Archive | KITCHEN design

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design | June 27, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Kitchen Style for the Serious Cook

functional English style kitchen pantry dining

→ Creating a Homey Restaurant-Style Kitchen with a Chef Table at Home photo: Deulonder Domestic Architecture (kitchen 1) You see plenty of pretty kitchens in magazines and online. Unfortunately, some kitchens are more beautiful than useful. I am interested by kitchens that are practical and beautiful. I found several ideas when I looked at the portfolio of Deulonder [...]

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design | October 10, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Three Things I Like about Viola Park’s Kitchen Islands

viola park island details

First, I like the minimalist design of Viola Park’s kitchen systems. I wish I could live in a house where my floor plan would allow for that type of kitchen layout. In fact, I would make it my priority if we ever move to another house. A cool thing about these airy, open islands is [...]

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design, LIVING with kids, ORGANIZING | June 24, 2011 | by Heather Watterworth

New Uses for Old Things: Baking Sheet Magnet Board

Baking Sheet Magnet Board

Yesterday’s easy end-of-the-year teacher gift project got me thinking about everything else that comes with the end of the school year: piles of projects, artwork and report cards making their way from the classroom to every room in the house. A little spray paint gives everyday kitchen baking sheets a new life as wranglers of [...]

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design | June 1, 2011 | by Heather Watterworth

Kitchen Planning Like A Pro

kitchen storage planning drawer organizing

If you’re going to all the work of renovating a kitchen, you might as well make it worth the effort – even if your custom kitchen dreams don’t have a dream budget to match. Though they may only be visible behind closed doors and drawers, a few well-planned extras can add a layer of luxury [...]


March 28, 2011 | by Kim

Hide Away your Kitchen Tools with Trim by Dada

trim upper cabinet details

There is more to kitchen cabinet design than the standard 12-inch and 24-inch deep cabinets. To achieve a certain look or for [...]

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March 4, 2011 | by Kim

Meaningful Kitchen Wall Decals by Hommu

dishes by wall decals

The Spanish-brand Hommu specializes in fun wall decals and wallpapers. I particularly like their kitchen recyclable vinyls that you can apply on [...]


September 21, 2010 | by Kim

How to Use Colors in the Kitchen

painted green shaker kitchen cabinets

We pass so many hours in your kitchen, why not make it cheerful? I buy several European home decor magazines every month. [...]

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August 24, 2010 | by Kim

One Open Plan, Two Ways to Use the Space

open dining layout

We often repeat some layout elements from one home to the next. We do it by preference and sometimes by habit. It [...]


August 4, 2010 | by Kim

Great Kitchen Tips by Samantha Pynn

kitchen by Samantha Pynn

I love the open shelves of this kitchen designed by Samantha Pynn. We all dream of building a kitchen from scratch but [...]


July 5, 2010 | by Kim

Artesio Kitchen by Poggenpohl

Poggenpohl artesio kitchen

German architect Hadi Teherani worked with Poggenpohl to create a kitchen system where the kitchen cabinets, the furniture and the space form [...]

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June 21, 2010 | by Kim

Delightful Mondays: Girlie Kitchen of...

catherine hammerton's Kitchen

You may have seen this kitchen on the April issue of Elle Decoration. The dress and the tablecloth share some design elements. [...]


April 22, 2010 | by Guest

How to Make the Open Kitchen an Enjoyable...

open kitchen design

I asked my friend Line Atallah if she would like to write a guest post about open kitchen living. Line lived with [...]

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