[style]: Kitchen Inspirations Part IV

11.25.2014

I did not even realize just how many great kitchen images I've accumulated over time. Following my Part III - here is another post on black/white with dose of natural kitchens as we are brainstorming ideas for our own kitchen remodel/reno/gut job.

What I really like in this kitchen below is how Katie made the island look like rustic table in the middle of the room. I find that I am really drawn to all of the kitchens where there is an actual table in the middle of them acting as an island. What really works for me in the kitchen below is that you kind of get the good of both. I also love the number of glass upper cabinets - again you are getting the look of shelves without having to worry about too much dust which would be my problem. I also like how hood is incorporated.

There are a few more things that I like about this kitchen - or better to say there is isn't much or anything that I don't like about this kitchen. I love the pendants - they just give it oomph that it needs, backsplash is absolutely great and built-in appliances including the hood - just let all the other elements of this kitchen shine. This one is definitely going to the top of my inspiration list even if I have to worry about how to keep those glass cabinets clean and tidy...


This next kitchen is very simple, clean yet lovely and interesting made by adding diamond shapes to cabinetry and glass doors. There is a slight tug of war of industrial and classical here making it that much more interesting. I also saved this one as it has similar shape to my kitchen and window in the almost exact place.


This next kitchen I can envision in a nice french restaurant I might one day open... Love the hood - so much easier to clean than any other option and the least expensive option that looks really good. Island is just great as well.  I also like the little ledge on the sink side and that sink is another showpiece.


This kitchen is one of those wide ones where nice rustic table just works really well to warm up the space that is largely monochromatic. I also like simple linen roman shades.


I've been loving this Tommy Smythe’s former kitchen for a long time now.  Those herringbone floors are just dreamy with contrasting grout. I love how such small space was fully utilized with dishwasher, sink and stove all in the straight line. Upper glass cabinets mimic french doors but due their light colour recede into the wall.


Similarly to a few other ones, this kitchen features glass uppers which mimic the look of the windows (i.e. horizontal grills). Black in this kitchen comes from flooring and natural elements are achieved through accessories such as wooden box and bamboo shades.


This next image from Atlanta Homes features kitchen which caught my eye primarily with its window, warm wood island and rustic flooring.


Following the theme here, this next kitchen has a bit of everything - great backsplash, linen romans, dark, light and warm wood with rustic table in the centre of it and great flooring. I would like to see more space around the stove and perhaps not have that corner cabinetry. I love the pendants and white beams.



If I can't achieve rustic looking table or island in my kitchen, I would love to add antique cabinet like the one in this image. It just warms up any space. Maybe I sell our car and get that stove as well.


In this kitchen I really like the simple modern cabinetry - hood, thick frames around the cabinet doors and seamless countertops and backsplash.  Not too many elements, but everything is a statement.


In contrast with previous kitchen, this one is quote dark and achieves to be interesting by mixing the textures and tiles: modern and simple cabinetry on the right and rustic island on the left; traditional tiling on the floor and simple marble subway tiles as backsplash.


This next image is not really mix of black and white, but more indigo and white with butcher block countertops. I've included it as it carries the same/similar idea of mixing dark/light with dose of natural. What I love about this space are not just pops of colour but also having a feature wall like this. I can't stop looking at it.


I still have a lot of images to go through.. Then I can hopefully compile the final inspirations and ideas as we are collecting contractor quotes. 

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