I spent the better part of yesterday looking for casual but elevated kitchen inspiration. There are some that have made a huge impact on me and are stuck in my head – like a catchy jingle. I was on the hunt for spaces showcasing open shelving, farmhouse sinks, and nice hardware, unique style and somewhere you genuinely wouldn’t mind entertaining in. The kitchen really is the heart of the home, it’s where we gather, where we learn, where we teach, where we dance (at least in my case ;)) and of course where we eat. In an open plan living space it’s nice to have a functional and beautiful space to prepare food for a Sunday dinner or poor a glass of wine for a friend. There are certain elements that are repetitive in the photos I’ve selected and they stand out to me because they are warm, welcoming, casual, and relatively easy to source and even to execute yourself. That translates to “budget-friendly” in my eyes. The best part is that all the finishes are pretty classic and should stand the test of time. Oh and one more thing – Versatility! With a few changes here and there the overall style could shift and I like that option.
The neutral elements I love include:
- Open shelves (wood or white) with black or chrome brackets;
- White Subway Tile or patterned clay option;
- Black or gold hardware;
- Wood tones in the counter top and accessories;
- White farmhouse apron sink,
- Pops of colour,
- Personal and unique collections.
- Duchess of York 2. Magnolia Market 3. Pinterest 4. Nesting with Grace 5. Duchess of York 6. Magnolia Market 7. Sarah Sherman Samuel 8. Emily Henderson 9. Emily Henderson 10. Chris Loves Julia
Here are a few shots from our personal kitchen.
The March 2016 issue of House & Home also features some amazing homes with outstanding kitchens. You should check it out.
That’s all for now.