I went to Ellis Island last weekend (for the first time ever!) and was blown away by the architectural details in the main building. I didn't expect it to be so beautiful. When I went upstairs to the Main Hall, I couldn't believe the tile work on the cove ceiling. And just look at the arched windows!
Here's a close up of the ceiling...notice the herringbone tile mixed in with the ribbons of running bond tile. So great with the brass and glass chandelier. It's simple, timeless and elegant.
I couldn't help but be inspired! I love kitchens, so I created a moodboard for a kitchen inspired by Ellis Island and the journey of an immigrant in America - sweet land of liberty! It's timeless and classic with some old world Europe thrown in.
I started with a carrara marble tile in a herringbone pattern and an island with a walnut top. I think I would do either a carrara counter or soapstone (which I personally have) with white cabinets. I love brass in the kitchen so I brought it in through the pendant and faucet. Copper pots and pans are so old world and the oriental rug really brings soul and warmth into the space. Of course, we have to have fresh herbs growing on the kitchen windowsill. I've linked this moodboard to a Pinterest page for source details! Just click on it and it'll take you right there!
I hope you like my old world kitchen - if only I could make it come to life!
Until next time!
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