Who doesn't love a good kitchen? The kitchen is the most important room in the house. To me, the kitchen is the heart of your home. It is where everyone gathers, where you enjoy meals and where all of your friends and family end up hanging out. No matter how big a kitchen is, it holds a million different memories, meals and meaningful conversations.
I think choosing materials that make you happy, make your home more inviting and shows the your own personal style. The kitchen is a place that you are in daily and your home is a reflection of you, and I love a clean, white, crisp aesthetic. So when we bought this house, it was important to me to incorporate those elements as we renovated.
One of the reasons we got this home is for the character it had as an older home ( built in 1942), so keeping a lot of the original look and feel was important to me. This is like my Father Of The Bride house, I could see my kids growing up in it, I can actually watch them playing basketball in the driveway out the kitchen window. It is just a house that feels like home inside and out. Out of the nine, yep, NINE homes we've lived in during our 17 years of marriage, this one is my favorite.
Being able to pull original elements of the house through by updating surrounding features was such a fun task. I am obsessed with the marble top on the island that was original to the home that we added modern touch to by painting the cabinets underneath it and getting the original hardware brass plated. We switched out the light fixtures and added a textured rug and seating. I like adding warm touches of gold throughout the house.
STUDIO M MAGIC
If you read the post about the Hey Landyn Live show in Minnesota, you know that the woman who made it look like a dream was Annie Graunke, my go-to girl! Annie is a partner at Studio M Interiors in Plymouth, Mn. and worked with me on my home in Minnesota and I brought her to Nashville to help me again. Annie helped me decide which larger pieces to pull the trigger on so that I could go and do the smaller decorating myself with accessories from HomeGoods, CB2, World Market and West Elm. You should take a minute and check her out, her 20,000 square foot showroom in Minnesota is unreal! She's an amazing designer and I am so thankful for all of the work she has done for me!
I wanted to make the kitchen not feel like just a kitchen, but a room to welcome guest in while feeling comfortable but still being functional. I love my kitchen and I although I wish I could invite all of you over for a meal, I hope that seeing into my home helps you get to know me better and inspires you!
ALL IN THE DETAILS
Wire baskets - Found at HomeGoods (Similar)
Wall art by the table - HomeGoods find