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Kitchen Design Inspiration (Hamptons) Long Island Style

What a weekend! On Saturday, I dragged my husband to go to a seminar on green kitchen design in Princeton, New Jersey, Miele's headquarters. Let me tell you, their headquarters are absolutely gorgeous. Modern, colorful, beautifully designed. What a treat. The seminar was filled with great information, which I have to gather together and make several posts of shortly. Very informative and will report back shortly.

The seminar was over at about 1:30, and we began the drive back toward Long Island, over the beautiful Verrazano Bridge. When we were in the sort of beachy Brooklyn area on the Belt Parkway, I said, you know, part of me feels like driving to the Hamptons. My husband said, "let's go!" Crazy kids that we are, we did just that...into the remains of a hurricane which came fairly close to Long Island, resulting in wind and rain...very cozy, if not fun to drive in!

We stopped at a few great shops, and by this time it was around 4:30. I was immediately inspired! The first shop I went into, Schorr & Dobinsky Antiques, in Bridgehampton, had many French Industrial pieces...these warm metallic pieces which looked at once, modern, yet, old. Dining tables, storage racks, carts...I could absolutely see any one of these pieces, or more, in a kitchen.

On to the next store, Jarlathdan, in Amagansett, and I saw a coordinating island, which I was told may be from Ireland. That piece really made me stop, slow down, and admire.

Time for dinner, albeit a quick one. Dinner at The Laundry,  then a movie...American Gangster with Denzel and Russel Crow. What a great day!

Back to kitchens...there are pros and cons to these types of pieces. Find out about maintenance, check for stability/condition, and make sure the size is proportionate to your space. Other than that, pieces like this can add lots of charm. 

The images were taken by my iphone...not the best quality, but I did what I could with them. Oh...the huge root table base? On sale for $18,500, down from $25,000!


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Reader Comments (4)

i love the metal pieces! what great finds.

November 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPink Wallpaper

Pink, glad you dropped by! I enjoyed looking at your blog. I was absolutely in your position once too, having 3 kids under 5 and starting in this business. I encourage you to go forward with your desire to work again. This business works out very well in terms of juggling work and kids. If you want to, you'll make it work, just keep thinking positive!

November 6, 2007 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Susan went east and found all these great digs. I headed south and ended up home with my boys celebrating one of their birthdays. I was asleep by 7:30. Lots of neat product and nice people at the Miele Green. There is a recurring theme with all of these seminars (product, product, product). Looking forward to seeing the direction you are headed with your take aways.

November 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJPHolloway CKD, CBD

Great furniture. I really love the design.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhamptons real estate

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