It has been quiet here lately. We recently moved to another house and I was just overwhelmed by the amount of work that needed to be done. When living alone in my 20s and 30s I carried most of my stuff on my bike (going back and forth a few times), with a friend or relative with a car helping with the bigger items when I moved to another home. This time we moved from a large home into a smaller home, and both my husband and I have several hobbies and both we have our own business. This, plus the fact that my son loves collecting things (shells, stones, feathers, fossils etc..) and has tons of Lego, meant that we had a lot of packing to do. At the same time we were renovating our new home and as we were on a tight time frame stress levels were high! We sold and gave away half of our belongings which felt really good. Less stuff means less clutter and stress, which was basically the reasons for us to go live in a smaller home (lower monthly costs, less stuff, less maintenance, less stress, more freedom). Our new home is far from ready but we are getting there and I will be sharing some images in a later stage. In the mean time I want to show you this gorgeous kitchen with a cosy breakfast nook designed by Amber Lewis. The mix of natural materials and the earthy tones of it all gives this kitchen a cozy vibe, even though the room is quite grand. The floor is made from beautiful reclaimed French limestone in order to give the room a bit of a rustic farmhouse vibe, while the solid oak cabinets add a warm contrast to the stone floor. More images and information about this kitchen can be found here on All Sorts Of.
Credits & source: design by Amber Lewis | images by Tessa Neustadt