Now that we’re out of the old house and that’s all over and done with I thought I would go through each room and give them a good old fashioned junk-chucking. I started in the kitchen and for inspiration I thought to look up minimalist kitchen pictures on Pinterest and discovered one of three things. A: Most people don’t understand the minimalist concept, or, 2: I don’t understand the minimalist concept, or, C: people shouldn’t be running around using the word minimalist so haphazardly in public. Also, people should really be more specific about what they mean by minimalist. And that’s technically four, I KNOW.
I feel like I really want to have a minimalist kitchen and thought I had achieved about as minimalist a look and feel as possible for a family of 10 but apparently to claim to have a minimalist kitchen everything has to to look retro-square, be colored white & sage, and have stuff like plants and small appliances everywhere and so now I don’t know what to call my kitchen as it does not fit in with current minimalist definitions, apparently.
Or maybe it does. I don’t know but maybe you readers do so I thought I’d take a few pictures so tell me what you think.
For the record, it’s really hard to get a good picture of a kitchen with my phone’s camera. Or pretty much with any camera. The fridge hides the big counter one direction, the bar hides it the other direction. Just trust me, it’s there. And it’s empty other than my Cuisinart Keurig Brewer that I feel is the most fabulous invention ever (after blogs. and babywipes) and should come standard in all kitchens.
The coloring in the picture on the left is more-better.
If my style isn’t minimalist, what is it?
Also my kitchen isn’t always this clean. I have 8 kids, people, and I’m not trying to trick you into believing otherwise.
This is pretty much what it looks like when my kids forget how to make things clean:
(I didn’t have a picture so I just replicated it in photoshop. It was way easy.)
Maybe by not being an abuser of counter tops I’ve created my own style .
Blank. Or vapid.