“It’s the little details that are vital,
little things make big things happen.”
~John Wooden
“Success is the sum of details.”
~Harvey S. Firestone
“The details are not the details. They make the design.”
~Charles Eames

I really do believe that good design is in the details. Maybe it’s because small details make up the overall design, or if someone put thought into the details it probably means they put a lot of thought into the big picture haha
But, for this reason we’ve bought a counter depth fridge and freezer, we lost a couple cubic feet of space and spent a bit more money (why something smaller costs more is beyond my comprehension) but the fridge will be in line with the counter and cabinets,  giving it a cleaner look.
Here’s some other details that will make up the kitchen:
Some monogrammed Tea Towels, like these ones from Martha

Martha Tea Towels

A new chrome faucet for the sink,
Here’s the sink:


Here’s the faucet:
chrome faucetWe’ll be needing a new toaster, coffee maker, and kettle.

coffee maker 1 Toaster 4

Photos via Wallmart.com
Or this toaster, that has an egg cooker attached, almost easier then getting a mcmuffin from mcdonalds!

toaster 2

Photo via Wallmart.com
Love this Kettle/Tea pot! Lee’s the tea drinker in our house, and 99% of the water that gets boiled in our kettle is for tea so this is a great option:


photo via Wallmart.com
Or this kettle, I don’t know if I ever seen a more stylish electric kettle:


Photo via Target.com

Now for the pendant lights. I have a small problem! Sometimes I do this to myself, I see something, I get that idea in my head and nothing else will do. I saw some amazing pendants a long time ago on Design Inc. (a design show featuring Sarah Richardsons Design Co.)  Here are the fabulous Pendants:


photo via Designinc.com
They kind of look like this:

Plate light

Now here’s what I’m thinking, either someone will have seen these somewhere and let me in on their whereabouts, or, we’ll work on a homemade version (last option as we already have a lot on our plates these days).
We found these beauties at Pottery Barn, so far they are our number one contenders, but they aren’t as “frilly” as I would like them to be, and at around $150.00 they are at the top of our price range for pendants.

Pottery barn

photo via Potterybarn.com
So, anybody seen anything like these in your travels?
I’ve seen them, now I have to have them, even if I have to make them myself . . . . .  by make myself I mean ask Lee to make for me :) I tell you, husband of the year :)

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