The Heart of the Home

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The other day my girlfriends and I were talking about kitchens (interesting bunch aren't we?), and Adriana mentioned how her mom had her dream kitchen.  When A's mom redid her home, the kitchen came first and everything else was based around it.  That philosophy makes total sense to me.  I know in our future home, the kitchen will be the heart.  Both Andy and I love to cook and entertain, and everyone always seems to congregate in the kitchen.  Thankfully, our current apartment has one big common room that serves as the living area, dining space and the kitchen.  It's great (but lacking in storage!).

It's a rarity that I find a picture of a space and say "I'll take it as is!".  I can be quite picky.  But I found it in the Carlton Street Kitchen by Tommy Smythe.  I'd happily build a home around this kitchen!

Carlton St. Kitchen by Tommy Smythe // Photo by Michael Graydon // Click the Picture to Enlarge
I'm well aware that I'm not going to walk into a house and my dream kitchen will be waiting for me (but a girl can dream, right?).  So I'm sure I'm going to have to be patient and wait for that day.  But in the meantime, maybe a little facelift could do the trick?  I've always loved this before and after of Anne Turner Carroll's kitchen.  While it's certainly more than just a "facelift", it has some wonderful ideas for working with what you've got!

Anne Turner Carroll's Kitchen Redo - via Urban Grace

1 comment on "The Heart of the Home"
  1. Me, too! That Carlton Street Kitchen is one of my very very favorites! Can't wait to catch up in a few weeks in Columbia! :)