I’ve been working a bit this weekend on my AYA Kitchens Contest entry for Blogpodium. (You can read about it here.)
The gist of the contest is that you need to create a mood board of your dream kitchen. Um, OK. If I must. :)
I’ll have the official post for you tomorrow - my design is basically a “jacked up” version of the kitchen in our dream house. (With a bit higher ceilings, more cabinetry, pricey finishes, and transom windows, of course.) And I used brass, because I’m loving it right now. However, I wouldn’t really use it in my kitchen because the hardware in your kitchen is a little more long-term and expensive, and I’m not sure I’ll always be loving brass. I’d actually really love chrome finishes in my kitchen - because in style or not, I like chrome.
My inspiration came from two places. This gorgeous kitchen featured in Canadian House & Home:
Mark Challen’s Kitchen, Design by Priscilla Wikkerink, Photograph by Donna Griffith for House & Home
Isn’t it gorgeous? Surprising, maybe, to some of you since 98% of the kitchens I post are painted or white. But I’m full of surprises. Keeps things interesting. And the other inspiration was this gorgeous light fixture from Rejuvenation:
George Single-Pole Industrial Pendant in Old Brass and Cobalt
I first saw it in Lonny Magazine, and have loved it ever since. So pretty, right?
Anyways, there’s your sneak peak into my “dream kitchen” design.
Also, I should note that this is one of many “dream kitchens” in my brain… I could probably make 5 mood boards. But I don’t think I’m allowed. By the contest, or my husband. ;)