It seems that no matter how big or small your house is, everyone ends up gathering in the kitchen. At our last house, we were definitely most comfortable in our kitchen and adjoining room when company was over.
I think there is just a sense of feeling more casual when sitting at a bar stool than sitting down on a couch.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a formal sitting room and really enjoy “adulting” in homes that have them. However, in both our last home and this one, we haven’t had formal living spaces, and I am OK with that!
We did however gain some new “casual-hang-out-while-entertaining” space in our kitchen! The previous owners redid this kitchen around three years ago and at that time, they took out lots of walls and reconfigured the entire downstairs. Here you can see the front door from the kitchen.
The star of this room is definitely the pair of light fixtures. I love what they chose! We also purchased the bar stools from them, which worked perfect in having that “casual-hang-out-while-entertaining” space ready to go right off the bat!
As a reminder, this tour of Peach Valley is sharing where we are today, knowing that it is nowhere near done but if I waited until it was “done” it would be years before you got a true peak! I did place a few copper and metallic pieces on the range that I had on hand. Of course, I would love some rustic old cutting boards and definitely think this space needs something with height.
The subway tile on the backsplash is a 3″ x 6″ tile called Pumice Glossy Crackle.
The counters are a honed marble called “Calcatta Gold”.
I will also be on the look out for a new rug for this area. The jury is out what colors and style so I plan to live in the space awhile longer before I commit.
Moving over the sink area. I still can’t believe we have a farmhouse sink! We always talked about putting something similar in at the old house so this really makes me happy.
And surprise!!! To the left of the sink is a secret built in door where I have my cookbooks.
Here you can see how it looks when it is shut. I love all of these little details the previous owners thought of when they remodeled the kitchen!
All of the cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore Ballet White Satin, which is a nice soft white.
I have been playing around with a centerpiece for the island and haven’t found the right piece yet to keep here long term. I had these three vases and have just been sticking Trader Joe’s hydrangeas and magnolia clippings in them for now. I imagine this will all change with the seasons but would definitely like to find something more permanent too.
Would you believe these TJ hydrangeas are 13 days old? Trader Joe’s for the win!
Well, I hope you enjoyed the next stop on the Peach Valley tour! It has been so fun getting settled in our new place and I love sharing our progress!
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