Wednesday, April 27, 2011

~ A Bit of Day Dreaming ~

Do you keep a list of things "to-do", a notebook full of pictures or tons of pictures in your computer archive file you would love to put into action? I do, I've kept a notebook, diary and a few pictures of things I would to change around the house for years. They are on the "to-do" list. That list seems to be growing hourly instead of getting shorter.
As I was going through some of the pictures I ran across these wonderful kitchen pictures and wanted to share them with you.

I love the mantel shelf above the stove. What a statement it makes.
Although this one may seem a bit "dated" I love the cozy feel of the shelves. I'm in love with the vintage scale. Don't you love the deep double sinks? The counters and sink look like soap-stone to me. What do you think? With the feeling of being on the industrial side the china lends elegance.
Talk about entertaining space. Can you imagine this island loaded down with food for a party or family gathering ?
I love the exposed beams. This room almost makes me dizzy. I love red, however I'm not sure I would like looking at this big red stove all the time. I think the slate floor and the small area of tile behind the stove are competing with each other. Guess you've figured out about the only thing I really like about this picture are the beams.
Fun and whimsical.A different view of the great counter (from the previous picture) looking into the great room side. Cozy!!
I love the furniture look they gave the cabinets. Although this kitchen is small and quaint there is a touch of elegance. I would change the blue tiles to a white subway tile and a form of granite on the counter tops to give the feeling of a larger area. I remember seeing something very similar to this on HGTV many years ago.
This is pure perfection to me. I would love to sit here each morning and look out those beautiful french doors. Don't you love how they've displayed their children's art work on the cabinet doors?Sigh.....I would love to be able to take a few things from each photo and actually put them together to make a great kitchen/hearth room. A girl can always dream right? Dreams don't cost until you put them into action.
In the meantime, I'll finish painting the rooms upstairs and move a few things around. I'm just about finished with that project, hopefully Mother Nature will start co-operating in our area and give us some sunshine and warmth so I can get outside and do some much needed work to the yard.


PAT said...

Beautiful inspiration!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh Lynne, I sure hope Spring gets to your area soon!!!!! I feel so bad for you! There are so many beautiful kitchens here. Dreaming about a kitchen is a big past time for me!!!! Oh do I DREAM!!!!! Especially of a BIG, walk in pantry with enough room for all my dishes and tablescape items.....maybe it would have to be a ROOM:):):) Hope you are having a good week. XO, Pinky PS, how is Mr. P. doing?????

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello!! My dear friend..Sis I love them all..I really love the hood in that one pic and I could not do the red stove either..Hey you would be struck with doing your kitchen around it..I pray all is well in your world girl..How is your office coming..Things are better here girl..very scary thing for me and Len to go through..Oh well maybe now that I'm taking a break I can get my house cleaned up some ha ha!! Love ya girl..Hugs and Love Gloria

BECKY said...

Oh, Lynne....a woman of my own heart! I also love white kitchens! I've been talking about painting our kitchen cabinets white, for quite some time. I'm like you, too, about dreaming of decorating and having prettier rooms, etc. You are so right...we all can dream! Thanks for sharing!

Karena said...

Lynne love all of these fabulous kitchens!! The wood floors in some are so perfect. You have really inspired me.

I know what you mean about lists getting longer and longer!

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Gloria said...

Hello! I can't remember how I came to visit your blog, but I must say that these photos were so pretty and you are not alone: I, too, make lists and I copy pretty photos to an email and send it to myself to save in a folder! It's nice to dream, isn't it?
Oh, and I would LOVE that red stove!!!! If you don't want it, I'll take it. :)
Great blog, I will be back to visit.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Hey gf, so good to hear from you. Yes my baby is turning into a little boy way too fast. I bet yours is too. I enjoyed your post and agreed with all your comments . We got the tail end of the storm wed. night but everything is fine with me and mine. Don't stay away so long, hope you are well.

lvroftiques said...

I BIG FAT ditto!! Everything you said! I love all the same things you do. And I've always dreamed of having a classic white kitchen with marble counter tops. I know everything is always about "granite" But I have always LOVED and wanted marble! Vanna