These pictures are from House Beautiful. There are so many great ideas here!
But don't get the idea that I am building a new kitchen or that I am dropping $50,000 on a designer remodel. Nope.
I'm just enjoying the views and hopefully, pulling a few ideas out that I can scale down to my comparably itty bitty budget. The truth is, it's probably more fun this way. I mean, if you had everything you wanted, what is there left to dream about? (My apologies, Princess Kate.)
Anyway, let's get started...
Here, we have possibly the kitchen I would build if I were to have the opportunity to design and build my own. I love every detail, from the rustic wooden plank flooring, to the subway tile backsplash!
Dear black pendant lights, I love you. Please be from Kmart. ;)
And another view:
My heart belongs to those shelf brackets.
You are sick of the all-white thing?
But, just to be nice, I am adding in this shot.
It certainly feels home-y, but how long before I wanted re-painting those cabinets?
Maybe it's just me.
And what's up with that light fixture. I don't get it.
We will not discuss the nail brads on the table's edge.
Our new house has an archway. Just one. I guess they were all the rage in the 70's.
I love how big and round this one is. Check out the framing of this photo and how it highlights the round shapes of the arch framing the round light fixtures. Nice job, whoever took this.
Louis XV chairs, I LOVE you.
I do not believe words are necessary to describe my love of this island.
Though, I could live without the Long John Silver's light fixture.
The white ceramic in this kitchen totally ruins it for me. I hate tile, can you tell?
This one had me until I saw those light fixtures. What were they THINKING??
Here are the actual cabinets in our new kitchen...minus the clean, white paint...architectural accents, etc.
Wouldn't I be a happy camper if I had that sweet stainless farm sink?
So, in case you didn't catch on, I am posting all these great shots in here so that I can keep an little journal to refer to later. I will be carrying a picture of those black pendants in my purse (for example) when I finally get to shop for lighting in the new house. In reality, though, there are so many things that are already great about the house...the challenge is pulling it all together to suit MY taste.
And how do they get people to just open up their houses to them?
I want to do that!!
(the picture-taking part, not the house-opening part, of course.)
Have a great day!!!!