I’m a big fan of ‘home tours’ on blogs. I love to see everyones interior design ideas, unique decorations and really, just being a ‘nosy neighbour.’ I always wonder about some people’s homes – what they look like, where they cook, eat, hang out. Whenever one is featured, I’ll definitely take a peek.
I usually post photos of food – not many of me, the house etc. However, if you follow me on Instagram (@AliciaBakeaholic) I post more selfies than shellfish. I always love a good selfie. There’s usually a few pictures of Lainey and Adam in there too.
After recently painting the kitchen white (I’m sure people think I’m crazy because it was pretty light before, but it was the ‘painters beige’ they used when we bought it, and I hated it. It wasn’t white). I wish we could have picked colours for the house when they were building it, but alas no paint colour options were available – Don’t get me started on the struggle over if we could choose the white countertops or not (in the end we could, for a price)
We’ve actually only ‘really’ painted a few rooms since we moved in (the bedroom, one wall in the guest room, one wall in the office, entrance way and living room). I obviously love white, and add colour with decor or cookbooks (I colour-code them). I’ll admit, the entrance way is really a small difference, however I can tell it’s a light grey, instead of the beige. Yeah, I’m crazy like that. Poor Adam.
So when I finished painting in the absurd heat this past weekend I thought I’d take the opportunity to share our kitchen after living here a year and a half. Don’t be fooled (I know my mother isn’t) that it doesn’t always look like this. In real life there would be: a million dirty dishes, flour, icing sugar and more on the floor and ceiling, dropped ingredients, some piled up papers, and a few dog treats left on the ground.
I’m always curious where people cook and bake, so here’s my little (big!) kitchen that I absolutely love. The island was one of the biggest selling features when we were looking to buy. It’s Adam and I’s first home together, and my first ever brand-new home.
When we bought the house I said I really wanted floor to ceiling bookshelves. Being the lucky girl I am, Adam made my dream come true. They are just what I wanted, open shelving with cabinets at the bottom. What you can’t see: DVDs, Serving Dishes, Pantry items and more. Another DIY is the chalkboard wall – fun for leaving messages, reminders or as a sign for birthday parties etc.
Welcome to my kitchen where all the (delicious) magic happens.
I have a love for cookbooks. I like to peruse them, read them, bookmark my favourite go-to recipes and take in the artful recipe photos. I started colour-coordinating them, however the left hand side is sort of a mashup of books. I started grouping the ‘vegan’ ones together, along with wheat-free. I think the majority of my cookbooks these days are vegetarian, vegan or wheat-free simply because the recipes and food photography is so gorgeous.
Things I still want to do: the backsplash. When they were building our house I actually asked if they could leave it off all together, as I really didn’t like the dark penny-tile. They said they had to put it up in order to pass inspection, so alas I was stuck. I would love subway tile, in white (shock) or a marble. Maybe even a pale clear blue.
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