They're rattan placemats, in a tray, on the floor that I forgot to move out of the way....
as frustrating as finding the creepy crawly cleaner in real estate pool shots. Point and shoot. No time to tidy up!
Thought I'd put all the real estate kitchen photos in one post.... for posterity and future reference.
Seriously intentionally simple kitchen but oh so functional. No-one will ever be able to convince me to NOT have a sink in my island bench... ever... regardless of what is 'fashionable' or not. I read in design blogs how generally 'offensive' it is to have a sink in the island. It works for me. One sweep of the right hand and all crumbs land in the sink to be collected by the drainer. I couldn't think of anything worse than having my back to family life, with a sink on the wall. I must admit I always try to have a beautiful bunch of flowers near the tap.... oh and it helps to scheme a beautiful tap into the whole picture. That was top of the list for the kitchen.
Oh look, disguised beautiful tap
My beautiful chairs are staying with the house....now discontinued Riviera Maison stock.... sob..... can't get them anymore. I LOVE them. The Paris monuments and the French clock are also staying.... out of respect for the kitchen. There are certain things I could not take away from the house as they are integral to her beauty... so I willingly surrendered them to the new owners.
Phew, just as well I cleaned the floors... no secrets here. This was a great idea this shelf.. and see my hidden powerpoints up in the top left corner... didn't want them ruining the look of the panelling on the island .... very useful for rice cookers and the lot. I like cooking on the island bench. Oh the floors have been a joy too....I know you are going to ask.... beat you to it.... Spotted Gum Select... semi gloss... so easy to keep clean and tough as old boots....been here a year and I challenge you to find a scratch!.... with 2 running, bug hunting boys..... a really good hardwood.
Oh chairs - I miss you already.
View from the breakfast table, over to the kitchen. I live on that table... study, newpapers, computer, house plans, coffee, chatting to visitors.
Looks all a bit wonky with the evil fish-eye lens that they use.
And a final sweeping view over to the media area. See how I did a square-ish bulkhead over the media area to the right, to delineate it. In the bulkhead recess, I lined it with beadboard and bits and pieces to make it an interesting feature. It's all very open plan out here so I wanted to make sure it just didn't look like a barn. Look I can see the TV from my sink - 'Days Of Our Lives' while cooking.
One more - that's my dining window. That's my son's sweet little girl friend's place over that fence through the window.... fence friends... there's even a little stool out there for my little one to be able to see over the fence.... super cute.
Not much I would change in my whole kitchen set up... works a dream.... BUT.... it's nice to scheme up different elements for next time, like this HERE!.. for example.