My kitchen is pretty cool. It's massive, has too many cupboards to fill, a great dining space, and ample room to shake it a little bit (or a lot) while I make whatever culinary creation I spring to in any given moment. It's got greenery. A large stainless steel utility shelf filled with cookbooks, cute serving bowls, fondue sets, precisely folded tea towels, all my small appliances, a tea pot, and amazing kitchen gifts from wonderful friends... among other things. My table is red, and retro and funky. There is a ton of light. Even more counter surfaces. And my fridge is littered with feminist food magnets. I love my kitchen.
However, there are elements that may lead one to dream... I have a 35 year old stove that may blow up any day. My fridge doesn't stand up straight on it's own so it's got particle board underneath to level it. There are permanent marks on the hardwood from previous tenants. And of course, you can hear the crazy lady shouting across the street if the windows are open... And often even when they're shut. Oh! And there's some random guy that uses the greenhouse (c/o my landlord) who does woodwork - if you're in the kitchen you can see him (and he, you) through the glass sliding door that leads to the backyard... Yup.
In light of this, I bring you my dream kitchens.... Some are functional. Some, not so much. But they're all beautiful. Peaceful. And awe-fully inspiring to me for their own individual reasons.
|I love the barn-esqe feel of this room. The light. The rustic cozy charm. The wine.|
|So very, very pretty.|
|A great space for entertaining... And is that a wood burning oven in that brick?? Um, yes please!|
|I love the splashes of red. The chalkboard! The island. The light.|
|I don't know what it is about this one. Something about the sterility and organization of it excites me!|
|Colourful inspiration for a colourful dish! I also adore the tile on the floor.|
|A Red Room. With a chandelier, obviously.|
|The back-splash. Salivate over the back-splash.|