We have two more months of winter left and yet every time I hear birds chirping I nod sagely to myself and think: Ah! Spring is almost here! I always forget about the slog of January and February. I feel optimistic about this year even though (or maybe because) I ended last year in a doom and gloom kind of mood. January in Colorado is a friend you can’t trust. Sunny days in the 60’s are followed by -4 degree days and blowing snow. This quote sums up January for me: “Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness.” ― Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Canary
Here are more site visit kitchen photos from last year that I want to share with you and also say, again, how lucky I am to meet the people who live in these homes. They are more interesting and lovely than even their homes!
If I ever wrote a kitchen design book I would title it “More Counter Space!!!!” or “Give Me an Island!!!” For the most part, it would be a self-help book about learning to love the kitchen space you have. Similar to the “accentuate the positive” type of fashion books or the “love the one you’re with” type of relationship books. I think some of it would also consist of me whispering “Get off of Pinterest and Houzz” over and over in subtle and not so subtle ways.
Enjoy the rest of your week – and remember what John Steinbeck says in Travels with Charley: “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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