This is the fun part! I have a master’s in library science, and I love to research. Looking through blogs and magazines for ideas is so fun to me. So I told my husband he was on baby duty this weekend while I purused the internet for white kitchens. There are a few things I’m looking for in my search. I want something simple, European, limited dark elements, a hint of a Provincial rustic feel, and light countertops. Are ya with me? I know, I’m very detail oriented. I notice every little thing. It drives my family crazy! But it’s great for design.
Here some of my favorite design inspiration photos. I will tell you why certain things in the pics work for me and why they don’t.
The following two pictures come from http://www.provincialkitchens.com.au
This kitchen is gorgeous. I love the white floors, but this is not option for me since I already put down my dark 12×48 in. ceramic planks in the kitchen. The island really intrigues me. I love how simple and clean it is. The shape of the hood over the range is great. I would really like to add a white hood in our kitchen. I’m about 99% sure I want white subway on the backsplash. There are many varieties out there, so it will be a process picking the right one. I’m not crazy about the lighting in this kitchen. It’s just okay to me. I think they should have gone a little more industrial. The majority of white kitchens have white carrera marble. This is what was in our old kitchen. It’s beautiful. But it is very difficult to maintain. It’s so porous, and it stains easily. Todd and I have decided this is not an option for us. We will be dying Easter eggs, icing cookies, painting, etc. in this kitchen with our kids. There will be a future post on kitchen countertops!
Let’s talk about these doors. Notice how the frames of the cabinets do not show or are very minimal. This is a European look. This is what we will try to achieve in the new kitchen. Also these cabinet doors are very simple. I will also do long drawer pulls like you see in this picture. I love the long pulls with the knobs.
This is very similar to what we will do in the new kitchen. I really like the white boards on the ceiling and the shape of the hood. I already bought lights just like these from Restoration Hardware.
I love the long drawer handles on the simple doors in this kitchen.
This chandelier is beautiful.
I like how the backsplash in this kitchen is not totally monochromatic. There is a little variation in the color.