Thursday, March 10, 2011

Apartment 3304 {the kitchen}

Hello lovelies, thank you for your well wishes yesterday, I'm feeling so much better today! 
I thought I would share with you a few inspirations for the kitchen (the first room to tackle) in the apartment that I'm helping to decorate.

{Jen Ramos, Made by Girl}

{Nicole Cohen, via Rue}

{Christopher Peacock, via Traditional Home}

{Caitlin Wilson}

The prerequisites are:
* White timber cabinets (hardware colour still tbc)
* Carrera marble counter tops
Carrera marble splashback
* Chandelier style lighting 
* An island bench (the apartment is open plan with the kitchen extending to the living area), able to accommodate bar stools

* A standalone stove and oven
* Polished floorboards

These are a couple of lighting styles that I have found at Matt Blatt, but I don't think they're quite right, so still on the hunt. Any suggestions are welcome!

Everything is still very much a work in progress, but wanted to share these inspiration so far.

Hope your having a fabulous day,


  1. Your inpsirations are pretty much exactly what I am using for my new kitchen- love love. As for lighting, my advice is to search vintage. I couldn't find anything quite right either and then finally happened upon a pair of beautiful vintage chandys at an antique store and they're perfect. I do really like that first one you showed though:) Can't wait to see what gorgeous you find!!

  2. Lovely inspiration! All of those spaces have such a chic feel, while still being totally live-able.

  3. I love the all white kitchens with the dark floors.

  4. your inspiration is stunning, i can't wait to build a dreamy kitchen one day!

  5. I love the white kitchens with a pop of color! The lucite stools in the first photo are a nice touch. I also love the fresh flowers in all of the photos!

  6. Christine, thank you for this great tip, I really need to go on bit of a hunt I think for some vintage finds xx

  7. With those requirements that is sure to be an amazing kitchen! I hope you can share a peak here or there with us of the progress. I really love Jen Ramos' kitchen ... gorgeous. That kitchen by Caitlin Wilson is beautiful also!

  8. I love all of your inspiration photos. You can't go wrong with white timber cabinets, carrera marble and chandelier lighting. It is going to be gorgeous.

  9. These are beautiful inspirations. Love the idea of the chandeliers. The ones in the first two images are full of character, beautiful! Hope you can find what you're looking for. Enjoy your weekend en feel completely better soon:)

  10. Love the chandeliers. I am so jealous that you are getting to decorate! I am studying home furnishings in hopes that one day I can do what you do. Have a fabulous weekend.

    Keep calm & blog on,

  11. Oh Rachel these are all gorgeous and so inspiring! Glad to hear you're feeling better, sweetie. Rest up and enjoy the weekend! xoxo

  12. I LOVE those light choices. So chic.

  13. Thank you for including my so happy how it turned out! :))) I also love Nicole's kitchen, its similar but with a more modern feel to it.

  14. Such a gorgeous selections of kitchens- all have been added to my 'home inspiration' file. Thanks for the inspiration!