Georgia O'Keeffe, her Abiquiu home and studio

Georgia O'Keeffe, her Abiquiu home and studio

Happy Birthday to immortal genius Georgia O'Keeffe!

A friend passed along these beautiful photographs of her Abiquiu home (via Arch Digest) a while back and I can't get them out of my head.  

In so many ways, her home looks like her paintings (or maybe her paintings look like her home?)  It's bright, minimal, and draws from nature, with little trinkets from the desert landscape scattered about. 

I just wanna jump right in and stay a while. 

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Her kitchen is what dreams are made of.

 The pantry, photo by Herb Lotz for Architectural Digest

The pantry, photo by Herb Lotz for Architectural Digest

 More pantry shots

More pantry shots

Her pantry is filled with evidence of her culinary interests.  

The woman liked pour-over coffee out of one of her many Chemex carafes. A fan of homemade soup (like borscht and creamy carrot, her recipes revealed), she lined two entire shelves with mini stoneware soup crocks. She adopted newfangled appliances of the time (a Proctor-Silex Juicit electric juicer from the ‘70s), while holding onto others (a Depression-era Westinghouse toaster). These two sit next to each other on a lower shelf. Across the room is a pair of Electromatic Thermo-Cult yogurt incubators.
— Simone Kitchens, Architectural Digest, 2017

Gosh, these little facts are so much fun!  Georgia loved borscht!  (Also, BTW, I just read that yogurt-incubators are all the rage right now!  I don't give a hoot about yogurt, but if you do, snag one for $29.99 here.)

 Is that a secret spice rack behind the stove?

Is that a secret spice rack behind the stove?

Here's a little background info on the property:

Hoping to escape her hectic New York life, O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico to live at the famous "Ghost Ranch" in 1935.  Ten years later, apparently in need of a proper garden, O'Keeffe bought a home in Abiquiu, New Mexico, not too far from the Ranch.   

She spent the bulk of the next 40 years at this residence.  

 Not a bad bedroom.

Not a bad bedroom.

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 A view of the Chama Valley.  

A view of the Chama Valley.  

 The exterior of the Abiquiu home.

The exterior of the Abiquiu home.

Isn't it exquisite?  If you want more pics, see a slideshow here.

And for more on both of her lovely homes, buy this book.

 

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