The Anatomy of the Perfect Kitchen for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Of course no one designs a kitchen with cooking Thanksgiving dinner in mind, but it really is the ultimate test of how well your kitchen functions.  When I saw this kitchen, designed by Brown Design Inc. (you MUST check out their portfolio to see so so many jaw-droppingly beautiful spaces), I instantly thought it would be the perfect spot to cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner.  The room has been beautifully divided into places for work, prep, cooking and serving and I think it would be a dream to cook here.  Here’s why!

The Anatomy of a Dream Kitchen for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner | www.theanatomyofdesign.comNone of us are going to be renovating our kitchens before next week, but this room does have me thinking about setting up my kitchen next week to create the perfect zones for prepping, cooking and serving.

And, because I cannot finish this post without sharing some photos from this gorgeous kitchen…here are a few more details from this amazing space.

How great is the layout of this kitchen and dining room?  Open, but still separated is my favorite! And, the clever window wall is so beautifully styled…such a unique moment. With seating for at least 12 this home is perfect for hosting a Thanksgiving feast!

I am in love with this work station in this kitchen.  A clean countertop, the pretty piece of artwork, the tiny beautiful lamp and artful shelf styling make this corner a really beautiful spot in the kitchen.  I could work all day here.

I’ll be back later this week to share my own Thanksgiving table ideas!

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Party Prep: Preparing a Thanksgiving Buffet Table

Happy Monday Friends!  My posts are going to be simple and sweet this week as I prepare for Thanksgiving next week.  Which is what we’ll be talking about all this week…prepping for the big party!  First up, here’s a few tips for setting up your Thanksgiving table, buffet style.  At our house our dining table isn’t big enough for serving food and eating, so we set-up a buffet table out of necessity.

When it comes down to it a buffet table is only stylish if it’s both functional and pretty.  Helping your guests grab what they need (without worrying about making a mess), easily identify what they want to put on their plate, and make it quickly around the table and to their seat before their food gets cold is key to creating a successful buffet.  Here are a few tips to help you make that happen!

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Any tips to add?  I’d love to hear!

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