Category Archives: kitchen

sinking feeling

So… a friend with some property took us on a hike last week and we spotted this sink among the ruins of an old house. We were curious, so Sal did a little digging and exposed that it’s in decent … Continue reading

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pops of red?

We know we want our basic color palette for downstairs to be gray walls and white trim, but I’ve recently developed a crush on red — not as a major player but as a pop of color in accessories. We’ll … Continue reading

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what’s prettier?

Plates on an open shelf? Source: via Cristine on Pinterest    

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chalk it up in the kitchen?

I’ve been obsessing over our kitchen layout lately because we’ll be meeting with the folks who may execute it soon and I want to be prepared. Plus I really enjoy scrolling through photos of great kitchens. I came across this … Continue reading

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where’s the fire? not here

Pinterest Since we won’t be using our fireplaces (just repointing the chimneys and making sure they’re stable) I’ve been looking for creative ideas to keep them interesting. I’m sure we’ll end up putting wood or candles in one or two … Continue reading

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guest appearance

Last fall, we had the pleasure of a visit by Donald and Becky Chumney. They live in Florida but travel back to see her mother twice a year and were able to attend the auction we bought the house at … Continue reading

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a tisket, a tasket

I love these apple baskets. Ok, sorry for the cutesy rhyme. I made a quick visit to Clover in Carytown this weekend, looked up, and saw some serious kitchen lighting inspiration. How cool are these hanging lamps? A clerk told … Continue reading

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latest dish

I’ve been considering a dish rack or possibly some open shelving for the Chumney House kitchen. I know, I know. I’m just begging for dust to collect on my dishes. But, alas, I’m still pretty drawn to both ideas. Here, I’ve pulled together some dish racks I find inspiring. Continue reading

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I’ve been busy collecting design inspiration, especially on, where I’ve started some ideabooks (my profile name is ashgutt and there’s a link with the slideshow above). My friend Casey’s mom is a designer and told me about the site. I’m now addicted. I should probably go in and annotate the photos I’ve chosen and explain what it is I like about each picture. Sometimes it’s only a paint treatment or color. Continue reading

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what’s cooking in the kitchen

I’ve finally found some time to sit down and write after our summer vacation to Mississippi and Louisiana for Nora’s baptism. I took a ride with my friend Mollee to visit the Chumney House yesterday afternoon and I’m more excited … Continue reading

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