Including The Whole Family

8 Feb

My husband and I left Dallas on Super Bowl weekend and headed to South Texas to spend time with good friends. They recently moved into a new home that they spent months remodeling and the result is fabulous. They have three of the THE MOST adorable little boys you have ever seen and from the moment we walked into the house, there was no doubt where the heart of their home was. Their HUGE open kitchen is now three times the size of the original and the island is definitely the hub of the entire family space.

Modern white cabinets with stainless hardware,  subway tile backsplash in three tones of white,  slate floors, Deep Gray Ceasar Stone countertops and top of the line Jenn Air appliances create a fresh open space for the family of five to hang out.

The island is always being used for art projects. Emilio was drawing a picture for me here, and  a few of us chipped in to help with his Valentine shoe box project the following morning.

We made homemade pizzas one night…it was a mess but a blast and sooo yummy!

Directly across from the kitchen is the family room and casual dining area. The boys were always at the table playing games or having a snack.  My favorite thing about this part of the space is the boy’s art work. It’s nothing new to parents,  but using your children’s art can really personalize a space allow everyone in the family to have a part in accessorizing the home. I love how their mother framed these colorful kangaroo paintings, they brought in the pop of color that they love and the pieces are modern enough to compliment the feel of the home.

Having a cup of coffee from the Saeco coffee machine was a morning ritual. These coffee painting by the oldest boys were adorable and proudly hung in the area too. What a fabulous weekend, I’m wishing Caddo & Ivy made pieces like this while they were at doggy daycare..no such luck!

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10 Responses to “Including The Whole Family”

  1. Emily A. Clark February 8, 2011 at 7:04 AM #

    Looks like a fun happy house! Glad you had a good weekend and were able to get out of crazy town 🙂

  2. Lissa@AfterAdornment February 8, 2011 at 8:23 AM #

    This kitchen is amazing….the space is perfect for gathering a large family and I love the bright children’s art.
    Also, just wanted to say hi. Just found you recently and I love your blog!

  3. sharon from Layers & Layers February 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM #

    A great job of a real family working kitchen. Plenty of room for everyone to move around and be part of the action. The true heart of the home … artwork is great!

  4. housetoyourhome February 8, 2011 at 11:40 AM #

    I love this kitchen, large but comfortable warm and inviting! I was curious, is the the flooring a ceramic tile? I’m looking for new tile in my kitchen and I like the look of this very much!

  5. Tonia February 8, 2011 at 6:29 PM #

    I’ve alwaysd love the idea of using art created by kids and other family memembers.

  6. studioten25 February 8, 2011 at 8:23 PM #

    Hi Emily,
    It was great to miss all of the Super Bowl hoopla and enjoy time with friends. I hope you guys had a great one too…loving your little artists by the way!
    Abbe

  7. studioten25 February 8, 2011 at 8:23 PM #

    Thank you Lisa,
    So glad you found the blog too.
    Abbe

  8. studioten25 February 8, 2011 at 8:29 PM #

    Sharon,
    Thank you for the kind words. I will pass them along to our friends and they will be so happy to see all of the positive feedback!
    Abbe

  9. studioten25 February 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM #

    Hi Laurie,
    It is a ceramic tile made to replicate slate. I’m not sure where they actually purchased the material from but most tile vendors carry the slate look. These floors were beautiful and didn’t look wanabe at all. I think it was a great selection to keep the budget in check and to hold up to those three boys too!
    Thank you for stopping by the blog.
    Abbe

  10. studioten25 February 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM #

    Hey Tonia,
    I swear you are my biggest blog fan, I love you for that and thank you! Yes, I love the art and it immediately caught my eye!
    Abbe

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