Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kitchen Tour - Part 2

Happy Sunday!  It has taken me longer then I planned to finish up my kitchen tour.  If you would like to see Part 1 you can find it here.

Starting where I left off, next to the double ovens is the coffee station, the stove with microwave over it, then the part of the counter with knives, spoon rest and fresh fruit basket.  We installed the slate tile back splash in January. Well the Mister did I was just the helper. He did an awesome job.  I stacked the tiles the way I wanted them laid and he laid them up.  This was actually a small tile job compared to the first one we did. In our last home we gutted the master bathroom and started from scratch, including rebuilding the shower.  I am a lucky lady to have a husband that is not only a sweetheart but a great "handy man".  When I say "we" it means he did it, I was the helper. : )  This picture really shows all the beautiful colors in the slate. It makes me smile every time I look at all the colors.

Here is a close up of the coffee station.  The Mister was so pleased when I brought home this wire coffee cup to store his K cups in, no more going to the pantry to get coffee! 

Next we come to the corner sink.  I love this area so much - on one side it looks out over our back yard to the green space and the other has a great view of the neighbors flowers.  My Mom made the curtains for me - yes my signature red.  The pendent light I got last month from Ballard's.  We have the recessed lights in the kitchen, I really wanted pendents over the island also, but the lights don't line up over the island right.  We added this new black sink and oil rubbed bronze faucet when we added the granite. By the faucet I have my PB pitcher.  I love, love this piece.  It usually has fresh flowers in it, but not today.  Does anyone else have any of the dishes from this set?  I want to order a  setting for 8, but so far have been able to talk myself out of it, but it is just a matter of time before it's mine!

Coming around the sink is the largest counter space which is about 12 feet.  On this side I have my toaster oven, which I use daily or it would be put away, then some canisters, a very cute tea pot lamp then some wine inspired decor.

Here is the cute little tea pot lamp, it was a gift from my Mom years ago. Still love it.

 Between the island and the back of the couch in the family room is the breakfast table.

Under the table I have this indoor/outdoor rug.  I ordered in on line, which I was a bit concerned about not being able to feel it.  I read all the reviews and everyone agreed it was soft.  I was pleasantly surprised that it did not feel rough at all, very soft. 
I hope you enjoyed the end of the kitchen tour.  This is my favorite room in our home.  I think it looks very warm and inviting. It has all the elements that I love -  granite, stone (slate), rich wood flooring and pops of warm colors.  At any gathering people always are hanging out at the island.  Oh, it's not a bad place to cook also!

Thanks for visiting!


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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice kitchen, Toni. Love your color scheme. Very warm and rich.

Anonymous said...

So warm and cozy. A delight!


Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'The Tablescraper'. The red decorations caught my eye, as red is a favorite of mine. I noticed that we have similar tastes in home decor. I like traditional, dark wood, and four poster beds too. Your Kitchen is lovely. Is that black granite? pretty. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful ideas. I will be posting pics of my red bedroom soon that I think you might enjoy. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Thanks for your sweet comment. I LOVE your kitchen and especially that backsplash. I love the rich colors...very pretty...and we LOVE our Keurig!!

Geneva said...

I can see why you love it... very cozy! Feels like home!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Very nice! Your kitchen sink area is set up just like mine, and I love the windows over the sink. Thanks for sharing Toni!

Karen said...

What a beautiful blog!! When you have a chance visit mine and you'll see how many things we have in common... wood floors, cabinets, dark granite, even a cute teapot lamp with a red shade.
I'll be back. I'm your newest follower!
Ladybug Creek

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Very beautiful. I love the tones and colors. Karie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is stunning and I love the dark beautiful cabinets. The backsplash is gorgeous, such lovely colors. What a beautiful space. Hugs, marty

Natasha in Oz said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love your little coffee station area. I need to do something like that too.

You are going to love being in that warm cosy space in Winter!

Best wishes,

Audrey said...

What an adorable teapot lamp! Your kitchen is beautiful, Toni. I am your newest follower. Audrey

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a lovely kitchen Toni! It is so big and spacious! You are so lucky! Angie xo

Jill said...

It looks great! Kitchen re-models are always such a pain in the butt, but worth it in the end! Jealous of your corner sink and 12 feet of cupboard space!!!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

This could be in House Beautiful! Holy cow, Toni - I could move right in. Every detail is gorgeous!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Thank you for the tour! It's just beautiful. But one of my fav parts is the k-cup holder! Fellow Keurig lover here :D

Welcome to this crazy, fun, addictive, inspiring world of blogging!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting. Thought I would pop over. The kitchen is lovely. I have to say, I love the little flying pig though. So CUTE =)

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's and so glad I found your blog! Your kitchen is really, really wonderful. I would LOVE to have that much space plus the counter space. I have a very tiny kitchen and love to cook ~ something's very wrong with this picture. :-)

I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you! Stop by and say hi when you can ~


Gypsy Heart said...

I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's and so glad I found your blog! Your kitchen is really, really wonderful. I would LOVE to have that much space plus the counter space. I have a very tiny kitchen and love to cook ~ something's very wrong with this picture. :-)

I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you! Stop by and say hi when you can ~


Allyson Pecilunas said...

Your kitchen is so pretty! I just found your blog through Debbie's newbie party. I am now your newest follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.

Erin of said...

Hi Toni! I found your site through a blog party and I am happy to be a new follower! You have a beautiful home. I would love for you to share it out my Freshmen Friday linky party for newer bloggers at:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Toni!
Just saw your kitchen on Debbiedoo's!!! Congrats on your feature!! You and your hubby did an excellent job! Very pretty!

iSavortheWeekend said...

Same here, just saw you featured by Debbiedoos. I have the same color kitchen cabinets and dark granite. I've been wanting to change the floor tile and you've now inspired me to get the dark rich wood! Perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

Chris said...

Hi Toni, what a beautiful kitchen you have. Thanks so much for sharing. I live in an apartment, so mine is very small, LOL I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris