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my kitchen - a (little) updated

By 2/17/2015 ,

i haven't shared a lot of my house lately (for like... 3 years?) because the cobbler started spending her money on shoes on neglecting her house. i've sort of been of the opinion that if i can do it all out like i want to (new house), then why bother. it's the weirdest thing - i'll just tolerate all the ugly shit in my house until one day i stop, maybe mid-sentence, or mid-dorito, stare at the track lighting and think 'whoa. i could change that'.

so i did. i replaced the lighting in our kitchen with an inexpensive update from west elm, i finally switched the faucet out for a simple paired-down style from build.com, and above all, furthermore and so forth and most importantly, i traded out the monstrous dining room table for a seating area and i created a little dining nook for brian meares and me by the windows. and hosannah in the highest, we're actually using the room now like grown people. we eat at the table as if we had house-training, lording over our muddy backyard, and we sit on the sofa and chairs and conversate. things are really coming along for us.

of course i would not choose the red oak shelves again. and most of my books are paperbacks and there are 3, yes count them, 3 fifty shades of gray books and there may be a set of twilight novels. the sofa i could never figure out what to reupholster it in, so i just sharpied it and threw some paint on it, and major ruins things where he sees fit.   it's not perfect, but it'll make do until you decide to buy my house and i can move.  it's full of things i love.  it's a haphazard collection of stuff that was never intended to go together, and it's real life.
IMG_8257 jamie meares kitchen seating

jamie meares books
jamie meares kitchen sink jamie meares pendant lights
jamie meares kitchen rug
jamie meares book detail jamiemeares bookshelf
IMG_8149 jamie meares artwork

jamie meares kitchen layout
jamie meares coffee table
jamie-meares-fridge
IMG_8109 jamie meares schnauzer

sources: overhead lights, white bistro table, cafe chairs, faucet, everything is vintage, or from furbish.

photos by anna barzin

19 comments

  1. Lovely...where are the red lights from? Just curious of course because I too will simply live with what I have until I can get what I want...thank you for sharing your home - such lovely combos of texture and pattern!

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  2. Everything looks awesome! I want those new kitchen lights for myself.

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  3. I love this post SOOOO much! Thanks for a peek into your stylish, eclectic and colorful house where you now conversate like adults! Great selection of books--one should never be ashamed of one's divergent taste, and proclivity to read best sellers!

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  4. AMAZING! I love it! It's so you and Furbish. The new tweaks are great too. Thanks for the peek into your little update.

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  5. very nice, as an architect I enjoy seeing how people design their home.

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  6. Wow! I do love this look! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Everything looks so bright and colorful!

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  8. I love it. I love it times a million and I remember when you used to post the re-styling of those bookshelves. So glad you shared these.

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  9. all that color...so inspiring! really love those pendants in the kitchen.

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  10. Amazing looking photos! It gave me so much inspiration for this spring! :)
    Take care!

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  12. nice work..i like those pictures..

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  13. I seriously just cant get enough of your house. I love the new kitchen lights. they are pretty freakin genius.

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