The wood floors and cabinets are natural in color, which actually stays cleaner looking than darker wood even though I love a rich dark floor.
This is a great entertaining house, which we need to do more of. Two french doors walk out to the deck looking off into the woods.
I use this old table from the Goodwill as an island (I need to share how it was updated).
The only thing I have done to this room since we moved in is put some grey window panels up and a window shelf above the sink. I will tell you more about that shelf and decor in it's own post soon.
This hall leads to the garage. Our laundry room and mudroom are down there too. It's so convenient having the laundry room next to the kitchen.
You might recognize the rock wall in the foyer beyond the table and bathroom.
We still use the old workbench for our dining table. My horse picture is making the rounds. I have two of them. They are my favorite but every time I decorate a room, I steal one from one room for the space I am wanting to look pretty.
I was talking to one of my blogger friends explaining to her that my cabinets are a little fancy. The moldings are stacked to the ceiling with some ornate detail on them. I love the corbels on the bar and there are a lot of great quality features that I really appreciate. The shelves roll out, the doors are custom fit with no center stiles. they are glazed, etc. When this kitchen was remodeled in say the 1990's (guessing) the owners didn't skimp on quality.
But I have tried to give the room a more casual touch with all my old tables, chairs and thrifty style.
The space is super comfortable and easy to live in. The woman who lived here before refers to this room as a great room. She had a TV where the horse picture is and maybe even a sofa. Our table is a bit of a monster so it takes up most of that space all by itself, we call it the breakfast nook. I like that there are options in ways to arrange the furniture though. I will play with it more in the future and share with you - you know you can count on that.
Soon, I am going to ask you your opinion on the lighting in here.
Thanks for viewing my kitchen!
Enjoy your Sunday!
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A big thanks to House Beautiful for featuring my shower caddy storage HERE.