Need a distraction?

May 3, 2011

Do you remember when I told you that I was going to have a busy weekend? Well that was an understatement. I came home late Saturday night to find my hot water heater had failed and drenched a good portion of my basement including a carpeted area. I had a little bit of a freak out, but all is returning to normal. A new heater has been installed and (hopefully) only a little more clean-up is needed. As things settle down from this fiasco, I’ve been craving some distraction. These wonderful kitchens do the job admirably.

My jaw dropped the first time I saw this kitchen. I love the white walls paired with the light blue cabinetry. It’s the perfect color to give this sleek, modern room a sense of homeyness and fun. Though the wooden floors are gorgeous, their incredible sheen and polish is actually a little off-putting for me personally. I’d rather go for something more worn and rustic. This house is for sale here, found via desire to inspire.

Kotilo via Stadshem.

Still loving open shelving. Photographed by Johanna Ekmark via

Photographed by Patric Johansson via Söderberg Agentur.

I love how they’ve used very light wood to construct virtually everything in this kitchen. Photographed by Magnus Anesund via Söderberg Agentur.

Via Houzz.

Red chairs effortlessly inject some bold personality into this cheerful room. Via Livet Hemma.

This kitchen is such a great illustration of how everything doesn’t have to be brand new stainless steel granite top-of-the-line modern in order for a kitchen to be perfectly lovely and functional. I always appreciate design that doesn’t look like it cost an arm and a leg! Photos by Jeltje Fotografie, via Design*Sponge.

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  • Reply Mia May 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Ouch, a water damage isn’t exactly what one needs after busy days.. Glad it worked out well.

    Lovely kitchens! The last pic caught me especially. It’s quite simple yet it has all the kitchen features I love: the open shelving, the non-kitchen-like details like the chandelier, and foremost: what a cool yellow tap! I’ve planned to update our kitchen by changing the faucet from the old IKEA very standard one we have to a slightly industrial looking one – this could be an ever better idea! Haven’t seen any coloured ones in any stores though.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers May 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

      I noticed the yellow faucet too and I don’t know why I didn’t comment on it earlier because I also love it! I have never seen any like it in stores either. If you can find one you’d have the coolest kitchen around! I also love industrial touches though so if you go that route it’s sure to be lovely. 🙂

      And YAY for what sounds like a delightful transformation with your now leg-less bed! I’m beyond pleased that you were inspired to give that a try and that it turned out so well!

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