I promise I’m not intentionally holding out on you with pictures of the new kitchen, for those of you who have been following along with the renovation process. I’m hoping to have some professional photos made of the entire finished room soon. But, for now, I wanted to go ahead and share some (not-so-professional) pictures with you of my favorite part of the space. We were able to work in the “keeping room” (aka sitting area) that I wanted, and I’m so glad we did. Now that I have a TV and a couple of good chairs, there’s little reason for me to leave our kitchen. This spot has become my morning hangout, my sometimes workspace and the space the kids migrate to as soon as they walk in the door from school.
Cabinet paint color: Deep Jungle by Benjamin Moore
I’ll give you a better walk-through of the entire layout later, but the green cabinets house two pull-out pantries, drawer storage and a drink fridge. I also wanted a little bit of countertop here as a place to set up drinks/appetizers/etc., when we have guests.
And, I’ve loved the idea of spool chairs for years and finally found the perfect spot for them. I’m sharing more details about the chairs and fabric over on the Ballard Designs blog, How to Decorate.