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Kitchen of the YEAR

…or, my LIFE, rather.  That may be a bit overzealous, but I literally GASPED when I saw this earlier today over at La Dolce Vita, then proceeded to sit & stare at it for about 30 minutes.  With my mouth hanging wide open, whilst I drooled on my peanut butter toast.


….EH. MAH. GAH.  Where to even begin?!  I would straight up roll out my Care Bear sleeping bag and LIVE in this kitchen.  It’s breezy, and cheerful, and full of color and life – all against a quietly traditional backdrop of subway tile, herringbone floors and café latté walls.  (BAH!) That RUG with pink raspberry hues…   those HICKS PENDANTS from Circa Lighting…  those VINTAGE CHAIRS with ikat pillows…   that glossy black table top that you can see your reflection (and probably pick your teeth after breakfast) in….  that gorgeous, bright Caribbean turquoise bowl on the counter…  the exposed beams and those rustic sconces over the work area…  that beautiful scroll-post-thing supporting the end of the counter (not to mention the fact that they repeated the door’s gorgeous blue color on the beaded board)…  and, for heavens sake.  Do I spy a WINDOW SEAT?!  I feel like ROYGBIV just made sweet love to the black & white kitchen from Something’s Gotta Give.  And then made post-coital friends with cool vintage pieces and ikat.

The rest of this home will be featured in the first issue of High GlossLDV creator Paloma Contreras’ brand spankin’ new online magazine that launches in January 2011.  I don’t know about you, but I’ll be chomping at the bit waiting to skim the glossy pages of High Gloss‘ first issue.

Have a great weekend!

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