Monday, March 7, 2011

The Ultimate Kitchen....

Hope your having a wonderful Monday.  Thought I'd share some of my favorite kitchen photos from Country Living's Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Decorating.   

The ultimate Farmhouse Sink!!
Wish I had a kitchen door to turn
into a chalkboard.
Open shelves look terrific in this farmhouse kitchen.
The splash of yellow and marble countertops
are my favorite touches.
What's there not to love in this kitchen?
Looks amazing to cook in. 
The lower cabinet doors in glass
 are an interesting feature. 
Soft and pretty colors. 

I think my favorite is the first one with the wonderful sink.  But it's almost a tie because I really love the vintage one (5th photo) with the amazing red stove.  Which one do you like best?




32 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I believe the first one is the best, too. Love these kitchens.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I agree...the first one with the huge sink! Love them all though.

Donnie said...

They're very pretty and I like the last one.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Love these kitchens. They all have such charm!

Martina said...

Gorgeous kitchens, I love them all! Have a great week, Martina

Ocean Soul said...

That first kitchen had me at "the ultimate....". What's not to love? High ceilings, chandelier, salvaged architectural details, distressed cabinets, sea foam green accents with pink, the vintage sign for Richman's ice cream? If I could propose to a kitchen, it would be that one!

theLENNOXX said...

Wow Love it! The green/black/white and yellow kitchen is my favorite, who would have thought that would be such a pleasing color palette??!!

xo Linda

Kaybe said...

That farmhouse sink is over the top. I'd never leave the kitchen if that was mine.

NanaDiana said...

I'm going with the first one but I want the pantry on the second photo thrown in. Is this a giveaway? Please tell me it is! My daughter just put a farmhouse sink in....and it is wonderful! Hugs-Diana

Donna said...

I can SO see myself in the first kitchen! It is amazing! And I also really love the 2nd and 3rd shots. Love the idea of a chalkboard door. And I can only dream of having such an organized pantry!! Great ideas!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

I am allllll about the first three photos, Debbie! Swoooooning here....!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Della said...

The first one reminds me of my grandmothers kitchen. Sweet memories, and even sweeter smells came from grandma's. Her kitchen wasn't quite so shabby, nor did it have the chic chandelier, but her cabinets had the glass in the doors, and the big farmhouse sink. Thanks for taking me back there!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

My oh my, what pretty kitchens! There are bits and pieces in each one that I would love to combine into one fabulous kitchen.

Debbi Beverage said...

I love the cozy cottage feel of the first picture and the sink is way cool! Love the old cupboards too!
Debbi @ the beach

Stormy said...

i have a large wooden candle holder with the same white-wash finish as the shelf above the farm sink - i love that finish!
and the sink is d-r-e-a-m-y!

Stormy said...

the first photo is the one i was talking about!
2:30am -- time to head for bed!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, I love these kitchens--especially the one with the chandelier...wow!!!!
XO

hann said...

A new kitchen increases the value of your home and makes your life easier. The first step to your new kitchen countertops to set a budget. Decide how much money you are willing to spend. This will help drive your other decisions.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Talking about ultimate kitchens! Love every one of them! The red stove is a show stopper!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Country Living is always so inspirational! My favorites are #1, 2, 3, and 4 (except for all the yellow... I need calm, peaceful colors :)). That was fun, Debbie... thanks for sharing!!
Have a wonderful week! :)
~ Jo

Shellbelle said...

I love the same two you do! My friends in California have a kitchen very similar to the vintage one, including the red stove. They did their flooring in black and white tiles — checkerboard style, it looks fabulous! Their open shelves near the ceiling hold part of their collection of vintage lunch boxes. You'd love their kitchen for sure.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

#1. The sink IS amazing. Must weigh a ton..., if it's cast iron anyway.

classic • casual • home said...

I like the second to last one with the long metal bars and striped rug (but do you know how dirty that rug would get the way we cook?).
Mary Ann

Passionate for White said...

The first one for sure as it's been in my wish book for a number of years now.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I love them all! I would take any one really! I look forward to seeing you for the spray paint party. I will be doing the pet party again sometime in the future, perhaps in May or June.

Mabel and Zora said...

Great photos! We love yellow and orange in our kitchen.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

That's easy! Of course I love the one with the warm golden walls and black cabinets on the bottom. But I do also like the chalk board doors and the first photo because there is so much interesting things to look at there! Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!

michelle said...

Oh I love all of them and could take bits and pieces from each of them. My kitchen is a never -ending project, I just can't seem to get it the way I want it, but these pictures have my wheels turning again. :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

These are wonderful. I'm getting ready to start a small kitchen reno. Painting my cabinets and hopefully some new appliances. I am undecided about the walls though...anyway, these pictures made me a little more excited. I'm trying not to think about the mess I'll be in after I start! Wondered what your opinion is about cabinet hinges? Mine are a nasty gold color and are on the face of the cabinets so they show. Should I paint them the color of the cabinets or maybe spray them an antique gold? I am having the hardest time deciding what to do. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. I so appreciate it! ~Ann

Beautiful Details said...

They are definitely all beautiful and I like No. 1 & No. 5.

The Coastal View said...

I LOVE the second one with the collection of pitchers and chalkboard door.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I need something from each picture--is that okay? :) Although I could live in any of them happily! My parents have that exact farmhouse sink, but in their basement,between the oil tank and the washer!! I know. And a new stainless one in the kitchen. Oh well. Then I need the cabinets from the kitchen with the jade blender, but no glass in the lowers, just the uppers. I have glass now, and a little bit goes a long way when you need to tidy up! The wall color in the last photo is my choice too. Oh, it is so much fun to dream! Linda