All Things Kitchen

What is your favorite space in a home?

For me, it’s the Kitchen, where I currently spend a few hours each day creating food (that’s right, like a craft room), where W sits frequently when he works from home, and where a lot of wonderful memories and laughter are created with friends and family. It is the hub of our home.

I would love to have a brightly innovated, beautifully decorated, and cleverly organized kitchen. One that has lots and lots of windows. Natural light is huge for me and high on my wish list (which allow me to take better food photos). One that exhibits creativity, functionality, serenity, comfort-ability, and very much with a pop of color. Big square footage is a dream/wish, but not a must, because with some effects and designs, a visually large space could easily be achieved. This is my dream kitchen.

I have collected a stream of images (on my Pinterest board, Kitchen) that I would like to share with you and hope you could draw some inspirations in creating your own dream kitchen.

Love the light and crisp air in this kitchen. The high ceiling with exposed beams gives a lot of character to the space. But the animal legs chair might seem a bit too much for me.

The splash of color to a kitchen island is a great piece of furniture that offers working/eating space. And that roll-out baking island is a MUST-HAVE.

Something about these vintage appliances that I am in love with, perhaps it’s the non-boring color that brings harmonious and joy to the kitchen.

White cabinets all throughout the kitchen makes a small kitchen big, and brighten the entire space. The exposed cabinet doors and a plate rack to display dinnerware entice neatness.

A storage/cabinet to organize my collection of pretty bowls and plates, and better yet, makes it a glass door.

An inviting breakfast nook where I could do SO much…working, reading, pinteresting, blogging, eating of course, tea partying, etc.

A nice entertaining corner with a wine fridge, menu wall that could double as a dessert table and wine bar.

AH-ME-zing organized pantry. Need me to say more?

Perhaps a sliding door like this won’t hurt, right? It just makes an beautiful kitchen extraordinary.

Scattered minty colored chairs and walls to enhance the pop of color of our kitchen and always fresh flowers and food on the table.

What is your style of a dream kitchen?

Irene Signature

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35 Responses to All Things Kitchen

  1. Kozo says:

    Wow, that is a lot of rice bowls. I thought large families were a thing of the past. haha.
    Love the sliding door with chalk board. My kids would have a field day on that chalk board while I cooked. 🙂

    • Irene says:

      Having a chalkboard wall does make the kitchen a kid-friendly space for them to be busy and in sight while the parent cooks. I have one and very useful to write down weekly menu 🙂

      And never too many bowls, if they are pretty and storage space 😛

  2. I like the all white kitchen country style,it inspires me to creative artistic foods 🙂

  3. gotasté says:

    I would love to cook in a traditional country kitchen. It will be challenging but at the same time seeing all the history of culinary skills 🙂

  4. Assia says:

    Wow! It looks like I’m reading my wish list for a kitchen! And, yes, the natural light – this ephemeral, elusive entity I’m always pursuing…especially during the rainy season here! Love this post!

  5. scott2608 says:

    The retro blue kitchen is cool!

  6. I loved the design and colours in your kitchen. Very simplistic but elegant and sophisticated, which shows refined taste, but thn again I absolutely adore things of the past.
    God bless

    • Irene says:

      I adorn vintage design. An updated French country kitchen mix with color, vintage appliances, and a few modern touches of detail is the best of both world 🙂

      • I couldn’t agree with you more Irene, I think we have very similar taste. If you were living in Australia, I would have loved to have worked together on some photography/interior design projects. Take great care and above all….”Keep smiling” 🙂
        God bless

        • Irene says:

          It’s awesome to find a fellow blogger/photographer with the same taste in art & design. Well, I wouldn’t call myself a photographer as I am still in training (study on my own). Hopefully, one day I could take stunning photos like yours. Anyway, perhaps we could come up with a project and work together remotely…something for both of us to think about 🙂

  7. stephala says:

    Totally agree with you about the kitchen being the HUB of the house. It’s that way in my apartment too! Lovely photos, particularly that cool sliding door!

  8. What lovely kitchens to work in, breathe in, and to be a part of! I’d love to have a kitchen with plenty of space and large windows to let in natural light. With some dark cherry wood to warm it up as well 🙂

  9. These are all beyond amazing!! You did an amazing job of finding them.

  10. irena078 says:

    These kitchens are adorable!
    Completely agree with everything you wrote! Kitchen is and always was the center of (my) home, no matter the size. Dining table is not only for eating, it is also for making plans (small or big ones), coffee and cookies, playing cards…

  11. For me, the back yard, lawn chair, ice chest, dogs, and stereo is the ultimate “My Space.” The above kitchens look like a lot of work…keeping them clean 🙂

  12. Lesley says:

    I’ve always loved the way vintage appliances look! I’m more for sleek and modern now but the vintage is such fun. I really like that sliding door too – so many great ideas here!

    • Irene says:

      Me too…sometimes torn between modern and vintage/rustic styles. If I could combine both in the design when I have a new house, it would be the best of both world 🙂

  13. Martine says:

    Ooooo, I love them all! Number four is definitely my dream kitchen! Loving the breakfast nook too. For now I can only dream …

  14. Yahobahne says:

    I love this stream of kitchen photos. I especially like photos 1 and 3. As for my fav room, it’s my bedroom/mini office. I do most of my writing there.
    Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your narrative as well as the pin interest pics.

  15. petit4chocolatier says:

    I love them all; especially the wine fridge and chalkboard. And the sliding door 🙂

  16. I love the cabinet displaying all of those pretty bowls! Love!

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