Martha, Martha, how do I love thee…. let me count the ways
- I love your color palette, with all its soft shades
- I love the attention to detail - for a dinner party, kitchen décor or how-to instructions
- And most of all, I love your design approach that links to today’s casual lifestyle
You are, indeed, the Diva of the Domestic.
(But you really could have done without the whole insider trading and going to jail thing!)
So of course, when we started planning our new kitchen, I wanted to look at Martha’s new cabinet designs. She uses a new manufacturing technique from Germany that completely wraps each cabinet door, creating a paint like finish - but with a much more durable surface (and much nicer than that plasticy thermofoil look).
But even though we love the traditional white (which Martha calls Picket Fence) kitchen, we want to give it a couple of contemporary touches. A stainless steel chimney stove vent is a must. We also want a ‘furniture look’ built-in with glass cabinets and bookcase space for cookbooks or wine bottles. And most importantly, we need an island to provide critical countertop work space, as well as room to pull up some stools to chat while dinner is prepared, or for the kids to do homework under a parent’s watchful eye.
We’re pretty excited about the final design. They said it will take 4-5 weeks for them to be manufactured – which is a good thing, because we’ve got a lot to do in preparation! But we can’t wait to get started with this project.