These past few weeks I've spent my free time organizing my life. Everything in our apartment is already pretty organized, enough for day-to-day operations. However, I'm all about making my life simpler, more efficient, and orderly from here on out. We've began to get rid of items we never use, giveaway doubles of the things we have, as well as shift things from cabinet to cabinet (the kitchen specifically), making the flow of the kitchen work better.
We got this great cart for our tiny kitchen from Ikea in order to organize all of our new kitchen items. Since everything is brand new and beautiful, an open-shelf cart was the perfect way to show off our items while organizing them for usage. Right now we have mostly espresso + coffee equipment, a cheeseboard, and my one copper pot on the cart, with our gorgeous new cutting board sitting on top. We can take the cutting board away when we're entertaining and place the cheeseboard there, or even utilize the top as a bar cart for wine, beers, mixers, etc.
Like most first apartments, ours was a culmination of his + hers brought together to make one very non-cohesive kitchen. When we thought about registering, it didn't exactly seem appealing to us until we realized we did need upgrades and that we did need a cohesive look. Our mission was to bring in more basics like the classic white pieces, standard stainless steel that goes with everything, and a bit of natural wood for a nice juxtaposition against the stark metal.
We didn't want to get rid of color in the kitchen completely, so we figured we keep a few of our colorful pieces and use them as accents to the very neutral palette that it has become. My favorite accent color at the moment is pistachio, the color of my Kitchenaid mixer. I think it's going to be our kitchen accent color for a while.
Surprisingly enough, our kitchen looks so much larger than it used to with all of our white and stainless steel items. If only we could paint our cabinets I'd be 10x happier with our kitchen, but we can't because we are renting. I so look forward to the day in which I can own a house and a kitchen that is all mine to do as I please. After all, I spend every morning and every night in the kitchen, it should be a beautiful little spot.