This kitchen is an inspiration. They kept the existing cabinets (just raised them) and also added some new elements like the hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceiling, quartz countertops, built-in pantry, new appliances, hardware and the vintage style lights.
I really like how she raised the cabinets and installed floating shelves. Do you spy the chevron patterned backsplash!! I always thought I was a subway tile girl, but this might change my mind. I really like it.
Such a fun breakfast area.
I love how she added a double door built in pantry to echo the look of the refrigerator! It anchors the space and creates symmetry.
The second kitchen I spotted was the design of Amy Meier who (in my book) can do no wrong. I love this kitchen. It's timeless, classic with a hint of the unexpected. To see the before pictures, go here.
The (moody) navy columns (and moldings) are amazing in my opinion! I love this detail. And, once again, those beautiful subway tiles. I believe Amy used black grout. The contrast is stunning. I would be scared to do something like that, but it totally makes this kitchen!
Don't get me started on those brass fixtures!! I want, I want, I want!
And, an antique lamp she scored to add a touch of nautical to the kitchen. Simply genius!
So, do any of these kitchens strike your fancy?? I hope so!!