March 9, 2011

Staci Edwards Shares Her Favorites

How about another designer's favorites feature for a mid-week break?  Today the very talented interior designer Staci Edwards is visiting.  She's taking us on a little tour through her kitchen to share some of her favorite things.  I just adore Staci.  I'm sure you will too. She's such a doll!


Hello to all of you lookers lingerers and lovers out there! I am so very delighted to be invited over here for the day by the wonderful Chassity to share some of my favorite things in my home. Thanks Chassity!

Seeing as I love so many things in my home, I thought I would narrow the items down my picking my favorite items from my favorite room in my home, or this could end up being a ridiculously long post. So, let’s head into my kitchen and poke around, shall we?


This is my cookbook collection, and while I absolutely love trying new recipes, I find I like flipping through and reading them just as much. Do you read your cookbooks? Anyway, I have a tiny kitchen with very little storage, so I do what I can to refrain from buying every book that I want… Instead, I only buy books that speak to me {plus a couple that have great quick easy meals – everyone needs quick and easy meal recipes} this really gives me the chance to enjoy and experience each book to the fullest!

This is my cute chandelier that hangs above my kitchen sink, which needless to say, I adore. My home was originally built in 1865, so the ceilings are quite low and therefore I have a hard time adding chandeliers to most areas, but this one works here and I am delighted that it does – “Chandy” is the only one I have in my home, so she’s special!


This is my antique meat grinder, which used to belong to my Grandmother, who was one of my most favorite people in the world, sadly she has passed on. Having it adorn my shelf makes me feel honoured as it has huge sentimental value… Not to mention it looks great, adds character to the space, and is a great conversation piece – a lot of people ask about it.


You all know what this is! My KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer {in Pistachio} is the first thing you see as you walk into my kitchen and it makes me smile each time I enter. Not to mention it has made baking a breeze – I decided I needed one after a near breakdown during a holiday baking marathon this past season {Is it just me or does each year seem to get busier and busier?}. I really think that I can taste a difference in my baking too… Perhaps I taste the extra happiness!


One more item for good measure {I like the number 5}… This is my ceramic egg crate from Anthropologie. I tried to hold off buying it for a long while, after all who NEEDS a ceramic egg crate? Obviously I caved due to it’s cuteness! I must admit that I am very pleased with my purchase because I now smile every time I open my refrigerator. I say the more smiles in a day the better!

Well, that completes the tour of what I love in my kitchen, thanks again to Chassity for having me over, and I hope you all enjoyed it! And what’s your favorite item in your kitchen?


Thanks so much to Staci for visiting today and giving us a peek into her kitchen.  I've been SO close to purchasing that egg crate!  Staci's incredibly charming, no?  You'll love her design blog too - so go check it out!

25 comments:

modern jane said...

I love that it is the simple things in her home that she adores. That is what makes it yours:)

things that sparkle said...

Who knew you could have so many beautiful details in a kitchen? Love!

Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten} said...

I love reading cookbooks too! And looking at the pictures...always inspiring, even if you don't get a chance to cook that day!

Natalie said...

I am swooning over that Chandy. and I just might have to order that adorable egg crate. Great post!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Fabulous! My mom has wanted a KitchenAid mixer forever! And that egg crate is just too cute!

lizziefitz said...

Is it just me or do you two look like you are related? your profile pic along side Staci's pic look so similar:) love the ceramic egg crate.

Bud and Leo said...

I'm obsessed with Chandy! Esp since she's above the kitchen sink! :)

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Lovely pieces! The ceramic egg crate can definitely be filed under "necessities"!

Morgan said...

An antique meat grinder?! Love!

Amanda said...

I think I really do need the egg create now!

Staci Edwards said...

Thanks for all the delightful comments, and of course to Chassity for asking me to join in the fun!
Happy Wednesday!
xo

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

I want that ceramic egg crate! I love it!

Simply LKJ said...

So classy! I love the egg crate!!!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Great details!!! I have to agree with the kitchen aid... I got one as a wedding gift, promptly gave it to my Mom (immature, I know), then asked for it back a couple of years ago (even more immature!) and now I don't know what I ever did without it!!!

Lovin That! said...

I love that egg holder...so cute!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Gosh dang it! She shows five things in her kitchen and now I have to add five more things to my lust list! BLAST! (c:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love all of these lovelies and Staci is as charming in real life as she seems here- j'adore her!

traci zeller designs said...

Oh, I think I might *need* that egg crate, too!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

I just adore Staci! I've been eyeing that same egg crate for years. It's about time I bring one home for my own fridge! I couldn't live without my KitchenAid stand mixer either.

Nuha said...

haha I was so close to buying that crate for my sister as a earring/ring collector...but then I forgot my wallet at home. Sad times.

idratherbeshopping said...

adore that kitchen chandelier! and i LOVE the egg crate...i totally don't need one either but i kinda WANT it! great series, chassity...absolutely love it.

xo,
joAnn

Sara Mueller said...

I love her list! I love cookbooks and my kitchen aid mixer too!And I too want that egg crate!

Wendy said...

lovely 5 Staci! i've been looking at the egg crate from Anthropologie forever... but i want to use it for my rings and earrings :)

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I love how each piece has a special meaning with it!! only the best kind of design!!

Brittany @ Artistically Connected said...

I adore that chandelier! Great Post Staci!