We’ll admit that Chanel went a little over the top with the Spring 2010 RTW collection, showcasing an assortment of barn-inspired ensembles (notice the hay in the background) featuring basket weave, poppy prints and wooden clogs. But it was fun and flirty, and we couldn’t deny its similarities to the images of the quilt collection we featured in our July issue (photography by Nancy Nolan; full story available at athomearkansas.com/article/history-pieces). What do you think? Did Chanel take it too far?
Photography by Rett Peek
Our October “Gracious Living” issue is out! We couldn’t wait to show you this kitchen. Why? In addition to dual islands and sinks, white quartz and carrera marble, it features a glass-front cabinet displaying this gorgeous collection of Old Paris china, which becomes as much a part of the design as any other element in the space. Designer Chris Goddard, who created the space, told us, “Collections are best grouped together, so instead of being random items they have mass impact.” Adds Cynthia McClanahan, who shares the home with her husband, “It’s a part of living graciously, using your china or your silver on a daily basis so it’s shared and enjoyed.” (Click here for the entire house)
In the spirit of living graciously, we rounded up more kitchens in which china takes center stage! Which style would you most enjoy?
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