Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our Kitchen Tour

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a great day.

I know you have seen snippets of my kitchen before but today I thought I would give you the full tour.  I've been putting off posting pictures of the kitchen because I had hoped to have some changes made first.  My first project was going to be adding trim, corbels and painting the island a soft cream with glaze. Beams were to be added to the morning room ceiling. I would like to move the microwave to the island,  have a custom hood made and change the light fixtures.  My plans keep getting delayed so we will just call these pictures before and the after will come along eventually.

I am lucky to have a very large kitchen with lots of cabinet space.  Actually fifty four cabinets and drawers! There is also a large walk-in pantry.   No one can believe that all these cabinets are full...especially my husband.   Take a look but you'll have to use your imagination on the upcoming changes. Beware, there are a lot of pictures.


This is the main cooking area

Our home has a very open concept. This wall of cabinets separate the kitchen and family

The two doors lead to the pantry and laundry room.

The morning room is separated from the kitchen by a bar. 


Bar between kitchen and morning room

Above is the room I want to add ceiling beams.


View from Morning room.












View from family room



Thanks for visiting and I would love to hear any suggestions and comments on the changes I propose.  Honestly, what do you think?

This week I'll be partying at :

xoxo,
Sherry

56 comments:

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I LOVE your kitchen! From the wall color to the table and everything in-between. It is gorgeous!

All That Glitters said...

sherry your kitchen is beautiful!!! I don't think we would be normanl if we didn't want to change 100 things!!! love your demijohns and your centerpiece on your table!!

Happy Thursday!
Jennifer

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure this is the heart of your home! I love the clean and uncluttered way you keep it.
All of your changes sound lovely, but it looks perfect just the way it is.
You have a lovely home. What a great blessing!
Yvonne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Well, I absolutely love it just the way it is. I would love all of that space again. Down sizing is just sooooooooo hard. I think all of your changes sound fantastic. Your home flows so well from room to room and your decor and vignettes are stunning. Beautiful home. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, everything is simply beautiful. I love your table and chairs in the distressed black. Love your table setting and I see DEMIJOHNS! Love them all. You have a nice collection. If I lived close by they might come up missing. he he

Red Door Home said...

I so enjoyed your kitchen tour. Although you have terrific plans it is very pretty in its current state. You must enjoy cooking and baking in such a beautiful and light filled space.

Tasty Creativity said...

Very nice! I especially like the way you've put together your seasonal arrangements. Lots of ideas I might try!

Kristen White said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! Loved seeing how all the rooms relate to one another.
Kristen

shannon i olson said...

what lovely kitchen indeed. love the morning room, so cozy for morning reading and coffee.

bj said...

You do have the most beautiful kitcen..and so large...lucky you!
I saw those demijohns under there !! :)))

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! What you plan to do with it sounds even more wonderful! I love your breakfast table!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Wow Sherry, You silly girl, your kitchen is beautiful just the way it is, not that I don't understand some changes, but this kitchen should be showed off. I'm sure with your ideas it is going to be wonderful too. My gosh, the cupboard space is great, every girls dream to have more, and to have them all filled... that is so funny Sherry. I would love to have all that space to cook and DANCE in with the way the flow is in your home. Lovely place you have and so nicely decorated.

Thanks So much for dropping by and believe it or not I was just thinking about you too.

Take Care and enjoy that marvelous Kitchen of yours!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I was distracted by your beautiful dining table and chairs, Sherry! : ) Your ideas sound wonderful. You do have a large kitchen, and every cabinet full, you say? I don't have quite as many, and I know that there are a few of mine that are just filled with "stuff" that really doesn't need to be there. Maybe this Fall/Winter I'll reorganize, but nothing too crazy, since we are all used to what is in what cabinet.

High Street Cottage said...

It's really , really beautiful Sherry. Very wine country, tuscany, fab. I love the green bottles you collect, sooooo awesome! Every bit of the kitchen is cozy, and yet stunning.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I think your kitchen looks wonderful just the way it is! But the changes you want will make it over the top gorgeous!!

Mikey said...

So pretty! Is this a Better Homes and Gardens floor plan? It is very similar to my great-aunts home! I love it!

The Inspired Nest said...

Your kichen is a dream and I loved every minute of it! You have fabulous furnituree and I love all the large planters around. I looked at it several times and still wanted more! Thanks for the tour!
Lacy

Vanessa said...

Hi Sherry! I gotta admit that I've always been a little curious about your kitchen and it didn't disappoint that is for sure! It is so gorgeous and it was so fun to take the tour. You have added so many lovely touches of warmth and charm and it really just flows so beautifully! Thanks so much for not waiting any longer to share it with us! :-)
Vanessa

Rose H (UK) said...

You have the most beautiful home Sherry. I'm just a little green right now as my kitchen would fit into one tiny corner of yours...I'm sure whatever you do it will look fantastic!

Traci said...

Sherry, I just love your kitchen. The bench by the window, your demijohn collection and the tree in that beautiful urn - Oh My!! Your table vignettes are gorgeous. Just love it all! This is my inspiration for the day! Thanks so much for sharing.

Ava said...

that's a dream kitchen to me :o)

www.retrohousewiferemix.blogspot.com

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I love the open concept of your home and all of it is gorgeous.

Sailing Simply said...

Beautiful Kitchen! I love changing things ALOT too! I understand! I love your wicker cake basket! I really want one of those. Gorgeous!

Miss Char said...

Thanks so much for the tour Sherry, your kitchen is fabulous and I would love to have that many cupboards. I love how you've decorated it with beautiful fall arrangements. I think you're probably like me....our minds are always going a mile a minute with changes we'd like to make. I can't wait to see what additions you make to this space.

Blondie's Journal said...

Sherry~~~

Your kitchen is so beautiful and spacious! I love all of those cabinets and the center island. I'd really like to have something this big. The changes you are going to make will be great, but I do like it right now! Fabulous! :-)

XO,
Janie

Anonymous said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, and it's very refreshing to see how much you embrace color and warmth. I'm getting a little tired of all the white, white, and more white everywhere these days. I think the changes you plan to make will be wonderful!

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

Hi,

This is my first first time here and I already bookmarked you. Fantastic blog!

About you kitchen! Oh, my! Who wouldn't love having one like that??? It's beautiful for itself, but you make it even more enjoyable with all the decor chosen.

I started a blog not too long ago, if you could, would you take a look and let me know what you think?
I appreciate it!!! :-) ;-)

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Mona Thompson said...

I love your kitchen. It's filled with so many of my favorite things. For starters I spyed the wicker dome you painted grey. I love, love olive jars and demi-johns. Your dining table looks gorgeous. Styled so pretty with all the pumpkins and I love the napkins in the pots. I'm all about those details. If you get a chance stop by and see my kitchen. I'm pretty excited to have been features in At Home in Arkansas this month. I've been pretty covered up but will get with you the first of next week on the giveaway. Have a great weekend. Mona

CAS said...

Sherry, so glad I discovered your blog over at Vanessa's Inspiration Friday. I think your kitchen is just gorgeous, but your future changes sound terrific as well. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog.
Carol

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Gorgeous kitchen! Looks to be straight out of a magazine. You should be very proud.
Best,
Gloria

Leann said...

Your home is lovely and so warm and inviting. You said 50+ cabinets, I just counted mine 9 cabinets and 6 drawers:)

Leann

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Your kitchen is just gorgeous!! It is elegant, inviting and beautiful! The warm color of your cupboards, the paint color with the accents of black- love it! The changes you would like to make will just make it even better- but it is beautiful the way it is too! Thank you so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing your beautiful kitchen! :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sherry this is just beautiful my friend...the only thing I can see missing here is me ha ha!! I would love to have all that counter space and fill it with all my antiques ha ha!! Your one lucky duck girl...Hope you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

French-Kissed said...

Love everything you have done so far and my do you have a wonderfully large canvas to work with! All of your future projects sound fabulous...I too would like to add beams to the ceilings of my Great Room~ combo kitchen, breakfast room, family room. One of my nieghbors did it and it looks amazing. You go first...I will sit back and take notes. When I remodled my kitchen I also removed my very prominent microwave that was in a similar position to yours. I just got a stand alone version and relocated it to the walk-in pantry. I had the space that it left behind turned into a wonderful cookbook and display shelf. It's all gorgeous the way it is, but all of the fine tuning you have planned will take it over the top!

~jermaine

Fleur de Bee said...

Very beautiful!!! I love how warm it is and very inviting!! Those jars are fantastic! When you want to sell me that tall tall french wired cloche in the urn let me know ha!

xo Molly

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love your kitchen and all those wonderful cabinets. I especially love the windows in your morning room. It lets in so much light! I love that tall wired cloche in the urn. Thanks for the tour!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
You have such a wonderful way of putting everything together and making it look so beautiful. I love your fall table centerpiece!!

hugs
Sissie

French Basketeer.com said...

Holy smokes what a home & kitchen! I am sorry I am so busy lately to stop by. I would love to send you a gift of one of our French bottles for your collection; you must email me andrea at frenchbasketeer.com pls email me there and I will comment further or let me know where to phone you. xxoo Andrea

Amy said...

I'm so jealous...your kitchen is amazing! I would not know what to do with all of that cupboard space, but it would sure be fun trying to fill it all up! Thanks for sharing your space.

David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

You have a fabulous kitchen and eating space...I adore the light fixture over your table, it was the one I wanted for our house but was much too big for our space...This helped me appreciate just how large your area really is.

I am not sure about the beams in that area, it could make it super busy looking and take away from the over all aesthetic...BUT I could be wrong too lol...Maybe you could play with your photos and photoshop in the beams to see how it will look.

I do have a tsk' tsk' for you though and I probably only noticed because for 3 yrs I did virtual tours for the real estate market...you left your half-bath door open and I can see your toilet...the good news is, I love how your walls in there complement the rest of your home hehe.

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing space with us, I hope one day my kitchen will grow up to be just like yours.

Blessings Kelsie

Halo Hill said...

I love it ALL! Thanks for the tour!

Sheila

Betsy B. said...

I wouldn't know what to do with all that space! What a fabulous kitchen.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Sherry, How beautiful. I can only dream of that many cabinets in my kitchen! Really looking forward to tomorrow. TTGG here we come! :)

Nancy said...

You have such an amazing sense of style...great style! I love the hutch/bakers rack with your blue transferware and ironstone. Such a great vignette there. Love the draperies and rug in your kitchen/nook as well! Your home is beautiful!

Nancy

Sherry said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! I wish my kitchen was this up to date. Your style is just beautiful and classic. Love the colors and everything. So very beautiful!
Sherry

Jenny said...

Holy cow -- this space is AMAZING. What I wouldn't give for a kitchen like that.... (I suspect my whole apartment would fit in there haha). It is just beautiful, and every touch is lovely. WOW!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

PS> I'm having a giveaway that ends today -- come by if you're interested in a new set of little silver teapot teaspoons

Southerncook said...

I always love a kitchen tour and I was not disappointed. I am soooooo envious of all your space. I did a kitchen remodle about two years ago and I totally understand wanting to make some changes but you do have a beautiful kitchen as it is. Thank you for sharing it.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

No suggestions...I'm still not over all those cupboards....

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Thanks so much for linking to TTT. I had such a great time touring your kitchen again. I really do love it all. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

HI Sherry...

Ohhh my gosh, Sherry! Your kitchen, morning room, etc. is absolutely gorgeous! Wow...you weren't kidding when you said that you had a very spacious kitchen. Girl, I can't even begin to imagine having the much space! Ohhh..and I love the open floor plan! Well, my dear...this is soooo beautiful, it's hard to envision that it could get any better! I love your ideas though...especially the beamed ceiling in the morning room! One step at a time though...right? I love your cabinets and countertops...sooo beautiful! By the way, I love the large colored bottles that you used on the bar between the kitchen and family area...sooo pretty! Well, I just loved getting a peek at all of your beautiful accessories and decor! Love, love, LOVE your autumn table centerpiece! That wire basket is awesome! Sherry, I think that your morning room is my favorite though...I adore the walls and walls of large windows! They're fabulous!!! Darlin', you have one gorgeous home!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

What a nice kitchen! I love those big green glass jars:)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Such a beautiful kitchen!! You must LOVE spending time there!!! :-)

Isabel said...

I just found your blog through Stories of a House! Your house is gorgeous! I wouldnt change a thing!!

Designs By Pinky said...

Gorgeous!!!! The only word to describe this kitchen! I am very late seeing this but I am SO glad I didn't miss it! I LOOOOVE your accessories: the trees in the large pots, the wire cloche(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), the demijohns, etc., etc.! You have exquisite taste so any change you make will surely be fabulous! Thanks so much for the tour! 54 cabinets and drawers????????? What a dream. I am a "dishaholic" and could sure use some of your space:):):) XO, Pinky

Freedom Divine said...

HI Sherry, Your home is soooo beautiful!!!
Keep inspiring.
Smiles,
Heather

jayneonweedstreet said...

You have a great kitchen. My dream is to keep my counters free of clutter - you've mastered that! Looks fresh and so appealing!