Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen in Gray and White

Lately I've been a bit obsessed with kitchens and I don't really know why. Maybe it's just the combination of the functionality and aesthetics of a kitchen that draws me in. Or maybe it's simply because the kitchen is the heart of the home. Today's farmhouse kitchen is beautifully decorated in gray and white. The kitchen island bar stools remind me of those seen at old-fashioned ice cream parlors. Photo by Advance Design Studio, Ltd. A … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen in the U.K.

Today we're touring one of my favorite kitchens on Houzz. It has country charm and practicality throughout. This truly appealing farmhouse kitchen is located in the U.K. (as are most of my fave kitchens). Crafted by Hill Farm Furniture, Ltd., every nook and cranny of the bespoke kitchen tugs at my heart strings. I would love to take this kitchen and plop it into my own home. Photo by Hill Farm Furniture Ltd   The pendant lights are … [Read more...]

Beautiful Blue and White Kitchen

One of the reasons that I'm a huge fan of older homes is because they generally tend to have more architectural details than their newer counterparts. When planning a new-home build, it can get costly quite quickly when adding some of these architectural upgrades. But boy, they sure are pretty - like this beautiful blue and white kitchen by Crown Point Cabinetry! Photo by Crown Point Cabinetry   The coffered ceiling is stunning and really … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Table for a Breakfast Nook

Yes! My farmhouse table from Pottery Barn finally arrived! I ordered the Stephens table last October and for whatever reason it was on back order for a while. But it's now in my breakfast nook and it was worth the wait. (This post contains affiliate links.)   My new farmhouse table is solid wood. The real stuff. And I love it.   Our previous table was a flea market find and a bit wobbly on its feet. It was a cute table, but … [Read more...]

Easy Way to Increase Kitchen Storage

When you live in an old house, storage is a highly-prized commodity. In the olden days, homes were taxed on their number of rooms. Closets were counted as a room so many older houses have as few closets as possible to help keep real estate taxes down. We have one closet in our house on the second floor. It's a really long closet stretching from one bedroom to the next.  Although it's like a bowling alley for clothes, it doesn't solve our kitchen … [Read more...]

Reasons to Install Butcher Block Counter Tops

Granite, marble, and quartz counter tops might be the most sought-after kitchen element, but my heart belongs to butcher block. The warmth of the wood, the organic appeal of the grain, and the sturdy functionality are just some of the reasons to install butcher block counter tops. Here's a roundup of gorgeous kitchens that have incorporated the timeless appeal of wood in the kitchen. This cream-colored kitchen wears all the ambiance of a … [Read more...]

Country Kitchen with Oodles of Storage

Did you survive the holidays? I realize Christmas and New Year's can be stressful or even depressing for some, but I truly hope that you were able to find a special moment to treasure. I'll share a little snafu we experienced on Christmas Eve later in this post. Right now though, I want to show you this adorable country kitchen with oodles of storage! This pretty and practical project is by Hill Farm Furniture, Ltd. What first caught my eye is … [Read more...]

Kitchen Stools for Breakfast Bar

Many years ago my parents gave me a kitchen island, without kitchen stools, as a housewarming gift. I had just purchased my own home as a single mom of three school-aged children. Sure, I'd bought a home with my first husband, but this home (my current home) was my very own. Being a single parent with three mouths to feed, I didn't have a lot of spare cash at the time and appreciated their gift of a small yet handy island for my old-fashioned … [Read more...]

Christmas in a Cozy Kitchen

Our farmhouse kitchen just got cozier with a new kitchen island! I waited until it arrived before decorating the kitchen for Christmas. Hubby and I assembled the island in two hours flat. Now that it's complete, I'm ready to share Christmas in my cozy kitchen. I'm joining other bloggers for our Seasonal Simplicity holiday tour, so be sure to visit their blogs listed at the end of this post. Thanks to House by Hoff and The Happy Housie for … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Kitchen Farm Table

My flea market kitchen table has seen better days. It's rickety, I'm constantly re-painting it, and I think it's way past its prime. After having success with my new dining table, I started the hunt for the perfect kitchen farm table. I'm sharing some examples of style I considered, and then I'll share the kitchen farm table I ended up choosing. (This post contains affiliate links.) A round kitchen farm table was my first choice when I began my … [Read more...]

Cozy Cottage Kitchen

Last Saturday we toured a black and white kitchen renovation and today I've got a cute blue and white kitchen to share with you. Last week's kitchen was on the classic elegant style, while today's tour is a cozy cottage kitchen that's light and bright. The charming kitchen enjoys blue lower cabinets and white uppers. Photo by Standard Kitchen & Bath   A classic farmhouse sink is a focal point in the kitchen. Floating wood shelves … [Read more...]

Beautiful Kitchen Remodel Tour

Do any of you dream of a remodeling your kitchen sometime in the future? I love my old farmhouse kitchen but I do dream of a kitchen remodel some day. You know, a kitchen where there's more storage space and a better work flow. I came across a beautiful kitchen remodel by H2 Design + Build that I think you might like! Seems we're seeing more and more two-tone kitchens, with dark cabinets on bottom and light cabinets on top. Do you like this … [Read more...]

Country Kitchen in Red and Cream

According to several design trend forecasts for 2018, the color red is making a comeback. Neutrals continue to remain popular in the year ahead, with tonal reds providing a warm accent color. If you're a fan of red, this news should be music to your ears! Some people are a bit fearful of using red in their homes, but today's country kitchen by Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry shows that the color can be quite pleasing, especially when paired with … [Read more...]

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