Wednesday, May 13, 2009

take a picture, it will last longer...







i think one of my favorite parts of having this blog is the visual reminder of what i am inspired by...having all of these images saved, gives me a great resource to go to when i am helping a client. when you are building a house or hiring a designer, images are so vital in expressing your individual style. you can learn so much from looking at pictures: obviously i like open kitchens with a combination of light and dark elements, i lean towards no upper cabinetry and i like introducing industrial touches either in lighting or in a piece of furniture.
so if you are just trying to find out what you gravitate too or if you are considering hiring a designer, start storing pictures...this will serve as a great starting point to tweaking your own individual look!

23 comments:

Your House and Life said...

Oh that white kitchen with the oversize brass hinges makes my heart skip a beat! Thanks for the sweet comment on the blog, he's a doll and I'll get some photos up.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Good Lord - I'm drooling on my keyboard.
I don't know what I'd do without all my tear sheets - and now, jpeg folders - now if I could just get that wall-sized idea board installed, I'd be set!

Thanks for the lovelies!

citysage said...

Thanks for the link love! What a spectacular round up---the dark glossy floors in that last one are calling my name!

Bethany said...

In my opinion, the two ugliest things in a kitchen are the fridge and the vent. In the kitchen third from the top, they used these elements almost like art and sculpture which I have never seen before. Plus, who doesn't want two fridges? Most of my friends have one in the kitchen and one in the garage, but this takes a bulky, ugly element and makes it the focal point. Genius.

Blair said...

Wonderful advice and beautiful kitchens! Love the table on wheels, I have always wanted one:)

Jennifer said...

oooohh some of my favorites!

R. Wallis said...

I LOVE the Lighting in the last photo as well as the table on wheels. Fantastic!

Mimi said...

Great selection of photos..every kitchen is inspiring. Beautiful!

Rebecca June said...

OMG. Will I ever have a kitchen that I love enough to actually be in? I hope so.

xoxo

Rebecca June

Molly Jean said...

great images...thanks for sharing!

La Maison Fou said...

I just love some of these kitchens...
really nice for reference!
Leslie

home before dark said...

Is it socially irresponsible to lust a $14,000 fridge. Damn this economy.

Brilliant Asylum said...

All beautifully HUGE kitchens. I am so jealous. Loving the Saarinen tulip chairs paired with an antique table. You don't see that combo very often.

elle moss said...

love :)

mama wants more said...

love, love, love all of them and would be thrilled to have any in my own home.

megan said...

and a picture is worth a thousand words. great post!

Daly Essentials said...

these are GORGEOUS! I'm going to have to save them all I think in my folders!!

Elements of Style said...

Love all of these!!!

susie q said...

I love the venthood in the next-to-last photo. Saving it for my files! Thanks!

Anita said...

Wonderful ideas...thanks for sharing...

Claire said...

Beautiful collection of kitchens!

beautifuliving said...

One day when we have a lot more money I want to do a big lovely kitchen remodel. I'll want a bit of everything posted, k?

But seriously, such great images.

maureen said...

Lovely, lovely kitchens. ilove the 6th one the best, that curved door is so charming!