It's another gloomy, cold day in North Carolina. It was nearly impossible to get out of bed this morning with little-to-no sunlight in our apartment, making the morning all the more dreadful. Yesterday was equally as dreadful outside, so I spent my evening perusing the internet looking for recipes, pictures, cooking gadgets, and kitchens that piqued my interest (or at least made me smile).
I have shared numerous recipes with y'all, but what I really enjoyed looking at last night were all the beautiful kitchens. I'd LOVE to take a little from this one here, and add a bit from that one, a dash from another, and a hint of another to combine into my ultimate dream kitchen. Like a great big island from one, windows from another, a breakfast nook from another, granite countertops from this one, cabinets from that one, a pot-filler faucet above the stove, a hood from that one, a SubZero fridge from here and a double sink plus bar sink from there. A girl can dream, can't she?
And I found so many kitchens that I just loved, I can't help but want to share them too! There are plenty more to come.
|I love the bookshelves built into the end of the island; they are perfect for storing all of your cookbooks and family recipes. The warm wood, floating cabinets above the island, and U-shaped design make for an almost perfect kitchen!|
|These funky cabinets add color without overwhelming the space and keep the stainless steel hood and stove in check, making it not too funky and not too modern.|
|The hard wood floor is painted with a decorative diamond pattern and provides a great alternative to tiles... and paired with the teal cabinets and a wall full of windows -- perfection!|
|I love this neutral kitchen - keeping the materials grounded in nature (the wood stools are awesome!) offset the harshness some kitchens can take on with too much stainless steel and hard surfaces|
|I've always liked the idea of chalkboard paint in a kitchen ever since a childhood friend had it in their house. Here, it adds fun to an otherwise sterile black-and-white kitchen.|
|The lighting in this kitchen is to DIE for - warm and inviting with the mix of wood stains and stainless steel appliances. This kitchen also has great drawer pulls - sleek and not too dainty.|
|And the ultimate dream -- a pot filler faucet above the stove! Plus, the stainless against the neutral granite and subway tile backsplash is beautiful.|
(all kitchen photos are from myhomeideas.com)