November 9, 2011

Candle Light Tour - Kitchen Inspiration

Last friday I did the Candle light tour in Annapolis with some friends. Which is an event held every year in one one of the historic neighborhoods of Annapolis and they get about 10 family's to open up there house to the public.

We got a late start this year because we took to long with dinner and drinks before hand, so we only made it to 7 out of the 10 homes.

I was sort of disappointing that 4 of the homes were new construction or built in the last 10 years and didn't have the old charm of the homes built in the 1900's. I get to see plenty of newly cookie cutter homes that are decorated well with my day job.

My favorite home was a 1920's 4 square that had all the modern amenities. The first floor was painted a gorgeous mocha color which made it warm and inviting and made all the original white moldings pop. The home owners were defiantly chefs, because the kitchen was the best part. It had white cabinets along the back walls with a dark gray island that had a troff skin that ran thru the center of the island for easy disposal when chopping.

I know having the island a different color from the rest of the cabinets is not a new idea, but seeing it so well done just reminded me how I hope to one day have a kitchen larger then a postage stamp so that I can have my own.

Here are some pictures I have been collecting for inspiration.

All images from here

November 8, 2011

Fall Series

Over the weekend we were the race committee for the last races of the fall series. It turned out to be a crisp, bright and beautiful day. Im still kicking myself because I left my camera sitting on my desk. A true digital camera the new Iphone is not, specially on a moving boat. But here are some of the pictures, they didn't quite capture all the fall colors but came out alright.