Archive for May, 2010

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The Hunt for the Perfect Kitchen

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to write about again, but after some time, I’ve decided that it’s back to styles.  However, I don’t intend it to be just any style or systematically going through all styles, as was done in previous posts.  I would like to spend some time figuring out what my style is so that I can then build room-by-room on that.  Then, once the style has been identified, we can work on how to make a room in that style including painting techniques, accents, and decorations.  Ultimately, then, this blog will be dedicated to primarily one style, therefore serving the purpose of how to decorate accordingly.

To begin, let’s start with kitchens.  The kitchen is perhaps my favorite room in the house.  This is probably because in my past, many joyous events, both significant and “normal” have occurred in this room.  Therefore, I believe that narrowing my style down in this room first will serve as a pilot throughout the rest of the house I hope someday to have.  So let’s get started, shall we?

This is perhaps one of my favorite kitchens ever!  I believe I posted the above picture in a previous post; this would be because this style is considered MODERN FRENCH COUNTRY.  If that is the case, then by all means, sign me up for this one!  I love the beamed ceilings and distressed wooden cabinets.  The use of both white and brown woods is quite charming, especially with the surprising splash of an unusual color.

This picture introduces brick into the style, which again, I find delightful.  Stone or brick used as an interior design feature is quite wonderful.  Also notice the archways in the background.


In my opinion, this kitchen is very warm and inviting.  Though it is by all means a well-designed and well-constructed kitchen, it appears welcoming to all who enter.  It is not ostentatious, but offers a sophisticated coziness.  I guess we’ll be doing more research along these lines!