Friday, October 8, 2010

SUYL- Kitchen

I have loved snooping through others people's houses via the SUYL entries at Kellys Korner!! Finally I've had time to participate.

The kitchen is truly my favorite room in the house. We recently remodeled so for the complete post click here: Kitchen Remodel.

I have always wanted a Viking range, but I am really loving the Electrolux..they have so many neat features and are a breeze to clean. I love my island as it gives me lots more room to cook and prepare things. Mom bought us the chandeliers for Christmas one year and I knew the kitchen would be the perfect place for them.

Catching up:

The Living Room

Shane calls this the foo fie room..he really does not like it..there's no tv!! I really like this room though I do not spend a whole lot of time here. I love the high ceilings and mouldings. It is the room you come into when you enter our house so I usually keep it picked up.

The furniture came from Pottery Barn and Green Front furniture in Farmville, VA. If you have never been to Green Front rent a U-Haul and go- Its fabulous. The drapes are Restoration Hardware and my SIL, BIL, and hubby recently hung them for me. I would love to replace that light fixture. I am also hoping to get a few things on the wall soon.

I really do not have a lot of accessories in this room, but a few things are special. Here is Carsyn's first ultrasound picture and a wedding portrait of me. I just really do not like the way I photograph, but this was Shane's favorite photo.

This is Shane's trophy for the Keightly Classic golf tournament-he's very proud of winning 3rd place.

I love reading home books...if I can get away for a few minutes I like to read these and look at the beautiful photos for inspiration.

The Dining Room-

I opted to use the end area of our kitchen as the dining room in our house and have a formal living room and family room because it works for us. I am always changing the table scape because I get bored with things easily. Usually in the summer I like fresh flowers but I just changed it for fall. The table and chairs are from Arhaus furniture (love that place).

I would love to have a hutch for this area and I might would use this wall. Right now I am using this buffet to display seasonal things. My sister gave me these apothecary jars she found at Home Goods- thanks big sis!

I also think a hutch would go well on this wall, but my old kitchen island has come in handy. Right now its kind of my coffee bar. I also have a chalk board and Ipod dock on the other end.

The Master Bedroom-

Our master suite is the entire upstairs of our house. It has a lot of sloped ceilings and awkward corners. I am working on getting it the way I've always wanted it and that means a lot of boxes and lack of decor. Please stay tuned as I hope to have made progress in the next few months. The bed in our bedroom is Tommy Bahama and the linens are a combination of Martha Stewart and Restoration Hardware. I have always loved the look of an all white bed and so far I have not gotten tired of it.

For more homes, including my SIL's please visit Kellys Korner..


  1. Oh wow, your kitchen is stunning!! I absolutely love the cabinets!! Gorgeous!! You have great style and decorate so pretty!

  2. beautiful decor, and i love your kitchen! elegant looking!!

  3. LOVE the chandy's over the island!! Plus, great farmhouse sink and faucet!!

  4. I do love your kitchen. It looks like a room you would see in a magazine...just beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous! I would love to have a farmhouse sink! You've got great style. I got my bed from Arhaus when we lived in Lexington -Love that store!

  6. Such a beautiful house! Your kitchen is just gorgeous! And I love your dining room table.

  7. Your house is lovely. The kitchen is my fav, I am jealous you got the Electrolux. My hubby would not budge and give into the stove I wanted.

    Amy R.