Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Surroundings

Now that I'm back from all of my travels, I'm moved into a new place in Davis. I'm living in a house this year, which I could not be more excited about. It's a cute older home, close to campus, with hardwood floors, a fire place, yard space and of course a beautiful kitchen! I love my new kitchen. There isn't much counter space, so we're looking for a table to put in there, but I still love it. It has green/turquoise tile which just adds to the feel of the whole room and it has open shelving! I've wanted open shelving instead of closed cabinets ever since I fell in love with my childhood friend's kitchen that had all open shelves so you could see everything. Something just feels so homey about being able to see a lot of the items that are used for cooking and eating. Why hide it away when you use it so often? It's a part of kitchen and dining life and I just love being able to see everything surrounding me while I'm cooking.

I love hanging pots and pans. One of my favorite kitchens is owned by a family friend and she has an island in the center of her kitchen that her pots and pans hang over. The feeling of being in the midst of all of your cooking supplies makes me feel so cozy and in the cooking mood.

I just love the open shelving. I think it brightens up the whole room. Plus, look at the green tile! How cute is that?

More open shelving and our lovely collection of tea. Hopefully, the table will go in this corner so we're not confined to the small counter.

It's so convenient to have some produce and supplies accessible right by the stove. And again, I love how much it brightens up the room to have apples, square, oils, flour and what-not sitting close at hand.

It feels so good to have a new cooking space. My apartment's kitchen was so tiny and it was so dark too. Light floods into my new kitchen all day long and there are plenty of lights that brighten it up at night. Plus, this kitchen just has a cozier feel. There's something about the way older houses look that make me feel so relaxed and at home. I've only lived here for a week and I already feel like I belong in this new space. I am so looking forward to cranking out a lot of delicious food from this room.


  1. Lone, love, love this new space!!!

  2. I am so looking forward to eating some of the delicious food you're going to crank out from that room!

  3. Aww I love it! I can't wait to visit :)

  4. with the light coming through the window and the green tile it looks like an aquarium - an Aquarius aquarium - perfecto!