Our Kitchen (From Inspiration to Reality)

When we decided that we were going to build a home, I started scouring blogs and design magazines for inspiration.  I recently came across two magazine articles that I had torn out and showed to our builder as the inspiration for our current kitchen.  I can’t remember which magazines they came from, but I’m thinking Traditional Home and Kitchens & Baths.

Based largely on these photos, our kitchen was born!
Here’s a peek:


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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I love that you were able to draw inspiration from such pretty magazines and actually have your own!

    It's beautiful and I love your farmhouse sink.
    I hope James feels better soon

  2. Wow, that first picture looks just like your kitchen! I am still majorly in love with your kitchen. Wish I loved closer… I would totally come over and drink coffee with you! 🙂
    Hope all is well and that you and James feel better soon. XO

  3. My goodness, what can I say?! Your kitchen is so much prettier than the inspirations, it's magazine worth! Congrats, it's fabulous! Hugs, FABBY

  4. I do the same thing 🙂 I have a binder with page protectors that I put my magazine clippings in ….
    I am planning an addition and basic update of the main part of the house this Spring 🙂

  5. I LOVE your conountertops! My husband and I are about to redo our kitchen, and our contractors keep trying to persuade me away from marble, which is definitely what I want!!
    What are your countertops, and how have you enjoyed them?

  6. Your kitchen is one of my absolute favorites and one of my inspirations for my kitchen at the home we are building. Cabinets are going in this week and I am dying to see the final result! I am sure you know how that feels!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous kitchen! Went from wonderful inspiration to fabulous reality!! Hardwood floors – excellent, pendent lights – excellent, big windows – excellent, island – great, all great stuff! What a wonderful outcome! And I’m sure a lot of work! Enjoy how beautiful it is!

  8. Your vision definitely became a reality! I'm afraid for our future kitchen designer…..I have way too many ideas I want incorporated in there! Adding to the long list your fabulous lights….love those! Your kitchen is gorgeous!

  9. Your kitchen is so beautiful…we are in the final stages of building our new home and I admit that I looked to yours for much of the design inspiration. (lights? marble? :)…so Thanks! I can't wait to move in next week (we hope) and enjoy it…thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  10. So beautiful! How have your marble counters held up? We take care of our things, but do cook a lot, so I'm not sure if marble would stay looking good in our house. . .but I sure ~love~ it! I'd love to know your experience with it, how it ages, patina, your take on the pros/cons, etc. Thanks for your great blog!

  11. LOVE all of these images. I think I used YOUR kitchen in my inspiration list 🙂 We updated our kitchen when we moved in, but I'm dying to do a major (knock down walls and start fresh) remodel. I'm pinning this for when the time comes.

  12. I love your blog & kitchen! Now that you've lived in your house for awhile, I'd love to see a post on things you might have changed when building it. Like floor plans, countertop colors, paint colors, etc.

  13. Magnificent. You took those pages that inspired you and turned them into something real, something that you can be proud of. Your new kitchen is stunning, and it's all thanks to the ideas and work you put into it.

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