Remodeled Kitchen with White Painted Cabinets with Window Seat

What story does your room tell?

When you design a room, you think a lot about how it will look. And, rightfully so.

In addition to asking yourself how the room you're designing will look, ask yourself what story it will tell. Rooms are like stage sets; they tell us about the people who use them and the lives they lead.

This is the kitchen I designed for my family, and this is the story it tells.


This is a happy place where you can enjoy a peaceful cup of coffee and gaze out the window or gather for a family meal.

Don't worry about making a mess. Nothing here is too fancy. Some things are old, like my great grandmother's Fiestaware in the glass-fronted cabinet to the left, and others are new.

Everything is meant to be used and enjoyed. So, sit down and stay awhile.

Remodeled Kitchen with White Painted Cabinets with Window Seat

So, write a little story about the room you're designing. It doesn't have to be long. Two or three sentences will do.

Share it with friends and family, or hold it close to your heart. Either way, you'll know that you're working hard to make the story come true.

She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas.

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