While perusing a secret goodie of mine, Chicago Home and Garden magazine, my face lit up when I saw the photo above. I would move into that kitchen in a heart beat. The rich color palette comprised of the dark wood floors and moldings with the soft grey walls and black accents strewn about. This is another perfect example of neutral done right.
And it exudes an eclectic feel with the blending of contemporary and rustic furniture, but overall, it maintains a rather traditional look.
My least favorite part of the kitchen is the black grout on white subway tile. I just don't get it. I think it makes the tile look dirty and gritty. But that aside! How fantastic is that island? And the farmhouse sink? And the rounded pendants? And the sconces over the windows? And the glassware displayed in the far right cabinet? And is that an espresso machine I spy? Ok - I have to stop somewhere or I'd keep going and going...
What really makes it that much better is when you see what this space originally looked like. Crazy, right?
Have a great weekend everyone! I will be entertaining my long lost college friend who has been in China for two years (and is leaving for Turkmenistan as part of the Peace Corp in a month. Yeah, it's a real country. I didn't know that either.)