old house once. Basically rebuilding it from the inside out. I have come to realise that I am addicted to ploughing through magazines and blog sites of old country kitchens. I love the eclectic modern country look with a touch of rustic and industrial. The above image is from Coastal Living magazine. It is just a glimpse, but to me it has all the features that would make me very happy, cooking, chatting and dreaming in.
There is the walk in pantry with old blue screen door. The little nook for laptop and desk to blog whilst cooking! The old enamel sink and the aspect of looking into many other rooms. The wide space for kids to rumble about on the beautiful wooden floors. The cooker is on the other side, someone can be stirring the rissotto and not be in the way of others making salad on the lovely mosaic tiled serving bench. This bench has others seated sipping wine and chatting about their daily escapades. There is a lovely rustic dining table just hinted in the front where we all will be sharing the meal. Then there is the architectural elements. The remarkably high ceilings. The wood panelling throughout painted white. The angles of the room add so much interest. The industrial lighting.
When we are ready, and find our home and then perhaps set out on renovating again, I hope to return to this image to remind me and direct me to what I really like.
Cross fingers, one day...