Thursday, July 23, 2015

If It's Good Enough For Ina Garten....

 
I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I posted!  I am still trying to get settled in this new home.  My challenges are there are so many windows and no walls.  I had mentioned before we had to get rid of some pieces of furniture.  Some of those pieces I used for storage of larger kitchen tools.
 
So I needed to get a little creative in this house.  I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but this house has 3 bedrooms, a bonus room and a den.  Mr. Comforts uses the bonus room for his office.  It is on the second floor.  One of the guest bedrooms is also on the second floor and that is one we use for guests.
 
The other guest bedroom is right off the kitchen.  It would not provide very much privacy for guests, so I decided to turn it into a butler's pantry of sorts.  
 
Here it is!
 
About the title of this post?  "If it is good enough for Ina Garten..."  Well, here is a picture of her butler's pantry below.

 
 
Now for some more of my butler's pantry.
 
You might recognize the table and chairs in the picture above.  They were in the lounge area of my kitchen in my previous home.



 
I love to cook and have tons of cookbooks.  I love to sit in this room, pull a cookbook of the shelf and read through it to get inspiration for meals.


 
I also use this room for storage of props for my food photography.

 
In the picture above, I am standing in the butler's pantry, looking into the kitchen.  You can see how close they are to each other.

 
The picture above, I am standing in the kitchen, looking into the pantry.  Now, If I had my choice, I would love the hardwood carried through to that room.  It may or may not happen some day.
 
The picture below is of my ACTUAL pantry in the kitchen.  It is small, but sufficient enough to hold canned goods and such, but not enough space to hold big kitchen equipment.

 
In my next post, I will show you the kitchen. 
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Light In Foyer

A few weeks back, I showed you some pictures of our foyer "so far".  You can see that post, here. We wanted to get a new light fixture that was in a lantern style.  We needed a small one, because the foyer is not very big and the ceilings are only 9 foot tall.  I finally found one I really liked that fit the bill.
 
So here it is.
 
 
To refresh your memory...here is the old light fixture.
 
 
We really love the new one.  It just seems to fit the house better.  House whispering in the foyer.....done!