I had a few requests to share some pictures of my kitchen so I thought I would combine them with my post for today. I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. When we first bought our house I was really disappointed with it. It was very obvious that the former owners didn’t spend a lot of time cooking. The oven was old and half the burners wouldn’t light. The kitchen was completely closed off and it had the most hideous slate flooring that was impossible to clean. However, we loved the neighborhood and the house came with a large yard which is pretty rare in downtown Portland. Fortunately I was lucky and didn’t have to wait too long to redesign the kitchen but we did it really quickly without a lot of planning beforehand. Nine years later it’s still a space that I’m happy with but given the chance to do it again I would do a lot of things differently. I wish that Pinterest existed when I was designing my kitchen, I think it’s a great opportunity to really discover what you want and how to find that meeting point between the concept in your head and the reality of what you are able to accomplish.
I love to collect cookbooks almost as much as I love to use them. They transport me to another place and time or teach me something that I’ve longed to learn. We’ve gone digital quite a bit in the last few years but I can’t see myself ever getting rid of my them.
Thanks for taking a look at my most beloved space I hope you enjoyed it!