Tuesday, July 20, 2010

doing kitchens differently.

kitchens are one of those spaces that sometimes people forget to have fun with. and much fun can be had, let me tell you! from wall treatments, to color palettes, to hardware and lighting, the kitchen can be transformed to a show stopping space in your home. sometimes, you just need to do kitchens differently...

the kitchen can be the one place or space you dare to make a color statement. as in this eco-friendly, truly green kitchen, via hote-ls.com.
gorgeous and rough. this kitchen with it's perforated cabinetry has a much less typical industrial feeling space but easy, relaxed and comfortable. it can be very fun to change out all of the hardware such as knobs and drawer pulls. perhaps vintage glass doorknobs would fit in here? love! via, nest egg, a fab new blog find of mine.

let your inner artist out in designing your kitchen. this creative/whimsical kitchen via az central.

this stunning kitchen concept is via captivatist, a new discovery for me in inspirational home design ideas. check them out! i love the play between rustic and modern that placing that very sleek, ultra modern island right smack dab on worn, wooden flooring. the two feels play off of one another beautifully!

these artsy/modern kitchens with a vintage twist, via trendir.

i love, love, love the idea of using stainless steel in kitchen designs. there is something so industrial, so very clean about this material. and again, there's the very fun textural element utilizing metals adds. via, kitchen tile backsplashes blog.

from unique backsplashes to color choices to style, these kitchens, featured on apartment therapy stand out.

so, what about you? have you dared to do your kitchen differently? and if so...how? for me, i've installed a funky amber glass chandelier, my first step in mixing it up. the possibilities are really endless with the options now out there on the market, or just with your own ingenuity and creativity, unleashed! i'd love to hear any and all kitchen concepts you've come up with. for now...enjoy this sunny in my part of the world, tuesday. i'm off to the county fair today to conduct more interviews for my class project (see on a couple of posts below) and then off to class in what will be a very hot boston today! enjoy...


modern monkey said...

Thanks for these inspirational pictures! My husband and I are considering a kitchen redo and these offer a lot of color inspiration.

Catherine said...

Love the top kiychen.