At this point, you've welcomed your guests into your house, wined and dined them and they've used your facilities. Let's get down to the 'ness and discuss what everyone really cares about when it comes to your home: the kitchen. It's really true that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Why? It's simple really. We peoples likes foods.
Wouldn't it be nice to distract your inner fat kid with other things in your kitchen than croissants and eclairs? This kitchen is courtesy of my girls at Munger Interiors here in Houston. I know the awesomeness that is Munger Interiors personally. These girls have skillz. And their hiliariousness brightens my day each time I see them. My inner eclair eating self would be totally distracted in this beach house kitchen.
Anatomy Lesson #1: Distract your inner fat kid with lovely details like paneling, open displays, beadboard ceilings and modern niceties like lucite bar stools.
Anatomy Lesson #2: Invest where it counts. The brass hardware makes this kitchen. They've saved by only putting marble on the island and granite everywhere else. The subway tile makes a BIG impact for a little investment. Spend where it counts, save where you can.
Anatomy Lesson #3: Make anyone who walks in your kitchen feel at home. A nice long table with lots of room for early morning coffee or late night wine drinking. The pleated wingbacks just amplifies the comfy coziness.
This kitchen is the epitome of country charm. A beaten rug, original cabinetry, and kitsch to boot. A kitchen that's been lived in is a kitchen that's welcome in my book.
Anatomy Lesson #4: While an all white kitchen is stark and serene, let an original kitchen show it's scars. There's little you can do to recreate the charm of an old, historic kitchen. Try not to disturb original charm. She'll thank you for it.
Anatomy Lesson #5: When all else fails, go white. Just not insane asylum white. The sane kind.