A ML Photographer’s Kitchen Imitates (His) Art
On the last page of our âBest Of Mountain Livingâ issueâwhich youâll find on newsstands nowâthe editorial team shared a few of our all-time favorite homes that have been featured in Mountain Living over the years. My pick was the Carlson residence, a magical lakeside retreat on Idahoâs Black Lake. (You can read more about it here.)
It turns out that this special spot is also a favorite of Gordon Gregory, the photographer who captured it on film. He was so inspired by it, in fact, that he modeled his own kitchen nook (which I just love!) after the Carlson homeâs covered porch, pictured here:
The porchâs design was based on a 1700s design and features curved front poles and an overhang that suggest the ribbing of an ancient Viking ship. In Gordon Gregoryâs charming kitchen nook (below), the curved wood detail mimics the shape of that overhang. âThe architect, Graham Goff, and I worked together on the design and I showed him pictures of the Carlson residence for reference,â says Gregory.
The cushion fabric, handmade in India by Les Indiennes, also takes a cue from the Carlson residence, where the color red plays a starring role. âI liked the feel and the print, thinking it would go well with the red paint we had chosen,â explains Gregory. âThe red paint on the table is actually milk paint. It comes in a powder and you mix it with water so it has a much different feel than latex or oil-based paint.â The Roman shade is by Smith + Noble.
The shape of the tableâs supporting leg was inspired by Gustavian clock designs. âWhen I told the architect [about my inspiration], there was silence at the other end of the phone,â says Gregory. âHe had to Google âGustavian clocks.â But despite all my crazy ideas, he did an incredible job on the whole project.â
To learn more about the Carlson residence, click here: http://www.mountainliving.com/article/home-lake