Hi Savvy Southern Style readers!
My name is Shannon and I write and share at Fox Hollow Cottage.
I was so excited when Kim asked me to share my Favorite Room with you.
I knew I wanted to share our kitchen. It's one of my favorite rooms in our home. This room means the most to me because my dad, my husband and myself, did almost all the work ourselves.
After that initial excitement wore off though, I quickly realized I would need to spruce it up a bit if it was going to be visiting here with Kim and her readers. It needed a wee fluff. I had sort of ignored it after the holidays and it needed some Spring decor for sure. Simple fix, grab some stuff from my decor stash and brighten it up. I do it all the time.
Yeah… No. The decor mojo was not flowing. You know why? Because I wanted it to. How typical right?
Well, I did my best and snapped some photos anyhow and here she is:
Our kitchen is definitely more on the casual side. Very classic with the white tile. Which was handy, since my dad knew how to install that (and it's le' cheap). Made choosing very easy! I selected a listello tile for the back splash and we added the beadboard as a nod to the cottage style of our home.
One weekend, m y hubby and I spent an afternoon searching the internet for the best price on this Belle Foret faucet. I forget who won but we got the original price down by several hundred dollars by the time we were done!
When you enter our kitchen and look to the right, this is the view. The ceiling is vaulted. And it's vaulted extra high on the other side of that divider, so I've got lots of room to decorate above the cabinets, which is usually fun, unless you are trying. lol. Hard to get a picture at that angle though. Believe me... I tried. We've got a skylight up there too so we get some good sun in here and it stays bright even on rainy, grey, cloudy days. Works out great since we live in Oregon. Yes, it really does rain that much!
Here is a peek into our sun room and a little glimpse of our repurposed fence board bar counter.
The golden yellow honey bee hive container holds powdered sugar. My vintage Ball mason jar is on straw duty and the small green container... is empty. I'll have to put that to work!!
I love having fresh lemons on hand for drinks and to cook with. Bonus=they are bight and happy to look at too.
Oh. There is that sun I was talking about!
My white Roo is a kitchen staple, he matches no matter what.
This is our casual dining area and my curtained pantry shelves. To the left is our combination living/dining room, and to the right (not pictured) is a step down into our sun room. Our first floor is very open. Especially for such an old home.
I just recently tested out a new look to see if I liked it.
I think I like it. I'm pretty sure my kitchen is going to be going white. I see some more painting in my future.
Just for fun, I added two shots of what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house.
Things are definitely looking up!
If you'd like to see what other trouble I get up to, come visit me sometime at