Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kitchens that I love...

Maybe it is because I am not feeling good today, and some homemade chicken soup is in order, that I am in a frame of mind to look at some great kitchens. Kitchens are truly the heart of the home. They are where we create sustenance, nurturance, nourishment, celebratory masterpieces. They are the source of essential energy to fuel our bodies and minds. They are where we turn for comforts and remedies when feeling under the weather.

These kitchens from Country Home provide a visual feast. Come take a look.

In this kitchen there is an abundance of light. The white cabinets and marble backsplash maintain a clean, bright look. The butcherblock countertop adds warmth. Notice the arched niche that contains the swing-out window.

This gorgeous kitchen has many fine details that lend elegance. Notice the columns on either side of the sink and on the island. Notice the arched niche that houses the range. And see the border of mosaic tile edging the room. The glass tile backsplash echoes the glass insets in the upper cabinets. And of course the natural light is stunning.

This kitchen hosts a variety of finishes. The upper cabinets are a couple shades darker than the base cabinetry. The upper cabinets house a beautiful collection of brown transferware and white ironstone that looks like pieces of sculpture behind the glass fronts. The marble countertop and full backsplash add a classic note. The dark wood island gives the space some warmth. I admire the medieval looking light fixture hanging above the island.
Here is another view of the kitchen shown above. I adore the french doors and the toile curtains, which mimic the transferware on display behind upper cabinets doors. The island shelf below adds open storage and a clever use of otherwise un-used space. This is a room where I would linger to slowly sip my morning coffee and watch the day unfold.

A close-up of the dining area shows the gorgeous wood floor and fine craftsmanship of the french doors. The dining table shows its age, as do the caned chairs. Take note of the centerpiece. It is a common rubber plant contained in a silver urn--what a lovely mix of grand and humble elements. It adds the perfect touch.
I am sufficiently inspired now to head into my own kitchen and see about that bowl of soup to take care of this ailing body.
Until next time...


  1. I like your taste in kitchens. The grey one is my favorite I kind of like how all three work areas -- sink, fridge, and range -- are on one wall and that there is a nice table nearby. Those French doors are to die for two.
    Happy to have found your blog!

  2. Any idea of what the trim and wall colours are??? LOVE THEM!


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