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Someone’s in the kitchen…somewhere.

Last week, we talked about my  kitchen and “someday”. I’m gonna talk about that some more. As mentioned, there’s been very little updating to my kitchen over the years, and nothing has been done to it since we moved in. Here’s what we’ve got:

I feel the need to reiterate that this is what we moved into. I did NOT choose that color palette. Now, clearly, it needs help. It could be an amazing space with the help of an expensive professional – especially if we combined the kitchen and dining room into one big awesome space. But, with expensive professionals being, you know, expensive – I don’t see that happening. So, someday, I think we (Mr. and I) could do a basic re-vamp. New counters…paint/refinish the cabinets…switch the locations of the stove and refrigerator for a better flow…get a working dishwasher….add a few more wall cabinets…redo the color scheme to something more cheery and fresh. Time for some inspiration!

*image via Decorology

You really can’t beat crisp white finishes!

*image via Decorology

I’m on the fence about mirrored cabinet doors. It’s kinda fun…and would definitely bring lots of light to the room. I don’t know…intriguing.

*image via Decor8

I really like that soft grey-blue wall color.

*image via Decor8

Gah, those floors! ♥

*via Leslie Hoggatt on Pinterest

See, I think we could make our cabinets fun like these – fresh paint and fun hardware! Add some wood trim for the depth! I think if you describe it in short sentences and exclamation points, it makes it easier and more fun to do! Right!

While I was looking for inspiration, I came across this fun quiz at Stylish Home: Style Maker – it’s a visual quiz, and just takes a minute. Try it!

My style, apparently, is “Antiquated Espresso“. Who knew?


An intimate home of modest proportions. The “sit down” kitchen connects with family, friends and life style. Build a roaring fire and jump into your cozy bed. Connecting to the handcrafting of the artist, you sense a skill and some chance. Modern subtleties extend to your table. Afternoon caffeine breaks to change your point of view. Pre-war, upper east side attitude. A den of discussion for artists and intellectuals..

Suspected “Antiquated Espresso”

– Tom Waits
– Humphrey Bogart
– Kathryn Hepburn

What’s your style? Leave me a comment!