Monday, July 20, 2009

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Have you ever seen a picture of a room in a decorating magazine or website and said, "Yes, that is what I am after!"? Maybe you would still change a few things, but it captured who you were in the picture? Usually when I look at pictures I pick them apart, taking away things I don't like and putting in things I do from another picture! Is anyone else this way?

I love this picture! Not because I would do everything the same, but because it's just beautiful! The yellow on the walls looks almost exactly like the yellow on our dining room/breakfast area walls, and I love the window and the fabric of the curtains! The color scheme is very similar to what we have in our kitchen~ green, yellow and red with white.

Many kitchens~ even cottage style kitchens~ have simpler color schemes, as in this modern twist on vintage style. I like many aspects of it~ the apron sink, subway tile, and linoleum flooring. It just seems to be lacking COLOR though!

Now this kitchen is very neutral, yet to me it seems to have more personality to it! Aren't those baskets so cute hanging up above the window like that? I love it!

And I really must repeat how much I love apron/farmhouse sinks! I can't get enough of pictures with them in kitchens! Isn't this blue and white kitchen amazing?

The bridge style faucet in the above picture is gorgeous! I love tall faucets like this one!

I have never seen anything like this sink before. The backsplash on it is wonderful, and it would be fun to have such a large sink, don't you think? The way our kitchen was designed, there is not room for a sink larger than the standard 24" utility sink. I had hoped to replace the stainless steel one we have now for a cast iron double sink, but it won't fit. We looked into buying a small double sink, but the two different sections of it are so small. I had seen a single bowl apron sink on Craigslist, and decided to get it if I could. If you have to have a single bowl, can you beat an apron sink? I was very excited today when I bought it and brought it home! The best part of it all is that I spent what it would have cost for the standard 33" cast iron double sink I would have bought at Lowe's! I am happy because our kitchen will have an apron sink, and my husband is happy because it fit our (very tight) budget! :)

It's still in the box, and I didn't take it out yet, but here is a picture of the same sink off of the web to give you an idea of how it looks. I will try to show you a "real" picture of it soon. I was so tired tonight I didn't want to mess with it! :)

Okay, how about just one more sink? This one is also really unusual, but I like it! It's kind of fun...

So what style of kitchen do you dream of?


Unknown said...

yes, those are very pretty kitchens, i would be staying there more often if i have a kitchen as pretty as those ones, but right now, i shun away from my kitchen when iam done cooking. and stya in my room or living room most of the time.
i do have a dream kitchen and iam bent on getting it. now you just gave me a swell idea. thanks christine!

Tracey said...

I loved the first picture, that was just perfect!

Robin Beck said...

Any of those styles would be my dream kitchen! I have to say I was really impressed with the green one with the yellow painted window sills, who would of thought to do that? (well, somebody did!)

Hope you are having a great summer-We are supposed to hit the 90's!


Darlene said...

You know I could go for ANY of those kitchens you have shown. They all have great aspects to them.

About Southern Belle said...

I like the first picture you showed the best and I too loved the the kitchen sink with much easier to clean. The second picture was way to modern for me and I have to say the floors were not my style at all. Congrats on your new kitchen sink, I can't wait to see it when I visit.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing all you can do with a kitchen design. I actually have my dream kitchen but my house is also new. My cabinets were made to look like furniture. The only thing I wish I could've changed was not having the microwave over the cooktop and stainless steel. The builder put black in, which my husband loves, but I wanted stainless. He has promised me when these die we can have stainless. Congrats on your new sink. I can't wait to see how your kitchen turns out!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love farmhouse sinks because they work well with any style! I've seen them used in traditional, country and sleek modern kitchens, and they always look nice!