Recently I was invited to P. Allen Smiths farm to take part in Bean2Blog day which was sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. and was hosted by P. Allen. The day was beautiful and educational and it is taking me forever to tell all about it. If you want you can read Part 1 and Part 2 of my Soy Joy experience.
The pot and pan storage below is also another example of something user friendly. Instead of craming pots and pans into the back of deep counters, this shelf was built more shallow to allow for only row of pots per shelf. This way all the pots are seen and used and there is less wasted space.
No Detail Too Small;
You know that my little artsy designery heart just adored how thorough every detail had been thought out and executed. Like the cabinet hardware: Simple, timeless, clean. Not fussy, not over the top. Perfectly at home in a farmhouse kitchen.
Consistency vs. Trendy;
The trendy thing to do would be to have an all stainless oven and stove. But how authentic would that have looked? Enamel over cast-iron ovens came before stainless, and so this Viking oven with the white front and knobs flows right in line with this house, built out of inspiration for a 200 year old farmhouse. The white is softer and more consistent with the style of house and decor. Golly I love that.
I think it would be a shame to show you this beautiful kitchen without giving you something yummy to take away with you, so I thought I would share this Edamame dish that P.Allen made for us on Tuesday: