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I would so use these benches!! I absolutely love everything about this kitchen (color, floor, pendants, etc) but the best feature is definitely the tall benches used as barstools at the island! What a great focal feature and so comfy for family and friends who want to pull up while you cook away and definitely enjoy a glass…or bottle…of wine!

P.S. I’m finally figuring out Pinterest! It is a great place to store ideas and inspirations, like this one, for all aspects of your life. If you would like an invitation to join, please email me and I’ll send you one!

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Today, I am currently coveting a white farmhouse sink!

I am itching to finish our kitchen makeover and I know a sink just like this one will help finish it all off! The size and color is perfect for the look I’m envisioning and I’m very ready to get rid of our stainless steel, hard to keep clean sink!

We have done so much already in this room with our makeover from last summer but I am ready to take it all of the way with new backsplash, countertops and big, white sink! I am ready to rip the old one out and have one big bowl instead of a dividing line that makes it hard to clean large platters and dishes!

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The house always feel so sad and empty after the Christmas decorations are down. The most bare place seems to be my kitchen countertops. I have a very long, lighted garland that I always run along the back of the countertops during December. As soon as it is packed up, the place seems so empty and bare! Apartment Therapy had an article recently about decorating kitchen countertops that shows some great inspiration and ideas.

I love to cook and when I cook, I have stuff everywhere. Bare countertops usually work better for me but I don’t like the emptiness and coldness of them. I have to find the perfect balance between displays and too much clutter and the difference between functional and non-functional items in the space.

Looking through these pictures is helping me find great ideas for displays that will be functional but also pretty in our house. It is a huge pet peeve when I am at someone’s house and can’t actually use the countertops because there is just so much ‘stuff’ everywhere! Usually you know which friends cook and which don’t, but I think when you visit someone’s kitchen, you really can tell!

These colored glass canisters are gorgeous! Soap, vinegar and oil would all be so pretty in these. It would bring the functional to the pretty in the kitchen.

So what about you guys – what do you display in your kitchen? Do you have a lot of countertop items or are you a minimalist?

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