I’m sure I’m not the only one who can mindlessly consume hours of Fixer Upper. There is something so genuine and kind about Chip and Joanna Gaines. They were recently in Houston for a Rebuilding Together Houston event helping Hurricane Harvey victims. Which brings me to their collection at Target – Hearth and Hand. Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, we are also rebuilding our home and our lives.
Hearth and Hand has an artisan, rustic vibe but yet there are plenty of pieces with a modern touch thanks to clean lines. I plan on picking up a new cushion for my favorite rattan chair (if we can save it) and the tan beaded garland. Neither looks too holiday, which makes them great pieces out of this collection.
We are moving forward over here at Lady Linton. If you are just joining, you can see how we were impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. While the process with insurance is not short, it is important to make progress on moving forward. Today, I am sharing a visual for my kitchen inspiration.
We recently picked out appliances, repurchased wood floor tile (you might remember it from here), and I’ve picked out most plumbing fixtures.
To start, I pulled together a board on Pinterest for our remodel. Granted this was not a planned remodel, but we aren’t knocking everything down and rebuilding. For the most part, we are working with our floor plan plus a couple of minor tweaks.
Our house is pretty simple, so the words clean, transitional, and modern all come to mind. What it’s not is mid-century or contemporary. We still have a 1950s ranch house after all!
We are keeping the same Sherwin William paint colors I picked when we moved into our house. along with the same wood tile. I knew I want to keep with white cabinets as this room gets dark given its location in our house. In line with these selections, I am going with light white and gray stone countertops and back splash, a large porcelain under-mount sink in cashmere (a medium gray), and stainless fixtures and appliances. I plan to warm up the room with pops of blue in my kitchen pieces, some mixed metal accents, and textiles.
Many more decisions to come. Thanks for following along in my journey to rebuild after Harvey.
Four weeks ago this weekend, just hours after hosting friends over for what would be the last party in our “pre-Harvey” house, flood waters came into Lady Linton and forever changed us. I haven’t had the words to write about what happened. It’s impossible to explain unless you’ve gone through it. My safe place, my pride and joy, my first house will never be the same. We are grateful for our safety and that the water did not come up too high as we were able to salvage some of our possessions.
Yesterday, I walked outside for lunch and I wasn’t instantly hit with extreme heat and humidity. We are over the hump of Summer and on the downward path to Fall. I am back into my routine of preparing meals on Sunday to enjoy over the week. Note: not leftovers! This dish evolved as I was creating it, but I ended up with an healthy shepherd’s pie and I was pretty excited.