Let me start by saying all these inspiring kitchens are different styles but they share alike elements. These elements are what I’m inspired by and my goal is to create something similar that’s completely unique. I think that’s the essence of design – finding inspiration and making your own unique design based on different elements than have not been combined by anyone else before.
When I started planning our kitchen makeover I spent hours on Pinterest looking for the right inspiration pictures. These five inspiring kitchens are the ones that helped me come up with my kitchen makeover plans.
I hope you also find these spaces inspiring!
1. Jenni Yolo’s (I Spy DIY) Barnhouse kitchen
The first kitchen belongs to Jenni Yolo from I Spy DIY and it’s just simply full of inspiration. It’s the perfect example of a great modern farmhouse design. What specifically draws my eye in this kitchen is the wall shelf with the rail and the way Jenni has so perfectly accessorized the space. A touch of vintage combined with beautiful material choices is what makes this kitchen so inspiring. I’m not much of a cook but I can imagine myself actually enjoying cooking in a kitchen like this.
2. Athena Calderone’s (Eyeswoon) townhouse kitchen
Let’s face it… every aspect of Athena Calderone’s life is just so. damn. beautiful. But in this case, I’m just focusing on the gorgeous kitchen she designed for her Brooklyn townhouse. What is there not to love?! The marble, the range hood, the pot filler, the oversized island – not a single detail I wouldn’t love. This kitchen feels very clean and modern but at the same time it has a lot of that old-time elegance and charm as well. It doesn’t feel too precious to cook in. The strong veining of the marble guarantees that small spills don’t need to be worried about. Open shelving instead of upper cabinets is a major trend right now and I’m loving it especially in Athena’s kitchen.
3. The McGee Home kitchen
Studio McGee designs are a no-brainer in any inspiration post. And that’s for a very good reason. The McGee home kitchen is no exception. ALL of the elements are 100% drool worthy. The elements I’m hoping to bring to my own kitchen are the copper and brass details, wood elements and cone shaped light fixtures.
4. Jenni Kayne’s Lake House kitchen
What I love most about Jenni Kayne’s Lake House kitchen is the paint colors she has chosen. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful mushroom toned kitchens lately and it just works so well every single time. This kitchen design is so calming and I love how it doesn’t necessarily look like it belongs to a lake house. Meaning it’s not your typical cottage design. This kitchen reminds me a bit of Jenny Komenda’s kitchen, which I also adore.
5. Kristin Cadwallader’s Midwest kitchen
Did I mention I like the open shelving in the kitchen trend? Well, here’s another kitchen that has really nailed it. The brass shelf brackets combined with dark wood looks gorgeous. The pot rack brings some of that European countryside (think Tuscany or Provence) feeling into this space. I’m also drawn to the marble subway tile that works so well with the other finishes here. What really brings it together is the styling. Stacked art, beautiful everyday tableware and some warm wood elements on display. Yes please, I’d like to move in.
Do you love these inspiring kitchens as much as I do? Which one is your favourite?