Kitchen Talk | The Art of Balancing Function + Style in the Kitchen

I don't know one person that maintains a consistently editorial-worthy kitchen, do you?? If so, please introduce me so I can go visit this amazing triumph! My kitchen may look shiny + organized one day, + the next a tornado of flour, spilt coffee + cat fur swirls through but, that's what I love. I love the balancing act kitchens undergo every day. It's their duty to allow for functionality + creativity + I don't believe you need to sacrifice personal style for it. In all honesty, sometimes I even love waking up to a messy kitchen, I know that sounds weird, but it's true! 

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The mess is a reminder of what took place the night before

The dishes with cake remnants or the empty wine bottles recall a magical gathering with friends. Of course, I clean it up + am back to my fresh kitchen within an hour but, I'm reminded that kitchens are one of the most important + heartwarming places we have.

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Kitchens are by far the hub of the house + therefore deserve a lot of attention in terms of functional yet aesthetic design. Even though my own is small + someones tail is always getting stepped on (usually Marbles the cat), it's also where my husband + I come together to cook, prepare cocktails, or gather with friends. It's important to me to have a space where objects I love + functional appliances can live in harmony. I've done a lot of rearranging since moving in + finally feel like I can share my kitchen with y'all! It my not be perfect but, I think I've found a balance where functionality + my personal style flow seamlessly together...for the time being at least.  

TAKE A PEEK INTO MY SMALL + FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN

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T I P S + T R I C K S

Embrace your life + style

Find the objects that reflect your style. Hand lotions, soaps, salt cellars, + even dish racks are everyday objects that I have no intention of putting away every time someone comes over. Allow them to become part of the decor + you won't need to constantly rearrange.

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{ one } I always need a green in my kitchen + eucalyptus is perfect with It's fresh scent + low maintenance

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{ two } only display ingredients you use regularly, give them designated spaces so countertops stay uncluttered

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{ three } SHOWCASE your favorites: DISHTOWELS, COOKBOOKS, spices + APPLIANCES, LIKE MY FAVE KITCHENAID

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{ four } add touches that are small but, meaningful to you, like this crystal mobile that i love so dearly

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{ five } keep the interior organized + the rest will follow. Organization is key in maintaining an effortless kitchen

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...Isn't she cute?

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{ six } DON'T HIDE THE OBVIOUS. THIS BLACK DISH RACK FIT MY COUNTER PERFECTLY + SEEMS TO BLEND IN WITH MY STYLe

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...too cute

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{ seven } hang it up! utilizing vertical space is a must + you can't get much better than A copper hanging basket

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I hope these tips + tricks inspire you to make your kitchen the kitchen you love!

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xo

em

 

Friday Faves | You Can't Live Without... These Candles

No really, you can't live without at least one of these in your life. I have about 5 different Voluspa + Target candles rotating throughout my home at all times. If you're anything like me, you know the difference a good candle can make in creating an inviting space, + how important they are in calming the household. Even my cats act differently when there's some serious aromatherapy happening. I've now got the husband on board too + he gets so excited when I come home with a new one!

Photo c/o My Insta

Photo c/o My Insta

TOP 10 FAVE CANDLES

Photo c/o PF Candle Co

Photo c/o PF Candle Co

Photo c/o Anthro

Photo c/o Anthro

Photo c/o FP

Photo c/o FP

T H R E E

Free People

Photo c/o Small Gunns

Photo c/o Small Gunns

Photo c/o Anthro

Photo c/o Anthro

F I V E

Capri Blue

Photo c/o Madewell

Photo c/o Madewell

Photo c/o Target

Photo c/o Target

Photo c/o Tatine

Photo c/o Tatine

E I G H T

Tatine

Photo c/o Diptyque

Photo c/o Diptyque

N I N E 

Diptyque

Photo c/o Woodlot

Photo c/o Woodlot

T E N

Woodlot

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em