home decor – current entry / kitchen / dining room

2 Feb

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When you live in a loft space the functions of a room tend to blend together- say hello to our entry way, kitchen & dining room. It happens to be one of my favorite spaces in the house. I know, I know…but I don’t really cook? Doesn’t matter…it’s still one of my favorite rooms. It inspires me to want to cook!

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The only bummer about our kitchen space was that it came with very little dining space. Make that no real place to put a dining table. A bit of a bummer for somebody like me who loves to entertain. So, one of the early changes we made to the kitchen was replacing the tiny marble island counter top with a much larger wood top that we had built. While wood can be a bit harder to maintain we decided it was the right choice because we wanted to warm up the space. It can feel a bit sterile with all the stainless steel. The bigger island can now accommodate up to eight stools around it, converting it to a functioning dining table. The only problem is…we still haven’t bought the eight counter stools. Baby steps, right? I do have my eyes on these puppies though from a company my friend, Eric works for- I pretty much want all of their pieces. I think that would be the last thing on my list of things to-do for the kitchen space- buy stools. That takes us to the nook that was I guess was designated for a dining table- I only know this because the previous owners had an overhead light hung above it. If it wasn’t for this, you would think it was a walkway. It’s tiny. We currently have a credenza there that holds china. It happens to be the piece of furniture that Brian bought (without consulting me) while I was away at my bachelorette. Lucky (for him) I like it. Scratch that…I love it. It fits perfectly into the space. On top of it sits a lot of my favorite things from our trip to Nepal…a singing bowl (yes, we take it out nightly…only kidding), a photo Brian took of a local woman harvesting rice, a stone head & two sets of bells…one meant to be placed around the neck of a water buffalo and one meant to be placed on a door. Oh, and one of my favorite photographs from our wedding day. The only change I still want to make to this space is painting the walls.

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Lastly, we have our entry space. Which is in need of some paint on the walls as well. I’m thinking grey! Oh, and some cord removal. I hate seeing those things dangling down.

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8 Responses to “home decor – current entry / kitchen / dining room”

  1. Miss Lynzie February 2, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Gorgeous shots of your home, pretty lady! You’ve got such a great loft, the light is perfect. Love the framed print in the kitchen, by the way, especially when it’s over by those great glass produce bowls. 😉 xo

    • kate365til February 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

      I have my sweet husband to thank for the loft photos! Thank you for your sweet words!! I’m pretty damn happy with the space- the light makes me feel cheerful…even when I’m feeling grumpy. 🙂 xo

  2. apuginthekitchen February 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    You have a beautiful home, the kitchen is really nice and looks like it’s well laid out.

    • kate365til February 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

      Thank you!!! I appreciate your kind words. 🙂

  3. Amy February 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    What a gorgeous light-filled space! I love the credenza too – and those barstools are perfect for the vision I have our house – I wonder if they ship to Australia….(might have to talk the Mr into that one first). I love the way your house is put together!

    • kate365til February 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

      Thank you sweet, Amy! I love that it is light filled as well. It makes me happy! Aren’t those chairs fabulous! I’m in love with the peacock blue color! They are way out of our price range but a girl can dream, right?

  4. righteousbruin9 February 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    Home is a process. Not consulting only works once or twice. Glad you love the credenza. It does indeed make a great storage space.

    • kate365til February 3, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

      “Not consulting only works once or twice” – HA! So true! It’s no wonder you had such a beautiful marriage:)

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