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I love a kitchen that has an area devoted solely for the purpose of coffee. I did not design this type of an area as a part of our kitchen, but have always enjoyed them. I was inspired by Heather Bullard’s beautiful coffee and tea station that she designed for her own kitchen. The style is classic, real, and simple. All elements that I truly appreciate in design.
I needed to get creative with shelving. I thought, why not use one of my wooden crates (currently used for toys) to stack cups and place the necessities on top. This is what I came up with!
This is a display that I would use for entertaining purposes. It is something special and simple to put together when we have fellow coffee (or tea) drinkers over. Just dump the toys out of the crate and grab all of the coffee essentials! An added bonus is that it will keep everything in one place and people will have everything at their fingertips. Everything is organized and in its place. It’s the little things, right?
I used my Wedgewood china that I have displayed in my kitchen corner cupboard for this informal display. I enjoy the contrast of styles between the old wood and crisp white china. I think it makes it interesting and draws the eye directly to the display.
Most importantly, this is real design and it tells a story. I owned all of the items, so this Bite Size (real) Design didn’t cost me anything. The china was something we registered for 15 years ago for our wedding. The crate was $5 at a garage sale about three years ago and the beautiful sunrise coffee scoop is from a family owned company Polder’s Old World Market that I received in the last year.
I hope this series shows you that home projects don’t have to be a dream. Sometimes you have to be a little creative, but with that comes authenticity. That is good design.