Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Heart of the Home

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. The cozy warmth of a boiling kettle on a cold morning; the laughter of friends joking around with one another as a meal comes together; the anticipation of sweet comfort as a cake bakes and my favorite: sitting down to dinner with Thom after a long day.

I, like many of us, have fantasied about my dream kitchen for years. I have a folder of magazine clippings and a board full of pins featuring bright and airy country inspired kitchens.  When we found our house I knew I was still years away from that dream kitchen. Recently renovated this kitchen has updated appliances, cabinets and flooring. It doesn't need anything. But it's not my dream. Instead of bright white and shades of calming blue we have muted shades of brown and beige. Where I envision country touches we have contemporary flourishes.