Wednesday, February 20, 2008
temporary sink

this is my sink. or maybe i should say, this will be my sink. i thought it might help you to see it as you consider the countertop options. i have gotten some great advice, please keep it coming. if there is something different you think i should consider, please let me know that too! we were supposed to decide this today and i just don't feel ready to do that. we are going to be behind in the project, but it has to be right, so these things cannot be rushed! and, oh, how i appreciate your help :)
  posted at 1:45 PM  

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Meg said...

Ok, where did you get that photo?

Carrie Rapheal...I can just make out the name on that photo. I want you to know that I have an article that I think appeared in Country Home about 6 years ago. It was Carrie's house, it showed her living room, family room, dining room, a couple of her bedrooms. In the article she talked about how she makes slipcovers from vintage fabrics for her pieces.

Well, I became OBSESSED with her whole house, her whole look, and of course her slipcovers. I actually looked her up on the internet and called her from my office one day. She was so nice and told me she didn't have connections in the Chicago area who could help me, but that she recommended I get in touch with a good seamstress. I also asked her about the color of her dining room walls...which I still dream of. My husband doesn't know this, but when and if we get our own dining room some day, I want those dining room walls!

Carrie Raphael - I still have the article in my folder of ones to keep. It is at the top of the stack because it is my favorite. She told me that day that the magazine was coming back to photograph her kitchen, but I never saw it and then my subscription ran out and I kind of forgot about it. But, I would LOVE to know which magazine/month/year that article is in...I was so inspired by her work!

Thanks, HD! and, good luck with your decisions. When it's right, you'll know.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger chriskauf said...
here is a good picture of soapstone and a sink similar to the one you are getting , lucky girl.
For some reason the cesear stone reminds me of cream of wheat , just from the samples I have seen the texture is grainy, is that true of have they made a more uniform look?

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Southern Sugar said...

I know its so behind the times but I have white Corian and I love it. It cleans up easily and looks bright and doesn't shoe every little thing. I feel like lighter is less formal.

At 10:02 PM, Blogger Southern Sugar said...

i was curious and checked her out meg...i have the same magazine. i too was/am obsessed with her house, and i did paint my dining room that color. i love it. she has a website...raphael designs. so glad you mentioned this. thanks.

At 3:28 AM, Blogger Linda said...

Yes renovating the kitchen is a big job, it just has to be right, it is such an important room in the house the heart and soul. Hence why I haven't even started on mine yet, still can't make up my mind.
Love reading your blog.
Cheers Linda

At 6:47 AM, Blogger paige said...

bethy, i'm sorry i am no good with helping you out but i LOVE carrie's look....the whole flippin house i fell in love with years ago and get so tickled any time she's featured again.
between your style & her style , the kitchen will look absolutely gorgeous!
good luck

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Hey there. I love the sink. After seeing the picture I googled Carrie Raphael. Below is a website I found and you can look at articles done about her designs/decorating. Meg had said that she missed an article about her. Maybe it is in there. I just want to let you know that I find your blog inspiring. I visit it often to see what you have done. Take care. Enjoy the remodle.


At 9:06 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I just left a comment. But I was on the website I just mentioned and realized that one of the magazines listed is Country Living March 2008. The pictures are so pretty and blue. I will have to buy this. Take care!!
Beth C.

At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been a lurker for a while and I just want to let you know how lovely your blog is. That is one awesome sink. I would love to have a farmhouse style sink one day.


At 9:45 AM, Blogger Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I like the look of the brown to break up all that white but marble and the misty carrera caesarstone make my heart go pitter patter. Love that sink! I want it too! I'm also very curious to know where that pic came from. Please share!

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

What a wonderful blog! I came across your flickr pics a few weeks ago and then now...your blog. So happy I found it. Can't wait to read more! I'll be back to visit for sure!

At 12:37 PM, Blogger serendipitylovesnewyork said...

what a fab sink, I love the way the taps are positioned, are you having a complete new kitchen or just updating the worktop and sink, I love the colour of your units now. its so exciting to see a new project coming together.

At 6:46 PM, Blogger suburban mom said...

I think we are going with carerra marble. :)

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

Yes! LOVE it!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Liz said...

Ahh... that kitchen. The most beautiful kitchen ever the grace the pages of a magazine.

I've been toying with some kitchen ideas, and personally I love a cottagy bead board backsplash with black countertops. I think that's what Ina Garten has in her kitchen (that's the only reason I watch the show half the time, trying to peer around her and her bowls and see what the house looks like).

But, whatever you pick will be gorgeous. I'm sure of that.

At 12:04 PM, Blogger suburban mom said...


At 7:29 AM, Blogger linda t said...

I the love wall-mounted faucets on your photo!
Be sure to check out They have those very faucets for a great deal!
LOVE the sink!!

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Mama Lisa said...

i think that is the most gorgeous sink i have seen. is that weird? to think a sink is gorgeous? where does this beauty come from? she must be a special order!

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Diana said...

Carrie's sink is a Kohler brand. I think it's the Gilford Apron-Front wall-mount sink. It runs around $1000 or so and you can order it online and get free shipping from a number of dealers.

The picture is from Country Home 2005.

At 6:53 PM, Blogger HollyDoodleDesigns said...

Hey Bethy, I have this kind of sink in my kitchen, almost exactly. Make SURE your contractors UNDERSTAND you want the countertops to go UNDER that top lip of your sink because our contractors just butted it up to the sink! It took almost 2 years to get them to come back out and raise the sink to the right height, but then the countertops are not cut properly.... they basically said "sorry" and left! Nothing we can really do. So now my sink looks stupid. My husband is working on a solution but it still chaps my buns to say the least. ANYWAY.... I couldn't decide on countertops either so we have a plain white laminate for now, someday I want Carrera marble.... after the kids get a little less rambunctious!

At 12:24 PM, Blogger The Barber Bunch said...

Found you by surfin' around Blogger. Very Nice Blog.

I LOVE the sink!!



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