Monday, February 24, 2014

One Room Challenge Now - My Kitchen

This Wednesday, February 26, Linda at Calling It Home is having a One Room Challenge Now linking party with all all the participants of the past One Room Challenges invited to show our rooms as they look today. Likely many of us have made changes to our rooms since the reveals. As I have participated in three challenges, I thought I would do posts today, Tuesday, and Wednesday on my three rooms now.

For my first One Room Challenge, I chose my kitchen. You can follow the entire process here and see the final reveal here. The pictures you see here were taken this Christmas with the room decked out for the holidays. I love what I did with my kitchen. I broke lots of kitchen "decorating rules" in the process like -

*a dramatic crystal chandelier in a room with eight foot ceilings
*a gallery wall
*lots of pink
*lots of Chinoiserie
*high end fabrics like Quadrille and Brunschwig & Fils
*and I adore it - I smile every time I walk in

The only big change in this room is the new refrigerator. The space would only allow my replacing my old smallish refrigerator with a new small refrigerator, but I don't cook, so it's just fine. There's more than enough room for wine and Perrier.

The accessories on the breakfast counter are always changing for holidays or depending on my mood.

Tomorrow we will be looking at my One Room Challenge powder room as it looks today.


  1. I have a similar barstool and would like to know how you reupholstered the seat. Love the fabric and your different decorative touches. Pretty kitchen.

  2. This kitchen makes me smile, too. Thanks for the mention, I am excited to see all the rooms now. Because of you, I purchased one of those Nespresso Frother's...and I love it.

  3. Love your nerve and your verve, but I knew in my cook's heart a person who loves to cook did not live here. Although you may not be like my neighbor who kept her magazines in her oven to keep her reading space with a sink nice and tidy. I say go and do what makes you happy. Still love the art gallery and the happy pinks.

  4. Such a happy kitchen, Beth! I love it!!

    The Glam Pad

  5. So fun! I love all of your accessories and accents!

  6. Beth, love your ORC kitchen how it looks now. Would you please give the shopping info. for the monkey "Things to Note" on your kitchen island. I love them and would like to order several sets for gifts. Thank you so very much!

  7. The kitchen looks fabulous, and I am in love with the pink nutcrackers!

  8. You have an amazing accessories collection and I love that chandelier! Its a lovely space. xo Nancy

  9. I'll come over and cook for you all the live long day just so I can hang out in that beautiful space. Still love it!

  10. It is a happy place! That chandelier is de bomb!

  11. Still looks wonderful as before! Truly love the pops of pink all around!

  12. Beth, I absolutely adore your kitchen. It is so wonderful and unmistakably you! :)

  13. This is the happiest kitchen I have ever seen with all that pink -- love that crystal lighting piece where did you get?

  14. What a beautiful kitchen! Love that
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  15. Okay, repetitive of everyone one else, but happy is definitely the word that applies here! Or course you can't go wrong w/blue and white (love that lamp) and is that tiny garden stool i spy?? Adorable! Love the pink nutcrackers for christmas!