Friday, June 20, 2014


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I love this great idea for kitchen storage.  It doesn’t take up much room, but it holds a lot of cans and jars.

yellow traditional kitchen with antique island, beadboard backsplash, marble counter, white apron sink


A lot of features that I really like in this kitchen, i.e, the contrast of the pretty wood island with the soft yellow cabinets; little feet on the bottom of the cabinetry; plate rack on the end of the island; the surprise of the industrial-look stove draft; high ceiling; row of windows over the sink; the fittings for the sink; marble countertops; and wood floor.


An elegant old-world kitchen.  I like the serene feel of the subtle colors, the arches, the chandeliers, and of course the beams.


Isn’t this a cozy breakfast nook?  I love built-in banquets, and that chandelier is so pretty.  The unique base on the table and the  interesting style of the chairs add a lot of interest.  And did you see the shelves for extra china storage?  Well all love extra storage.


This designer has an eclectic style that I really like.  The table, attached to the end of the island is so unique.  See the baker’s shelves on top of the beautiful island, and that looks like a stainless steel countertop on the island.  I love the edges on that island countertop.  Of course, that range is also a beauty.


Another of her eclectic kitchens.  I love the French baker’s table at the end of this island, and isn’t that green a pretty color?

Diamond Baratta Design found on Calling It Home

Charm times a thousand!  Love that bay of windows, and the idea of taking the wallpaper across the ceiling. Great island too!



OOOH, that huge blue island; those wonderful lights; those bar stools;  and of course, those beams! Sigh.

I have so much fun just admiring the beauty of wonderful homes.  I love our home, but occasionally, I am able to take a small idea from a huge and wonderful home and incorporate it into our home.  I’m not looking at these luxurious photos and lusting after the homes pictured in them.  I’m just an old lady, who is still looking for her style, and I’m enjoying the views while I look.  I hope you enjoyed some of these views.  Have a great weekend.  laurie

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laura Madalene said...

Your kitchen cabinets look amazing! I actually hired a painter to do the exact same thing to mine. He achieved the same look that you did on your own. I will remember the wet sanding technique. Fabulous job and what a difference!
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♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'd love a smaller version of the last kitchen.. sooooooo pretty.

love all your favs, Laurie.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That yellow is yummy in that first kitchen! That kitchen with the stainless steel island top is really interesting. That big French range they have there is fantastic! I like that black stove vent in the next picture- very French looking! Fun pictures to stare and dream about!
Have a great weekend!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely kitchen inspirations! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

BECKY said...

That is a very beautiful cabinet! I love the zig zag design, too!

Sarah said...

Much enjoyed the views! Love the light that fills these spaces. Our kitchen is a small galley kitchen and doesn't get much natural light.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, these views all have something wonderful to incorporate
into our own homes. I love the pull out pantry and have this in my kitchen.
Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.