Part 1 of the “Somewhere in Israel” Home Tour was posted on Monday.
From the living room we go into the kitchen, which has as much visual activity as the rest of the house.
I love the drapes instead of doors. The color is vibrant and wonderful. These drapes also looked especially crisp, like they had just been ironed.
The other nice thing about using fabric instead of doors to close of areas is that you can change the whole look of your kitchen for little money. Just change the drapes.
I will only recommend this look for someone who will actually take the drapes down, wash them regularly and change them out when needed. If you’re not of that ilk, you will have dingy fabric polluting your kitchen space. Obviously W and M are of the former type.
Of course, not everything is hidden away from view…
The other side of the kitchen.
This milk cannister has it’s own niche to hang out in. Love it!
A cement breakfast bar with western style saddle stools is opposite the kitchen. I love the mix of style and the industrial building materials. This house would be cold if the furniture matched the building materials, but since the styles are so different, they compliment each other really well.
Outside the kitchen is a courtyard which connects the living room to the kitchen and bedroom. It also brings light into all areas of this level.
The bedroom keeps up the mix of elements with the cement floor, carpets and wood bed and drawers. The bathroom can be closed off by a curtain.
Like the half bathroom featured in Part 1, this bathroom has the same cement counter top with the blue top.
W uses a woven platter to hang her jewelry. In Israel you could find this at the souk in Jaffa and in the US, Cost Plus should have something similar.
The view from the bath.
In Part 3 (coming on Friday) I’ll show you the roof (which is amazing) and the downstairs, which has something I never expected…
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The open-shelves picture looks similar to one I had seen in one of this spring’s issues of ‘Nisha’… though the topic then wasn’t about houses, but about unusual kitchen tool collections (rather, vintage ones from the early years).
The house looks friendly and welcoming; most importantly, things have a connection and don’t look draped and “decorated”. That’s what makes me feel comfortable when visiting people’s homes.