16 February 2010

my favorite spaces in our home







The kitchen is my favorite room in our house.




I love that we were able to do everything we wanted to when we renovated.
(I really do have the most magnificent husband ever)




I could spend hours here, planning meals, baking, and talking with family and friends who sit at the bar while I work.


The kitchen is directly adjacent to the great room.





It is where we spend most of our time when we are home.






We are blessed to have boys who like to hang around their parents (granted their parents are incredibly cool... - I can write that because they NEVER read my blog...).





It is also where I display most of my collections.

(my boys DO NOT understand why I would want said collections...)





Have a lovely evening mes amies~
xx



73 comments:

Mikal said...

I would never leave your kitchen either! STUNNINGLY Beautiful!

Mikal

julie said...

your kitchen is beautiful! i am so glad that you are sharing pictures of your home! i knew i would love it! please share more!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous, and I love your collection nook! So many wonderful little treasures :)

P.S. How did you make your 3-picture header? It's so pretty!

Rochelle said...

That is truly a fantastic kitchen and great room! L*O*V*E* it!
Cheers
Rochelle

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Stunning, really...the marble is really beautiful!I like your collection of clocks too.

Teresa said...

I am speechless!
I mean I kept thinking this has GOT to be a picture out of a magazine!
Just out of this world beautiful!
And I love it that you went all WHITE even with boys!
Good for you!
Surely those are slipcovers!
I adore my slipcovered furniture.
xxooxx

DustyLu said...

OH MY can i move in? Gorgeous, Stunning..so comfortable and inviting..love the ladder with the books..~lulu

Simply Mel said...

Seriously, your kitchen is AMAZING! WOW! LOVE IT! I'm on my way over to prep a meal with you!

Nikki said...

I've just met you and I too think you have the most wonderful husband in the world (if he gave you a kitchen like that!. Beautiful home.

I'm dying for white carrara marble counter tops someday. Do you find them hard to maintain?

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Oooooooo, ma petite chou...I'm dying over here! That is one of the most beautiful settings I've ever seen. Why would I imagine anything else for your abode? I'm so excited to see it in person.

You ARE a stylist and don't ever say you aren't.
(I now have ideas for my vintage cameras) :)
oxoxoxo
L

a.love said...

a few things for you...
first, how could you look at the photos you take and think that you need someone else to do the styling for you?!
second, that's your FOR REAL house?! my jaw is sill on the floor!!
three, HI :) You're amazing
that is all for now...

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

If I didn't love you so much I'd hate you for that kitchen. Kiss Kiss. ;0)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Very dreamy kitchen! Great touches you have styled as well.Show us More.................Thanks~Kim

Fawn Hamilton said...

Your home is amazing! I'm drooling!
Seriously though, how do you keep white sofas with boys? I have three boys, 9, 6, and 2. Is it just an age thing? Will they outgrow the messy stage? :) Can i just move in with you!?!

Jeanneoli said...

Your kitchen is so stunning!!!

Salvage Studio said...

Dreamy...your kitchen is like a spa...I wouldn't want to leave it either...

Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

Dreamy Whites said...

Wow,
I love your home! I do recall you having an earlier post about needing a stylist. What was that about???? You are a stylist! When is your book coming out? I will buy it. Your pictures are amazing. I would love to cook in that kitchen! Where did you get your pillows? I love those! Love the collection of clocks.
Look forward to your next post!
Take Care,
Maria
LOVE your blog

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow! Your kitchen belongs in a magazine. It is absolutely gorgeous!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

FEDERICA said...

Darling I'm speechless! These pics are soo inspiring. Your house looks stunning and your kitchen is amazing! I'm so in love with it!
Thanks so much for sharing with us all these fantastic pics!
I have a question for you darling, I really love your photos and I'd like to be able to take beautiful photos like yours. Could you please give me some tips? The light and the soft shape is fantastic. How you edit your photos?
Thanks soo much for your help!
Hugs
Federica.

P.s. The headband is still not arrived...

LouBoo said...

What an amazing kitchen! I have tap envy! I am intrigued though how to manage that beauty with family life. I try, but seem to spend too much time tidying up and wonder will my kids look back on their childhoods and think 'Mummy spends alot of time cleaning...?' x hope not... :-)

Irene b said...

che bellooo!I agree with other girs...Really: how think that you need someone else to do the styling for you? I NEED YOU in italy!

count it all joy said...

Oh goodness, your kitchen is just beautiful. So warm and inviting, I can just imagine you and your friends spending many happy hours sitting around your bench baking, sharing and laughing. Meredith xo.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

KIm your home is gorgeous! Love your kitchen! I have a clock collection to and just love it! Thanks for the peek!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Mimi,
I can see why you can spend hours in that gorgeous kitchen. You did a wonderful job, and so did that husband of yours!
Have a great day!

Morse Farm said...

Your kitchen is absolutely wonderful. I would never leave it!
Your living room looks beautiful too, I love your collection of clocks.
Thank you for showing us!
Have a wonderful day!
Bodil

Queen B. said...

******** s t u n n i n g ! ******
So simply perfect.
xo

Lori said...

Someday I will sit at that island with a glass of wine, then curl up in that great room of yours and have some girl talk....someday! xo

Little Emma said...

I can imagine why the kitchen is your favourite place: it's amazing!!! If I had a kitchen like this I would never go anywhere.... But also the rest of the house reflects your classy taste. Hope you will show us other magnificent photos... Zaira

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would spend most of my time there too!

salina said...

Wow! You have a gorgeous home:)

Maija said...

It's all so beautiful, but that floor is making me swoon!!!

Lisa said...

Your home is beautiful - warm, cozy, inviting - If I lived near you, I'd be at your house all the time. Be glad I don't live near you, haha! Seriously, you have an eye for detail and your style is awesome. Thanks for sharing......

Blessings,
Lisa

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

And it looks just like you, which means it is a successful kitchen renovation. It is stunning! You don't need a stylist, you are one!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- I can definitely see why your kitchen is your favorite room -- it is so lovely! Boys just don't understand collections -- unless they are collections of rocks or spiders! Have a great WEdnesday!

Janet

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I agree - I think you have an inner stylist you were somehow unaware of. Your home looks so picture perfect! It's lovely. And that clock collection is super fun. :)

Bonnie said...

Thanks for having us over to your lovely home! Eye candy at it's finest. :)

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Vintage Junky said...

I thought it was out of magazine! Gorgeous! And I hope my boy grows up and wants to hang out with me too!

Michelle

Tara said...

**swoony** your home is just fabulous, I would actually cook if I had a kitchen like that Kimberly!! wow, and your collections, darling...I want to see more..is that being too nosey?? :) thanks for sharing!

Morning T said...

Thank you for sharing your incredible kitchen and family room with us. My kitchen is pitiful to say the least so I would definitely LIVE in a kitchen like yours and I don't even cook!

Karla said...

Gorgeous! The pictures feel so serene. Just lovely! Great inspiration for a girl who can't wait to do her own kitchen makeover!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

1 Funky Woman said...

Your kitchen is the favorite room in my house too, lol! Simply amazing!

seabold vintage market said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! . . . liz

Sofa Savvy said...

Oh. My. Word. Hello neighbor! It's so nice to meet you!! This kitchen is to die for!!! I am so happy that you commented on my blog, because now I get to follow YOURS! We live right across the lake, over in Magnolia. But right now, for a few more months, we are in Houston, TX for my husband's company. I am excited to say that we'll be back in Seattle as of June 1st! I'm so happy to have found you, and can't wait to read the rest of your blog.
Jen @ www.homesweetseattle.blogspot.com

Philigry said...

your home is so beautiful!

A Vintage Diva said...

Heavenly!

Your home, your blog!

paige said...

oh yippie!!
you know i've wanted this post for quite a while....maybe you could tour your home for us in sequels....certainly we will all swoon, sigh, gasp, & send our love!
your kitchen rocks!!
xo

Ticking and Toile said...

I agree with Mikal, I would never leave my kitchen if it looked like yours!!! It is just beautiful! I would so love to have a big island like that, where everyone can hang around......love all the pics!

Shellagh

agaw said...

Your kitchen is really beautiful!

Bella said...

That is an amazing kitchen! Wow, you guys really did a beautiful job. I would never leave it either! It looks like you have a lovely home. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Holderman said...

What do you mean when you say you are not a stylist? You definitely are! I could move in tomorrow...

Kim said...

I don't know why you think you need a stylist? Every angle of your rooms looks like a stylist did them.
I thought the kitchen was a photo from a magazine!

Frenchy chick said...

I love your kitchen. I have white cabinets and love them too. I love the island. You really did a great job designing and putting it together.
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

Susan said...

So crazy! Your kitchen reminds me of the one we had in our house in Italy. Oh how I miss it!

Cathi said...

Beautiful kitchen! :)

Jenn said...

When can I move in...you have a fabulous house!!

lisa golightly said...

YOUR kitchen almost knocked me off my chair ... SO beautiful !!! Thank you for the peeks ! xoxo lisa

LuLu said...

It's an amazing space.... truly beautiful!!! I would never leave either ;)
xo,
LuLu

red ticking said...

i would love to sit in your kitchen with you... and i am so happy you have such a loving sweet family... it means everything... in the whole wide world... xx

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

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~Amy Rose @ Keeping Up... said...

Your kitchen...it is DREAMY! Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us!

Torie Jayne said...

Oh wow! Your kitchen is so beautiful! Have a sweet day!

belle-blanc said...

Hah, no wonder you adore your kitchen... I'm speechless If I ever should come around, your kitchen would be one of my sight worth seeing ;0)

Mira

Heidi said...

What a georgeous Kitchen!!! You do have a fabulous husband, you lucky girl you. Brainstorming my kitchen reno at the moment, so many options, so little budget. Thanks for sharing, Heidi

Kato said...

Holy moly! That looks like my DREAM kitchen, and such a comfy looking great room!

You really are blessed!

Kitty said...

When I grow up, I want to be you. In your home. Surrounded by your exquisite and lovely things.

Oh wait, I'm 52 and already grown up... never mind.

Well, I can just admire you and your dedication to unbelievable (to me) home-environment beauty. Wow.

Thank you for allowing me into your home, it is an absolute joy and a delight. Stunning. Gorgeous. Perfect. I'm reduced to spouting adjectives.

I now feel compelled to go dust something...

Mary said...

Gorgeous kitchen! Looks like a happy and comfortable place to be. Thanks for sharing!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

lovin' this blog! and it is great when your kids at any age want to hang around with their parent...feel blessed mine do...

vintage frenchhen said...

Do you have a spare room? Everything is stunning! Marcia

Kathy said...

Kim your kitchen is to die for, lucky girl!

lafamiglia said...

Love your Kitchen! Love the two-way glass cupboards over the island ~ we too used the two way glass flanking our cook top. Congrats on being featured in Romantic Homes magazine! Really enjoy your blog!
Monica

Shabby Chic Interiors said...

With this post you've earned a new reader fixed! Now I subscribe to your blog, I'm happy to have met you on the web! :)

Sarah

Kristin said...

your kitchen is absolutely breathtaking. i am smitten! off to look at the rest of your blog!!

Leanne Ambrogio said...

Hi Mimi - well it is the week of the kitchen isn't it!! Love love love your kitchen - can't beat white as we know!! Thanks for your lovely comments and visit to my "place". Hope you are having fun with Ange. Mrs A xxxx