Inspiration Fix: Hooked on Nooks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An insanely bright and cheery spot in this galley kitchen
I am a huge sucker for breakfast nooks. Ahhhbsessed. I always pictured starting my day in the kitchen, feet up on the table, a cup of coffee in one hand while the other runs through my perfectly blown out hair (future me obviously has a hairdresser roommate - indefinitely) while a dashing fella reads the paper across the way. He starts sentences with curmudgeony things like "Well honey, damn youths these days..." and tries adorably to chat with me about pop culture so I can swoop in and save him from himself. Basically, my fantasy life mimics a 1950s sitcom, except we both jet off from that kitchen to our gigs as separate but equally powerful CEOs...

But, right, back to nooks - I love that an awkward corner or underutilized space can be swiftly transformed into a practical and charming eat-in area in the kitchen. Plus, it's so much easier to throw together than a full-blown dining room - whose life is conducive to an entire room dedicated to eating anyway? 

With a simple tabletop, some seating, and, of course, a few great accessories, these homes have incorporated a great space to come together (even for just a sec) in the kitchen.

Hi again!

Monday, October 20, 2014

What can I seems you and I need to get reacquainted. After an amazing summer running amok all over NYC, I am fully prepared to settle back down with you this fall and get serious about being just so damn inspired and crafty together. For starters, lets explore some new neighborhoods, try our hand at baking pies and engage in endless frolicking in open fields amongst the fall foliage. 

On deck: stepping out on watercolors to flirt with the bad boy of the art world: oil paints, tablescaping for beginners, antique hunting in NYC, the painful but super serious process of choosing new throw pillows, and, the pièce de résistance, cooking an entire Thanksgiving feast in a kitchen equipped for nothing of the sort.

Let's do this thang. 

Fallin in Bethel on Make A Gif

More to come! 

xx, Amanda