So, turning thoughts back to interior design, I've spotted some inspiring kitchen pictures. Although I'm going to do one of those 'integrated', modern-style kitchens (because it will be part of an open-plan living/dining area and I don't want the kitchen to dominate in any way), I do quite like these American decorative-style kitchens. They're still simple and clean looking, but maybe a little more grown-up and elegant than slick/minimalist-style kitchens? What do you think? If I had a whole room/separate area devoted to the kitchen I think I'd be tempted down this path... or are they too fussy and girly? Hmmm...
This is an India Hicks kitchen - beautiful light fittings.
This is a good interpretation of the above look, but done on a budget. Note the same light fittings? Check out Made by Girl for more pics of this reno, and the one below.
Again, great light fittings. They make such a difference.
I love open shelves, but let me tell you, they are not practical in the kitchen! Trust me, I have them now. Everything gets covered in a special greasy type of dust (even when not directly near the stove).
They do look nice though, don't they? Love floating shelves in particular.
I guess I must be a pragmatist, because I love a tile spashback like the one above, but I immediately think of all the tomato puree that will end up splashed in that nice, white grout... I think it will be boring old glass for me...
This is such a cute, feminine kitchen. Not sure about the limestone floors with this look, but it manages to have real character, which is hard for a kitchen that's obviously quite new.
Enjoy the weekend! x