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
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
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!