My dear friend Cathy moved about an hour north of me to Delray Beach. She sold her high maintenance house and high maintenance yard for a town house that's a quick walk into the historic downtown area. She can pick up her skinny decaf mocha coffee and be at the beach in two minutes and drink it while watching the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Very tempting!
Here's a peak into her kitchen and breakfast area.
A large white platter filled with shells makes the perfect centerpiece.
It's sits on her mother's antique mahogany dining table in the breakfast area.
Natural colors are used to set the table for a casual lunch.
A large bold painting of her son as a child.
It's a painting of Ben painting a painting.
It was painted by her talented artist sister-in-law, Laurie.
Two more beautiful paintings by Laurie hang in the breakfast area.
I love this painting of peonies.
I'm still trying to find a way to carry this one out under my arm without being noticed. No luck so far.
Cathy found this great antique chest at her local antiques mall.
She's using it as a kitchen island. The top will get a slab of granite. Black or the same as the counters?
She removed the back for easy shelf access and hung a towel bar on the pull out drawer.
Charlie thinks that's very clever.
Charlie, Cathy's boogie woogie beagle boy!
No need to get up Charlie, I was just leaving.
Links: Savvy Southern Style, It's So Very Cheri,
A Beach Cottage, Elements Interiors,
Between Naps On The Porch, The Shabby Chic Cottage,
Somewhat Simple, My Romantic Home, Funky Junk