Dreaming: Kitchen

18 days! Less than three weeks until our move and the anticipation is mounting. The next few weeks will be a whirlwind of packing, sorting, and weeding through the remnants of the last 10 years… And dreaming!  Dreaming of all the opportunity this new phase will bring. I cannot wait to walk into our new space and breathe fresh life into it.  There will be more space and light than I know what to do with!

Starting with a very basic standard suburban kitchen, but the bones are good:
kitchen beforeSo what’s in the works?
inspiration board

1. In the kitchen, we’ll have a great big table big enough for a big gathering, art projects, and anything that needs to be spread out.  While this one is a bit out of our price range, I found a great mid-century piece on craigslist that will give us plenty of space at a fraction of the cost.

2. These happy stools will go next to the counter-stable enough for the little ones and beautiful at the same time.

3. With a bit of fresh paint the whole area will come to life: I imagine this counter as the hub of family life-cooking prep, homework, and conversation.  But the light paint will need to go, as the boys feet will likely be making their marks on the low walls otherwise.  The perfect paint solution came via the always inspiring Anna at Door Sixteen: Benjamin Moore Deep Space.

I’m hoping to end up with something approximating the light and fresh spaces you see below, an airy space built for function and creativity!

desire chalkboard
via desire to inspire

emmas kitchen
via emmasdesignblogg