Jordan House Tour | Before & After: Kitchen & Dining Room


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amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, dining room, afterOur virtual Amman apartment tour continues today with our dining room and kitchen. You caught some glimpses of the dining room in our look at our foyer and living room.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, dining room, beforeDining room, before.Amman-Apartment-After-12Dining room, after.Our dining room isn’t much different in terms of furniture placement. We have a couple pieces of art hanging on the wall, including our signed Fernando Llort lithograph of “The Last Supper.”amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, dining room, beforeBefore.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, dining room, afterThe Llort piece is signed “Para Los Padgitt.”We’ve also filled our china cabinet with some of our Kate Spade wedding china and a beautiful lapis bowl from Afghanistan, along with some other “fancy” serveware and glassware. Now we just have to host some dinner parties and put everything to good use!amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, dining room, afterChina cabinet.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, half bath, afterHalf bathroom (this is an “after” photo but it’s not much different other than some decor).One thing I like about the way our apartment is structured is that there is a “formal” part — the entryway, living room, dining room and half bathroom — separated from the “private” part of the home. There’s a door that locks in between. So far we have only had a couple friends over and didn’t restrict our entertaining to the formal part of the house.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, kitchen, beforeKitchen, before.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, kitchen, afterKitchen, after.The other part about our apartment that I love is how big it is — at least for two people. Our kitchen is enormous, with tons of counter and storage space. I was worried about where we’d keep all our dishes, cookware, bakeware and random kitchen implements and accessories, but there’s plenty of room.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, kitchen, beforePre-magnet collection arrival.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, kitchen, afterPost-magnet collection arrival.I’m sort of committed to red kitchen accessories. It started with my Le Creuset dutch oven collection, and now I have several other matching Le Creuset accessories and a red Kitchenaid mixer. So kitchen towels, potholders and other things mostly match. (Remember when I said I was a bit OCD?) Now if I only cooked anymore …amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, kitchen, beforeOne last “before” photo; I don’t have the corresponding “after” shot from the same perspective.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, kitchen, afterOutside the kitchen.Beyond our magnet collection and visible appliances like our coffee maker and Kitchenaid mixer, the appearance of the kitchen is largely unchanged. But all those cupboards and drawers are full of stuff (and things). We didn’t hang any artwork up on the tile walls, just a dry-erase calendar and a chalkboard.We probably spend the least amount of time in the formal living room, dining room and kitchen. I’m excited to take you into the parts of our home that are, well, really home for us. Stay tuned!What are your favorite kitchen appliances or cookware?Check out previous Jordan House Tour posts: foyer & living room. Also see my Kabul house tour and San Salvador house tour.

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

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