Steal This Look: Bring the Outdoors In with Photographs by

Issue 19 · Outdoors In · May 14, 2014

Steal This Look: Bring the Outdoors In with Photographs

Issue 19 · Outdoors In · May 14, 2014

Living in New York City, I'm a sucker for anything that adds a little green to my life. Though live plants absolutely do the trick, I also cannot live without the large landscape photographs that adorn my apartment and provide a visual escape from the concrete jungle.

  Emily Nathan Home Photo by Melissa Kaseman | Gardenista

Above: Photograph by Melissa Kasemann. 

The photograph that hangs above the stove in photographer Emily Nathan's kitchen looks as if it were a window looking into a greenhouse. Paired with her white vases and flowers, her kitchen looks like the perfect place to cook or relax with a cup of tea.  Here's how to create a similar look in your kitchen: 

  Emily Nathan Photography | Gardenista

Above: Emily Nathan's "La Banane" is $700 from the Tiny Atlas Quarterly shop.

Ikea White Fram | Gardenista

Above: My go-to places for frames are A.I. Friedman's in Manhattan or Ikea. This Virserum Frame from Ikea is $22.99, and has a thick white edge, like Emily's. 

Frances Palmer Hand Pitchers | Gardenista

Above: To recreate the collection of white vessels on Emily's counter, I'd be tempted to choose a set of Frances Palmer Hand Pitchers; $125 each. Each could double as a vase for flowers. (To see more from Frances, check out her Tennis Court Garden.)

Carafe Vase West Elm | Gardenista

Above: For a more affordable option, the Carafe Vase by West Elm is $23 and would go well with Frances's small pitchers. 

Food 52 Serving Bowl | Gardenista

 Above: For a similar white bowl, I love the Footed Mixing Bowl from Food52; $36.

  Fog Shop Linen Dish Towels | Gardenista  

Above: Draped from Emily's oven is a rumply kitchen towel. The Washed Waffle Towel in Natural ($19 from Fog Linen) is an absorbent option and would be perfect to use as a kitchen tea towel.

Food 52 Offwhite Spoon Rest | Gardenista

Above: Instead of the bright yellow spoon rest on Emily's stove, I opted for a subtler off-white option. The porcelain Spoon Rest from Food 52 is $20.

steal this look | bisque bowls | gardenista

Above: Also spotted on the stove, a collection of tiny bowls. For a touch of color, I might choose one of these Shell Bisque Handmade Bowls; $6.50 each from Canvas.

Copper Tea Kettle Kaufmann Mercantile | Gardenisa

Above: If you're like me, the kettle is always in use, and always on the stove top, so a beautiful kettle goes a long way. Emily's copper tea kettle takes center stage in her kitchen. For a similar look, I like the Handmade Copper Tea Kettle; $395 from Kaufmann Mercantile. 

  steal this look | gardenista

Above: Next to the stove, Emily has a handy workstation with a stainless steel top. The similar Fisher Kitchen Island is $1,819 and comes in a range of colors. For a more affordable option, the Crosely Furniture Stainless Steel Top Kitchen Cart/Island w/Optional Stool Storage is $328. To personalize it, sand it and then stain it with your preferred color, and replace the handles with something unique. 

Find more kitchen island inspiration in 10 Easy Pieces: Instant Kitchen Islands on Remodelista. Or to steal more good ideas, see our archive of Steal This Look posts.

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