the 'for now' perfect kitchen

What is a ‘for now’ perfect kitchen? Well, that is completely different to every person. And perfect doesn’t really have to be your ultimate perfect. That’s where the ‘for now’ perfect comes into play. In other words, it’s as perfect as it’s going to get until you have the funds to make it your ultimate perfect.

These below photos show some great ideas on how to make your kitchen perfect ‘for now’. And if your kitchen is already pretty perfect, these photos might give you some extra inspiration for perhaps a small change, just so things stay fresh and fun.


the wall street journal

I have a cousin in New Jersey who is quite extraordinary… he saves up the Design & Decorating section of The Wall Street Journal every week, and then sends them all to me in bunches at a time. The last snail mail of these newspaper clippings came with pages from over six months worth of inspiration! I can’t say that I will read every last one of them, but I do know I will go through them all at some point. So I thought I would share.

Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order, that I learned about from this iconic newspaper. And yes, hard copy newspaper clippings, and snail mail are still things I am learning from. Go figure!

before and after - a tiny bathroom update

From black and white…. to black and white.

the armoire - is it still a thing?

I remember years ago how the armoire was the piece of furniture to have. Not just my memories of the 80s with the knotty pine rendition of the day, but from the early part of the 20th century… and from even well well before then too! Has it gone away? Do people now prefer hidden built-ins, walk-in closets with all the bells and whistles, and simple dressers over these once very sought after pieces?

Check out these photos of some really exquisite armoires and tell me, would you want one in your home again perhaps?