I don’t know if this makes me a traditional old soul, but I love the kitchen being the heart of the home. It hasn’t been possible for our kitchen to feel like this until just recently. It started a few months ago when we removed the oil tank and converted our heating over to gas. It is one of those jobs that costs loads of money and you literally see nothing for it which didn’t sit well with me.
With the oil tank being removed it gave us the option to open up the kitchen a little bit. Although we have a built in fridge I wasn’t prepared for the Smeg to go and so this meant we would finally (nearly two years after buying the house) have a home for it.
Now that we had made room I could finally start looking for the perfect table. I visited the Cotswold company’s showroom in Stow-on-the-wold to get some idea about what table would work for us as we have limited space. I absolutely love the styling from the Cotswold Company and I came away with lots of ideas. (and a table.) If you are local then I cant recommend this showroom enough, its absolutely stunning. You’d expect nothing less form their Flagship store.
To me when I imagine family life it has to be sat around a farmhouse style table, which is why I chose the Wiltshire painted table and the Bourton painted chairs in grey and cream. I love the mismatch chairs and I managed to sneak a little metallic happiness into the kitchen with my Tom Dixon pendant.
Dress People Tree
Im feeling less precious over this table as I just know that it will age so well. Farmhouse tables are forgiving of the odd bump or scratch and so I’m happy for the boys to really enjoy being sat here. its so nice to not be worrying about spillages and marks.
Im at this point hoping no one has noticed the television. I would like to point out it is absolutely not part of my vision of country family life. We should be out walking the dogs and baking pies and definitely not sat watch CBeebies. In fact I would love to trail a screen ban in this house but I think we would just kill each other by day two.
Boys Pyjamas Next
Bread Bin Wayfair (Though I definitely bought it when it was about £30!)
Feel free to pin images of this incredible Easter cake the boys made!
I already feel like the table is going to make a real difference to the way we use the kitchen and our meal times. not to mention homework and baking times too! It means now that the dining room can be more formal and I can start my search for a drinks trolley!
Let me know what you think!