"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Eat in kitchens the new trend?

A kitchen island is practical because of storage and more counter surface but the idea of having a casual eat in kitchen is very appealing to me. It reminds me of those great Italian style meals where everyone gathers around a big table in the kitchen and enjoys a feast of good food and wine.  Would you replace your island for this eat in style?  I guess my only complaint would be eating around a huge mess unless you are super organized or have a great sous-chef to clean up as you go.  Lynda Reeves from Canadian House and Home said that this is becoming the new trend, what do you think? 

courtesy of House Beautiful

courtesy of House Beautiful

courtesy of House Beautiful

1 comment:

  1. I've been a fan of the eat in kitchen for such a long time. There is something nostalgic about family, kitchens and food. But I'm sticking with my island bench for now! You can't beat them for storage!
    X Briohny.