Reclaimed, painted and washed woods….a trend or a classic?

Reminder just 5 days until we have a winner of these gorgeous Murano handblown glass lamps from Swank lighting! The drawing is Friday, March 11th.To be eligible all you need to do is be a subscriber or follower…that’s it!Be sure to visit them to check out their incredible assortment of Murano lamps, they have the most beautiful things….www.swanklighting.com. ?Thank you Swank Lighting! Greige Design blogspot did a lovely post on them today, visit at?http://greigedesign.blogspot.com.

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting. ?These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s. ?They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket. ?The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles. ?The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

Good morning. When I was lucky enough to attend the Maison and Objet show in Paris about a month ago, one trend that was huge and seen everywhere was the use of reclaimed woods,limed oak,natural woods, bleached woods, and painted woods. This is ?the look that Restoration Hardware has made famous and has built a tremendous following upon. Belgian design and some elements of Swedish/Nordic design are based on this look of using the light woods and I have to say it is really quite beautiful. Though its a trend at the moment here, for certain European countries, like Belgium this “trend” has been around for centuries and is in fact, not a trend at all…so what do you think? Do you like it? Would you use it in your own home or perhaps you already are?
?I happen to think its really quite beautiful and we are considering using a limed oak finish for our back stairs. David Easton, in his new book features a gorgeous staircase of limed oak which is pretty fabulous. I love the softness of the wood, think it can look very elegant. Today I highlight some examples of this shown at its best..you know I always love to know what you think! There is reclaimed wood, pickled or limed wood, painted woods, stripped wood, distressed wood….and can range in color from almost white to a rich taupey color with variations in shading. The look is quite stunning and is often mixed with darker wood pieces for a little drama but even on its own, it creates a melodious, calming and serene feeling.

Love this room, elegant softly distressed woods look fabulous against the painted blue hutch, and painted console..love the mix, via Kitchen bath Ideas.

Elegant and old world dining room mixed the distressed weathered wood chairs with a reclaimed wood hutch, love the old rug which adds to the antiqued feeling of this room so effectively
Pretty dining area in light woods created a soft muted feeling room
Rinfret Designs used painted and pickled woods for this attractive dining room
This fabulous dining room uses a mix of woods with the focus being on the reclaimed wood dining table and chairs with some contrasting dark wood pieces in the room for drama
How about a wine cellar in reclaimed wood? Like wine, this will get better with age, created by
Bourgondisch-Kruis
Swedish Interior Design UK designed this fabulous room of painted furniture
Betty Burgess created this stunner of ?a room in all its stripped wood glory
Suzanne Kasler kept the wood used here in pickled or distressed finish so as not to disrupt the calm and serene tone of this elegant space
Blackswood Farm created this beautiful and super cozy reclaimed wood bunkbeds!
A mix of pickled wood chairs and gold chairs against the dark floor..pretty!
Beautiful painted console and chair grace this pretty bathroom wall, Wisteria
Beautiful pickled wood chair and mantle grace this elegant monochromatic space
Elanor Cummings created this beautiful kitchen of antiqued timbers
A weathered finish table and a eclectic collection of chairs works here
Betty Burgess designed this fabulous dining room of pickled chairs and a dark table, like the mix
Eichholtz, a Danish based accessories company created this beautiful Belgian grouping
Light colors in this living room alongside a pickled hutch
Blackswood Farm used reclaimed timbers to create an “old/new” feeling in this kitchen

Beautiful room full of rich goldness, any wood used is light and distressed to create a certain harmony that is in keeping with the tones of the room
Love this space, wonderful example of mixing the light and the dark
Beautiful pickled wood tables and door frame keep the tones here soft and neutral
Any of the woods here are kept soft and light
Understated console and antiqued mirror grace a living room wall
Love the delicate slipcovered chairs here…. Country Living
A beautiful distressed monastery table looks fabulous and inviting in this kitchen!
Kitchenism created this unique and distressed island?
Pretty barn door armoire and reclaimed woods make this living room casual but elegantly rustic
I love the tones here, so calming, serene and old world feeling
Locati architects used reclaimed wood to create this fabulous living room in this luxurious mountain home….beautiful colors!
This is a beautiful room, love the distressed feel but very elegant and inviting at the same time
Reclaimed wood beams make this space so livable and cozy
Something so simple but so pretty…a beautiful painted bench
Pretty distressed painted chairs flank this pretty dining table,Country Living
Love the colors, the richness of the charcoal against the limed oak chairs..fabulous!
Hansome light woods were used for this attractive transitional feeling bathroom
This pretty foyer features woods both dark and light beautifully, Rhonda Elish
A stunning light palette room full of beautiful Swedish inspired feeling furniture
What a room! Beautiful rich colors, elegance abounds!
Morgancreek Cabinets created this Belgian inspired kitchen using light woods
The salvaged beams here make this kitchen feel old and authentic
Love this picture, the delicate chairs, the painted console, that gorgeous door frame..whats not to love?
White glory..what a sumptuous room!
Nicole Hollis used tall black chairs to flank this light colored bleach wood table
Beautiful painted piano and small delicate chair…amazing the transformation a coat of paint can do….give this dark piano an entirely different look!
A simple block table in pickled woods gets contrast from dark chairs
Restoration Hardware made this look huge…love this table!
More Restoration Hardware pieces…..gorgeous chest and table
Dana Wolter created a Belgian influenced feeling kitchen with?this stripped oak center island and coordinating cabinets
Beautiful stripped oak table on stunning stone floors..simple but beautiful!
This pretty kitchen mixed white cabinets with a pickled island….quite pretty and I like the mix
A pretty light wood vanity looks simply understated
Beautiful ceiling that mirrors the oak table…elegant and so inviting
Love this room..the play of light and dark is fabulous here, Veranda magazine (thanks Karen)
This room does justice for the light wood movement..perfection!
Another view of the gorgeous table from Restoration Hardware
Love this table…..long farmers table in a light colored distressed rustic finish..fabulous!
This pretty charming kitchen gets cabinets made from salvaged wood, like the way they mixed it with a darker wood stained island….
Stunning light colored reclaimed timbers add so much charm to this great space,Blackswood?

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Reclaimed, painted and washed woods….a trend or a classic?

Reminder just 5 days until we have a winner of these gorgeous Murano handblown glass lamps from Swank lighting! The drawing is Friday, March 11th.To be eligible all you need to do is be a subscriber or follower…that’s it!Be sure to visit them to check out their incredible assortment of Murano lamps, they have the most beautiful things….www.swanklighting.com.  Thank you Swank Lighting! Greige Design blogspot did a lovely post on them today, visit at http://greigedesign.blogspot.com.

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting.  These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s.  They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket.  The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles.  The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

Good morning. When I was lucky enough to attend the Maison and Objet show in Paris about a month ago, one trend that was huge and seen everywhere was the use of reclaimed woods,limed oak,natural woods, bleached woods, and painted woods. This is  the look that Restoration Hardware has made famous and has built a tremendous following upon. Belgian design and some elements of Swedish/Nordic design are based on this look of using the light woods and I have to say it is really quite beautiful. Though its a trend at the moment here, for certain European countries, like Belgium this “trend” has been around for centuries and is in fact, not a trend at all…so what do you think? Do you like it? Would you use it in your own home or perhaps you already are?
 I happen to think its really quite beautiful and we are considering using a limed oak finish for our back stairs. David Easton, in his new book features a gorgeous staircase of limed oak which is pretty fabulous. I love the softness of the wood, think it can look very elegant. Today I highlight some examples of this shown at its best..you know I always love to know what you think! There is reclaimed wood, pickled or limed wood, painted woods, stripped wood, distressed wood….and can range in color from almost white to a rich taupey color with variations in shading. The look is quite stunning and is often mixed with darker wood pieces for a little drama but even on its own, it creates a melodious, calming and serene feeling.

Love this room, elegant softly distressed woods look fabulous against the painted blue hutch, and painted console..love the mix, via Kitchen bath Ideas.

Elegant and old world dining room mixed the distressed weathered wood chairs with a reclaimed wood hutch, love the old rug which adds to the antiqued feeling of this room so effectively
Pretty dining area in light woods created a soft muted feeling room
Rinfret Designs used painted and pickled woods for this attractive dining room
This fabulous dining room uses a mix of woods with the focus being on the reclaimed wood dining table and chairs with some contrasting dark wood pieces in the room for drama
How about a wine cellar in reclaimed wood? Like wine, this will get better with age, created by
Bourgondisch-Kruis
Swedish Interior Design UK designed this fabulous room of painted furniture
Betty Burgess created this stunner of  a room in all its stripped wood glory
Suzanne Kasler kept the wood used here in pickled or distressed finish so as not to disrupt the calm and serene tone of this elegant space
Blackswood Farm created this beautiful and super cozy reclaimed wood bunkbeds!
A mix of pickled wood chairs and gold chairs against the dark floor..pretty!
Beautiful painted console and chair grace this pretty bathroom wall, Wisteria
Beautiful pickled wood chair and mantle grace this elegant monochromatic space
Elanor Cummings created this beautiful kitchen of antiqued timbers
A weathered finish table and a eclectic collection of chairs works here
Betty Burgess designed this fabulous dining room of pickled chairs and a dark table, like the mix
Eichholtz, a Danish based accessories company created this beautiful Belgian grouping
Light colors in this living room alongside a pickled hutch
Blackswood Farm used reclaimed timbers to create an “old/new” feeling in this kitchen

Beautiful room full of rich goldness, any wood used is light and distressed to create a certain harmony that is in keeping with the tones of the room
Love this space, wonderful example of mixing the light and the dark
Beautiful pickled wood tables and door frame keep the tones here soft and neutral
Any of the woods here are kept soft and light
Understated console and antiqued mirror grace a living room wall
Love the delicate slipcovered chairs here…. Country Living
A beautiful distressed monastery table looks fabulous and inviting in this kitchen!
Kitchenism created this unique and distressed island 
Pretty barn door armoire and reclaimed woods make this living room casual but elegantly rustic
I love the tones here, so calming, serene and old world feeling
Locati architects used reclaimed wood to create this fabulous living room in this luxurious mountain home….beautiful colors!
This is a beautiful room, love the distressed feel but very elegant and inviting at the same time
Reclaimed wood beams make this space so livable and cozy
Something so simple but so pretty…a beautiful painted bench
Pretty distressed painted chairs flank this pretty dining table,Country Living
Love the colors, the richness of the charcoal against the limed oak chairs..fabulous!
Hansome light woods were used for this attractive transitional feeling bathroom
This pretty foyer features woods both dark and light beautifully, Rhonda Elish
A stunning light palette room full of beautiful Swedish inspired feeling furniture
What a room! Beautiful rich colors, elegance abounds!
Morgancreek Cabinets created this Belgian inspired kitchen using light woods
The salvaged beams here make this kitchen feel old and authentic
Love this picture, the delicate chairs, the painted console, that gorgeous door frame..whats not to love?
White glory..what a sumptuous room!
Nicole Hollis used tall black chairs to flank this light colored bleach wood table
Beautiful painted piano and small delicate chair…amazing the transformation a coat of paint can do….give this dark piano an entirely different look!
A simple block table in pickled woods gets contrast from dark chairs
Restoration Hardware made this look huge…love this table!
More Restoration Hardware pieces…..gorgeous chest and table
Dana Wolter created a Belgian influenced feeling kitchen with this stripped oak center island and coordinating cabinets
Beautiful stripped oak table on stunning stone floors..simple but beautiful!
This pretty kitchen mixed white cabinets with a pickled island….quite pretty and I like the mix
A pretty light wood vanity looks simply understated
Beautiful ceiling that mirrors the oak table…elegant and so inviting
Love this room..the play of light and dark is fabulous here, Veranda magazine (thanks Karen)
This room does justice for the light wood movement..perfection!
Another view of the gorgeous table from Restoration Hardware
Love this table…..long farmers table in a light colored distressed rustic finish..fabulous!
This pretty charming kitchen gets cabinets made from salvaged wood, like the way they mixed it with a darker wood stained island….
Stunning light colored reclaimed timbers add so much charm to this great space,Blackswood 

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Climbing the walls with wallpaper…..

MAJOR GIVEAWAY!

Just in case you don’t know yet….Swank Lighting has generously donated these two absolutely stunning hand blown Murano glass lamps…..they are just too pretty for words! Anyway, you just need to be a follower or subscriber to be eligible to win! Visit them at www.swanklighting.com….their things are just exquisite. Drawing is on Friday, March 11th.

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting. ?These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s. ?They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket. ?The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles. ?The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

So…whats your thoughts on using wallpaper? I know all you savvy decor divas (and kings) have an opinion. ?Do you like them or love them? Do you think the use of wallpaper follows any kind of trend or do you think its being used as often as ever? ?Is it “in” one year and passe the next? Do you think its used as often in today’s ever changing design world as it once was? Oh well…..trend or no trend, I personally love wallpaper!

?I happen to love the?life a great wallpaper pattern can bring to a room…I plan on using a lot of wallpaper in the new house so have been looking at them a great deal..the choices are overwhelming but thankfully I am pretty tuned into what I am looking for both color and style wise.There are so many styles, colors, patterns…and I love the finished look having a wallpaper gives a room. So here are some great example ?of rooms that have received the magic touch of wallpaper..let me know what you think! Do you have a favorite? Color? Style? This time I numbered them to make it easy for you to tell me which is your favorite…..as you know I tend to go a little nuts with the pictures! Too many pretty things not to post! Tell me your fave…….



1.This pretty daybed gets swathed ?in yellow fabrics and wallpaper
2.Pretty gold toned dining room gets a tone on tone stripe
3.Love this and the colors are so beautiful..Paul Montgomery
4.Gorgeous very pale aqua in a silk wallpaper gives this fabulous serene room just the right amount of soft color to create this picture perfect sitting room, photography by Emily Gilbert
5. Beautiful soft pink and white cherry blossom paper adds a beautiful touch to this elegant bath
6.Pretty blue and white, you can never have enough!
7.Fabulous chinoiserie mural painted by Paul Montgomery, love the colors..
8.Stunning antiqued paneling from Paul Montgomery
9.Beautiful white sunlit bath gets a delicate soft colored blue paper with silver leaf
10.Love the wallpapered closet doors..so genius by S. R. Grambrel
11.This pretty girls room gets a soft toned beige and off white patterned paper to add dimension to a soft feeling room..very delicate by H.Taylor
12.?Stunning master bath uses a fabulous rich pale green and gold geometric paper to enhance the timeless elegance of this gorgeous bath, Hannah Taylor architect
13.Do you like when you see the fabric to match the paper? Not sure if I care for it
14.Love the colors here, look how beautifully this wallpaper with its soft grays and cream warmed up this simple white vanity, James Michael Howard
15.Beautiful rich golds grace this elegant jewel of a powder room by Mary Ann Smiley
16.Gorgeous rich blue subtle mottled effect paper adds just enough color and texture to complete this pretty dining room, Decorpad
17.Gold leaf over this blocked green paper is interesting
18.Love the fresh colors here…..love that little blue painted table
19.Pretty bedroom in coordinating papers and fabrics
20.Alexandra Rae chose this pretty pale mint green patterned paper to enhance the soft monochromatic white bathroom, looks beautiful against the white marble and rich dark floors
21. Pretty aqua paper coordinates with cheery and fresh looking fabrics
22. Gorgeous soft shades add an elegant and understated feel to this cozy sitting area
23.Love it even in a laundry room..and this one could not be more fitting
24.Cozy and cheery breakfast room gets a crisp green and white plaid
25.Pretty color of pale aqua is used for this pretty beach house dining room
26.Boy, if I had this chinoiserie in my laundry room, they would never get me out…I might look for excuses to do the laundry! By Draza Stamenich
27.Beautiful soft muted blues and golds looks very elegant
28. Gorgeous robins egg blue Chinoiserie graces this beautiful room
29.Ravi design company chose to keep this soft toned monochromatic bedroom light and airy by adding a simple but elegant scalloped paper in beige..pretty!
30.Paper knows no bounds…as is seen in this elegant bathroom
31.Subtle stripes are a nice choice if you want something very soft for a bedroom
32.I like how this paper works so well with the feeling of this bathroom
33.Fun whimsical tent wallpaper is used for this pretty bathroom
34.Lovely colors of pale blue gray add a pretty look to this small bathroom
35.I would love this paper an feeling for a coastal or beach home…the colors are so pretty
36.Beautiful bedroom in soft colors..notice how they even painted the door to match!
37. Old world wallpaper graces this elegant hallway
38.This is pretty much the ultimate, hand painted De Gournay chinoiserie paper/panels
39.Stunning bright pop of green chinoiserie adds life to a simple, elegant dining room

40. Love this elegant green and gold wallpaper used in this beautiful bathroom
41. Beautiful creamy bathroom gets a delicate beige and white cherry blossomed designed wallpaper to add subtle color and pattern to a monochromatic bathroom
42. Gorgeous colors here and love the old world feel with the gold birds accented with the interesting Oriental inspired woodworking below the chair rail…beautiful!

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Climbing the walls with wallpaper…..

MAJOR GIVEAWAY!
Just in case you don’t know yet….Swank Lighting has generously donated these two absolutely stunning hand blown Murano glass lamps…..they are just too pretty for words! Anyway, you just need to be a follower or subscriber to be eligible to win! Visit them at www.swanklighting.com….their things are just exquisite. Drawing is on Friday, March 11th.

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting.  These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s.  They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket.  The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles.  The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

So…whats your thoughts on using wallpaper? I know all you savvy decor divas (and kings) have an opinion.  Do you like them or love them? Do you think the use of wallpaper follows any kind of trend or do you think its being used as often as ever?  Is it “in” one year and passe the next? Do you think its used as often in today’s ever changing design world as it once was? Oh well…..trend or no trend, I personally love wallpaper!

 I happen to love the life a great wallpaper pattern can bring to a room…I plan on using a lot of wallpaper in the new house so have been looking at them a great deal..the choices are overwhelming but thankfully I am pretty tuned into what I am looking for both color and style wise.There are so many styles, colors, patterns…and I love the finished look having a wallpaper gives a room. So here are some great example  of rooms that have received the magic touch of wallpaper..let me know what you think! Do you have a favorite? Color? Style? This time I numbered them to make it easy for you to tell me which is your favorite…..as you know I tend to go a little nuts with the pictures! Too many pretty things not to post! Tell me your fave…….

1.This pretty daybed gets swathed  in yellow fabrics and wallpaper
2.Pretty gold toned dining room gets a tone on tone stripe
3.Love this and the colors are so beautiful..Paul Montgomery
4.Gorgeous very pale aqua in a silk wallpaper gives this fabulous serene room just the right amount of soft color to create this picture perfect sitting room, photography by Emily Gilbert
5. Beautiful soft pink and white cherry blossom paper adds a beautiful touch to this elegant bath
6.Pretty blue and white, you can never have enough!
7.Fabulous chinoiserie mural painted by Paul Montgomery, love the colors..
8.Stunning antiqued paneling from Paul Montgomery
9.Beautiful white sunlit bath gets a delicate soft colored blue paper with silver leaf
10.Love the wallpapered closet doors..so genius by S. R. Grambrel
11.This pretty girls room gets a soft toned beige and off white patterned paper to add dimension to a soft feeling room..very delicate by H.Taylor
12. Stunning master bath uses a fabulous rich pale green and gold geometric paper to enhance the timeless elegance of this gorgeous bath, Hannah Taylor architect
13.Do you like when you see the fabric to match the paper? Not sure if I care for it
14.Love the colors here, look how beautifully this wallpaper with its soft grays and cream warmed up this simple white vanity, James Michael Howard
15.Beautiful rich golds grace this elegant jewel of a powder room by Mary Ann Smiley
16.Gorgeous rich blue subtle mottled effect paper adds just enough color and texture to complete this pretty dining room, Decorpad
17.Gold leaf over this blocked green paper is interesting
18.Love the fresh colors here…..love that little blue painted table
19.Pretty bedroom in coordinating papers and fabrics
20.Alexandra Rae chose this pretty pale mint green patterned paper to enhance the soft monochromatic white bathroom, looks beautiful against the white marble and rich dark floors
21. Pretty aqua paper coordinates with cheery and fresh looking fabrics
22. Gorgeous soft shades add an elegant and understated feel to this cozy sitting area
23.Love it even in a laundry room..and this one could not be more fitting
24.Cozy and cheery breakfast room gets a crisp green and white plaid
25.Pretty color of pale aqua is used for this pretty beach house dining room
26.Boy, if I had this chinoiserie in my laundry room, they would never get me out…I might look for excuses to do the laundry! By Draza Stamenich
27.Beautiful soft muted blues and golds looks very elegant
28. Gorgeous robins egg blue Chinoiserie graces this beautiful room
29.Ravi design company chose to keep this soft toned monochromatic bedroom light and airy by adding a simple but elegant scalloped paper in beige..pretty!
30.Paper knows no bounds…as is seen in this elegant bathroom
31.Subtle stripes are a nice choice if you want something very soft for a bedroom
32.I like how this paper works so well with the feeling of this bathroom
33.Fun whimsical tent wallpaper is used for this pretty bathroom
34.Lovely colors of pale blue gray add a pretty look to this small bathroom
35.I would love this paper an feeling for a coastal or beach home…the colors are so pretty
36.Beautiful bedroom in soft colors..notice how they even painted the door to match!
37. Old world wallpaper graces this elegant hallway
38.This is pretty much the ultimate, hand painted De Gournay chinoiserie paper/panels
39.Stunning bright pop of green chinoiserie adds life to a simple, elegant dining room

40. Love this elegant green and gold wallpaper used in this beautiful bathroom
41. Beautiful creamy bathroom gets a delicate beige and white cherry blossomed designed wallpaper to add subtle color and pattern to a monochromatic bathroom
42. Gorgeous colors here and love the old world feel with the gold birds accented with the interesting Oriental inspired woodworking below the chair rail…beautiful!

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The ultimate shout out to white kitchens….and a major giveaway!

Good morning…. I am VERY excited to announce an absolutely amazing giveaway. ?Swank Lighting, who has the most beautiful hand blown Murano lamps?has generously donated this most gorgeous pair of Murano lamps!! These are just superb and would look incredible in any home or room! The ?drawing will be ?Friday, March 11th?

To be eligible, you have to be a follower or subscriber….that’s it! Be sure to visit their site, they truly have some exquisite and very unique lighting…how incredible are these!!!

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting. ?These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s. ?They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket. ?The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles. ?The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00


The link to look at more detailed pictures of these exquisite lamps is?http://www.swanklighting.com/lamps/contemporary-murano/contemporary-murano-table-lamps-classic-style-champaign

OK, just so we are clear……I LOVE white kitchens, I want it on the record…today’s post is devoted solely to the queen of kitchens, the wonderful white kitchen. And this is the mother of all white kitchens post..so hope you have a little time on your hands to take it all in! I have tried listing all my resources but some of these pictures I have had in my wish book album for a very long time, way before I knew much about blogging. My post on colored kitchens a few days ago ?and kitchens other than white, was done to show how many beautiful choices there are and to exemplify that through the picture gallery…it was very well received and there is no doubt many of the kitchens shown were incredibly beautiful. ?But we cannot take away from the appeal and wow factor that a white kitchen (and all the many shades of white are included here) gives to someone when they walk in a room. There is bright white, soft white, creamy white, yellow white, green white, gray white, the list goes on and on….then you sometimes see a white kitchen with a colored or stained island or hutch which is beautiful too and adds a lot of interest…..lots of choices and possibilities. So today we look at beautiful white kitchens in all their white glory. Do you have a favorite?

Classic white kitchen, by Michael Arnaud
Great looking space by William Waldraun, love the antlers for a whimsical touch and the banquette seating….really fun space
Stunning white kitchen by Morgan Creek, love the wood floors and wood island to break up the sea of white wood.?
Habershams version of a french country in a distressed white cabinet
Love this kitchen by Lauren Rubenstein….fabulous and love the seating
Beautiful white cabinets get glazed by Morgan Creek cabinets
Crisp white kitchen by Rutt gets black accents from kitchen stools and window seat fabrics….
Elegant white kitchen by Rutt
Habersham used this gray white distressed finish for this pretty kitchen…
Love how Morgan Creek took this cabinetry all the way up to the height of the ceilings..very grand…..love the old world touch of the oriental rugs!
Thornton Designs created this pretty white kitchen and accented it with dark stools and pretty pale aqua shades over the center island
J Randall Powers created this elegant old world feeling kitchen in creamy cabinets, white marble ?and an interesting mosaic floor
Nathan Egan created this beautiful transitional kitchen..love the rattan chairs..
Beautifully executed kitchen with a dark wood center island topped off with rich white marble, by Hannah Taylor
Like the upper cabinets that go all the way up with wire mesh to the ceiling..beautiful hardware and nice thick marble counter tops complete this pretty white kitchen, by Kitchen Lab
Another view of the same pretty kitchen, look how they put the tile up the entire wall
This white kitchen with a gray wash is attractive and muted, Elizabeth Kimberly Designs
James Radin does country proud in this charming country kitchen
Kitchen Lab designed this pretty timeless kitchen with white cabinets and the pretty black island, finished with gorgeous white marble..like how the windows are trimmed out in mahogany
This is stark albeit beautiful….I think its the old fashioned hardware I am drawn to, Decorpad
This is a stunning example of how beautiful it looks to mix materials, colors and woods with a white kitchen…this gorgeous antiqued island is a beautiful accompaniment to a stunning white kitchen, love the floors and hood by Ken Tate
I like the old fashioned vintage feel to this beautiful space, creamy cabinets get a dark bronze hardware, dark island and pretty etched glass detailing on doors, Werner Straube Photography
Love this all white kitchen done in classic materials, beautiful pitched ceiling and subway tiles add interest to this pretty all white kitchen, James Wass photography
Tucker and Marks created this cheery creamy white kitchen and warmed it up with?brass hardware, and pops of color in the paint behind the open cupboard
A very white kitchen including the white coffered ceiling gets a little contrast from the very dark floors by Thornton Designs
Summerour kitchen…beautiful in its sleek design, love the stools and fixture… beautifully ttransitional?
Pretty and simple, like the stenciled floor accent and the center table/island, Emily Jenkins
Glossy ebony floors give a rich look to this pretty white kitchen, like the bead board in the coffered ceiling..and how the cabinets go all the way up, Michael Venera photography

Kathleen Decesare designed this attractive creamy white kitchen and chose dark accents to offer contrast…

Formal styled cabinets get painted in white to create this elegant kitchen, by Thomas Paine
Jillian Straky went dramatic in this stark white kitchen and dark black island,?
Bridge McMullin chose a wood top and blue subway tiles to ads some color and texture to this creamy white kitchen
Julie Lloyd designed this gorgeous creamy colored hutch as part of the kitchen cabinetry
Molly Frey designed this pretty open kitchen, love the pale gray painted hutch against the white
Jessica Helgerson uses white carerra subways as the back splash and a white range hood for this white kitchen…love the glass, adds an open and airy feel to the space
Porcelanosa??designed this modern sleek kitchen in white
This kitchen belongs to Mark Badgley and James Miscka, they chose to add formal brass hardware to dress up their white cabinets (love the dark island)
Karen Williams added a lot of interest to this white kitchen with the marble subways covering the walls right up to the ceiling and the dark slate counter top
Checkerboard floors add drama and old world elegance to this white kitchen by Eva Quataman
Classic white kitchen with blue and white accents by Smallbone
Karen Williams uses an abundance of white marble in this crisp white kitchen
This over the top is the ultimate in a luxurious formal kitchen by Clive Christian
Mick DeGulio designed this award winning and much admired white kitchen, so inviting!
Kathleen Hay designed this gorgeous dramatic white kitchen, love the clean crisp feel
Love the mix of light and dark here, the dark hutch, the light cabinets with the dark wood floors
Gorgeous painted creamy white hutch, Modern Country
Classic simple elegance is found in this white kitchen by?Christopher Peacock
Gorgeous traditional English style kitchen gets its warmth from bringing in rich woods and touches of red in the fabrics..stunning, Hannah Taylor
Double islands in this beadboard white painted kitchen by Crown Point
A creamy white kitchen in English style with a heavy glaze…private home
Had this awhile..the colors are so soothing, really like the creaminess of the cabinets against the blue, very well done
Love love love this painted butlers pantry in all its creamy white splendor!
Same butlers pantry, love the diamond grill on the window and all the accents
A transitional styled kitchen gets a dark mahogany sleek island,Decorpad
Another one that’s been around the block, but too pretty to not include! Love the pale gray white cabinetry…..beautiful and fresh, gorgeous antique table is the crowning touch
Love the diamond grills on the cabinet doors and the furniture feet on this pretty white kitchen
An oldie but goodies, its made its rounds..but I still love it!
Classic white, love all the glass and the white hood is quite nice looking
Like the light blue island and dark floors as a contrast to this white kitchen
Here the gorgeous marble and range take center stage, with the elegant white kitchen as the backdrop…..nicely done
A creamy white kitchen gets a more transitional touch with?the mosaic aqua backsplash
Diamond Baratta incorporates the unexpected, with a steel island…I actually like it, it gives it an industrial feel which is so big right now, but I wonder how I would be with the fingerprints!
A classic white kitchen, interesting with the seating on the island on both sides…its well lit!
Love this color, a true creamy white, this is the ultimate working kitchen, for serious cooks!
Yes I know you have all seen this a hundred times, but how could I not include such a beautiful kitchen in this post on white kitchens!
Love this gorgeous marble sink and hutch….a classic!
Always loved the feeling of this kitchen, the color is so pretty, creamy and not too white, with the pretty accents of the rich warm woods
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The ultimate shout out to white kitchens….and a major giveaway!

Good morning…. I am VERY excited to announce an absolutely amazing giveaway.  Swank Lighting, who has the most beautiful hand blown Murano lamps has generously donated this most gorgeous pair of Murano lamps!! These are just superb and would look incredible in any home or room! The  drawing will be  Friday, March 11th 
To be eligible, you have to be a follower or subscriber….that’s it! Be sure to visit their site, they truly have some exquisite and very unique lighting…how incredible are these!!!

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting.  These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s.  They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket.  The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles.  The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

The link to look at more detailed pictures of these exquisite lamps is http://www.swanklighting.com/lamps/contemporary-murano/contemporary-murano-table-lamps-classic-style-champaign

OK, just so we are clear……I LOVE white kitchens, I want it on the record…today’s post is devoted solely to the queen of kitchens, the wonderful white kitchen. And this is the mother of all white kitchens post..so hope you have a little time on your hands to take it all in! I have tried listing all my resources but some of these pictures I have had in my wish book album for a very long time, way before I knew much about blogging. My post on colored kitchens a few days ago  and kitchens other than white, was done to show how many beautiful choices there are and to exemplify that through the picture gallery…it was very well received and there is no doubt many of the kitchens shown were incredibly beautiful.  But we cannot take away from the appeal and wow factor that a white kitchen (and all the many shades of white are included here) gives to someone when they walk in a room. There is bright white, soft white, creamy white, yellow white, green white, gray white, the list goes on and on….then you sometimes see a white kitchen with a colored or stained island or hutch which is beautiful too and adds a lot of interest…..lots of choices and possibilities. So today we look at beautiful white kitchens in all their white glory. Do you have a favorite?

Classic white kitchen, by Michael Arnaud
Great looking space by William Waldraun, love the antlers for a whimsical touch and the banquette seating….really fun space
Stunning white kitchen by Morgan Creek, love the wood floors and wood island to break up the sea of white wood. 
Habershams version of a french country in a distressed white cabinet
Love this kitchen by Lauren Rubenstein….fabulous and love the seating
Beautiful white cabinets get glazed by Morgan Creek cabinets
Crisp white kitchen by Rutt gets black accents from kitchen stools and window seat fabrics….
Elegant white kitchen by Rutt
Habersham used this gray white distressed finish for this pretty kitchen…
Love how Morgan Creek took this cabinetry all the way up to the height of the ceilings..very grand…..love the old world touch of the oriental rugs!
Thornton Designs created this pretty white kitchen and accented it with dark stools and pretty pale aqua shades over the center island
J Randall Powers created this elegant old world feeling kitchen in creamy cabinets, white marble  and an interesting mosaic floor
Nathan Egan created this beautiful transitional kitchen..love the rattan chairs..
Beautifully executed kitchen with a dark wood center island topped off with rich white marble, by Hannah Taylor
Like the upper cabinets that go all the way up with wire mesh to the ceiling..beautiful hardware and nice thick marble counter tops complete this pretty white kitchen, by Kitchen Lab
Another view of the same pretty kitchen, look how they put the tile up the entire wall
This white kitchen with a gray wash is attractive and muted, Elizabeth Kimberly Designs
James Radin does country proud in this charming country kitchen
Kitchen Lab designed this pretty timeless kitchen with white cabinets and the pretty black island, finished with gorgeous white marble..like how the windows are trimmed out in mahogany
This is stark albeit beautiful….I think its the old fashioned hardware I am drawn to, Decorpad
This is a stunning example of how beautiful it looks to mix materials, colors and woods with a white kitchen…this gorgeous antiqued island is a beautiful accompaniment to a stunning white kitchen, love the floors and hood by Ken Tate
I like the old fashioned vintage feel to this beautiful space, creamy cabinets get a dark bronze hardware, dark island and pretty etched glass detailing on doors, Werner Straube Photography
Love this all white kitchen done in classic materials, beautiful pitched ceiling and subway tiles add interest to this pretty all white kitchen, James Wass photography
Tucker and Marks created this cheery creamy white kitchen and warmed it up with brass hardware, and pops of color in the paint behind the open cupboard
A very white kitchen including the white coffered ceiling gets a little contrast from the very dark floors by Thornton Designs
Summerour kitchen…beautiful in its sleek design, love the stools and fixture… beautifully ttransitional 
Pretty and simple, like the stenciled floor accent and the center table/island, Emily Jenkins
Glossy ebony floors give a rich look to this pretty white kitchen, like the bead board in the coffered ceiling..and how the cabinets go all the way up, Michael Venera photography

Kathleen Decesare designed this attractive creamy white kitchen and chose dark accents to offer contrast…

Formal styled cabinets get painted in white to create this elegant kitchen, by Thomas Paine
Jillian Straky went dramatic in this stark white kitchen and dark black island, 
Bridge McMullin chose a wood top and blue subway tiles to ads some color and texture to this creamy white kitchen
Julie Lloyd designed this gorgeous creamy colored hutch as part of the kitchen cabinetry
Molly Frey designed this pretty open kitchen, love the pale gray painted hutch against the white
Jessica Helgerson uses white carerra subways as the back splash and a white range hood for this white kitchen…love the glass, adds an open and airy feel to the space
Porcelanosa  designed this modern sleek kitchen in white
This kitchen belongs to Mark Badgley and James Miscka, they chose to add formal brass hardware to dress up their white cabinets (love the dark island)
Karen Williams added a lot of interest to this white kitchen with the marble subways covering the walls right up to the ceiling and the dark slate counter top
Checkerboard floors add drama and old world elegance to this white kitchen by Eva Quataman
Classic white kitchen with blue and white accents by Smallbone
Karen Williams uses an abundance of white marble in this crisp white kitchen
This over the top is the ultimate in a luxurious formal kitchen by Clive Christian
Mick DeGulio designed this award winning and much admired white kitchen, so inviting!
Kathleen Hay designed this gorgeous dramatic white kitchen, love the clean crisp feel
Love the mix of light and dark here, the dark hutch, the light cabinets with the dark wood floors
Gorgeous painted creamy white hutch, Modern Country
Classic simple elegance is found in this white kitchen by Christopher Peacock
Gorgeous traditional English style kitchen gets its warmth from bringing in rich woods and touches of red in the fabrics..stunning, Hannah Taylor
Double islands in this beadboard white painted kitchen by Crown Point
A creamy white kitchen in English style with a heavy glaze…private home
Had this awhile..the colors are so soothing, really like the creaminess of the cabinets against the blue, very well done
Love love love this painted butlers pantry in all its creamy white splendor!
Same butlers pantry, love the diamond grill on the window and all the accents
A transitional styled kitchen gets a dark mahogany sleek island,Decorpad
Another one that’s been around the block, but too pretty to not include! Love the pale gray white cabinetry…..beautiful and fresh, gorgeous antique table is the crowning touch
Love the diamond grills on the cabinet doors and the furniture feet on this pretty white kitchen
An oldie but goodies, its made its rounds..but I still love it!
Classic white, love all the glass and the white hood is quite nice looking
Like the light blue island and dark floors as a contrast to this white kitchen
Here the gorgeous marble and range take center stage, with the elegant white kitchen as the backdrop…..nicely done
A creamy white kitchen gets a more transitional touch with the mosaic aqua backsplash
Diamond Baratta incorporates the unexpected, with a steel island…I actually like it, it gives it an industrial feel which is so big right now, but I wonder how I would be with the fingerprints!
A classic white kitchen, interesting with the seating on the island on both sides…its well lit!
Love this color, a true creamy white, this is the ultimate working kitchen, for serious cooks!
Yes I know you have all seen this a hundred times, but how could I not include such a beautiful kitchen in this post on white kitchens!
Love this gorgeous marble sink and hutch….a classic!
Always loved the feeling of this kitchen, the color is so pretty, creamy and not too white, with the pretty accents of the rich warm woods
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Six degrees of separation from a white kitchen!

Good morning!?

Don’t get me wrong..I like white kitchens, no make that..I LOVE white kitchens. But I will not lie when I say I am a little tired (yawn) of seeing them coming and going….white cabinets, white marble, silver hardware and faucets, its all quite played out and pretty predictable. My own ‘inspiration folder” is bulging with pictures of white kitchens, all beautiful, and I appreciate a beautifully done white kitchen as much as you do. Nothing feels more inviting, elegant or crisp than to walk into a really well done kitchen in all its white glory. I think its safe to say this is way beyond a trend and white kitchens have not only made their mark in the kitchen world but have permanently carved out a big niche and are staying awhile BUT it does not mean that other kitchens should get left in the dust!



That said, I have an immense appreciation for kitchens that think “outside the box” dare to go beyond the white that we see everywhere, gracing every magazine page, every kitchen advertisement,etc…….I am personally for my own kitchen, ?going with a creamy glazed cabinet color with a lot of black accents (long black island and possibly black or very dark stained butlers pantry),its very French and I am excited about how things are unfolding. Today I salute all those kitchens out there feeling like they aren’t part of the “popular crowd” anymore because they have been ousted by their ?white counterparts. These pictures prove how GORGEOUS kitchens can be in many different colors, textures and using many different combinations of woods and finishes. Hope you enjoy….let me know what your thoughts are…you know I love to hear! Have a wonderful Friday…..



Beautiful, deep rich colors make this beautiful kitchen look timeless, modern and elegant, Summerour Architects
Beautiful mix of colors and materials creates an elegant old world feeling kitchen in this stunning Atlanta home
Warm and classic kitchen done with a twist, it get its inspiration from bamboo, and the rich warm woods are accented with a blue island… by Rinfret
Beautiful green washed kitchen with creamy accents on the island and beautiful limestone hood from Francois and Co.
Design Galleria designed this gorgeous rich space…love the beautiful furniture like cabinets flanking the entrance as this allows the hood to be a focal point….beautiful colors
Beautiful subdued rich greens and natural tans against the brick wall make this a picture
?perfect kitchen!
Tina Muller from Drury Kitchen design ?designed this beautiful sleek dark wood kitchen..check out that glass island top…so different.
Matthew Quinn from Design Galleria, designed this beautiful kitchen, mixing a gray green painted cabinet with other textures like the wood topped islands and the pretty pewter hood
This pretty green glazed kitchen works beautifully with its graceful design and beautiful sculpted wood floors with low sheen, a nice touch..also love how they did the paneling in the same color, very pretty
A rich dark charcoal, not quite black looks stunning in this kitchen
A stunner, and one of my personal all time favorites, from Jack Arnold. Love the mix of woods and of course the big black island is the real masterpiece along with the big stone range hood
This creamy colored kitchen gets drama from the dark wood beams, countertop and window trim from One Posh Place
Wm Ohs successfully paired several finishes, including a taupey glazed cabinet with a gray green distressed island…love those floors in a herringbone pattern!
Here is the yellow kitchen that made Clive Christian famous..here they mixed it with a large pine refrigerator hutch and a beautiful hearth in pine for the range
Warm rich tones create a cheerful European feeling kitchen,love the diamond patterned backsplash…makes it rustic and inviting, Traditional Home
This pretty gray/blue kitchen by Habersham gets a heavy “distressed feel” from the rubbing process used and gets warmed up with the countertops and rich wood floors, Habersham
The limestone hood is a beautiful focal point in this pretty warm colored kitchen, love the peaked beams, makes it feel really open and airy
This large industrial inspired (and sized) kitchen blends many woods for a rustic and very
?grand?effect, Fresh home
Great and successful mix of colors of woods and materials here…lots of rich warm woods, a big stone hearth, beautiful exposed beams, limestone floors all come together by Rinfret
Big black island enhances the dark glazing on the dark cabinetry to create a formal but inviting kitchen, love the painted coiffured ceiling…. by Renaissance Cabinets
Habersham created this washed black kitchen…to look very old world and grand, its a bit heavy looking, I prefer black with a mix of creamy cabinets and other woods
Christians designed this rich looking walnut colored kitchen, its a timeless look
Clive Christian designed this creamy yellow kitchen, the pine hutch cabinet gives it a lot of warmth as does the dark teak countertop
This black cabinetry is accented with gray heavily distressed island and reclaimed looking wood floors to create an old world look, Habersham
Christian’s designed this pine kitchen with a contrasting pale blue island
Had this picture for a while, but always loved how the green accents plays on the dramatic black and white here
Soft buttery yellow always looks so elegant and warm from Main Street Design
This beautifully heavily glazed kitchen gets a lot of pop from the black and white diamond patterned floor….Traditional Home
The grays are used to perfection in this pretty space by John Jacob
Tucker and Marks created this dramatic red Asian influenced cabinetry in this eclectic space
Beautiful rich warm woods are aglow in this gorgeous space
A more country look with?the medium golden hues in the wood, but very warm
An all black kitchen with pops of color, think the glass cabinets are a good idea to lighten
?things up
Yes, yes I know there is some white cabinetry here…BUT the real showstoppers here are the rich warm island the?gorgeous black range and hood…the white kind of take a back seat here
Beautiful stained blue cabinetry with the rich woods is quite pretty…love the volume of this space….beautiful exposed beams and gorgeous window
Again a mix of textures and materials is so successful here….LOVE the island that doubles as a table, these types of unconventional pieces really make a kitchen feel custom and unique
How rich! Dark navy glossy butlers pantry is quite elegant and dramatic
Mix of rusty woods with limestone counter tops and hood, very French and country like.
A chefs own kitchen, such an interesting shape that opens to the next room..kind of like an open air kitchen! Architectural Digest
Rich play of colors here make this a dramatic kitchen, I like the banquette seating
Interesting mix of the reclaimed woods, exposed beams and bright yellow..who would have thought to put this together but it works!
A simple classic pecan colored kitchen, very symmetrical and sleek looking
Lots of rich warm woods used here, love the pizza oven and storage for wood underneath, you could have some fun pizza parties in this kitchen!
I like the mix of the dark blue island, the golden colors against the white, makes it interesting
The floor is really what catches your eye here, but love the dove gray island color
I am all for non connected free standing pieces in a kitchen..case in point here, this lovely white and gray separate unit housed for the sink and dishwasher, something very old world feeling.
Buttery yellow Christopher Peacock kitchen, love the diamond shaped glass front cabinets
A super?dark brown stain makes for a beautiful and rich looking kitchen…..check out that back splash with the stone hood!
You know I love to hear from you…do you have a favorite? What is your feeling about the above kitchens over their white counterpart? Curious to know your thoughts! Have an enchanting day!



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Six degrees of separation from a white kitchen!

Good morning! 
Don’t get me wrong..I like white kitchens, no make that..I LOVE white kitchens. But I will not lie when I say I am a little tired (yawn) of seeing them coming and going….white cabinets, white marble, silver hardware and faucets, its all quite played out and pretty predictable. My own ‘inspiration folder” is bulging with pictures of white kitchens, all beautiful, and I appreciate a beautifully done white kitchen as much as you do. Nothing feels more inviting, elegant or crisp than to walk into a really well done kitchen in all its white glory. I think its safe to say this is way beyond a trend and white kitchens have not only made their mark in the kitchen world but have permanently carved out a big niche and are staying awhile BUT it does not mean that other kitchens should get left in the dust!

That said, I have an immense appreciation for kitchens that think “outside the box” dare to go beyond the white that we see everywhere, gracing every magazine page, every kitchen advertisement,etc…….I am personally for my own kitchen,  going with a creamy glazed cabinet color with a lot of black accents (long black island and possibly black or very dark stained butlers pantry),its very French and I am excited about how things are unfolding. Today I salute all those kitchens out there feeling like they aren’t part of the “popular crowd” anymore because they have been ousted by their  white counterparts. These pictures prove how GORGEOUS kitchens can be in many different colors, textures and using many different combinations of woods and finishes. Hope you enjoy….let me know what your thoughts are…you know I love to hear! Have a wonderful Friday…..

Beautiful, deep rich colors make this beautiful kitchen look timeless, modern and elegant, Summerour Architects
Beautiful mix of colors and materials creates an elegant old world feeling kitchen in this stunning Atlanta home
Warm and classic kitchen done with a twist, it get its inspiration from bamboo, and the rich warm woods are accented with a blue island… by Rinfret
Beautiful green washed kitchen with creamy accents on the island and beautiful limestone hood from Francois and Co.
Design Galleria designed this gorgeous rich space…love the beautiful furniture like cabinets flanking the entrance as this allows the hood to be a focal point….beautiful colors
Beautiful subdued rich greens and natural tans against the brick wall make this a picture
 perfect kitchen!
Tina Muller from Drury Kitchen design  designed this beautiful sleek dark wood kitchen..check out that glass island top…so different.
Matthew Quinn from Design Galleria, designed this beautiful kitchen, mixing a gray green painted cabinet with other textures like the wood topped islands and the pretty pewter hood
This pretty green glazed kitchen works beautifully with its graceful design and beautiful sculpted wood floors with low sheen, a nice touch..also love how they did the paneling in the same color, very pretty
A rich dark charcoal, not quite black looks stunning in this kitchen
A stunner, and one of my personal all time favorites, from Jack Arnold. Love the mix of woods and of course the big black island is the real masterpiece along with the big stone range hood
This creamy colored kitchen gets drama from the dark wood beams, countertop and window trim from One Posh Place
Wm Ohs successfully paired several finishes, including a taupey glazed cabinet with a gray green distressed island…love those floors in a herringbone pattern!
Here is the yellow kitchen that made Clive Christian famous..here they mixed it with a large pine refrigerator hutch and a beautiful hearth in pine for the range
Warm rich tones create a cheerful European feeling kitchen,love the diamond patterned backsplash…makes it rustic and inviting, Traditional Home
This pretty gray/blue kitchen by Habersham gets a heavy “distressed feel” from the rubbing process used and gets warmed up with the countertops and rich wood floors, Habersham
The limestone hood is a beautiful focal point in this pretty warm colored kitchen, love the peaked beams, makes it feel really open and airy
This large industrial inspired (and sized) kitchen blends many woods for a rustic and very
 grand effect, Fresh home
Great and successful mix of colors of woods and materials here…lots of rich warm woods, a big stone hearth, beautiful exposed beams, limestone floors all come together by Rinfret
Big black island enhances the dark glazing on the dark cabinetry to create a formal but inviting kitchen, love the painted coiffured ceiling…. by Renaissance Cabinets
Habersham created this washed black kitchen…to look very old world and grand, its a bit heavy looking, I prefer black with a mix of creamy cabinets and other woods
Christians designed this rich looking walnut colored kitchen, its a timeless look
Clive Christian designed this creamy yellow kitchen, the pine hutch cabinet gives it a lot of warmth as does the dark teak countertop
This black cabinetry is accented with gray heavily distressed island and reclaimed looking wood floors to create an old world look, Habersham
Christian’s designed this pine kitchen with a contrasting pale blue island
Had this picture for a while, but always loved how the green accents plays on the dramatic black and white here
Soft buttery yellow always looks so elegant and warm from Main Street Design
This beautifully heavily glazed kitchen gets a lot of pop from the black and white diamond patterned floor….Traditional Home
The grays are used to perfection in this pretty space by John Jacob
Tucker and Marks created this dramatic red Asian influenced cabinetry in this eclectic space
Beautiful rich warm woods are aglow in this gorgeous space
A more country look with the medium golden hues in the wood, but very warm
An all black kitchen with pops of color, think the glass cabinets are a good idea to lighten
 things up
Yes, yes I know there is some white cabinetry here…BUT the real showstoppers here are the rich warm island the gorgeous black range and hood…the white kind of take a back seat here
Beautiful stained blue cabinetry with the rich woods is quite pretty…love the volume of this space….beautiful exposed beams and gorgeous window
Again a mix of textures and materials is so successful here….LOVE the island that doubles as a table, these types of unconventional pieces really make a kitchen feel custom and unique
How rich! Dark navy glossy butlers pantry is quite elegant and dramatic
Mix of rusty woods with limestone counter tops and hood, very French and country like.
A chefs own kitchen, such an interesting shape that opens to the next room..kind of like an open air kitchen! Architectural Digest
Rich play of colors here make this a dramatic kitchen, I like the banquette seating
Interesting mix of the reclaimed woods, exposed beams and bright yellow..who would have thought to put this together but it works!
A simple classic pecan colored kitchen, very symmetrical and sleek looking
Lots of rich warm woods used here, love the pizza oven and storage for wood underneath, you could have some fun pizza parties in this kitchen!
I like the mix of the dark blue island, the golden colors against the white, makes it interesting
The floor is really what catches your eye here, but love the dove gray island color
I am all for non connected free standing pieces in a kitchen..case in point here, this lovely white and gray separate unit housed for the sink and dishwasher, something very old world feeling.
Buttery yellow Christopher Peacock kitchen, love the diamond shaped glass front cabinets
A super dark brown stain makes for a beautiful and rich looking kitchen…..check out that back splash with the stone hood!
You know I love to hear from you…do you have a favorite? What is your feeling about the above kitchens over their white counterpart? Curious to know your thoughts! Have an enchanting day!


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