Last week, I posted videos of our new Victorian home on Facebook. The kitchen was the most popular room of all the videos. Of course it was! The kitchen is the heart of the home. I had lots of great feedback from all of you which was so much fun for me to read! At times we all get tunnel vision… I definitely do, and as a lover of farmhouse style decor, I have a hard time breaking out of that shell. Buying a Victorian is definitely asking me to do so. Having all your eyes gives me a fresh view! Thus, after reading your comments, I have come up with an inspiration board. And I still want your input! Please comment and tell me what you honestly think!
To start, let’s watch the video I took of the kitchen!
So I forgot that I need to take these videos with my camera sideways instead of up and down… sorry for the narrow view!
What do you think? Do you love it? Do you hate it? What would you change about it?
I had some feedback to paint the kitchen cabinets and to take out the hanging cabinets. Sorry, the overhanging cabinet is staying for now and we won’t be painting the cabinets. Honestly, I love the dark wood on them and think they will go fabulous with my dark china hutch (the back of the inside is going to get painted a lighter color).
Another recommended change was the wall color. I love it! It is a great warm tan color and tans are coming back in instead of grey. I have always been drawn to the warmer tones anyway. It is a good neutral and we want to bring in color in other ways.
We will change out the flooring! It may not be immediately as the house is move-in ready, but I definitely want either wood to flow from the rest of the house or tile. I think it will depend on what is under the linoleum. And the doors to the closet and laundry will be changed. What do you think of this style? And color for that matter? I think the doors are a great way for us to add a pop of color. Lighting will be changed out as well. I have a beautiful chandelier that came out of my grandparents’ home which will go above the eat-in area.
And what do you think of something like this chandelier for the kitchen area?
We are definitely going with more of a farmhouse look in this room, which I am great with. I don’t feel like we need to make the entire house time period specific. And, in reality, I am not a fan of a lot of Victorian decor. I will definitely want to do the formal living room and dining room with time specific pieces, but even then you will see a touch of farmhouse added in. I think a home should tell a story. Part of this home’s story is its Victorian heritage. But part of the story is about our family who will be living there. Thus, let’s make it both and make the elements complimentary.
Here are some of our personal items we will be bringing to the space.
Here are some inspiration pictures of items I would like to add to our kitchen.
Combining items we already own along with inspiration finds, I put together this inspiration board.
The color inspiration came from the chandelier. What do you think? What do you love? Tell us the changes you would make? We would love to hear your input and see any inspiration photos you would add.
Stay tuned over the next several weeks as I will be putting together inspiration boards for all the rooms in our house. And by the end of August, you will get to see which room I will be pouring my DIY love into first!