This is our new kitchen. It no longer looks like this, this open and empty, there are quite a few boxes in here now.
When I first walked in to this kitchen it was the light that I loved the most. And the view from the sink (sheep), and the fact that I could imagine hosting at least forty Christmases here, and the fact that I know it will look dreamy in the heat of the Summer and cosy when lit by fairy lights in the Winter, and also because it just may be big enough to host events and classes here but that may be a long way off. Some dreams you just have to wait for.
Of course I also see a makeover in my future, but it’s not urgent, it’ll be an organic process and one that I want Robert and I to enjoy not get super pressured by. We need to focus on making memories and putting strong roots down and if the whole process takes place in the shadow of stress and timing issues then that won’t happen.
These doors remind me, in a very small scaled down version, of ……
..these doors. Except not as huge, and not in the Hamptons, and I’ve told Jack & Diane that they’re not to come down in their pj’s anymore as it frightens the kids!
This is one of my all time favourite movie houses and I know a lot of you love it too. So I’m pleased that the house we intend to be in for a very long time has the same square shape and can carry off a look that will definitely be a nod in the direction of Hamptons Chic but with a whole lot more thrown in. I mean, I live in the English countryside and that has its own unique and timeless aesthetic so I certainly won’t be ignoring that completely.
But the problem we faced upon moving in was the fact that our fridge was too tall to fit in to the area it needed to go in. Which is why Robert had to remove two cupboards to make room for it. He started off by diligently unscrewing every screw he could find which seemed to be holding the cupboards in place. We spoke about reusing the cupboards elsewhere. And then it became very clear that they were held in place by special powers and very, very strong glue. So the claw hammer came out. And Robert had an awfully good time getting a wee bit of stress out.
I carried on unpacking.
And Ned devoured his first Tunnocks Teacake.
Ned won’t be having another teacake until he can clean his face and the furniture up afterwards himself.
And at the end of the day the fridge fitted, which was the point of the exercise.
OK, so the fridge, although it is fine height-wise it is a little baggy for this space. But you see I have a special attachment to this fridge. It is the first fridge that Robert and I bought together and we spent HOURS in John Lewis deciding on it as it was a major investment for us. It is plain, white, spacious inside and makes a noise that reminds me that I am home. So until that fridge is carried out in a box it won’t be going anywhere. I’ll probably pull it over to one side and slide my white wooden kitchen steps down the other side to keep them out of the way.
Did I ever tell you about those white wooden kitchen steps?
I’ll save that one for another time.
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