5 months into our new life here in California, my husband and I both had a laugh when one evening over a glass of wine, we each reluctantly shared that we’re both feeling slightly disappointed with the location of our new house. Between all of Ian’s travel and my auditions and appointments, spending more time in the car than we are at our home was not what we envisioned. And although our neighborhood and home are beautiful, we city-folk are longing for a little more LA buzz. After breathing a mutual sigh of relief, we did what any crazy couple like us would do: we put the house on the market this week!
We’ve been looking in several different areas of LA and we have seen some lovely homes as well as some serious disasters. One house in particular has a very nice kitchen with brand new appliances. The cabinetry is dark though, and would I love to get my hands on it! I’ve been lying awake at night, dreaming about it. The broker overheard me talking “white” to my husband. She told me it would be a “crime” to change the cabinets. “People in California prefer dark wood!” Really? Well, um…okay. Not for me. Here’s the kitchen:
Now, I know some of you might like these cabinets. They actually are very nice. However, my heart flutters when I see kitchens that look like this:
It would be great to take out the big island and the kitchen table in the brown kitchen and make a huge island like this:
Nothing says California to me like an open, airy kitchen with clean white cabinetry and lots of sunlight flooding the room. It just makes me feel happy. And you can bet, that the dark cabinets in the top photos will look just like the rest of them by the time I’m finished. And hey, maybe we’ll even stay awhile this time. We don’t ever keep things simple around here, but we do have a lot of fun! Have a great week! xoxo Jennifer