I'm here to redeem myself though, and I've got some pictures of one of my MOST favorite parts of the house, the kitchen! Well... the kitchen nook actually.
We didn't build this house, but it was new and pretty much 99% finished when we decided to put an offer in on it. All we've done so far is add plantation shutters and hire someone to paint the ceilings white to help open up and lighten the spaces all around our home even more.
I don't care how out of style I sound, or how "cool" it is now... painted ceilings, in anything other than white, for me?... in the words of Jimmy Fallon (or Sara) "Are, Ew!"
Just look at the before and after! So much brighter with white above :)
The windows in the back of the house, especially in the breakfast/eating nook, were a feature that I completely fell in love with. All that natural lighting makes me giddy.
Our light fixture, table, chairs, bench, settee and rug from our old house all looked a bit small for this huge space, but there wasn't any way that I was buying new or changing things.
I've always loved this set-up, so I decided to just get a bigger rug from Joss & Main and add our DIY'd console table that was in our old living room, with some chairs flanking either side.
I think a bigger rug made ALL the difference, and really helped fill-in empty space.
According to a professional interior designer, I'm sure the rug size may be too big for my furniture's scale, but I don't care, I love it that large, and plus, we never have to worry about the wheels from our settee or legs of our bench snagging on a rug that's too small anymore.
Eventually I'd like to get a longer sideboard for under the windows and possibly get rid of the chairs. Maybe something with more drawers for storage, and that's a bit more modern.
I'm loving these ideas...
I'd do different hardware on this one -- via Zgallerie
I'd still have to flank something on either side of this buffet bc it's shorter -- via West Elm.
Talk about different, right?... but I just love them both. There's no buffet discriminating going on over here - I would buy ALL the furniture in the land if someone let me!!! :-p
K, now I just need to photograph our actual kitchen. It's a BEAUUUUTY, and I can't wait to show you! Here's a little peek :)
Oh, and if you're still following us on Instagram, then you know we've been back at it with some planking action too; I'm excited for that project to get finished as well.
You can see the full tutorial for how we planked the kitchen walls in our last house here. It's one of our favorite treatments by far.
Lots going on here - till next time!