I love my kitchen-For most of us it is truly the heart of the home. For me, being Italian, loving good food & wanting to feed everyone the minute they walk thru the door, it is the most important space in our home I like to keep up to date & the ONLY place that my hubby doesn't mind spending money in. I've got my granite, my stainless steel, my limestone tile on the floor, my big Island smack in the middle of the kitchen & a pretty little jennair gas cooktop that I adore smack in the middle of the Island.(got that for my anniversary in september. I don't go for the jewelry-give me a gas stovetop anyday!) We talked about ripping the kitchen apart & putting in a wolfe stove(an aga is my dream but not so sure hubby will dole out the cash for that pricey piece) but I'm saving that for our next house. At this stage of or life we really don't know how much longer we will stay here. I'm always itchy to move-hubby is more sentimental about the house we raised our kids in. I really do love my kitchen just as it is however, I am so ready to move my Domain kitchen table & chairs (remember Domain? God I loved that store!) out & ready to move a new/old farm table in. I have some favorites. My absolute favorite is the one on the restoration hardware site. My friend Peggy bought this last year & it is stunning in her home. Big chunky legs & the wood made out of 100 year old wood from some old barn or other structure in Britain. GORGEOUS with her mercury glass candles & old lantern on it. It's huge so you have to have the room.
I love the crisp look of this from pottery barn
This is nice too eh?
I really love this light fixture. My taste has changed so much this past year. There is no more fufu in my home (well the office is still pretty romantic & I do love it in there) I love white walls,Really old grain sacks, lots more black & gray in accent pieces, tons of linen ( I so love the texture & warmth it brings to any decor)Old bank deposit bags used for pillows & slipcovers & an uncomplicated look in furniture. Where I live in New England the look is totally traditional. I've been in some gorgeous homes here only to say to myself "It looks like they went to a furniture store & bought the whole room so it matches!" There is so much more personality & warmth it seems to me, in a home that is decorated with thingss that have some history to them & where you buy what you love not what matches. The house is slowly evolving & the hunt for a new/old kitchen table continues....Have a wonderful week blog friends. We are strapping in for another Nor'easter tomorrow! xoxo