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I'll admit it - being a renter, I haven't put that much thought into kitchen design. Inspiration struck, however, while browsing Pinterest - there are just so many beautiful kitchens on there that I had to peruse and daydream about my future kitchen for a little while! My design style falls somewhere in between traditional and contemporary (I'd call it "eclectic") and I'm drawn to all sorts of different styles.
I love the transitional kitchen above for its clean lines, minimal color palette, and ever-so-subtle nautical detailing in the pendant lights and barstool's nailhead trim. I can imagine having a chic cocktail party there.
This modern kitchen borders on industrial with its stainless steel cabinetry and utilitarian metal shelving, so it's the furniture pieces that really give it personality. Classic Eames-style chairs and a luxe leather tuxedo sofa take the industrial edge off.
This would be a great way to update a kitchen when a remodel isn't an option - paint the cabinetry in a bright color and replace the hardware! This aqua kitchen is playful and inviting.
Love the relaxed, beachy feel of this kitchen design. There's such a great attention to detail - the inside of the cabinets are painted green which provides a colorful backdrop to the dishware on display. The modern bar stools add a bit of edge and keep the space from looking too "cutesy".
Soooo sleek! This kitchen is a little too contemporary for my taste, but I do love how the large slabs of Bianca Carrera marble on the island, along with the large-scale marble slabs on the floor help the space feel large and open. Small tiles, with all the busyness of grout lines, can make a room feel smaller.
Don't you want to gather your friends and family around the generously-sized island in this kitchen? Design inspiration is abundant on the internet, and I hope that some of these spaces have inspired you! (Now I'm just counting down the days until I buy my first house...)
Image credits (from top to bottom): La Dolce Vita, Mia Linnman, Better Homes & Gardens (2),Greige Design, unknown.