I thought the return of Downton Abbey on PBS was a good opportunity to resurrect the long running Get That Look series on my blog. I thought we'd start with the most important room in the house (both then and now) - the kitchen.
The entire series was shot on location at Highclere Castle in England, with the exception of the kitchens and below-stairs rooms as they are no longer in service. These spaces were re-created on a sound stage and I do think they did a great job of capturing these bustling work spaces.
This is a great shot of the work table and cabinetry behind. Note the new electric lighting suspended above the work area. Prior to the electrification of downstairs, they would have made do with gas light and natural light from large kitchen windows.
The architecture of the windows enhances the natural lighting, which was all important in the kitchens of the day.
I've always had a fondness for "scullery" looking kitchens with big work surfaces, natural lighting and a used look. This image above is one of my all time favorites which I pulled from a magazine many years ago but have lost the source information.
These were my main inspirations when I did this condo kitchen makeover a couple of years ago.
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Additional links for Downton Abbey: Kitchen
- Blogger friend Vic has this amazing post about The Servant's Quarter's in homes such as this.
- The blog My Favorite and My Best offers a wonderful post about the interiors of Downton Abbey, along with her "Get that look" picks called living inSIDE™
- The Washington Post has an extended article about Highclere Castle and the movie sets.
- Design*Sponge has created one of their signature Living In posts that worth clicking over to
- Visit my Downton Abbey Board on Pinterest for additional images, links and credits for all of the above above.
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