Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Introducing the fabulous and talented..Hanne (pronounced Hannah) Damish

I love the word serendipity and that word is how I’d describe meeting Hanne years ago. Such destiny that two women only blocks away would become such great friends and have so much in common… Hanne’s house is on my running route (ok..very slow jogging route) . I figured I should introduce myself because I was afraid that the homeowners thought I was stalking. You see, Hanne is an accomplished gardener. She has worked commercially as a container gardener and also a residential gardener. As I jogged by, I would stop and look and take every thing in (sometimes stopping for long periods of time) .Hanne's window boxes are works of art. Several years ago we met and became friends. Eventually, I asked Hanne if she would ever be interested in styling and she said yes... and thus became our illustrious friendship and career together. We travel quite a bit , we’ve had really long road trips and talk about so many things. One discussion that kept coming up was Hanne’s kitchen. She lives in a beautiful Cape, however she felt the rooms, especially the kitchen were too small. The adjoining living room was hardly ever used .So she planned and we discussed and she drew out plans for her new expanded kitchen. Hanne is a do it yourself person…She paints, she moves, she’ll do anything(almost anything)….. So the kitchen evolved. She hired John Piccarilli an amazing local Walpole carpenter to take down the wall, add bead board and fix a gap between two different level hardwood floors. Hanne took down cabinet doors, painted Formica, painted walls and trim , rearranged furniture. added new lighting and a small island.. How serendipitious.


Hanne's house before
hanne's after

13 comments:

sherry said...

Hanne....way to go! Beautiful.....

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

what a great use of her wasted space

michelle said...

What a beautiful transformation! I love the kitchen island and also what she did with the kitchen table!

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

So cozy, I'm jealous!

S

for the love of a house said...

Wonderful use of space! So warm and inviting, and beautiful!!

joan

MEG MITCHELL said...

Love the kitchen ....
Meg

eva said...

Love the house, wonderful inspirations

Comeca Jones said...

Love it sooo fresh!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just found your blog and I'm now a follower...love what your friend did with her kitchen and livingroom! The kitchen table and chairs looks so neat there!
Rondell

Hanne said...

I'm a regular, but silent, appreciating fan of your blog, but felt I should probably weigh in on this one...Geez Kel... I don't really know what to say...except Thank You so much for all of the wonderful things you had to say about my home, our friendship...and the photos look fabulous!

Thanks so much for my fifteen minutes of fame, your true support and for always for being so amazing and always an inspiration!

"Love Ya"

Hanne

A Country Farmhouse said...

Beautiful transformation! It's always such a treat to have a fireplace associated with a kitchen. It's absolutely the coziest way to eat, drink and be merry!
Trina

simpledaisy said...

Wow....I love your blog!!
Pure eye candy!!!

pve design said...

When you slow jog by my house, please come in. I think new friends always have so many before afters to share. Love the transformation ~ friends can inspire.
pve