I am working on several kitchen renovations and designs right now, so I immediately went to one of my favorite sources for inspiration, Pinterest. If you don’t have your dream kitchen yet, I bet you probably have an idea of how it will look.
Everyone loves a beautiful kitchen, right? After all, it tends to be one of the most lived in rooms in a home.
Before working on any kitchen space, it’s important I understand my clients’ style and needs. Are they cooks or not? Are they a family of two or a family of seven? Do they like to entertain? How old are their children and/or grandchildren? All of these things come into play and make a difference in how a kitchen needs to function.
So……having said that, I love nothing more than a really pretty AND functional kitchen.
Here are a few that have caught my eye recently:
This kitchen is from a few years back, and while kitchens have gone lighter and brighter, I still love it. Greige is the new black, and I love the planked walls and cabinetry. I also love the wood detail in the ceiling and the softness of the benches are a beautiful addition to the room.
The simplicity of this kitchen is beautiful and how gorgeous is the marble island? I also love the pops of black against the stone.
This kitchen is light and bright, yet there are so many layers and textures in this space.
Ruard Veltman is one of my favorites when it comes to architecture. He is incredibly creative and talented, and his work in inspirational. He puts great attention into details, and it’s obvious in his designs.
What kitchen images have caught your eye recently? Let me know as I always love to see a pretty room.
Who doesn’t need some inspiration from time to time?
I am always looking for a new color palette or a subtle detail to add into my interiors, and Pinterest has become one of my favorite tools lately.
Not only does it inspire me, but it is a great way to share photos back and forth with my clients.
I encourage all of my clients to join Pinterest so we can collaborate on a board and pin together. This is a great way to kick off a project and help me find the look that is best for their home.
Here are a few of my favorite pins of late….
This first interior speaks to me. It could be a room that was installed yesterday, yet it looks like it has evolved over time. What a great balance between old and new, shiny and matte, smooth and textural.
The objects in the room below look like they could be pieces from the homeowner’s collection (instead of off a showroom floor), pulled together to form a seating area. Again, notice the mixture of elements- stained wood, marble, metal, and painted wood. Very little duplication of pieces of furniture, but enough to allow your eyes to rest.
This seating area blends beautifully together. I also love how the fabric panels soften that big, gorgeous window without obstructing the view.
Are you familiar with Ruard Veltman? If not, look at his work here. He is extremely creative and I bet you will find his work as inspiring as I do. The kitchen below is from one of the homes he designed.
If you aren’t using Pinterest to organize and collect your thoughts, sign up here. Follow our boards, create your own boards, and discover great things.After all, can’t we all appreciate a little “eye candy” every once in a while?!