Who doesn't just love Pinterest? I'm sure that someday soon, we'll be able to access all of our picture files in the same format as on Pinterest, but for now, the best way I know of to look at lots of decent sized photo files together on one page at the same time, is to post them on Pinterest.
For a couple of years now, I have been collecting "Kitchen Re-do Inspiration" photos on Pinterest. For my entire collection, visit my page here. I have been honing my ideas about what I would like to do in our new kitchen. In some ways, we want a similar feel to our old kitchen, but this room is much more spacious, airy and light than that old room, so it calls for a different execution than the last, which was smaller and cozy.
The following pictures are just a few of the many I have been collecting, as inspiration for general themes we want to implement in our new "OLD" kitchen:
Yellow ochre walls, muted green cabinetry, natural wood
Yellow ochre walls with natural limestone around windows
Woodwork color - a "weathered" combination of many greens (above & below)
Corner brick oven with cubby for fire wood below
Unfinished wood around the hood
The beauty of raw wood, straight from the tree
Vintage looking towel bars and faucet
Double sink with vintage style hardware
Stone sink (above & below)
I love the graceful outline of these plate racks! (above & below)
Sink/under counter skirt...and the fabric lamp shades
Rustic wood counter and skirt
Under counter skirts of different lengths/heights
Stone block vaulted ceilings (above & below)
Open wood island (above & below)
Charmingly painted woodwork
Painted vintage French advertisements, like those found outside of shops and restaurants
Mismatched Italian tiles (above & below)
Another wonderful kitchen with Delft tiles and a massive La Cornue range as long as the wall!
Rustic pantry or cabinet doors with chicken wire
Okay, I admit it. I want EVERYTHING in this kitchen - the fireplace and wall oven, that La Cornue range, the stone corbels holding up the shelf, those pendant lamps....
Another view of the same kitchen - I could move right in!
Really there is nothing like the warmth of an old European kitchen. It is the heart of the home, and a gathering place for family and friends, young and old.
We have just begun updating - really backdating - our new "OLD" kitchen, so join me in the next few posts to see what we're doing!