

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