Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Come On In: Kitchens and Dining Rooms

WOO HOO! Today is Come On In! Kitchens and Dining Rooms... I can't WAIT to see everyone's kitchens!!!  My kitchen is my favorite room in our house and, for us, it's the "heart" of our home. We spent the majority of our time in our kitchen and have made tons of great memories in there :)

A few weeks ago we showed our living rooms and I took this pic standing almost in my front door.  Our house was built in the early nineties and that "window" on the right of the arched doorway used to be a wet bar. There were shutters and everything. hahaha.

The traditional dining room was in the tiled space (what's behind our couch), but since we're not formal we decided to swap out the spaces...



... and we turned what was supposed to be the "family room" into a large eating area.

I love having room for our table with extra room for additional tables if we need it.  Our ten year anniversary is in December of 2015 and I told Dave that as an anniversary present I want a giant farmhouse table that seats at least 8.

The pic is several years old, but it shows one of my very favorite parts of the kitchen... the brick wall.  When we first walked into the house for a showing, our realtor immediately started "apologizing" for the wall... talking about how we could paint it, have it removed, etc.  :)  For me it was love at first sight. hahaha

The kitchen window is another one of my favorite parts.  I love being able to look into our sideyard and fence full of honey suckle.








At the back of the kitchen is what was designed to be the "breakfast nook", but since our table was in the "family room" area we've made this the kids area.  I was DONE vacuuming the Pottery Barn rug under my kitchen table after every meal, so we bought this table and chairs specifically for this spot.  The kids can sit and eat or play or color while I do dishes, get dinner ready, etc.

Ours is the large farmhouse table and chairs.  This Caroline Table and chairs set is super cute as well.

I love to decorate the kids table...






The table is SUPER durable and Dave and I often sit at the little table with the kids :)

And speaking of decorating...

I love having a fireplace in the kitchen to decorate :)




Okay, peeps!!! Link away!!!  I can't wait to see everyone's spaces!!!

   
   

23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness friend...WHERE DO I START?!?! You know how much I loooooove your kitchen! Love it! The brick wall and fireplace are my favorite features. It's so cozy, warm and inviting. It's the perfect space for entertaining. It never feels crowded no matter how many people you have over (and I've been there with a lot of people!). The windowsill is fabulous (decorated or not). It is like my favorite kitchen ever. EVER. Seriously! I love, love, love this room :).

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  2. You do such a great job of switching things up in your house and always thinking of new and creative ways to use items and spaces! And your kitchen and eating area are my favorite parts of your house too! And I LOVE that you already know you are asking for a farm table!!!

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  3. I think your kitchen is so warm and inviting. I love how you switch your spaces up and made the "family room" into a large eating area and the "breakfast nook" into a kids play area. You totally think outside the box!!!

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  4. What a lovely space!!
    The brick wall is amazing. And I always love how you transform the kitchen window and kid table for holidays!!
    You have a gift, friend! :)
    www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the yellow walls, brick wall, fireplace, and use of space. It belongs in a magazine! Also, do you want to take a trip down to Georgia and decorate for the holidays for me? ;).

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  6. I really love that window over your sink, too. I love how you do the holiday decorating in your kitchen (I love the holidays!). I always think how fun it must be for your kids to see how you keep things pretty and colorful for them to look at for all the seasons:)It's something they will always remember.

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  7. I love it! It's so warm and cozy and inviting! And I love it that you find time to decorate during every holiday! Thanks for sharing!
    x Dani

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  8. Cutest kitchen ever! It's making me wish I had something much bigger!
    Oh, and when I have little one's a decorated kids table is a necessity thanks to your sweet tables!

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  9. Super LOVE your kitchen and that brick wall and how you have it all arranged, just LOVE it!!!

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  10. LOVE it all! That brick wall is probably my favorite part! And I love how you swapped out the rooms for what made sense for you all! Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing Andrea!

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  11. Your kit chen is my dream kitchen! I swoon every time you post pictures of it! I told my husband that our next house will have a breakfast nook that will become the kids space, and that we need a dining room! Thanks for the link up today!

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  12. I LOVE your kitchen and the fireplace in your dining room. It is inviting, perfectly decorated and well laid out! Plus, your Christmas decorations throughout your kitchen and dining room are perfection :)

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  13. Whenever I entertain everyone always ends up in or around the kitchen. Yours is the perfect size for having guests! I too am a fan of the white cabinets and farmhouse tables!

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  14. You're right, the brick wall and fireplace are just perfect!

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  15. I love the dedicated space for the kiddos! I'm looking around my house now to see where I can do that too!

    Thanks for hosting such great link ups! I'm a new follower!!

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  16. I just adore your kitchen and the way you decorate it for each holiday/season! I also love the character the brick wall adds! Thanks for hosting the link up.

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  17. Such a fun link up today! Your kitchen is so warm and cozy. I love the decorations for all of the holidays too. Thanks for hosting.

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  18. I think I love everything about your kitchen & dining area, and especially that rick wall! It's amazing & adds so much character, it's the best part! I also envy your fireplace in the dining area, it's so meat. That window is also amazing in your kitchen & I love all the space it gives you to decorate special seasons! I also think your cabinets are beautiful! basically you have a wonderful & amazing kitchen!
    Have a great day!
    :) Rebecca

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  19. so cheerful and bright! i love the brick wall-gives it so much character!

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  20. What a beautiful space! That brick wall and kitchen sink are to die for and I love the warmth of your home!

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  21. I absolutely love your kitchen! Everything about it! Can't wait to peek into everyone else's.

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  22. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the brick wall. And switching those rooms is genius! You have a gorgeous home. I'd love to participate in your link up ….I just can't seem to get my act together lately! EEK!

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