Joanna Anastasia

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Kitchen makeover reveal

Here’s a little secret: if I follow my heart it always leads me to the fridge! Because quite frankly, the kitchen is the true heart of our home! And any healthy breakfast, yummy snack or amazing Holiday feast, they always start right here: in the kitchen. Just like my daughter’s first cooking lessons: the art of scramble eggs, and the romantic dishes-cleaning with my hubby ( because once you’re a parent here’s where you catch up on your relationship). Oh and also the girls night in – well, no who am I kidding? It’s actually the middle-of-the-day  play date. Everything happens in the kitchen.

And even if the said heart of the home is as small as mine, life still revolves around the kitchen.

And it seems like during the Holiday season the kitchen is even more important then ever! Here’s where we bake cookies and decorate the gingerbread house, here’s where we pour the punch and serve our guests the vine, and here’s where we make our DIY from-the pantry gifts!

So here is how it used to look:

kitchen makeover- before

To improve the very essence of our everyday lives we decided it was about time to finally update our dated and not matching together appliances and to add open shelving to this small space! Our old dishwasher was white while the range and the fridge where in stainless steel. Every appliance was a different mark and on top of it, we were missing the over the range fan! And the classical kitchen cupboards just made the space look even smaller then it was.

When I was looking for the new kitchen appliances I knew I needed a good quality first, with the technology that helps families in their every day! And I must say, I we are more then happy now with all KitchenAid matching appliances!

And so here’s how we made our small kitchen feel bigger, and more practical :

kitchen makeover

kitchen makeover

kitchen makeover

So now our kitchen is ready to take on the load of the Christmas cooking, baking and washing! You can see it all and read all about the best appliances for small spaces here, in the new Hello Holiday guide. I’m also sharing my favorite DIY gift idea -made with the ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry- and more details of the makeover!

If you’re looking for Christmas kitchen and dining room inspiration, then I’m sure you’ll love our guide! It’s packed with the Holiday cheer!

Disclosure: this post was brought to you by Leon’s furniture, all opinions remain my own. Photos without a watermark: made by Scarlet O’Neill  

Hello Holliday is here!

The Holliday countdown is finally on and what better way to get in the mood then by getting inspired by real life bloggers festive ideas? The Hello Holliday lookbook 2017 is finally here! I can’t even describe how amazing this issue is, and how inspired I feel by all these amazing creatives I got a pleasure to work alongside!

First, let me tell you, the spaces featured are so relatable: these are homes lived by families, with real life mess and real love. Homes featured in this look book are full of kids, pets and all that chaos that we all know. So finally you can find real holiday inspiration for real life. Second, the DIY ideas are totally doable, easy and all so festive that I myself can’t decide what else should I do this Holliday season.

I’m so exited to finally share my small kitchen remodel in collaboration with Kitchen Aid! Also, I had a pleasure to makeover our small playroom and turn it in to a pastel and multifunctional guest room/playroom/homework-space, and the result is so cute! Here are some sneak peeks from this transformation! Can you belive that in this small space there’s enough room to sleep two adults comfortably and to host a play date too? 

Hello Holiday

Hello Holiday

Helo Holiday

You can see more of this makeover in the lookbook and get the full tutorial on the simple but oh so lovely room spray I made to make my guests feel at home while visiting!

Hello Holiday

Come see the full catalog, with plenty of Christmas styling ideas, home decor, festive recipes and DIY ideas from amazing Canadian Bloggers that I was lucky enough to work with, HERE!

Or, go visit your local LCBQ and grab a copy of Food and Vine magazine, and the Hello Holiday will be right at the back!

And make sure to follow me on Instagram, as I’ll be sharing more sneak peeks from my makeovers there!

disclosure : this post was created in collaboration with Leon’s furniture, all opinions remain entirely my own.