Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kitchen Inspiration

Once the new sofa is completed, our next project will be our kitchen and dining rooms. Since we recently put down new flooring (black & white checkerboard tiles), it will be our jumping off point. Beadboard will cover all of the walls, all painted in a soft linen color. Other than that, I am still searching for inspiration. This is what I have found so far.





















What do you think? Have any other ideas or websites that inspire a country cottage home? Please share!
*all photos in this post are courtesy of HouseBeautiful.com, HGTV.com and HomeDepot.com







23 comments:

Nessa said...

Gina, we are redoing our kitchen too. I've been scouring the internet for inspiration as well. And like you, beadboard is going to be used. I love the sink you found, I wish we could afford one like that. I love all your pics actually, I need to spend time on some of those sites you found them on. Thanks for sharing! My main problem is choosing a color. I love dark, rich colors, but have a dark kitchen with only one small window, so very little light. I cannot figure out what to do.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

That sounds lovely! Can't wait to see how your bed turns out--the sheets are pure inspiration!

For a beautiful beadboard kitchen re-do (on a budget), check out One Woman's Cottage Life. There is a kitchen link on the sidebar there.

http://owcl.blogspot.com/

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Love that kitchen :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those are some wicked funky stools at that kitchen counter!

Beth's Blog said...

I know, my husband and I used to live on the Northern Neck in Virginia (they don't get much snow there) and we had got a light dusting there and everyone was running home to stay off the roads. Josh and I didn't think anything of it of course. I love the snow, but I am always tired of it and ready for spring by the end of winter.

I love all those kitchen pictures, very inspiring. I like the sounds of your white and black checkerboard floor. :)

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I LOVE the kitchen with the huge clock and the ragged cuboards in the last picture! Great ideas!!

Ms. Tee said...

Those kitchens are all so light & bright - just beautiful. :) I can't wait to see how yours turns out !

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

PLENTY of inspiration in those photos! I think beadboard and a black and white floor would look spectacular with those touches!
Carrie

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Good luck! Can't wait to see your redo.

The Shabby Princess said...

Ohh, lovely. I can't offer any advice because my house is a constant work in progess. We moved into wallpaper hell last April and I'm still trying to finish everything up.

I will say, we added crown to our kitchen and it looks sooooo much better. I am a huge supporter of crown moulding.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

How pretty! Check out Heather Bullards's blog for her kitchen redo. I was very inspired.

http://heatherbullard.typepad.com/heather_bullard_collectio/2009/01/portrait-of-a-petite-kitchen.html

Happy searching,
Judy

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your style! Country cottage is so cozy. :)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Love all of the photos...the last one not as much as the others but still...very nice.

Angela said...

Have you checked out countryliving.com? They have a lot of ideas there.
Those photos sure have a lot of good ideas! I'm seriously loving those white cabinets.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Excellent taste Gina! Can I come over for a meal when it's done? LOL.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Gina, You have chosen some wonderful inspiration pictures. I hope you'll share pictures of your work in progress.

Maggie May said...

oh my look at those springy chairs!!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

I HAVE AN AWARD FOR YOU :)

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

LOVE that sink....we redid our kitchen right after we bought this house and I would have LOVED to put an apron sink in!

Can't wait to see how it all turns out! :)

Michele said...

We at this house LOVE to redo rooms..it is almost like an addiction. I can't wait to see what you have decided, perhaps you will inspire us to change one up again. Good Luck and happy painting....(I love painting)

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful photos. Good luck with the planning. I desperately need to do my kitchen over. Can't wait to see your progress!

Nessa said...

Hey Gina! I tagged you!

http://nessatxmom.blogspot.com/2009/01/bag-tag.html

Relimom said...

I love those stools at the bar. Do they bounce?