I love the direction I’m going in the kitchen. I love that it is stylish but still neutral enough that it’s not BAM IN YOUR FACE. Modern but still takes more traditional elements. And the blue cabinets will have my love till the end of time. However, it’s still a little sparse and kind of stark looking with all of the cool, light colors.
I’m interrupting my own rambling to write down that Michael just laid down next to me and in his best Regina George voice said, “You can rub my back now.” I’m so proud that he a) has been listening to my adapted version of the “You can go shave your back now.” line of fame and b) knew it was from Mean Girls. Marriage. I think we are doing it right?
Anyway. The kitchen. I think it is modern but would take some traditional, girly decorations really well. I hung some embroidered tea towels my grandma gave me as a wedding gift. They are perfectly vintage and special to me. They now proudly hang on the kitchen wall and Michael and I both are very careful to not get any splashes or juices on these keepsakes. They bring in some pastel elements that I think look really great in the kitchen. So I plan on making some nude curtains and decorating with some pink Depression Glass and maybe – just maybe – paint those owls a different color. Just to give them a little more of an updated look. I still need to convince Mikey.
That book is called “CAT NAMES.” A birthday present to Michael from Drew. Makes me laugh.
Modern hardware, modern backsplash, clean counters…Loving it.
I’m really happy I’ve been able to decorate with meaningful keepsakes. Those owls were either my grandma’s or bought on a vacation Michael and I took together. I dream of a home reflective of our lives. Past, present, those who’ve passed and those who are still here. I think we’ve made a good start.