Grace @ Sense and Simplicity helped me during the planning process of our kitchen counter re-do. Her white kitchen series was so much fun, and I want to share with you the images that I loved best. Please refer to Grace's posts for all sources. Links will be provided at the end of this post :D
I love the open shelving in this kitchen, the windows that almost reach the counters, and the butcher block countertops.
This limestone floor is almost the color of ours. I like the white countertops with the limestone floor.
I would love a pink Smeg fridge. :D
The chartreuse in this white kitchen is fun.
I love this pink island and walnut countertop. :D I'm getting some ideas..... ;P
Why not a curved bar instead of a squared-off one?
More open shelving, aqua paint, robin's egg blue paint, and butcher block countertop....so pretty!
Our kitchen island is configured just like this one: breakfast bar is bumped-up, and our cooktop is down below. This bar is curved, also.
Grace's kitchen is pretty inspiring, too. She painted her base cabinets and installed a beadboard backsplash.
I love the slate blue of the base cabinets. It reminds me of Alabama bluestone, and folks use that quite a bit here along with slate in their kitchens. If I had that type of flooring, I'd paint my island and/or base cabinets this shade of blue.
Since Grace's kitchen is u-shaped, she doesn't have an island. I really like her open shelving at the end of her peninsula and above her counter. Our installers measured to see if shelving would fit at either end of our island, but there wasn't enough room.
LOVE these shelves. I also think it's smart to have access to the cabinets from the kitchen and the dining room. Very convenient!
Grace's open-concept dining room is to the left of these shelves.
I love the back of her shelves, and she posted a tutorial on how to make it.
Here, Grace decorated her shelves for Christmas. She accessorizes for every season. I love that!
Dining room and kitchen decorated for autumn
Grace's home is very personal, and her posts are as unique as she is. I've learned so much from reading her blog! You can tour Grace's home here.
I'll be spending the next week working on our kitchen. There is dust everywhere, and I have to wash everything in it. *but* It's so worth it to have our counters repaired.
Until next time...