I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE KITCHEN July 16 2012, 0 Comments

In my mind I'm currently building my dream home and working on designing my kitchen.  I know this is the area where I will be spending most of my time  cooking, enjoying time with my family and entertaining friends.  While different ideas pop in and out of my thoughts, there is always the common thread of a white kitchen.  I go back and forth with so many details but white and bright with the slightest touch of rustic are consistent.

 

  Here are some kitchens with elements that I really love.

 

I love this gorgeous kitchen designed by Beckwith Interiors.  The coffered ceiling of distressed wood beams is what makes this white kitchen cozy and special for me.  Notice how the dark wood portion of the counter top on the far end of the island ties in with the dark tone of the beams.  Dark wooden legs on the counter stools are the perfect choice to further tie into the the wood tones.

 

The white hood and mantel with simple corbels above the range is a clean look that brings height to the wall since there are no upper cabinets.  I like that the window ledge above the sink is deep enough to hold flower pots.  The white slip covered dining chairs with antique breakfast table in the center of the room is so simple and chic and works beautifully with the rustic wood floors.  via The Savannah Cabinet Shop.

 

The combination of light, medium and dark tones really works in this eclectic kitchen.  The light tones of the white cabinets, marble counter tops and back splash, medium tones of the antique table, stools and herringbone wood floors and dark tones of the chandelier and glass grilles in the upper cabinets and french doors are gorgeous.  via Mirabelleza.

 

The pot racks above the center island draw your eye to the decorative coffered ceiling treatment.  I always like the way wood tones bring balance to an otherwise white kitchen as seen here with the antique island, stools and flooring.  via House Beautiful.

 

I like the way the fieldstone veneered walls are built out so that the range sits inside instead of upper cabinets.   The pot filler above the range is something to consider if you plan to cook alot, they come in so many beautiful styles.   via Bam Roberts.

 

Applying narrow pieces of moulding to the ceiling and breaking up the wall area above the french doors with beadboard are techniques that add architectural detail to this space and are fairly simple to do.  The footed cabinetry by the range appears furniture-like so it looks more custom than base cabinets that come down to the floor.  via A Cup Of Mai.

 

A distressed white brick backsplash can look industrial with modern cabinets and old world style with more traditional cabinets.  via Door Sixteen.

 

These are some of the details on my dream kitchen wishlist.  Do you have any must have items on your dream kitchen wishlist?