I’m back! I feel rested and relaxed after my California vacay. Well I did for about 30 minutes and now I feel buried until the typical pile of work that awaits you after a break. I’m presently working on a kitchen design of a historic home, which means I have kitchens on the brain. This issue of TradHome was just full of great ideas for kitchens. Here are my top 5 and why…
I gasped when I saw this kitchen by Tamara Kaye-Honey. The blue-gray cabinets are moody and chic against the subway tile. Most of all though, I like the layout. Two islands make for the perfect space to prep, clean up, snack and provide division between the kitchen and the living room. I love how the living room side of the island is styled with lamps, books and pretties. Just another way to add homey personality to your kitchen.
Other than the rustic beams, my favorite part of this kitchen by Melanie Turner is the furniture-style eating island. It’s a neat concept to differentiate your eating section of the island from the working section. I like how this is all the same height (I hate two-height islands!) and that the eating island matches the wall color in adjoining family room.
Admittedly, my favorite part of Grant K Gibson’s kitchen is the yellow tolix stools and blue pottery. Proving there are several easy, non-permanent ways to style up an all-white kitchen. Then again, the copper hood isn’t too shabby either. I like that he mixed copper with stainless and nickel pendants. Would you mix metals?
A lot of my client’s get caught up with the idea of a sink under the window, but I also love the layout in this kitchen designed by Allison Hennesey. The hood is the focal point here; flanked by two windows and offset by glass subway tiles. The sink is centered in the large island and most likely is a good perch to keep tabs on the rest of the open floor plan.
This custom driftwood countertop, designed by Tammy Connor is simply divine. I love when the materials on a kitchen island are different or unexpected. It helps add a layer of dimension, particularly in a white kitchen.