Old-World Élan in a Texas Kitchen

Blue-and-white armchairs next to a white stone fireplace topped with blue-and-white ginger jars
Photography by Michael Hunter

The massive French fireplace at one end of the kitchen, crowned by a panel of newer delft tiles, proved the perfect anchor for a seating area where guests can chat or the homeowners can sip morning coffee. Sherry repurposed two wing chairs from the couple’s previous house and reupholstered them in a medieval-themed print. A fine Oriental rug and a vintage kettle warmer in lieu of a table tie the intimate vignette together; well-chosen blue-and-white vessels along the mantel amplify the personal air that makes the room so special. “The best thing about this kitchen is the spirit of it,” Sherry says. “When you walk in, you feel good. There’s a drama to it, and there’s an architecture to it that makes you think, ‘Wow, this is a beautiful kitchen!’”

Find the full Inspired Design story in our March/April 2021 issue.


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