Thursday, August 25, 2011

Kitchens You Can Really Live In (and Love!)

Here are a few kitchens that are truly lovely, but also look very realistic in terms of liveability.  Hopefully these will spark some ideas you can do in your own kitchen sometime soon.

This looks like a real "working kitchen" to me, with all kinds of great elements like the glass shelving, plant (although I'd prefer fresh herbs) and spices on display. 
Plus, the tribal rug is FAB.

IO Metro
That bench is a refreshing change to the typical four stools - very clever.

Mcalpine Booth and Ferrier
The perfect layout for a very functional kitchen, I think...

There are so many great details in this kitchen but the barn door is the star! 
I'm thinking this would be a pretty easy addition to a regular kitchen cupboard, as long as you have an open wall on one or both sides.  Has anyone tried this?

Brooke Gianetti of Velvet and Linen
 What I like most about this kitchen is that eating area tucked into the kitchen cozy for casual family meals together.

The cool elements in this kitchen work so well together without being too formal.

Brad Ford
My current favorite in terms of counters and cabinets...very simple and classic. 

Lonny Magazine
What I admire in this kitchen is all of the counterspace to display artwork, plants, sculptures, etc...what a great way to expand your design space into the kitchen!  It has great potential for the Kitchen Kick Starts I blogged about here.

As an aside, you may have noticed my insanely small header.  :(
I redesigned it with new images yesterday and was so happy with the results.  BUT, when I went to upload it, blogger gave me all kinds of problems.  I'm working on it and hope to have a new and improved header soon!


The enchanted home said...

Hi Barbara..definietly a few of my all time faves here, love that graphic print bench too, it really livens up the space. Something to love in each one!

Anonymous said...

I agree... I am loving the barn door! It totally makes the kitchen! xo

Anonymous said...

I love cooking and I love the weathered look in these kitchens and love the black (soapstone?)counter too..and that antique red kilim rug in the first pic is gorgeous..
maureen said...

These photos are great. Love the patterned rug in the kitchen!!

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Marianne said...

I could look at kitchens all day long!

Stacy CUrran said...

These are so gorgeous! As I was reading, I was thinking of all the things I wanted to comment about, but then lost track because there were so many. I do remember that I LOVE the second kitchen!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

So true! What good is a beautiful kitchen if it doesn't get used? I love the images you've included here.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Barbara, Love every single one of these kitchens. Really heart those barn doors.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I could look at pictures of kitchens all day long! I am particularly loving the 2 kitchens with the bright rugs - what a great way to add a bit of warmth and texture!

George J. McGuire said...

Everything here very very cool. The kitchen color, decoration, equipments arrangement simple nice. George J. McGuire

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