Posts Tagged ‘simplicity’

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.

 

Greige is the new black... Pursley Dixon Architecture - kitchens - hardwood floors, dark hardwood floors, sisal rug, sisal area rug, greige cabinets, greige cabinetry,...

Image from Decorpad

 

The simplicity of this kitchen is beautiful and how gorgeous is the marble island? I also love the pops of black against the stone.

 

gorgeous simple kitchen with marble island

Image from thelaurelhedge.blogspot.com

 

This kitchen is light and bright, yet there are so many layers and textures in this space.

 

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Image from Bates Corkern

 

 

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.

 

Image from Home Bunch

 

What kitchen images have caught your eye recently?  Let me know as I always love to see a pretty room.

 

Here’s to being inspired,

dana

 

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Are the Holidays Really Here?

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There was talk I was hosting my family for Thanksgiving this year.

It ends up I will be hosting Christmas instead,  but I could not help but wonder how I was going to decorate all of those holiday tables.

You see, my husband and I both come from large families, so a family gathering is never small.   A beautifully set table-or two or three- makes any meal a special occasion.   And what dinner could be more important than Thanksgiving?

Even though I like to entertain and want things to look pretty, I don’t have hours and hours to spend setting several tables for my large family.  Who does??

Setting a table takes time, so I like to keep it SIMPLE.    Simple is almost always better in my world.

I created this Thanksgiving tablescape for a television segment last year for NBC-13 Daytime Alabama, and I am thinking recreating it when needed.  It is very simple, pretty, and softly layered.

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I’ve also been inspired by several tablescapes I have seen on Pinterest recently.   Here are a couple that caught my eye.

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Isn’t this arrangement gorgeous? Photo courtesy of Pinterest

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How cute- and easy- is this idea? What a creative idea for a place mat. Photo courtesy of Pinterest.

love these place cards....

Simple and beautiful! Photo courtesy of Pinterest

I hope you feel inspired to set a table that’s dressed to impress.

Have a great day, everyone-

dana

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