As we begin our kitchen renovation, we increasingly get excited for the installation of new cabinets, new countertops, new paint colors, and all the other beautiful things that come with a big renovation. As I have discussed in previous posts when doing any kind of DIY project one must research like crazy!
Boy, have we been researching! I feel like I could give you a thesis on kitchen cabinets, an analogue on price differences and quality between stores, and a dictionary of terms used by interior designers across the country. But I am still learning. As we work on installing more cabinets, replacing drywall, and finishing our own countertops I wanted to link some of my favorite kitchens I have seen the last few weeks. And there are some stunning kitchens out there! What talent we have across this beautiful continent!
First things first, I saw this beautiful antique, European baker’s cart and it took my breathe away. It’s natural patina, beautiful finish, and large caster wheels are just the beginning. The rest of the room is left simple, making this piece shine as big as those beautiful windows!
Designed by Micheal and Alison Brewer of, Gray Wade Design Development.
Photo: Brie Williams. Stylist: Sandra Mohlmann
I stumbled upon this gem at a different angle. Again, I fell in love with the island-it’s natural wood finish, valuable storage, and white quartz countertop. This kitchen is classic with a clean, modern twist!
Who would I be if I left out the one and only Joanna Gaines? I loved the episode of the “Baker House.” Ms. Baker is one blessed and deserving lady. I love the European, antique island on a vintage rug. And the blue and white tiles are my absolute favorite, reminding me of my grandmother’s collection of blue and white china.
Designed by Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
Classic, clean, and modern; a combination that can never go wrong. The bold contrast between black and white with a natural element of dark stained butcher block is simple elegance meets modern minimalism.
Designer is unfortunately unknown, (let me know if you know who this design belongs to).
Photographer: Bethany Nauert.
I’m a sucker for natural light, period. And do those windows and double french glass doors do the trick or what? This kitchen is classic, simple, and elegant. I love the small accent of gold and decorators touch of navy against a bright white pallet.
Designed by Amie Corley Interiors.
What’s your favorite design? Feel free to comment below, share on Pinterest, or check out more ideas on Instagram! I hope this little post inspired you in some way or another. Have a beautiful day, friends!