Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Design Inspiration - My Kitchen

So I'm working on my post for the Dining Room reveal and once I upload the pics from my camera I can finally post it.

In the meantime, let's move onto the next project and the one I am most excited about.  Mostly because I don't have to do the work.  I just get to pick out all the pretties.  We agreed to hire someone for this one.  Lots of time and I couldn't even begin to imagine how long it would take us to get done if we did all of it ourselves.

Our kitchen.  It's excited.  I can just tell.  She knows she's getting a face lift and she's pretty happy about it.

Three things will be happening in our kitchen:
1. Paint - walls and cabinets (white cabinets finally!)
2. Granite - can I get a Woot! Woot!
3. New flooring

Let's talk paint.  I want a gray.  A smokey gray or would it be grey?  Like these:






Here's some of my fav visions via our friend Pinterest.  I've shared some of these before and yes I'm sharing them again.  If only my kitchen actual resembled the size and detail of some of these, but it helps.

Dark countertops with the white cabinets.


Love the backsplash and floor (but we're not doing wood - that's crazy talk with a toddler and two dogs)



I love the idea of the detail/wainscoting on the island.  We have one and discussed doing something similar. Oh and these dark floors make me smile.  No more light floors again until after children.  And the dogs?  Don't even get me started.



I need this sink.  Our current sink is cracked so miraculously, a new sink is getting thrown into the mix now too.  Happy Dance!



Do you watch Suburgatory?  If you don't, you should.  That is my dream kitchen.  If I had the nerve to be ballsy with a back splash like that.  Tried to find some pics, but couldn't find any. If this was our forever home...I'd do it in a heart beat...but it's not so somewhat simple/neutral it shall be.  And there is something about Jeremy Sisto.  Maybe it's my love for the movie Clueless.

Now the granite.  We want dark.  Like black dark, not brown dark.

Not a huge fan of this decor, but the granite is perfection.



Now flooring.  We're definitely doing tile, but there are so many options and colors available.  Here's some tile colors and styles that I like.







 via

Hopefully we'll be shopping for granite very soon.  Can't wait.  So excited!

Happy Decorating!

Hope you're all having a great week!


5 comments:

the workaholic momma said...

We are in the process of finishing our kitchen re-model and while it has made me a crazy woman...I am SO SO glad it is almost done. Its totally been worth all the disruption!! I love all of your inspiration above...I can't wait to see what you guys pick out:)

SG to SP said...

I love all your ideas and I'm super jealous you get to redo your kitchen. I WISH we could redo ours, it's small and outdated but alas it's not in the budget for now. I'm a big fan of white cabinets though I would be nervous that my child would decide to draw on them when he's a bit older.

Jamie said...

Such fantastic kitchens. I can only dream...

Lindsey said...

We have dark flooring. Even with a child and dog, it isn't any better.

Also? Procelain tile for the kitchen is awesome. We had it in our old house and now we have ceramic. Bleh.

Welcome! said...

our bedroom is a grayish blue, like your second option. My dream kitchen is ALL white, like the one in your first picture.