Are you an early riser who springs right out of bed full of energy and ready to take on the world? Well, I’m not. Yes, the jig is up and the secret is out.
I am an early riser, but one not so full of energy or immediately ready to take on the world. My morning involves a strong cup or two (or three) of coffee, a Visine moment for my computer weary eyes, and five minutes of peaceful meditation and prayer. The enthusiastic voice of an exercise routine weighs in, so I pick up the coffee creamer container and use it for a quick strength training session. That’s about as good as it gets most mornings.
Morning routines are the pace car of our day. A peaceful environment is a plus, hopefully setting the tone for the rest of our day. Unfortunately, it appears fast, faster, fastest is the morning mantra of the masses(number one reason I drink instant coffee). Accept it, we go-getters are a hurried group. This is the reason I embrace the first few moments of my morning routine. As I sketched out the design for our kitchen and breakfast area, the main goal was to create a visually pleasing space.
Enjoying coffee time, mealtime, or downtime in a kitchen designed and decorated with color, comfort, and convenience in mind is a plus in the slow it down column of life.
Some of us need all the help we can get to get our mornings started.
Colorful kitchen elements and accents add the pop o’ the morning to the space.
Cheerful colors evoke a feeling of warmth and coziness. Good morning, this is color calling with your wake up call.
images: Erdreich Architecture, P.C., Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Accents, HGTV, Hermitage Kitchen Design Gallery/Steven Long Photography, Sroka Design, Traditional Home, A CASA Design, J. Stephens Interiors