10.14.2009

eat-in kitchens {country + contemporary}

For a while there I thought I was over my fascination with eat-in kitchens but no, I was just waiting for a for these lovelies to find their way in to my inspiration folder. Although all of the kitchens are different styles they all feature lovely wood accents, neutral colors, fantastic flooring and inspired lighting and storage options.





(via skona hem, marie claire maison, paul raeside, living etc, design crisis)
Alright, time to get in to work on dinner in my own kitchen but not before I ask--which style to you prefer?

p.s. the one from Living etc is my favorite, as it is the perfect mix!

18 comments:

Blasé said...

The first pic. Down-2-Earth and relaxing and easy on the eyes!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Oh I like them all. White, modern, comfortable, with room for a gathering. Love the chalk board. I have an old slate chalk board in my kitchen - perfect.

Martha said...

Why must there be a "versus" at all? Many of these pictures seem to be a great marriage of the two.

Blair said...

You are so right Martha!

Kallie said...

the one from marie claire maison looks so comfortable and warm.

Jena said...

The one from Living etc is my favourite too! Love it.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I like them all. The open warm feeling they have is wonderful.

Kotori said...

I want a kitchen like that first one - so big and open. wow.

Donna said...

Can I have one of each please?

Daniella said...

I like both. That's my problem, lol... always trying to mix the two!

Julia said...

Oh, you found some treasures here!

Couture Carrie said...

I thought I would be more into the contemporary spaces but it turns out that I love them ALL! This is such an amazing and inspirational post, darling B!

xoxox,
CC

seesaw designs said...

the only three main requirements for my next house: wood floors, tons of windows, and white cabinets.

so of course i love these!

Down and Out Chic said...

oooh, they're all fabulous. love the industrial feel of a couple of these.

simplesong said...

i love modern..usually do but i'll take either! both are still so warm + welcoming!

Courtney said...

I love that every option includes a high ceiling - something that I lust over. There is something so fresh and clean about a white kitchen with grey accents; I like the industrial feel.

Instead of choosing just one I'd like to put the following details together:
- the backsplash in photo 1
- the plate wall in photo 2
- the bar in photo 3
- the wood table in photo 4 (sigh, how I love the wood table in this photo)
- the beams in photo 5
- the open-face cupboards in photo 6

PS: what is hanging from the ceiling in the 4th photo?

Cathi said...

I dream of a eat in kitchen.....i just adore them!

Josefa said...

Remarkable job so i like your decoration . remove white background