You might notice I don't often talk about what is on or off trend here. That's mostly because I feel like almost anything - whether super new or seen everywhere - can be done well, when done right. So rather than bashing what's out, I thought it would be fun to discuss some great trends (despite being oft seen) we can defend.
jen woodhouse / martha stewart / funky junk interiors
As someone with a small kitchen this is a favorite. Kitchen coffee bars - little stations where a homeowner's coffee maker, cups and fixings are all out and at the ready. A luxury I so wish I had the room for since my coffee consumption has skyrocketed since having kids. I like to think of it as the modern bar cabinet. Who needs booze when you can have caffeine?
apartment therapy / the happy housie / driven by decor
While an elaborate station is pretty swoon worthy, I've seen some lovely takes on it using rolling carts, 3 tiered trays and simple baskets like the examples above.
I don't have a full on coffee bar but I do have my coffee corner but it's just not the same as having everything out and ready to go any time you need a boost. My next kitchen will definitely have one.
What do you think about this trend? Is it here to stay? Do you have a coffee corner? Is it as functional as you imagined it?