Hello friends and Happy Almost New Year! Today I’m joining in on a really fun and different blog hop, hosted by my friend Lory of Designthusiasm! Eighteen of us are sharing our home changes and makeovers that we accomplished in 2019. Everything from lighting and paint changes to full kitchen remodels ~ there are so many great posts here. And it’s such fun to get inspiration and ideas from what others have done!
Today I’m finally sharing the details of my trip this past fall to San Francisco and Napa Valley with the Zephyr Blogger/Designer Retreat, and I’ve also got an amazing giveaway for you! So make sure you read all the way to the end for all the details on how to enter!
I’ve always gravitated to the crisp, clean match-up of black and white. I absolutely love it in fashion, having talked about it in both this post and this one. It’s a pairing that I wear all the time, and probably would wear every day if I could! And now I find I’m gravitating to black and white kitchens, too. Maybe it’s having recently finished the renovation of this kitchen with touches of black that’s re-inspired my love for it. Or it could just be the fact that I’ve always loved it; I even decorated my first apartment in the combo. Whatever the reason, I’m definitely feeling an affinity for black and white kitchens these days!
How charming is a butler’s pantry? This extra storage room is something that isn’t commonly added to new homes these days, but it should be! Take a look at how pretty (and practical) this space can be!
I don’t live in a very large house, and I definitely don’t have a large kitchen, so one of the things I’m most drawn to is larger kitchens that have a ton of storage space.