Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Interiors :: Kitchen Inspiration


I absolutely love to cook.  I find it to be such a fulfilling creative process and stress-reliever, plus the fact that Ryan always washes the dishes doesn't hurt :) As renters with a taste for old homes, I have settled on the fact that we probably won't have a high-end kitchen for quite some time.  My last kitchen was teeny tiny {I literally had one single square of work space} and our current one isn't much bigger.  I make do with what I have, but have to admit how much nicer it is to cook in my mom's gorgeous kitchen when I am at home.  It doesn't hurt that she has every tool, appliance, and utensil I could ever want, but the actual space is so light and airy it literally lures you in to create a new experiment.

Until we one day own our own home and are able to renovate to our little hearts desires {I can't wait!} I will continue to collect kitchen eye candy on Pinterest.  I have pulled some of my favorite kitchens and it is obvious a few key elements are prevalent...gold accents, statement lighting, a kitchen island that allows guests to linger while you cook, lots of natural light, open shelving, and killer appliances {La Cornue anyone?}  I'm pretty sure if I had one of these beautiful spaces I would become the next Martha Stewart because I would never want to leave my kitchen!

What does your dream kitchen look like?

Images via {1} {2} {3} {4} {5} {6} {7}

33 comments:

  1. Oh my gaaad, what beautiful photos! Following YOU on Pinterest right now and possibly copying all of your interiors pins.. I'm the dishwasher in our house because I get home two hours later than my boyfriend :( unfair exchange I think!! Lucy xxx

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  2. Beautiful choices Molly. My personal preferences are light and airy with clean lines. I also like rustic touches to give it some charm and character. I love the kitchen you featured with the vintage refrigerator and the white washed floors with the farmhouse inspired table. That one definitely appeals to me!


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  3. I myself love to cook too so looking at this pictures is great inspirations !!


    xo
    http://livelifeamour.blogspot.com

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  4. Love these! So depressing that my apartment kitchen is literally closet sized. Dreaming for the future!

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  5. the waterfall marble island is everything :)

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  6. I enjoying cooking from time to time, but having a tiny kitchen definitely puts a damper on things. My dream kitchen would have tons of space, lots of light, and open shelving!

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  7. The 5th kitchen looks like my kind of kitchen. I have always loved the idea of having a banquette in the kitchen!

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  8. Having any of these gorgeous kitchens would be a dream come true, but no. 4 makes me melt. It's so airy and feminine. It has everything I want in a dream kitchen - white cabinets, open shelving, brass hardware, an old chandelier and a little bit of pink.

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  9. That first and fourth kitchen are amazing! I would love to have a kitchen like one of these one day!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  10. Black and gold would look amazing in a kitchen! Might clash with all my lucite/silver pieces though! :P

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  11. I am lusting over all of these! If I had a kitchen anything near these, I'd never cook. They'd have to stay spotless. I hope you get to have a fabulous kitchen of your own one day!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  12. oo maybe someday I will have my dream kitchen too- I have always wanted one of those farm kitchen sinks and a double oven.

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  13. Wow! What stunning kitchens. Love them all, but #3 and 6 really appeal to me. And speaking of cooking, made your Tuscan Style Marinated Chicken with Couscous from your Feb 20 blog last night. Delicious. Pete and I both loved it. Thanks, M....

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  14. Love the first picture... Really similar to Cupcake and Cashmere's new kitchen... Check it out if you haven't already!

    I moved to London six weeks ago, so need to do some serious catching up! Will have to check out this place. I'll be opting for the creamy ones... Have got a crush on the White Russian style.

    Sophie

    Http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I never thought of black with gold accents for a kitchen, but it looks completely stunning!


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  16. My dream kitchen has open shelving, white countertops, and an island with a gas cooktop that looks out into the living room. Oh and a DISHWASHER, haha. That'd be nice ;)

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  17. Christine DinsmoreMarch 13, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    these are so glamorous. that gold stove! i think i love the one with the smeg the best, a little less glamorous but would be a huge upgrade from mine! and i just love the vintage/rustic feel of it.

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  18. i love that one too, the wallpaper is such a great touch :) i totally agree with you about kitchens being where the magic happens...when i go home i'm pretty sure we all spend half the day in there just sitting and talking :)

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  19. thanks so much lucy! and i totally agree with you, i'd much rather spend 5 hours cooking than one hour washing dishes :)

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  20. thank you kate! i love that one too...it's small and cozy but packs a major design punch :) those smeg refrigerators just slay me :)

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  21. me too, i think it adds just the right touch of elegance and luxury while still remaining down to earth :) can't get enough gold in my life!

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  22. can you even imagine cooking in one of those kitchens?
    such a dream!

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  23. LOL that is how my first kitchen was. totally ok for making dinner/dessert, but was very challenging when i wanted to cook for more than two :)

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  24. oh i know, i'm absolutely in love with christine dovey's entire house...have you seen it? it's stunning! http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/2014/02/interiors-christine-doveys-feminine-home.html

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  25. i totally agree! our kitchen is so small that it becomes more of a hinderance than a help having two people in there at once...i would love having space one day to just linger in there and enjoy the evening :)

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  26. i love love love that kitchen and it definitely feels very california to me :)

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  27. Oh gosh, I would have any of these as my kitchen! So lovely :)

    xo TJ


    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  28. I honestly have a kitchen obsession and could re-do ours every week!! Absolutely love the ones you've featured here. Especially smitten with 3 & 4 though!! xoxo

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  29. These are incredible, I spend hours lusting over kitchens in magazines. If I have anything like these one day I'll be a happy lady.
    Just came across your blog, really pleased I did!


    Scarlett

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  30. Love the inspo! The rustic kitchen is amaze!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  31. I've been preparing some space inspiration posts myself, so I'm absolutely loving this post :)

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