AHHHHHH! You guys, this has been nearly 3 years coming! When I moved into this place over 2 1/2 years ago I promised to share the final product of how I(we) decorated and let’s be honest, I failed. Now, in all fairness I never felt like I was “done” decorating and making the space ours but I hear that is kind of what interior design is all about…constantly finding new things to add to a space. So why the decision to finally share our space? Well if you follow my Instagram & Instastories you may have seen that we are moving! Yup, it’s finally time for a bigger space and a place that is ours and not just mine (I already lived here when Chris and I moved in together). Before I began the tedious task of packing up our lives I had some photos taken to share with all of you starting today with our kitchen.
A little about our existing home: it’s just about 900 square feet and 1 bedroom/1 bathroom which can be rough at times. The building was built in 1966 and features cool mid century modern details like stacked brick pillars plus it has stunning mountain views, a huge back patio and is situated around a community pool.
The kitchen itself has always been a struggle for me as I am not used to cooking on electric or having an “eat in” layout that takes away from counter space. Late last year we had our old stove and dishwasher removed and new stainless steel ones put in which instantly added a more finished feel to the space and tied in all the cabinet knobs & our small appliances. Thanks to our lack of square footage we used the space above our cabinets to display the collection of books Chris has from his dad (who was an English professor) as well as colorful vintage vases and steins (like a true German girl). I feel like this particular space is a great mesh of both of our tastes and styles. Chris tends to gravitate to bright, bold colors, eclectic vibes, and lots of “lived in” accents like the books while I prefer a bit of a “less is more” approach, a neutral color palate, and things to match! HAHA! Chris actually had the Jackie O print and suggested putting it on the empty kitchen wall and honestly, I was a touch skeptical of how it would feel with such a bold choice but it pulls the space together so well and makes it easy to switch out dish towels or vases for a fresh feel. I can’t believe I’m about to say this…I think I am going to miss this cozy kitchen in our new place!
Kitchen Table: Ikea
Kitchen Chairs: CB2 (sold out but similar option HERE)
Art: Z Gallerie (no longer available but found the print HERE)
Cactus & Vase: Moorten Botanical Gardens
Tea Kettle: Bed Bath & Beyond
Coffee Maker: Target
Air Plant Terrarium: Williams Sonoma (similar style)
Green Utensil Holder: Target
Coffee Containers: Target (similar style)
Wire Fruit Bowl: PopSugar Must Have Box (c/o)
Paper Towel Holder: Target
Ceramic Plate: Vintage (from Chris’s mom)
Sheer Curtains: Ikea
Wine Fridge: Overstock
I will be sharing more home reveals this week!
Photos: Zoe Michelle