home tour: my kitchen!

Last week you peeked into my living room… This week it’s my kitchen and dining room area! My cooking space is pretty standard issue rental… basic oak cabinets, tiny stove, tiny fridge, tiny everything… and no storage. I knew I had to get creative while also maintaining my style. See more on Clementine Daily!

Home Tour // Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic
Functional storage is at a premium, so I designed my own kitchen cart to help maximize counter space and to provide some much-needed storage space. Can you believe my kitchen didn’t have a single drawer before I acquired this piece?
Kitchen cart c/o Hayneedle and art print c/o Read Between The Lines.

Home Tour // Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic
My kitchen is a mix of industrial, functional pieces (like this magnetic knife strip) and vintage family heirlooms. This chicken was my grandmother’s from back in the day, passed down through my mom. Now I use it to hide reusable cloth napkins.

Home Tour // Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic
I set up this appliance station to the left of my refrigerator in a strange nook. The space proved perfect for an industrial wire rack to house my appliances and cookbooks.
Cookie jar, mug, and dishtowels from Anthropologie, petal bowl from Suite One Studio, and industrial rack from Lowe’s.

Home Tour // Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic
I’ve always wanted a yellow kitchen, but because I’m always on the go, I never splurge on a paint job. A jumbo-sized piece of vintage art gives me the punch of color I desire with minimal commitment. I scored these Philippe Starck chairs on Craigslist and the tablecloth is from Target.

Home Tour // Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic
So about the salt and pepper shakers… I bought them with my first paycheck ever, which is sort of a family tradition. My grandmother purchased an owl-shaped cookie jar with her first paycheck.
Colander from Suite One Studio, vintage pitcher, and salt and pepper shakers from Anthropologie.

Photography by the incredible Claire Hudson.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 1.22.14

    Oh my your dachshund is adorable! I’m loving your home tour, it’s inspiring to see how much you can do with a small space!

  2. 11.7.13
    stephanie @BabaSouk said:

    Love the little cart in your kitchen. (and the wisdom of the poster of course)

    • 11.7.13
      joanna said:

      thanks so much! that poster makes me giggle every time, i swear.

  3. 11.7.13

    love it! I especially love that you have things passed down from your family mixed with new.

  4. 11.6.13
    elleyao said:

    Noodle slays me with that little orange bowtie!