My kitchen was renovated in 2010. Prior to the reno, my kitchen was half the size of what it is now and it was horrible. How I wish I had some photos! Here is my kitchen after the reno:
I loved the process of designing the kitchen on the IKEA website and I am very happy with the outcome. When I began taking pictures of the kitchen for my website, however, I realized that it lacks the finished, polished look of kitchens that catch my eye in magazines and on pinterest. It’s nice and it’s new but it’s boring!
Here are a few kitchen pics that I love and have collected on pinterest (follow me here):
Why are these kitchens so beautiful?
1. Architectural details. Beadboard, ceiling details and decorative range hoods all contribute something unique.
2. Lighting. Each kitchen has a fabulous light fixture that make a statement.
3. Staging. These pictures show the kitchen at a moment in time, when they’re looking their best. The flowers, the fruit, the decorative canisters finish these kitchens perfectly, like icing on a cake.
4. Fabric and pattern. A white kitchen needs some color or pattern somewhere, whether it is in drapery, tea towels, blinds, or rugs.
I’ve accomplished a few small tasks already. I made a faux roman blind to introduce pattern:
I created some topiaries for color:
…and this week I wallpapered the back of some glass fronted cabinets:
Next up, I plan to create some open shelving over the microwave to display some unique finds. Then I will stain the butcher block countertops a darker walnut to match the flooring. Then I can give a proper tour of the kitchen and dining room.
What do you think of the wallpaper backed cabinets?
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!