When we built our house, an open floor plan between the kitchen and living rooms was a must. I wanted each room to be an extension of the other. (Plus, truth be told, I'm not much of a chef so on the rare occasion you find me in the kitchen, I don't want to further the torture by isolating myself from the entire family!)
Welcome to my kitchen.
We're a family of four but I wanted a much larger table so that when friends or family were visiting, we'd all have a spot. This industrial style bleached wood table was the perfect fit (Crate and Barrel). It almost has a custom feel to it. The edges are imperfect. There are visible knots in the wood. The kids can sit here while I'm prepping meals (yes, I'm good for a sloppy Joe or grilled cheese) and color or play. The chairs are a wonderful french bistro style (Restoration Hardware). Eventually, I may update the linen colored seat covers for something more exciting, but we still have little kiddos so for now, it's perfect to just throw these guys into the wash.
Lighting selection became my "thing" when we were building the house. The above Filament Chandelier from Restoration Hardware caught my eye because it seemed to adhere to the rustic aspects of the table. Plus, it didn't interfere with the view from the kitchen into the living room.
I wanted Cabrera marble counter tops in the entire kitchen. My husband was worried about the upkeep of marble. I got to get it on the island and, what do you know, the first week in our house, I stained it with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon circle. (Don't you hate it when the hubby is right?) But I still love the marble in the middle. I wanted white counter tops against the walnut floors.
|Fabric: Thom Filicia Prospect | Shadow|
|Fabric Thom Filicia Prospect Shadow|
The french doors lead out to the patio. I love the openness and light these doors provide. I was hesitant to put any window treatment on the windows but it's literally a fish bowl at night. I decided to do something different and hang the drapes across the entire length of the wall.
Loved these pendant lights because they reminded me of navy captains lights.
The island is my canvas for decorating for all holidays. Here's an Easter tree in April...
Our mudroom is directly off of the kitchen. (Can you believe this photo is from OCTOBER? It's my son's fifth birthday and he is waiting for his party guests to arrive. There was 3 feet of snow dumped onto the ground. Thirty minutes after our 25 guests left the party, the electricity went out and stayed off for 8 days. Gosh, there are a lot of numbers in this paragraph, but let's just say, it was a day to remember!)
This window is in the staircase looking out onto the front yard. Eventually I'll add a window seat with a cute patterned fabric.
I want to paint this hallway with a contrasting striped and hang family photos down it. I selected these drum shade lights because I wanted something different. I thought they may be more unexpected. (Yes, I know...this hallway is very boring right now! Accessories to follow!!!!)
|Courtesy of Abode Love|
|Courtesy of Abode Love|
Thanks for touring! Please let me know your thoughts! And please check out the rest of the house here.
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