A General Store Inspired Kitchen

This kitchen remodel was inspired by one of my all time favorite places – The Belly General Store, located in the charming Virginia-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, GA.  I can’t help but appreciate the organic, simplicity of the drink lined shelves and the way the repeating light fixtures draw your eye upward to wood paneled ceiling.

This place is worth the visit for the food alone, but the design perspective is what I really fell in love with.  The store was recently featured in a Katherine Heigl movie“Life as We Know It” as the  store/restaurant she owned, and I remodeled my entire kitchen with it in mind!

Notice the grocery lined shelves?  I couldn’t help borrowing (ok, stealing) that idea!

A couple of benches and a few Gerber Daisies add to the country charm.

Before my kitchen was a sea of basement worthy tile and pickled pink cabinets, but now it has the warm feel of a laid back general store.  With a minimal budget and a few store inspired tricks, I was able to bring a little bit of one of my favorite places home.