Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station

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Years (and several houses) ago I set up my first coffee station in our kitchen. We currently live in Seattle, home of the original Starbucks, so it probably goes without saying that coffee has been a big deal in the Northwest for almost as far back as I can remember (I’ve lived in the NW for almost my entire life).

If you are a coffee or tea lover, a dedicated zone for a coffee station is worth considering for any kitchen remodel. Even if you aren’t remodeling, a special spot for coffee (or tea) can give your kitchen a homey functional appeal!

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station

Mug Tree // Mugs

I loved my little mug tree I bought for our old house several years ago and the colorful mugs I collected to hang on it. While I still have my original mug tree, a few months ago I bought a taller mug tree that can hold a lot more coffee mugs (and doesn’t take up any more space on the counter) to accommodate a growing pretty mug collection.

I actually had already set up a coffee station in this house (it was probably the first thing I set up here, haha), but sadly, the day I brought my new mug tree home was the day my beloved coffee maker died. SADNESS! After zillions of years of faithful service brewing my morning coffee (and let’s be honest, often my afternoon coffee too), it unexpectedly stopped working. SORROW!

Our coffee maker was so reliable and made great coffee for years and years (check out similar models here), I highly recommend it.

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station

Ever since my coffee maker bit the dust, I’ve used my Nespresso (which I really like as well, mostly because it makes GREAT foam even without milk/the milk frother) but life without my old coffee maker has not been the same. I do plan to get a new espresso maker to go with my new mug tree, it is just a matter of saving up my pennies. I’ll let you know what I decide to get, I very well may get the same brand as I had before.

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee StationFröken Turkos / Photo by Lina Ikse / via House of Turquoise

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee StationMug Tree

Besides the joy of selecting a beautiful mug to go with your coffee each morning, there’s something so charming about the form+function of a mug tree on a kitchen counter. I’m all for a clean and streamlined space, but the warmth and charm of seeing a coffee station all set up, inviting me to enjoy my daily ritual makes it a welcome addition to my kitchen. The mug tree really doesn’t take up a lot of room on the counter, and they hold so many mugs that it saves a lot of space in the cabinet, too!

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station

Wall Mug Rack Source — Cute mug wall via Baked Bree blog

If you really don’t have space on your counter for coffee mugs, you could add a charming wall mug rack. Or even just use cup hooks under a cabinet to accomplish the same thing.

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station

We even used a small tiered stand for coffee mugs one Christmas, which really is a great idea if you only need a few mugs!

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station
My daughter made a DIY mug rack with a rod and hooks for her coffee station (above), it’s so cute and perfect for even small spaces.

A mug rack would be an adorable addition to an informal dining room, too, so you can be creative about the location of your coffee station.

Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station

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Mug Rack: Kitchen Coffee Station

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An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!

An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!

Calling all home decor lovers (and I’m just guessing we are probably ALL home decor lovers around here?)! I have really great news about my coloring book. It looks like Amazon will be releasing The Inspired Room adult coloring book early! You may even get it next week if you already pre-ordered or if you order it now. I’m SO excited about that!

This adorable home decor adult coloring book is only $8.80 on Amazon right now, WHAT? That’s a crazy good deal, retail price is $12.99. If you don’t find it locally where you see other coloring books sold, would you do me a favor and let the store buyer or owner know about this one? I would appreciate it. There are very few interior design coloring books like this out there so I really want people who would enjoy it to be able to find it.

Besides being a fun way to relax (trust me, if you haven’t colored in years coloring will take you back to carefree relaxing and creative days of childhood!), it is going to make an adorable gift. This would also be a super fun way to bring your girlfriends together to spend time around the table chatting and coloring.

An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!

I’m really proud of how this book turned out, it is such a great quality coloring book with super adorable artwork on every page. There are 80 pages, each page is single sided and perforated so you can remove or frame your favorites. You’ll find rooms to design color schemes, pages with fun vignettes, furniture, accessories, and patterns to color. You’ll even find a few adorably designed quote pages that can be torn out and used as wall art!

An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!

An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!

My favorite thing about coloring these pages is how you can transform the rooms inside the book simply with your own special color choices! It’s so fun to dream up color schemes. My girls and I have tested these out for months now and it’s so fun seeing the uniqueness of each of our rooms and vignette pages.

An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!

An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!

Even if you haven’t gotten into the “adult coloring book” craze yet, I think you will LOVE this one. It’s a dream coloring book for home lovers like us. I can’t wait until you see it! Thanks for being excited about it, too. Who knew I’d ever have a coloring book? Not me, but it so fun to be able to share it with you.

Order on Amazon // Order on Barnes and Noble << 

(COLORED PENCILS! For those who have asked before, our favorite colored pencils are these and these!)

When you get your coloring book, will you take a photo of it and tag me on Instagram @theinspiredroom? I have a special hashtag so you can show off your coloring pages. I’ll be regramming images of your colored pages on Instagram to inspire others, so be sure to tag #TIRColoringBook on Instagram so I can find your images!

An Adult Coloring Book for Home Decor Lovers!
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