Grove House: French Display Cabinet

Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet

Transitional spaces between rooms can be tricky to furnish. Often times the furniture needs to serve dual purpose and have the ability to suit the aesthetics of both connecting rooms. I have such a space between our kitchen and dining area and found this French Display Cabinet from Kathy Kuo Home fit perfectly. I love that it will allow me a space to serve drinks, desserts, or appetizers during parties and also have fun with seasonal vignettes and decor.

Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet

 The shelves are adjustable making it easy to accommodate large platters, soup tureens or wine and champagne bottles when entertaining. It also came with iron hooks to place on the rails but I haven’t found a use for them yet. Maybe for a tea towel when serving drinks or as mug hooks? Who knows, they might come in handy sometime.

Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet

One of my favorite things about the piece are all the small drawers below. I’ve got them loaded up with votive candles, matches, napkins, serving utensils, wine openers, etc., etc.

Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet

Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet
Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet

For now I added pieces I had on hand and a few from a recent antiquing trip to Santa Barbara that had an autumnal feel to them….vintage copper mugs, ironstone, an antique French painting. And I mixed in a bit of the colored glass I have in other areas of the kitchen to tie them together. I’m looking forward to adding fresh evergreens and holiday elements for Christmas!

Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet

I baked an apple tart yesterday for this post and still have enough pastry dough to make another one. I’m thinking it should definitely include pecans since we were gifted a giant bag…just in time for Thanksgiving. Off to search for a recipe! Or maybe you have a favorite?

Heather Bullard | French Display Cabinet

Sources: French Display CabinetKathy Kuo Home, Recycled Glass Tumblers,  Washed Linen Napkins, Similar Marble & Wood Cake Stand (the one I bought from Anthropologie is sold out) and Marble Candle Holder. All other items are vintage or antique finds…my favorite way to shop!

Between posts you can find me on Instagram sharing highlights of daily life.

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  • Diana

    The styling on this cabinet is gorgeous, Heather! The copper mugs, old painting and little wood mirror really warm things up and the flowers on the adjacent counter and herbs on the shelf add life and color. I love how tidy and creative the insides of those drawers are, too!

    November 23, 2015 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Thanks, Diana! I’m thinking of ways to change it up for the holidays! The best way I’ve found to keeping drawers tidy are using lots of little boxes for items. I just pick them up when I see them…sort of like a rubics cube puzzle for drawers. 😉

      November 23, 2015 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Sue W.

    I have those same copper mugs! Bought them at a local, now defunct, auction over 40 years ago. I love your display piece!

    November 23, 2015 at 8:52 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Now you’re making me love them even more! Found these at an estate sale while shopping with my daughter. We had to have a rock, paper, scissors game for them. Of course, in the end she’ll win them back!

      November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Tricia Rose

    It is extravagantly delicious to make a pie crust with crushed nuts in place of some of the flour, especially with a fruit filling. My sister does an open tart with walnuts and pears, but pecans and apple would be great too.

    November 23, 2015 at 11:02 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Well now that sounds delicious! I’ve had almonds in a pastry crust but never pecans…will have to give it a try.

      November 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm Reply
  • Denise T.

    Love the painting and bamboo mirror. I have some of these forks (Photo #7)

    November 23, 2015 at 11:07 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Thank you! Bought the mirror and painting in France this spring. The forks seem to pop up now and again at antique shops and flea markets. Don’t you love their simple design? 🙂

      November 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Katey Deasy

    beautiful. i bought that herb combo at whole foods last week and i just love having it in my kitchen. beautiful job on the display. love the pecans. katey

    November 23, 2015 at 11:32 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      I keep them in the kitchen until they start looking weary for lack of sun. Then I pot them outside…alas, still no gardens here. Just orange trees. Fingers crossed someday!

      November 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Julie @ Creating This Life

    Love pieces that are as functional as they are beautiful. This is gorgeous on both counts.

    November 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Thanks so much, Julie! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

      November 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Erin M

    Hi Heather. I am trying to access your Rustic Apple Tart recipe in the recipe section. It seems to have a switch. It immediately reloads the home page and won’t stay on the recipe. I’m on an ipad and I’ve tried with Safari and Chrome.

    November 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Hi Erin! Sorry about that. I noticed some of the links with photos from my old site (more than 4 years) have broken urls. Need to look into this! In the meantime, I’ll try and work on an updated post for the tart. Thanks for letting me know! Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Amanda Marshall

    Love your blog, Heather! Thank you for sharing everything you do 🙂 How do you edit your photos? They are lovely!

    November 24, 2015 at 1:32 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Thanks, Amanda! I shoot in RAW, then edit in Lightroom. Usually I bump the whites and contrast and crop as necessary, then save as a jpeg. Nothing fancy I suppose. How do you edit?

      November 24, 2015 at 8:50 am Reply
      • Amanda Marshall

        Nearly the same, except in photo shop elements.. up the brightness and contrast, add a little sharpen. yours though are gorgeous! And I so wish I could come to your workshop! But until that day, I’ll admire your work from afar 🙂

        November 25, 2015 at 11:31 am Reply
        • Heather Bullard

          Would love to have you someday! After I get this first one behind me, I’m going to give some thought as to how I could do more…maybe day or weekend classes here in the states. Who knows…maybe someday in Croatia! You make it look so beautiful there!

          November 25, 2015 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Andrea C

    Everything looks so effortless and beautiful! I have been looking for pale blue linen napkins but your link does not have blue available..Are they a recent purchase? I know W-S changes color selections at times..Maybe yours are gray (or is it grey? lol) Happy Thanksgiving!

    PS Love your comment about your daughter. Mine frequently “shops” our house for groceries,
    house stuff and beauty products!

    November 24, 2015 at 4:30 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Yes they are blue. WS should have them in stock again in the spring…they do change colors for the seasons. But the Mirage Gray ones are lovely as well. They wash up perfectly!

      When mine comes over she’s always hungry! 😉 Daughters are the best!

      November 24, 2015 at 8:55 am Reply
  • lissy parker

    Thank you for posting this great little organization wonder!
    xo, lissy

    November 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 24, 2015 at 2:13 pm Reply
  • Tonya LeMone

    I do the Heather dance when ever I get an e-mail or a “like” from you on instagram. I have loved your adventures in Amsterdam had no idea how amazing it was. Isn’t it a shame we are all so afraid to travel abroad. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us!

    November 24, 2015 at 6:26 pm Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      How are you Tonya! So happy to hear from you! 🙂 Hope all is well and that you’ll be enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving with your family. Please tell Lindsay I said Hello! xo, H

      November 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • Garden, Home and Party

    I love this shelf and your styling is always my favorite. The detail in the drawer…fabulous.

    November 25, 2015 at 8:21 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      In an effort to keep things real…some of my other drawers are a disaster. 😉 I have a junk drawer in the kitchen I’ve been meaning to sort through for a year! Need to find more little boxes and get on that! Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 25, 2015 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • Sheena

    Hi Heather,
    This is beautiful. You are talented! The mirror you got in France is lovely. I’m looking for frames in this style but don’t know what they are called. Do you know the name of this style of mirror/frame? Thank you!

    November 29, 2015 at 9:21 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      It’s a faux bamboo frame style. I’ve seen them everywhere even in the states. Good luck!

      January 24, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply
  • Julie Blanner

    Your style and designs are always impeccable and inspiring!

    January 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Aw, thanks Julie! 🙂

      January 24, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply
  • cindy hattersley

    Heather this is so beautifully styled but it also looks like you actually use it. You have a gift for that.

    January 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      We do use it and I especially love all the drawers for my candle obsession!

      January 24, 2016 at 9:51 am Reply
  • Sandy

    Wow! I love your new French cabinet! You’ve styled it so beautifully and it looks very functional for storage and entertaining. It really stands out against the walls. I just discovered your blog via Rhoda from Southern Hospitality where she featured your open shelving today. Your photos are fantastic! They draw me in and allow me to appreciate all your beautiful silverware, ironstone and bread boards. I am in love with bread boards!

    January 12, 2016 at 6:42 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      I’m with you on the bread board love…I stopped counting how many I have and just tell myself their “props” for work. haha! But in truth…they have come in handy for many a photoshoot!

      January 24, 2016 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Daniela Gheorghe

    What can be more great than having a piece of furniture that you totally adore and which is also useful at the same time? I only see a few pics of your home here, but I totally love the way it looks like! You’ve done a great job!
    I would love to share with you another colorful decorating idea. We use rugs to bring happiness into a home. All these rugs are created by hand by our lady artisans in Nepal, Morocco, India or Turkey.
    Let us know if you could find some more inspiration with us!

    January 24, 2016 at 3:32 am Reply
  • Alice Graves

    Can you tell me the make and model info of your kitchen lighting. I’m having trouble finding anything similar with the black/brass combo. Thanks.

    January 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Sure! The library lights over the sink window are from Restoration Hardware. The island light is from Ballard Designs.

      January 29, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply
    • Alice Graves

      Thank you so much. I love your kitchen and I’m in the midst of a total remodel now. I live in Ventura. Maybe we are neighbors in So. Cal?

      January 30, 2016 at 8:40 am Reply
  • Hillary Goodman

    Can you share the flooring source??

    August 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Jenny Raulli

    Would you mind sharing the source of the shelves on each side of the stove?

    March 3, 2017 at 8:43 am Reply
    • Heather Bullard

      Hi Jenny, I answered this question on the other post you commented on. Maybe you missed it?
      My husband made the brackets and shelves. We built our own home (no contractor) so there are a lot of elements that were created instead of purchased.
      Thanks for visiting the blog! 🙂

      March 3, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
      • Jenny Raulli

        I am so sorry- there was an error code on my page when I looked so I thought the comment did not go through. Thank you so much for the info. The house is stunning

        March 3, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply
        • Heather Bullard

          Oh, no worries! Sorry about the error code. There are occasional glitches with comments due to the security settings. Thanks again for stopping by!

          March 3, 2017 at 9:31 am Reply

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