I was inspired by Susan Taylor's blog about a kitchen she just glammed up. I adore my kitchen too and thought hey, why not blog about it. I've often blogged about my number one decorating & gardening mentor and idol Carolyne Roehm. I wanted to post this photo of her kitchen because this was my total inspiration when I renovated our kitchen years back. Our kitchen was dark, dated and small. I hated it but loved the house. So we decided that we could design our own kitchen with the help of an excellent architect and a wonderful kitchen designer. I knew two things, I wanted a kitchen that reminded me of one of my fav movies "The Big Chill" The kitchen in that movie was beautiful, inviting and open. I wanted the look not to look dated, more modern with a touch of country. On one of the visits to Carolyne Roehm's home I fell in love with her kitchen (posted above) and thought "Aha!" So I got photos of her kitchen and photos of The Big Chill kitchen and put them together.
Here was our result.
View from the sunroom. I replaced the wreath with a clock above.
Our kitchen has seen so many parties and get togethers. It is truly the heart of our home.
My husband and I bought a 1960's year old Colonial style farmhouse that we fell in love with. Over the years we have restored, added on to and gone through renovations. I am a mother of two, wife, teacher and writer. I write fiction and am the author of The Shoebox and the newly published The Eighth Summer. I have a third one in the works. I love writing, reading, gardening, blogging, searching for vintage things, baking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of animals and coffee. Alot of coffee.