this is my super awesome Ikea kitchen in my super cool house that happens to be for sale right now. seeing as how market is a tad bit slow i thought some extra energy couldn't hurt--and i love to see people's home's. it's a little inside scoop into someone's personality and design aesthetic. i majored in interior design at the university of texas at austin--where i will be moving back when the house sells--but since i did not follow that career path i try to apply my education to my own surroundings.
this door opens out onto the car port on the side of the house. behind the camera the kitchen opens up onto the great room that has high vaulted ceilings and an amazing picture window that i use for bird watching. most of my bird photos from other posts have been taken from this window.
curtain panels, wall shelves and pantry cabinetry all from Ikea. yes, the entire kitchen came in a zillion flat boxes that had to be put together. luckily, the instructions really are pretty clear and once you get the hang of it it goes along relatively painlessly. i will admit it took me a good five hours to put that island together. it's a solid piece of furniture though, i love it.
my tea collection, a bit low at the moment, is housed on those cool shelves.
this hallway around the corner from the pantry cabinets leads to the front doors and the rest of the rooms in the house. more tomorrow--the master bathroom is just as great as the kitchen! maybe better...