Having a good kitchen is important to me, both because i love to cook (and eat, ahem!) but also because kitchens mean being cozy and lived in for me, especially when close friends come over. We've already had a couple of dinner parties at our new home, and the room wasn't even done yet. It is now, just about. So, meet our 1950's inspired kitchen, after a trip to Mexico!
After years of having yellow walls, starting at my parents cozy kitchen, we took a bold step and introduced 'Samba Orange' - aka clementine orange - to our kitchen. Our turquoise blue chairs, and all the yellow accessories look just lovely beside the walls. And, since the kitchen is in it's original lay-out (but the cupboards seem to have been reincarnated in at least 3 different colours), i wanted to stay true to its character.
We also really wanted more counter space, so instead of buying an island or totally renovating the place, we came up with a lovely solution. We have a portable dishwasher (which is very exciting as we both hate doing the dishes!) and J made this lovely island out of an old, broken chest of drawers the old owners left behind. We store our frying pans and cookbooks in it, and it has its own cutting board on top. Brilliant! A J original design, too!