One of the design elements I incorporated into building our home was the use of salvaged wood. The warmth and character it can give new construction was the main reason I chose the material. By using it sparingly in several rooms I was able to achieve the clean modern farmhouse aesthetic I was going for. It unified the home design by creating a cohesive element throughout the spaces.
I know things have been quiet here on the blog the last month. Most of it was due to a heavy work schedule but some of it was by choice. After I finished my last shoot of the year, I knew I’d have a few weeks at home to prepare for the Christmas season. And I thoroughly embraced it. Some highlights for me were documented on my Instagram so I thought I’d do a small round up here.
Having the studio has given me a quiet place to wrap gifts (and hide them!) and I did the majority of it in this little corner of the room. The Man surprised me with a rescue puppy a few weeks ago! Her name is Liberty and she’s been my constant sidekick ever since coming home to us.
Adding a coffee station to the kitchen was a given, being that The Man is Italian and pretty much bleeds espresso. He can drink coffee unlike anyone I’ve ever met. I don’t know how he does it.
We positioned it next to the refrigerator and walk-in pantry and it’s turned out to be a good location, with quick easy access to the half & half and skim milk. For the recessed shelf, I decided to use marble in lieu of maple like the cabinets, and had a 2″ mitered edge added to match all the counters. With the other open shelves in the kitchen being salvaged wood, I think the unexpected mix of the marble shelf is a nice compliment to the space. The drawers and two large pull-out trays below provide plenty of storage for assorted coffees, teas and other accoutrements.