Monday, August 8, 2011

The Passion

I have been thinking a lot lately. More than I normally do when I am in the motherhood grind every day. I have to say I think it all started with the movie Soul Surfer. Have you seen it? My three year old daughter loves it. I never really think about movies after the fact, but for some reason it inspired me. That girl absolutely LOVED surfing day in and day out even though there were sharks eating her.

So this posed a question in my mind. What do I even like? I don't have anything (I am talking besides kids) that I just can't wait for the morning to come to get up and do it all over again. Besides food I would have to say I am obsessed and passionate about houses and decorating. Basically good deals, good finds and home improvement.

When I designed this kitchen. I had no idea how small it was from the plans. If you are building a house or getting custom plans I would really take tape to scale how large or not large things are. With that said I really wanted to make sure the cabinets popped. Staggering them is the way to go. Adds so much height and eye candy to the room. Crown molding is a must and an easy way to update your kitchen without too much money involved. With such a small space adding a nice backsplash does wonders on the eye and not on the wallet. I used tumbled travertine and accented it with a darker color to add some pizazzz!

What is your passion?

1 comment:

Elizabeth Willis Barrett said...

Alli, I am very, very impressed. Your blog will be delightful and very worth following. You have always had the best decorating ideas and a blog is a great place to share them. You have great ideas about a lot of things, actually. Isn't it great to have a passion? I have a passion for passions!