6.3.12

Home Tour // The Kitchen


Our little tiny kitchen is found at the back of our house just through the dining room.  The walls are pale peach, not by our choice, but you know how renting goes, whatever color walls the landlord wants are whatever color walls you get!  My roommate Danielle is originally from Minnesota and her family is Norwegian through and through so she collects any Norwegian themed mug she can find.  We have a cute collection displayed by the window.  Can you spot the Uff Da! mug?  And if you'll notice, the calendar in the kitchen is Norwegian too :)



If there is one household chore I absolutely despise it is washing dishes by hand.  We don't have a dishwasher so I just have to get over my hatred of hand washing dishes and do it.  I think the years of working as a barista in high school in a tiny little coffeeshop by myself, having to do a ton of dishes every night after work by hand has just built up this incredible annoyance of washing dishes insides of me.  Do you have a household chore that you just despise doing?


So that is our little kitchen!  The backdoor leads out onto a tiny porch that goes down into the backyard.  We have upstairs neighbors so there is an outdoor staircase leading to their upper backdoor, and our laundry room is in a tiny room around the back of the house.  Oh, how I wish I could use that little room as a studio space but alas, it is far too tiny.


All photos by Kristen Marie

27 comments:

Tulips & Tulle said...

So cute!

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Sarah Rooftops said...

Oh, I just washed the HUGEST pile of dishes. I hate doing them and tend to let them build up until I can't avoid them any longer. Same with the ironing. I'm living in about three outfits at the moment because everything else is sitting in a big crinkly heap. :(

I love your kitchen, though! So bright!

Lolo said...

Cute! I actually quite like the peach coloured walls.

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sarah bear said...

Ditto on hating the dishes, I dream of one day having a dishwasher :)

The Vintage Cardigan said...

i love that blazer moorea! such a great style and color. and your kitchen is too cute. i actually love those peach walls, haha!

Sara S ♥ said...

You guys have a fantastic kitchen! The one in my apartment is so tiny. And I don't have a dishwasher either, but the chore I really hate is laundry since I have to go outside and pay to do it. Bleh.
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Shannon said...

Such a charming space. Looks wonderful.

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Ruzu said...

your kitchen looks nice and I like the colors. Too bad that you can not choose the wall color, but looks fantastic

c. said...

No dishwasher would get quite annoying. Strangely enough, when I was little I would visit my grandparents and take joy out of filling their sink with dishes and washing them. But when I was home I didn't want to touch it. Maybe because their kitchen sink sat under a winder with a lovely view.

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Noor said...

Your place looks so cute just like this place I had in Chicago while in school but those were my broke college days so its not as nice and decorated as your place.

I also have always hated dishes and when we had to move overseas we ended up not having one in our home. Just imagine having to wash dishes for a family it SUCKS lol.

Diana said...

That's it! You've inspired me!!

I love your home, especially your kitchen!

sweet harvest moon said...

Cute and cozy kitchen!

Nessbow said...

I despise doing dishes by hand! It's my least favorite household chore (although emptying the kitty litter is a close second).

Your kitchen looks so sweet and cozy.

kellychristine said...

your home is absolutely gorgeous! wow. love it all.

Moorea Seal said...

thanks!

Moorea Seal said...

oh man, I never iron my clothes haha! though i really should. its just such a boring task!

Moorea Seal said...

yea, in the photos they don't look so bad! :)

Moorea Seal said...

next place I move to, i HOPE i can have a dishwasher!

Moorea Seal said...

thanks! its my favorite coat by far :)

Moorea Seal said...

bleh, I DONT miss the days of going to the laundry mat. Oof, but i do still hate doing laundry even with the washing machine at home! hah

Moorea Seal said...

thanks!

Moorea Seal said...

ugh, oh man, I hope that when I stat a family someday, I have a dishwasher! :)

Moorea Seal said...

thanks Diana. your kitchen is one of a kind and super rad too!

Moorea Seal said...

if I had a cat, i'd hate do the kitty litter too :)

A + O said...

i used to think washing dishes by hand was the most annoying thing. and then i moved into an apt w/ no dishwasher. i find that i don't mind it while i'm doing them, i kind of even enjoy it. gives me a chance to clear my mind and think about things. i just have a problem getting motivated to do them.

Moorea Seal said...

thats true, its not so bad once i'm doing them... its just the knowledge that they are sitting in the kitchen waiting for me to stop whatever I am doing to clean them that drives me nuts :)