These days our kitchen is starting to feel more like the heart of our home.  We got a fabulous butcher block from IKEA and it looks great with all of our pots and pans and cookbooks on display.  There's no getting around the fact that the kitchen itself is very "Euro."  As in lots of tile and modern clean lines.  (Maybe too modern and clean?)  It's coming along, but hopefully I'll find even more ways to warm up all of that grey.  For now, it feels like progress in the right direction.