Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Kitchen Design — Liberace meets Versailles.

I need this kitchen to be special.
Like me.

Basically, I am thinking Versailles. But Paul? Paul wants to order cabinets from the cabinet place… Why does he want me to live a lie?

Did he not get the memo? About the Sun King?
About how the kitchen must be a révolution of wit and surprise and charm?
Also, we should have jesters.

Planning our DIY old-house kitchen remodel- I’m thinking Versailles. Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

A manifesto against the tyranny of luxury kitchens.

Before the internet, you only had to keep up with the Joneses…  They were real people who lived next-door and probably drove a Corvette.

And even if you might have liked their car for yourself, you knew for a fact that they wore too much cologne, misused the word Machiavellian, and were just generally unlikable people who let their dog poop in everyone’s yard.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

I have finally looked at every kitchen on Pinterest.

Lots of you have wondered why our kitchen progress stopped… It might bear explaining eventually, but hasn’t yet felt like blog-fodder. In the meantime, it can be summed up as: life.

I have no idea how other bloggers manage to have their house/projects/progress all proceed in a way that is so perfectly linear and sensible.

The forced hiatus helped me work through a lot of my existential kitchen angst… Not to mention the dubious gift of time to look at every kitchen on Pinterest.
It took a while.

As of today, my kitchen board is filled with 800 designs of extraordinary proportion… which I cannot afford… do not have the space for… but will look fantastic when I inherit an estate in the Hamptons. (Hopefully that happens soon.)

Planning our DIY old-house kitchen remodel..

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.