The previous owner of our house made some…let’s call them “questionable”…decor choices. We took care of the peach and slate blue carpeting and matching walls in the bedrooms as soon as we moved in 6 years ago, and we’ve been slowly fixing other things, like the peach patterned wallpaper in the bathroom, as we have the time and money. Really, there’s only one “feature” remaining that really bugs me: the kitchen.
Now, don’t get me wrong, our kitchen is awesome. It’s big and bright. It has high ceilings and is laid out really nicely. What I’m not so mad about, though, is the color scheme. This woman must have really loved peach and slate blue, because for some reason that I still have never figured out, she tiled the kitchen in both colors. BOTH. It looks like a chessboard. And she somehow managed to find a corian counter top that matches. It’s terrible.
When we first moved in, I tried to work with the blue and peach, but lately I’ve just been ignoring it. I fantasize about white tile floors and butcher block counter tops, and until we can afford to put those things in, I just decorate as if we already have them. My dream kitchen is bright white with orange and green accents and not a trace of slate blue anywhere. Tell me about yours!
Confession: I am a dish towel collector. I sort of think of them as functional, rotating art pieces that hang in my kitchen for a week at a time, until they go in the laundry. Our drawer of dish towels is so full that it barely closes. Clearly, I need to find a bigger drawer. This organic cotton artichoke dish towel from Foxy and Winston is perfect for my dream kitchen!
I spend a lot of time on my feet in the kitchen, so a cozy rug is a must. I’m drooling over this cheery, orange rug! Green at Heart buys t-shirts from charity shops, dyes them, and weaves them into stunning, modern rag rugs. L-O-V-E.
Confession #2: I am kind of obsessed with Jeanette Zeis’ pottery. She’s a local potter who makes beautiful, vibrant dishware! My dream kitchen would feature this berry bowl and one of her cupcake stands, because there is no way I could choose between them.
So, tell me about your dream kitchen, you guys! Do you have a color scheme in mind? Do you have your dream kitchen already?
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!