This image has been in my inspiration files for such a long time. I spied it in Real Living magazine and bookmarked it. I love it! The photographer is Richard Birch, ex-Londoner now resident in Australia. He's shot for all the major Brit interior magazines and it's easy to see why. These photos have such a fabulous vibe. Fresh and funky they have beautiful lighting and interesting composition and angles. Don’t miss Richard’s other portfolios especially his derelict tram series. Great shots!
I am blogging my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish! Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I'm taking care of the rest.
If you'd like to be brought up to date, check out my kitchen remodel blog for an archive of previous posts. This post I will show you the layout I went with, what cabinets I chose, and some 3D sketches of my new kitchen.
Initially I was concerned about what layout to choose because of the expense of changing windows and sealing up doors etc., but in the end I decided to spend the money on changes like these in order to have the kitchen I really want. It turned out not to be not as big of an expense as I thought, as I've gotten a quote from my contractor for all the work he needs to do to prepare for the cabinets and I did not have a heart attack. :) So I decided to make the window smaller, seal up the door and knock the wall to the living room down. The following photo was my next layout idea.
This was modified slightly for the final design because Greentea's cabinets are not really designed for corners, so the corner sink had to be moved and since I love kitchen sinks under a window, I decided to go for that. Here are some of the first 3D layout designs that Mike at Greentea created for me. I LOVE technology, and the fact that I get to see exactly what my kitchen will look like. He did several different angles as well which gives a clearer idea of the space I'm working with.
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Rooms cocooned in classic design, beautiful fabrics and antiques, add a touch of whimsy and you have the work of Brooke Giannetti of Giannetti Architecture & Interiors. These rooms are family friendly as well as stylish. It's a blowzy, casual, linger longer elegance. Brooke blogs as well. Velvet & Linen chronicles her work and shares her inspirations.
Hannah Simmons is a talented stylist who began her career as a television promotions producer and 5 years later began working as a stylist for Living Etc. and Elle Decoration. I love that she doesn't over-style the photos and each one is simple and beautiful.
Renato Salvi is a Swiss/Italian architect whose homes are any modernist's dream come true. Floor to ceiling windows are a major part of his designs, as are raw materials and open spaces. Talk about being one with nature. You can't help but enjoy the views in these homes. The landscape functions as art. Love that.