project: Antiques and Garden Show

I'm so excited to share about the work we did for the upcoming Antiques and Garden Show in Birmingham. We worked with the talented & lovely Cantley and Company on a beautiful kitchen. Our inspiration for the space whether consciously or unconsciously was the beautiful season we are in the midst of- fall. And lucky for us the weather cooperated... finally feeling like FALL! As we choose paint colors, hardware, & furnishings, our minds kept going back to the beauty of our favorite season. Think burnt orange, deep greens, grays, heavy pottery, white pumpkins, belgian linen, iron, herbs, topiaries, checks, ... you get the idea. If a pumpkin spice latte is fall in a cup, our kitchen is fall in a room. BUT at the same time, it is a space that transitions to all seasons and across years-- it has classic/timelss: lines, color, hardware, layout. Good design doesn't fade away. Below is our inspiration board & progress shots, and stay tuned for a finished product post coming soon... like tomorrow

A special thanks to all the wonderful people who helped us create this space: first and foremost our partners in this Cantley & Company; as well as:  the very talented Grant Trick for the beautiful banquette, the lovely Paige Albright for rug choices, Schumacher fabrics, Classic Cloth, Leaf and Petal, Circa, and many other local sources for beautiful accessories. We are so thankful to work with so many wonderful people. 

kitchen inspiration: 

the beginning

Below is Cantley and Co.'s drawing for the space. You'll see the space is mostly made up of a long counter in front of a window and a large island. Also pictured are beautiful paint colors from Farrow and Ball. No one makes better colors. 


We chose hardware from Rocky Mountain. We love the heaviness and good lines of their products.

paint color:

While we love a white kitchen, we wanted to do something a little different for our space. We leaned towards colors that were a little darker, with notes of gray and blues and greens. I love the cozy effect of these colors. 


We chose some of our favorite classics for the space.  










This is one of my favorite parts of the project. Grant Trick and his team at Design Industry Workroom helped build a great custom banquette. Since we wanted the space to be a little more relaxed and casual feeling, we opted for a french mattress type tuft on the back. The end product is so handsome. 



white pottery & brass silverware 

chalk board:

because wehere do you write down your favorite recipe if not on your oversized chalkboard? french bistro style!  


The lovely Paige Albright helped us make all our rug dreams come true for the space. We chose a larger rug for in front of the island and then a beautiful runner to be back by the long counter. Pictured below is the rug for in front of the island. I love the burnt orange and how it ties back in with the pillows on the banquette. 

dog bed:

Maybe the best part of the project (or at least my favorite!) is the custom dog bed that Grant helped put together. This may or may not be coming home with me for eloise after the show. The best part? Hard to say. A tie between the Fortuny trim used to make a cording or the custom mohair dog bone. Needless to say, I'm in love with this part of the room. 

other accessories: 

Hope you've enjoyed seeing all that we've been working on! Cant wait for you to see the end project. Be sure to come out to see all the talent and beautiful product that will be showcased this weekend at the Gardens. We'll be there Thursday-Sunday; come say hi!