Monday, January 2, 2012

House Tour: Kitchen.

It's been a very long time since I've done a home tour post, but I thought I'd start 2012 off right.  So here's a tour of our kitchen and breakfast room.  This area may be the part of the house I'll miss most when we move. 

 

All of the lighting in the kitchen is from Restoration Hardware (even the light over the sink that I forgot to turn on). 


The best part about the space is how the kitchen is open to a den/large breakfast room area.  Everyone always congregates in the kitchen and it's wonderful to have a large space for people to mill about/keep you company while you cook. 


It's funny seeing this next picture because I've gotten used to the new chandelier we hung up when we put our house on the market.  The lighting over the breakfast room table is was from Z Gallerie.  I guess because the area can be set up in any number of different ways, there was no lighting installed over the breakfast room area (except for the pot lights) when we moved in.  We put in the light over the table and the pendants over the island.  What a difference lighting makes -- the kitchen looked naked before (and believe me, no one wants a naked kitchen).


From this angle, you can see the little seating area in the "den" off the breakfast room and kitchen. 


As much as we try to keep the dogs off the settee, they love lounging on it when we are in the kitchen.  They usually start off following us around when we're cooking hoping that we will drop something, then they sit and beg from us, then they give up altogether and go lay on the settee.  There's not much cuter than our dogs laying around on this couch. 


We keep our bar ware and more "embarrassing" alcohol (i.e. handles, peppermint schnapps, sweet tea vodka) in that black cabinet.  And the black box on top of the cabinet is a speaker -- I've got to have my sweet jams while I bake.  


And of course, my favorite kitchen accessory -- the bar cart.  Justin thought we may turn away buyers with our excessive impressive stash, so we've removed many of the bottles seen here from the cart and tucked them away along with the embarrassing alcohol bottles.  I don't know why he thinks the large amount of wine bottles that line the pantry floor are any better; but hey, pick your battles, right?        

 
Up next is the living room, which you can see as you walk out of the kitchen.   Then we'll head upstairs to the third floor!


Hope you had a wonderful weekend ringing in the new year! 

24 comments:

  1. Oh I loooove the bar cart! And the kitchen is so chic! You just have the best taste...in love with this entire space! :)

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  2. Love the kitchen! Those lights are to die for!! Natasha's right...you have the best taste (:

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  3. What a gorgeous home you have! Love how open, light and airy your kitchen, dining and dining space is. Love all the little details... ohhhhh and your lighting decisions are just fantastic!

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  4. I've always loved your kitchen!

    Where did you find the shelf that you keep your cookbooks on?

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  5. I can see why you'd be sad to leave... that kitchen is gorgeous! I love the cabinets and extra trim detail. Beautiful! Happy new year, Emily!

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  6. I am going to miss your house! I LOVE your kitchen. The millwork is stunning. And I love your pops of tangerine. All so beautiful.

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  7. Oh my heavens, I adore that kitchen more than fat kids love cake!!!

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  8. Your kitchen is beautiful Emily! I can see why you would be sad to leave it behind. Happy New Year!!

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  9. it's so crazy how everyone loves to hang out in the kitchen. one day i definitely want a big, welcoming space like yours to cook and entertain :)

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  10. I don't think there is a nook or cranny in your gorgeous house that I'm not in love with...that kitchen is *FAB*...Love it, too!~

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  11. Thanks for the sweet comments!

    Tammy - the shelf is from Ikea and it's super cheap!

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  12. I love both the chandeliers. If I were looking at buying your house, the bar cart would make me think "these people seem like they would be fun at a party" :-)

    I forget, forgive me--have you started house hunting yet?

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  13. What a gorgeous kitchen - so much space an dlight and airy. I love the comments re: the embarassing booze stash haha we just did a large run of empties to the store this weekend, so we feel a bit better about ourselves now! ha

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  14. Your kitchen is beautiful and I can see why you'll miss it. It's the room I miss most in our Muskoka place too - so much so that I want to replicate it in our next home.

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  15. That is my dream kitchen!!! SO pretty! Love everything about it :)

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  16. seriously your house should sell in about 5 seconds. its so beautiful!!

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  17. Wow - there is so much to say about this kitchen. Simply put, it is beautiful!

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  18. Gorgeous. I can see why you are bittersweet about moving!

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  19. love it all, but that is one dye no might bar cart!!! LOVE IT. very chic. M.

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  20. Your kitchen. is. incredible. Seriously, that's probably my dream kitchen right there. Absolutely gorgeous! And I love the bar cart too! We have a bar "hutch", but it isn't nearly as glamorous as a bar cart. Love it so much!

    Thanks for sharing your home with us!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  21. Love the lights. OF COURSE they're from Restoration Hardware, not Lowe's or someplace cheaper...grr...have cheaper taste next time! ;)

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  22. okay...now I'm officially over your staircase and am obsessed with your kitchen. STUNNING!!!
    Very funny about the alcohol bottle shuffle.

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