Husband has been requesting that I do a blog post about the kitchen. Intrigued? I was. Apparently friends of his read the blog and wanted to see some photos of it. Who are you anonymous readers that are friends? Identify yourselves! The main reason I haven't posted photos of the kitchen already is that it is pretty much constantly in use. Yes, the heart of the home it is. So here are some photos of the kitchen that aren't perfectly styled because... well, you know how it is. I have to actually use this room!
The shelves in the island store the most frequently used cookbooks and bits of my enamelware collection.
Looking back from the dining table into the kitchen and the pantry beyond.
The island bench. I need to find some stools to go here and am leaning towards getting some basic bentwood ones but haven't found the perfect ones yet. Also haven't hung any pendant lights as I can't decide what to do... I swing between hanging cane, industrial enamel style and various different vintage pendants.... what to do, what to do...
Love the porcelain sink and the mixer. It is one of my favourite parts of the kitchen. Plus the view out these windows is stunning.
Looking into the pantry.
Appliance shelf in the pantry. Little one has been into the muffins and left the tin sitting on the kitchen stool! Busted!
Open shelves on the other side of the pantry.
Looking back into the dining room from the pantry.
Kitchen island from inside the kitchen. Love the drawers underneath the stovetop. Last kitchen we did we installed a big freestanding Ilve. This one we did the separate stove/oven. So pleased we made this decision in the end. As it means that you can cook and still be involved in whatever is going on in the room and you don't have to bend down to get things out of the oven! Both R and I love cooking and entertaining and this way you can be chef and still be part of the party, not stuck facing a wall!
Side view from kitchen to study nook.
Awww, my assistant hard at work! Big thanks to everyone for all the links and suggestions that you made regarding cushion making. I will keep you posted! xx