The kitchen at StoneGable is beginning to change every so slightly! Winter decor is being put away and daffodils are appearing here and there. I really don’t decorate my kitchen that much because the kitchen at StoneGable is the workhorse of my home! So keeping decor light and giving a nod to the season is more my style! I like my counters pretty free from anything extraneous and non-essential! The whole kitchen has gone through a thorough spring cleaning and the soapstone counters are freshly oiled so it’s the perfect time to share early spring in my farmhouse kitchen!
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Today we are celebrating KITCHEN, FOYERS, PORCHES AND OUTDOOR SPACES! I’m thrilled to be a part of Styled For Spring Home Tour! Thirteen of your favorite bloggers sharing our spring decor today! A big thank you to Jennifer from DECOR GOLD DESIGNS and Randi from RANDI GARRETT DESIGNS for putting this home tour together! It is a whole lot of work. It would be nice if you would hop over to their blogs and say thank you!
My kitchen is the workhorse of my home. It’s utilitarian and a true farmhouse kitchen. It was built in my garage by a cabinetmaker, who’s father built farm kitchens, over 20 years ago. It does not have easy glide cabinet doors, but magnetic latches that click when the door closes. I love that sound. It may be authentic and have farmhouse charm, but it also is updated by rounded, fluted corners and lots of heavy molding. I love the cornices under the soapstone slab on the island!
Seven years ago the kitchen went through a renovation. The cabinets weren’t touched other than to repaint them the same white. But many other things in the kitchen were updated. The latches on the cabinet doors still click and that’s the way I like it!
Sometime in 2017 the kitchen will get another smaller facelift. New backsplash, new refrigerator (mines 25 years old), new chandelier and a few more updates. I would really love to paint our chestnut hardwood floor white, but that will probably stay a dream for now!
The island is THE place that family and friends tend to gravitate! And it is also where I prep and cook!
Keeping the island relatively free of clutter is so important. For spring I added a long burlap runner and a vintage tiered tray to the island. They are easy to whisk away when I’m in a major cooking mood! Simple is best in my kitchen!
Don’t you love little tete a tete daffodils? They are just peeking their heads out of the ground around my garden. What sweet, sunny harbingers of spring! I just couldn’t help bringing them inside too!
My soapstone countertops are pure farmhouse!
For spring I added a little bit of organic green to the kitchen. It’s too cold to put herbs on my window sill yet so I’m using both faux and real plants! The breadbox has a little ficus tree in it that will go into the dining room in another month or so!
Our coffee station sits just to the left of this image. We are huge coffee drinkers here! Coffee mugs hang on a little black rod with a faux plant. And in front of it is my favorite cloche with another sweet daffodil inside!
The “Earl” of StoneGable oversees the cook stove. He’s my favorite pig. I always think I should throw a dish towel over his eyes when I cook bacon!
Like the change in the seasons, my aprons change too! I collect aprons because I call them my “uniform”. If you ever visit StoneGable I’ll probably answer the door in an apron. The floral apron, second from the left, was made by my friend Capi. It’s reversible and has “StoneGable” monogrammed across the top of it. It’s such a favorite!
No time to iron them before I hang them up… they get lots and lots of use!
As late winter turns into early spring and early spring turns into a beautiful, full-blooming, season I’ll change up things in my kitchen. Adding and editing as I decorate and as the weather grows warmer!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Spring!!!! Make sure to stop by these amazing blogs to see their spring designs!
Be sure and check back next week when the following talented bloggers each share a room decorated for spring!