Friday, June 8, 2012

Show Us Where You Live: Kitchen

I am linking up to Kelly's Korner Blog for an edition of Show Us Where You Live: Kitchen.
I happen to love my kitchen and the only thing I would change at this point is the paint to a modern gray tone. If you follow me on Pinterest you will see I adore white cabinets, light stone counters, and very dark wood floors. Unfortunately I do not have the dark wood floors...maybe next time? You will see my beloved aqua colored accents throughout my kitchen and even in my kitchen drawers. Here we go...

This is a shelf that hangs on the wall and I often (as much as twice a week) change up the decor. I like to switch things around to keep it fresh.

This is a candle that lives on my counter. I am savoring what I have left of my Leaves scent from Bath and Body Works Slatkin & Co. candles. I have a silver sleeve on the candle from the store as well as a matching sleeve on the hand soap which is defocused behind the candle in this picture.

This is my Kitchen Aid mixer from The Martha Stewart Collection in "Aqua Sky." It was limited edition but was recently reintroduced by Kitchen Aid and it is currently available again. Good news for all of you aqua lovers out there!

A little decor around the stove. I like to keep it simple.

I have a post about this decor here!  I have been searching for tall shiny candle holders like these and got lucky at Home Goods and found them.

The tea kettle is from The Martha Stewart Collection.

Leftover Sixlets from my daughter's retro candy theme birthday party.

Another view...

This is in the far corner where the telephone and radio stays. This corner is a source of frustration for me because I don't like exposed cords and I like the counters to look clean and simple. The problem is the phone jack is there so the main phone must sit there and my husband and I enjoy listening to AM talk radio so the radio sits there. I have the white and aqua dry erase board that I prop is front to cover them up so it looks like this instead.

My fridge and awesome gray and white dry erase board I found at Target on clearance. I don't use it, so it hangs just as you see it. I admired the board many times at Target and finally one day I found it marked way down on an end cap and it became mine.  :)

My cat's food dish...yes aqua too. I found this at TJ Maxx several years ago. It actually sits on the floor and not the counter. I just wanted to get a picture of it for you all.

I told you, I have much more aqua inside my drawers and cabinets than on the outside. I don't want to go overboard on the decor with it, but many of my small counter appliances in the cabinets are all aqua as well as mixing bowls, etc. It's my color and most people that know me know that. 

Thanks for touring my kitchen with me!


  1. Thanks for the comment on my kitchen and I so want your aqua tea kettle!!!

    1. Thanks! I know Macy's carries the aqua Martha Stewart Collection, of you really want one check there or sometimes Home Goods will have aqua colored kettles in different brands. Hope that helps! :)

  2. Love all of the aqua accessories! Beautiful countertops and beautiful island- a definite must in our next house!

  3. I love your Kitchen Aide color! For the longest time I wanted that exact color, but when it finally came to registering a few months ago, I decided to go with a darker blue instead.

  4. Very nice kitchen. I, too, like no clutter counter tops, but I my husband seems to like everything out. I hate it and am always putting things away. BTW: How do you keep you black stove top clean? I have so much trouble keeping mine clean.

    1. Ours is gas so when the dust settles you don't see it as much as you would a smooth electric stove top. Overall we don't have many spillovers on it so I just wipe it down with an all purpose cleaner (lemon JR Watkins) stuff that is similar to Method at Target. If there is anything that I have trouble wiping off I use a magic eraser. I often have to put things away my family leaves out too, it bothers me if things are sitting around, so I am doing the same thing. :)

  5. I love your kitchen! I'm a teal girl myself but I've got a vase that would look perfect in your kitchen.

  6. What a lovely kitchen! I love the aqua accents - so cute!

  7. Your kitchen looks sooo clean and cozy. I too love white cabinets. I want an aqua KitchenAid! We got a white one for our wedding. I don't think my husband would go for scraping the old one just because I want a different color. ;)


  8. oh my gosh.. loving the pops of aqua!

    xo Jessica


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