If you guys have been following me, then you may know that I recently built a home and I have shared some details of my farmhouse kitchen. It’s been about a year since we moved in, and I’m still fine tuning things in the house! I shared my farmhouse kitchen around this time last year on Instagram, but I’ve made a few minor changes so I’m sharing some new photos here of my farmhouse kitchen today. Plus, I’m going to share some of my favorite kitchen tools and things that I have been using for the past year and absolutely love!
The first thing I’m sharing is my cake dome. It literally lives on my island, as we always have baked goods in the house and it keeps things super fresh up here at high altitude. Right now, there’s scones in there! My cake dome is a gray marble bottom with a glass top, and I’ve linked it here. If you live in a dry climate, then having a dome is essential! I cannot stress that enough! If you like baking soft and chewy cookies and want them to stay that way for days, put them in a dome. Cakes can be cut and left in a dome, and still retain their moist and fluffy texture. Plus, you can also use it for homemade muffins, breads, and scones!
We recently got an Air Fryer and it’s amazing! I cannot stress that enough! And if you’ve been thinking of getting one, but not sure which one to get, then you should get the one I have because I am super happy with it. I’ve linked the one I have here. I love this air fryer because it’s not just an air fryer, it’s basically an air fryer and toaster oven in one. We hadn’t had a toaster oven in years since the one at our condo set on fire one day while cooking bacon. We were saving for our house, so we didn’t even spend the extra money to replace it at that time and just stopped eating bacon for breakfast, haha! So, when we moved into the house and I was thinking of getting one again, we actually found this air fryer that doubled as a toaster oven instead. It makes it super convenient, because we only have to have one thing on the counter and we don’t have to store away an air fryer or take it out when we want to use it. We literally use this all the time! I am not even joking. Not just for air frying, but mostly for warming stuff up. It cooks frozen pizza in minutes, so much faster than the oven because there is no preheating! It also cooks hot dogs amazing! And you know I love me some Chicago Hot Dogs. So, if you are thinking of getting an air fryer, I would definitely recommend this one!
One of the other things we’ve gotten recently is an espresso machine. Now, I don’t even drink coffee, so this was not for me but purely for Delaney. We actually ended up working with De’Longhi on a photoshoot and got to keep the machine. It’s the Dinamica Espresso Machine. This thing is fully automatic! And as someone who has worked in coffee shops, I know how the traditional espresso machines work, as well as the automatic ones. So when Delaney said he wanted one, I was kinda hesitant because some of them can be messy. But with this one we have no messy grinds anywhere because there is no portafilter – it’s all done inside the machine. You don’t even have to steam your own milk, so there’s no milk splatter anywhere either! You literally press a button and you can get an espresso, latte, or more. Plus it has a hot water dispenser so tea is ready in minutes, and my kettle is of no use to me anymore. It even steams milk on its own so I can easily make a Vanilla Steamer whenever I want. The funny thing is, we probably wouldn’t have bought this on our own because Delaney usually just makes black coffee in the morning. But now that we have it, Delaney is like I would totally buy this, I cannot live without it, it’s so worth it! So, if you drink coffee daily, I would definitely recommend splurging on this as you won’t be disappointed. My vase is also one of my new favorite things! I’ve linked it here. You can also find my cookbooks here.
I originally had a black and tan rug, but I just swapped it out for a white one which brightens the kitchen up so much! I love having the pops of black, in a light, bright, and clean kitchen! But, Delaney was super upset when I got this rug as he is terrified to drop something on it haha. I told him, it’s only a matter of time! But, I believe it will clean well, I have multiple other white rugs in the house and I’ve cleaned them all with ease. My rug is linked here.
Before we got the espresso machine, we had bought the Cafe Coffee Maker to match the oven, haha. So, we have a little coffee corner over here as well. I love the way this coffee maker looks, even though I don’t even drink coffee! When we moved, Delaney was thinking he wanted to get a coffee maker as he’s always just used a pour over since he’s the only one who drinks coffee. So I told Delaney if we are buying a coffee maker, this was the one because it looks so pretty. So now we have two coffee stations so Delaney can brew whatever he’s feeling, whether it’s a black coffee, a latte, or a cappuccino! And a caffeinated husband is a good husband! So, make sure your husband has the caffeine he needs and get whatever coffee maker will do that. I also love my little rubber plant on this counter and it hides the chord very well. I bought it on Etsy here. And my pot is linked here.
I also swapped out my KitchenAid mixer. I originally had a matte black KitchenAid mixer when we I moved in. And I love that mixer! It has that matte finish, which looks so sick. But I felt like even though it cleaned easily, it always seemed like my cleaner wouldn’t wipe off completely and it was frustrating the hell out of me. I don’t know if that is just my natural cleaner, or the finish? Or if anyone else that has this mixer knows what I’m talking about? But, most of the KitchenAid mixers have a more shiny finish versus a matte finish. And I have had many of them in all colors at the bakery over the years, and those all clean very easily. I still have my matte black mixer as my backup mixer, and my travel mixer for when I recipe test at sea level. So now, I have an awesome stainless steel KitchenAid mixer that matches my fridge and my dishwasher. I also felt having all my appliances silver and then just my ovens white make them pop (yes, my big oven and my little baby one haha). Plus it makes my kitchen feel brighter without having the black mixer on the counter. That’s a really easy way to brighten up your kitchen if you’re looking for a change – replace dark appliances with lighter ones, or remove things off the counter in general.
I currently have the Cafe Appliance Gas Oven in matte white with the stainless steel hardware. But, I ordered the Cafe Appliance Dual Fuel Double Oven, and it’s been on backorder for over 5 months now! I love my Cafe oven, but I need the dual fuel for the most accurate baking for recipe testing. I currently have an electric oven in the garage that I’ve been using for test baking! It’s driving me nuts walking up and down the stairs with trays of things haha. So, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new one to swap it out! But, it will still be matte white which I absolutely love!
I’ve had these bar stools since day one, and I couldn’t be happier with them even a whole year later! I got them at Target and I would highly recommend them! They are comfortable and they clean very well. I’ve also linked all my other stuff below. And if you have any questions on where I got things, just shoot me an email – nothing makes me more happy than shopping or helping people shop!
Paint | Clare (Fresh Kicks)
Pendant Lights | Amazon
Pulls | Home Depot
Knobs | Home Depot
Similar Pulls | Amazon
Similar Knobs | Amazon
Countertops | Pacific Stone Solutions
White Succulent Pots | Amazon
Succulents | Shop Succulents
Farm Sink | Birch Lane
Faucet | Amazon
Soap Dispenser | Amazon
Paper Towel Holder | Amazon
Mixer | KitchenAid
Cookies for Everyone Book | Amazon
The Mountain Baker Book | Amazon
Knife Set | Cuisinart
Oven | Cafe Appliances
Fridge | Sears
Dishwasher | Sears
Rug | Amazon
Bar Stools | Target