Country Living Via Willow Decor
While we're on the subject of kitchens (well, we were a few days ago).... Willow Decor, my other most favouritest blog in the world, has a very interesting post HERE on the emerging kitchen trend of "no upper cabinets". The absence of upper cabinets, in my kitchen design, was almost a subconscious directive I think... I just didn't know I was on to something at the time! I was actually talked into the only 2 upper cabinets I do have .... "to fill up some space". I also loved the idea of incorporating a free standing piece of furniture into my kitchen, for extra storage, creating more of a sense of it being a 'room' rather than just a kitchen. As I didn't have the upper cabinets, I also focussed on creating shallow open shelving in the pantry for the display of pretty items, that would normally be displayed in upper cabinets.
It's not until I read a well thought out post that I go back and really examine my own thought processes in the design of certain aspects of my house. Wonderful blogs do that to you. They make you stop, think, reason, examine the detail. After seeing all the cabinet free pictures over at Willow Decor, I am now a complete convert and have made a promise to myself that I will never be talked into (even 2) overhead cabinets again. Honestly, I need go no further than that post for inspiration for my next cabinet free kitchen. I mean.... look at this!
Jill Brinson Via Willow Decor
Bench windows, lots of light, sans cabinets... totally heart stopping.
Anyway, back to the real world.....school lunches beckon.... Happy Wednesday!