kitchen tour

Dec 17, 2008 | Home + Studio Tours

can i share a few photos of our mostly unpacked kitchen? i’m loving it….so much room compared to what we had before. not that i’m a cook (because i am not), but i love cozy kitchens. here we go….

the green looks a little bright here, but you get the idea. last summer when i spent a couple of days with my friend hula, i fell in love with her home, especially her letters. we share a love for decor, vintage collections, rusty things, and color. so to find another kindred soul in this department had me loving hula every step of the way. back to her letters, though. Β have you seen them? oh my, serious adorableness. so, i’ve started my own collection and i can barely wait to fill the entire kitchen wall with letters and numbers. thank you, andrea, for the inspiration πŸ™‚

we are loving our mornings together, with our cups (thank you, anthropologie. you steal my heart every time) of tea and coffee. we have a giant window next to our breakfast nook…..

which is the perfect spot for our old table (it was handed down to me by nana + grandad). they purchased it the year they were married over 80 years ago. such a treasure it is for me to have a small, tangible thing that belonged to them so many years ago.

we love our vintage fiestaware collection and silverware inside the vintage glassware (mom’s idea + so convienient).

and the succulents in seattle sunshine (i know, i know!). john is the one in our family with the green thumb. i love all the plants, but i can’t keep them alive (just like i can’t cook. i’ve never really been very domestic πŸ™‚

one of my faves…right there on the counter to see everyday. thank you, dear kitchen. we are so enjoying your morning glory.

Sending much love,

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  1. edda

    Hello Kelly:)
    It was a very nice kitchen you have….
    Hugs from Oslo,Norway

  2. Mia

    Welcome to Seattle! I just came across your blog from Hula Seventy’s. Love the color on your kitchen walls, and I see you’re in Queen Anne. I live up on the hill too, pretty close to Macrina Bakery. If you haven’t been there yet, definitely check it out! Super-cute.

  3. Schmoops

    you are making me miss seattle so much? is there a house on your street that my little family and i can move into and be your neighbors? hee hee.

    a wall of our kitchen is that same splash of yummy color, but your letters are so fun!

    and i totally noticed the meyer’s hand soap on your sink. that is my fave… love the lavender dish soap too. heaven.

  4. Carolyn

    ooo kelly, I am such a voyeur… I love that you’ve shared these glimpses of your new home! may you and john share many happy, healthy years there!

  5. Kerstin

    I love seeing pics of other people’s homes. This is just divine, what a lovely kitchen, I am especially smitten by the nook with your table. Can’t wait to see more photos of your new home πŸ™‚

  6. alison

    it’s sweet, cozy and beautiful! i’m sure you’ll enjoy many happy moments in here. πŸ™‚

  7. paris parfait

    Wow! To have a kitchen that size- how fantastic! It looks wonderful! Like you, I collect old letters and Fiestaware. I will send you a vintage letter from Paris.

  8. mati rose


  9. trish

    I want to live there:)
    hope you have a nice Christmas and I look forward to getting back to trying to paint again and participating with the yahoo group!
    thanks for all of your inspiration

  10. celisa

    ooooh i love it!!! every part of it! LOVE the green walls, plants, etc. what a great kitchen to walk into every morning.

  11. Jamie

    Welcome to Seattle Kelly! I think you’re gonna love it here.

  12. Wes and Tracy

    What a fantastic kitchen! Love the color and all of the light you get. Also, love the plant ledge over your sink and your beautiful stained glass windows. How great it must feel to walk into this room each morning.


  13. PassionPages

    LOVE the green
    LOVE the white
    LOVE the windows, table, chairs, cutlery, succulents on the window sill…

    More please! πŸ™‚

  14. enchantedartist

    Loooovvvveeelllyyy! Your kitchen is singing such a happy song. I don’t think anyone could have anything but a great start to their day sipping coffee in there. πŸ™‚

  15. Deirdre

    Oh, I’ve got some kitchen envy going on here. All those windows! And fiesta ware, and the table, and that floor. It’s perfect.

  16. Amanda

    Wow Kelly!!! SO beautiful! I’m jealous of your beautiful space! I’m happy you are settling into your new home.

  17. katie

    GET OUT with your Seattle sunshine!
    That’s awesome. What a bright and lovely place to start your day.

  18. Laurie

    Very cheerful space to start your day in. I love it too.

  19. Steph

    So bright and cheery!

  20. Dee

    Lovely! We’re painting our kitchen a shade very similar to yours this spring. I lurv green, and have convinced hubby that it belongs in as many rooms as possible. πŸ™‚

    Very cozy kitchen…can’t wait to see what you guys do with the rest. We’ve been in our house since Jluy, and still haven’t finished settling in. (a toddler will do that to ya, though) Good luck!

  21. liz elayne

    it really is so beautiful and cheery!
    so glad you are settled in…

    is it snowing up there again today? we are getting more in our corner down here.


  22. Charisse

    our kitchen is extremely beautiful! I love the open layout and all of that sunlight!

  23. shebaduhkitty

    welcome to the neighborhood!

  24. Katie

    Echoing the other comments…gorgeous colours & light! So happy and excited for you; can't wait to see more.

  25. ~Valentina~

    Soo Beautiful!! *LOVE* the light. Everything looks great πŸ™‚

  26. i see beauty

    “bienvenue” in your new house and congratulation for your orange cutty (love and freedom !!!) … wishing you joy …

  27. oksana

    So beautiful! I like your table cloth very much!
    Lust donΒ΄t forgen to water your plants at last 2 times per week and they will be alife! :)) Before I had the same problem but when I start to think that they are alife I change myself:))
    Any way:) Welcome to your new beautiful house!

  28. curious girl (lisa)

    kelly, it’s beautiful. so filled with love. and that table! I can’t imagine all the love it holds from thousands upon thousands of morning conversations and tender affections.

  29. christine


    Show us more!

  30. Jilly in Idaho

    I love the windows over your sink. And such a great, deep sill. It looks like a happy room and you can’t have a bad meal with good vibes around you. I heart your island/work table. My kitchen is too skinny so I can appreciate having the room for one. Enjoy making your house a home.

  31. mimi charmante

    it is so incredibly lovely and cheery! i am thrilled you were blessed with gorgeous days yesterday and today to snap those sunny shots!

  32. dreamergirl

    It's beautiful!!!
    Love the colours & letters.
    And that table.. *sigh* πŸ™‚

  33. Julie H

    Beautiful, and I feel your happiness oozing from the pages. Your shelves John made will go great in this home too.

  34. island girl kitchen is just many details and so cozy…love it!

  35. Jennifer Valentine

    I remember eating at that very table with you and mom and Jerry in 1983…hoping someday I can sit at that table again with you someday.

  36. Jill Nalette

    Love it, love it, love it. The color is wonderful and the decor is welcoming. The table and story are sweet and the photo of you and John is the perfect touch to bring it all together.
    Enjoy your new home.
    XO and Smiles,

  37. karen

    oh I love everything about it! so happy for you!

  38. nadia

    I absolutely love the color! will you share the paint chip info? please! love, love, love how the kitchen is YOU. so beautiful, warm and inviting. and the table? what a precious piece. a true treasure. thank you for sharing!

  39. Stephanie Lee

    I decla-yah, that is the darlingest kitchen in the whole pacific northwest!! AND the sunniest! I could live in a dark house as long as the kitchen were sunny. Big, open and sunny. (Of course, I prefer the WHOLE house to be that way, but if I could only have ONE room, it would be the kitchen, hands down).

    LOVE all your touches!! Rearrange those letters on the wall and you'll have you some "rope"…or a "repo". :>


  40. justagirl

    lovely photos… and the table is so very precious.

    I am wondering whether people where you live usually buy houses or rent?

  41. Sherry Goodloe

    lovely kitchen. love all the white against the green walls. fresh and so clean. nice . . .very nice.

  42. debi

    I love your kitchen…the green walls are very pretty and fresh! And the old table that was once used by your grandparents is a perfect addition to your beautiful kitchen.
    Merry Christmas!

  43. Meri Arnett-Kremian

    Welcome to your new home! The kitchen wall color is great — so spring-y and sassy. Glad to hear you’re settling in and loving it. Even though I’m biased, having grown up in the area, I think it’s a great place to live.

  44. mystele

    oh, kelly! this is great…can’t wait to see more photos.

  45. christianne

    Oh my gosh, your kitchen is GORGEOUS. I loved every step of this marvelous tour. Can’t wait to see the rest of the house!


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