Here are the before photos
I rarely use the mixer and I felt like the dark purple utensil crock was bringing it down. I love the look of the white kitchen trend but as you can see my kitchen is far from it. I decided to clear the clutter and add some white to the mix!
The white utensil crock looks much better and I'm sure you can't tell from the photos but when I was making dinner last night I felt like I had a bigger kitchen with all of the counter space. Adding some fresh tulips from the grocery store is an inexpensive way to brighten up a room.
About the photos on the side of the fridge- I'm sure you'll never see pictures in magazines with photos on the fridge but I really like to see them. They don't feel that cluttered since they're not visible from a straight on view and I think it gives it a sense of family because after all this isn't a showroom- real people live here!
I'm on the search for something decorative to go in that corner behind the sink- it's a little dark back there without any under cabinet lighting but I think I'll stick with the white theme. I'm also thinking about a runner and really love the Crate and Barrel Olin Grey Runner.
I have a major stripe addiction- can you tell? But isn't it nice?! It's just the right amount of modern for the kitchen.
Emily A. Clark is hosting a Link Up Party of "Working With What You Have"- head on over to see my link and a bunch of others!!