My First Love-Kitchens

I love decorating any room, but my first love is kitchens.  Kitchens are the heart of the home.  Your kitchen should not only be functional, but a beautiful representation of your style. I love a light, bright happy space.  There are some extraordinary kitchens out there, and I want to share a few of my favorites with you!

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This grey is lovely.  The white marble on the backsplash and countertops along with the white walls keep it light and open.

I love how different this kitchen is.  It’s rustic and raw.  Again with the white marble to keep it fresh.  So different!
Angela Free design out of San Francisco.  This color is gorgeous!  So rich.  I love the patterned backsplash.  Looks like it has some sort of quartz on the countertops.  Instead of white, they used cream to keep it light (notice the floors).
This greenish grey is so pretty.  Notice how cabinets go all the way the ceiling.  Gorgeous green backsplash with white counters.
FGY Architects in California.  Traditional cream kitchen with wood floors.  Lovely and rich.  Beautiful marble splash and detail above the window.
Victoria Hagan design.  This color is like a light mocha.  So creamy and delicious.  It’s difficult to tell what the countertops are made of.  The dark hardware stands out and makes a statement.
Soft and gorgeous.  This kitchen is rustic with the beams, but has a contemporary feel with the simple cabinetry and lighting.
Mary Ross Design in the Woodlands, TX.  Love this simple white kitchen.  It’s so homey.  The lights add a sophisticated, modern feel.
This is a butler’s pantry!  Beautiful mushroom grey with soapstone counters and white backsplash.
I love the layout of this kitchen.  Looks a little too big for my taste.  But the layout perfect.  I love how it opens into the family room.
This kitchen is so beautiful and European to me.  I love open cabinetry.  Why hide your lovely dishes and pottery?  Show it off and enjoy it as art!
Do you have a favorite?  As you can see I tend to lean toward a painted kitchen.  I do love stained kitchens, but sometimes they seem one dimensional and too brown.  Your kitchen should reflect you.  If you have any questions or need help remodeling or designing your kitchen, I would love to help!  It’s my first love!

A Big Thank You to Cococozy!

I’m sending out a big THANK YOU to my blog friend at at Cococozy!  Coco featured kitchens this week on her blog, and my kitchen is one of four she posted today.  If you haven’t made Cococozy one of your regular blog reads, you should!  She also has a new line of products which include pillows, throws and curtains.  Thanks Coco!

FRIDAY, MAY 06, 2011


Kitchen 1:  Stacy Curran’s traditional colonial home in Massachusetts boasts this high style open kitchen with granite countertops, white cabinetry, and sage green accents. (above)

KITCHEN WEEK is sizzling (…I know…ridiculous pun…but I am at least making myself chuckle)!

So today, I bring you 4 kitchens from lovely COCOCOZY readers. Thank you everyone for your fabulous submissions!  Some of these kitchen owners are design professionals…while others are just regular folk like you and me.

All in all I think these kitchens are quite nice and I am so happy you sent them in for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s a listing of who these kitchens belong to and where they are from:

Kitchen 1: Stacy Curran from Conspicuous Style blog and South Shore Decorating in Massachusetts.

Kitchen 2: Stacy Nance from Stacy Nance Interiors in Oklahoma.

Kitchen 3:  Michelle D. from Littleton, CO.

Kitchen 4: Leslie Goldsmith from Baltimore, Maryland.

Kitchen 2:  Stacy Nance’s timelessly classic white kitchen features, classic glass door upper cabinets, Walker Zanger white glazed terra cotta tile backsplash, Kashmir granite countertops, black glazed ceramic tile floors and wood bar stools (above)
Kitchen 3: Michelle’s Littleton, CO kitchen has a large center island, wide plank wood floors, warm neutral tone granite counters, and a ceramic tile backsplash with copper accents. (above)
Kitchen 4: Leslie’s lovely Baltimore, MD kitchen is in a renovated 1904 home and features black granite counters, Italian pillowed crackled square tile backsplash. (above)

Thank you dear readers!  What amazing submissions.  I adore COCOCOZY readers…you all are so nice, smart and clearly talented in your own right!  True inspiration.

Which of these reader submissions do you like the best and why?  Getting any ideas here for your own kitchen?
Happy Friday!