Plenty of time was spent in our kitchen this weekend, preparing delicious food 'round the clock for family gatherings and fun. We even had the chance to unwind and visit a few friends and enjoy some of their delicious home-cooked meals. Each year I realize more and more that the kitchen really is the heart of the home.
As we all start our week, why don't we honor a few lovely light-filled kitchens? Interesting that all the kitchens I picked happened to have white cabinets. Huh. I really do love color, promise. Anyway, let's just enjoy.
I'm foaming at the mouth over this stainless shelf [above] juxtaposing the creamy distressed walls and relaxed setting. Love its practicality and style.
And this curved banquette with that detailed nailhead design? Pure delight. The texture of old brick on the stove's back splash is a glorious contrast that also unifies those smoky gray doors with the light walls and ceiling. The antlers are a great touch to add the perfect element of surprise.
What I would give to be able to grow flowers. Anywhere.
Seeing that beautiful Jadite in the cabinet below makes me think of Eddie's beautiful collection.
I think this picture is a repeat over here. But how about that mac daddy stove?
The ever chic all white palette.
This one gave me a little flutter. Hmmm, I think it's the green peeking outside the cabinets and painted floors.
Shouldn't every diva have a hand-hammered zinc range hood like this one in their kitchen? Yum.
Maybe all of these pretty images will inspire you to go cook a delicious meal…or at least sit back and enjoy while someone else cooks for you in the kitchen!
[photos from country living, cottage living, house beautiful, domino, and southern accents]