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Desire To Inspire - Inspirational Kitchens!

I'm excited to present to you this first kitchen, in a series of wonderful kitchens culled from the Desire To Inspire blog! Jo and Kim, the ladies who are the force behind this award winning blog, (recently named one of the ten most influential design blogs in the blogosphere) have an "eye," a vision for finding stunning interiors. It is the place I go to when I just want to look at interiors to get, well, inspired. In fact, it can be very addicting, looking at these beautiful spaces!

It is not quick and easy to do what Kim and Jo do. The time spent on research behind the scenes is impressive. To create a collection of spaces, which all flow from one to the next, is itself, a creative work. Whether the context is color one day, style the next, a showcase of a particular design firm, or any other theme, we understand what it is we are viewing. It all makes sense.

Let's look at this elegant kitchen. It just speaks to me. I think, because, it reflects my personal style. Maybe that's why I'm choosing this one first. Here's what I love:

  • combination of cool and warm colors/shades and the larger proportion of warm shades
  • contrast of woods
  • contrast of colors
  • the simplicity
  • the artwork
  • the personal, lived in, look (it's not sterile!)
  • the natural, branch-like, touches

The clean, yet warm, lines are soft contemporary at its best. I'm crazy about it, what do you think? And, thanks, Desire To Inspire!


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Reader Comments (3)

Yes! That's wonderful. Could be my next kitchen. I love

- the hardwood floor in combination with the black cabinets,
- how the metal toekick lets the base cabinets "float",
- the color of the counters (which seems to be a darker hue of the floor),
- the stainless steel backsplash reflecting the light,
- the canisters, bottles and vases on the upper shelf.

Clean lines, but warm and inviting. Thanks, Susan!

October 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

I really adore this kitchen. Mine! Maybe in my next house.
Open. Bright. The dark cabinets work well with the high ceilings and big windows.

Desire to Inspire is really a fun "go to source" as are you! This kitchen goes in my wish list file. Thanks Susan!

October 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

Oh, I'm glad you both also love this kitchen! It covers the gamut between stylish and warm and fuzzy. Gotta love the attitude it shows. :)

October 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

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