Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The ultimate shout out to white kitchens....and a major giveaway!

Good morning.... I am VERY excited to announce an absolutely amazing giveaway.  Swank Lighting, who has the most beautiful hand blown Murano lamps has generously donated this most gorgeous pair of Murano lamps!! These are just superb and would look incredible in any home or room! The  drawing will be  Friday, March 11th 
To be eligible, you have to be a follower or subscriber....that's it! Be sure to visit their site, they truly have some exquisite and very unique incredible are these!!!

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting.  These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940's.  They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket.  The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles.  The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

The link to look at more detailed pictures of these exquisite lamps is

OK, just so we are clear......I LOVE white kitchens, I want it on the's post is devoted solely to the queen of kitchens, the wonderful white kitchen. And this is the mother of all white kitchens hope you have a little time on your hands to take it all in! I have tried listing all my resources but some of these pictures I have had in my wish book album for a very long time, way before I knew much about blogging. My post on colored kitchens a few days ago  and kitchens other than white, was done to show how many beautiful choices there are and to exemplify that through the picture was very well received and there is no doubt many of the kitchens shown were incredibly beautiful.  But we cannot take away from the appeal and wow factor that a white kitchen (and all the many shades of white are included here) gives to someone when they walk in a room. There is bright white, soft white, creamy white, yellow white, green white, gray white, the list goes on and on....then you sometimes see a white kitchen with a colored or stained island or hutch which is beautiful too and adds a lot of interest.....lots of choices and possibilities. So today we look at beautiful white kitchens in all their white glory. Do you have a favorite?

Classic white kitchen, by Michael Arnaud
Great looking space by William Waldraun, love the antlers for a whimsical touch and the banquette seating....really fun space
Stunning white kitchen by Morgan Creek, love the wood floors and wood island to break up the sea of white wood. 
Habershams version of a french country in a distressed white cabinet
Love this kitchen by Lauren Rubenstein....fabulous and love the seating
Beautiful white cabinets get glazed by Morgan Creek cabinets
Crisp white kitchen by Rutt gets black accents from kitchen stools and window seat fabrics....
Elegant white kitchen by Rutt
Habersham used this gray white distressed finish for this pretty kitchen...
Love how Morgan Creek took this cabinetry all the way up to the height of the ceilings..very the old world touch of the oriental rugs!
Thornton Designs created this pretty white kitchen and accented it with dark stools and pretty pale aqua shades over the center island
J Randall Powers created this elegant old world feeling kitchen in creamy cabinets, white marble  and an interesting mosaic floor
Nathan Egan created this beautiful transitional the rattan chairs..
Beautifully executed kitchen with a dark wood center island topped off with rich white marble, by Hannah Taylor
Like the upper cabinets that go all the way up with wire mesh to the ceiling..beautiful hardware and nice thick marble counter tops complete this pretty white kitchen, by Kitchen Lab
Another view of the same pretty kitchen, look how they put the tile up the entire wall
This white kitchen with a gray wash is attractive and muted, Elizabeth Kimberly Designs
James Radin does country proud in this charming country kitchen
Kitchen Lab designed this pretty timeless kitchen with white cabinets and the pretty black island, finished with gorgeous white how the windows are trimmed out in mahogany
This is stark albeit beautiful....I think its the old fashioned hardware I am drawn to, Decorpad
This is a stunning example of how beautiful it looks to mix materials, colors and woods with a white kitchen...this gorgeous antiqued island is a beautiful accompaniment to a stunning white kitchen, love the floors and hood by Ken Tate
I like the old fashioned vintage feel to this beautiful space, creamy cabinets get a dark bronze hardware, dark island and pretty etched glass detailing on doors, Werner Straube Photography
Love this all white kitchen done in classic materials, beautiful pitched ceiling and subway tiles add interest to this pretty all white kitchen, James Wass photography
Tucker and Marks created this cheery creamy white kitchen and warmed it up with brass hardware, and pops of color in the paint behind the open cupboard
A very white kitchen including the white coffered ceiling gets a little contrast from the very dark floors by Thornton Designs
Summerour kitchen...beautiful in its sleek design, love the stools and fixture... beautifully ttransitional 
Pretty and simple, like the stenciled floor accent and the center table/island, Emily Jenkins
Glossy ebony floors give a rich look to this pretty white kitchen, like the bead board in the coffered ceiling..and how the cabinets go all the way up, Michael Venera photography

Kathleen Decesare designed this attractive creamy white kitchen and chose dark accents to offer contrast...

Formal styled cabinets get painted in white to create this elegant kitchen, by Thomas Paine
Jillian Straky went dramatic in this stark white kitchen and dark black island, 
Bridge McMullin chose a wood top and blue subway tiles to ads some color and texture to this creamy white kitchen
Julie Lloyd designed this gorgeous creamy colored hutch as part of the kitchen cabinetry
Molly Frey designed this pretty open kitchen, love the pale gray painted hutch against the white
Jessica Helgerson uses white carerra subways as the back splash and a white range hood for this white the glass, adds an open and airy feel to the space
Porcelanosa  designed this modern sleek kitchen in white
This kitchen belongs to Mark Badgley and James Miscka, they chose to add formal brass hardware to dress up their white cabinets (love the dark island)
Karen Williams added a lot of interest to this white kitchen with the marble subways covering the walls right up to the ceiling and the dark slate counter top
Checkerboard floors add drama and old world elegance to this white kitchen by Eva Quataman
Classic white kitchen with blue and white accents by Smallbone
Karen Williams uses an abundance of white marble in this crisp white kitchen
This over the top is the ultimate in a luxurious formal kitchen by Clive Christian
Mick DeGulio designed this award winning and much admired white kitchen, so inviting!
Kathleen Hay designed this gorgeous dramatic white kitchen, love the clean crisp feel
Love the mix of light and dark here, the dark hutch, the light cabinets with the dark wood floors
Gorgeous painted creamy white hutch, Modern Country
Classic simple elegance is found in this white kitchen by Christopher Peacock
Gorgeous traditional English style kitchen gets its warmth from bringing in rich woods and touches of red in the fabrics..stunning, Hannah Taylor
Double islands in this beadboard white painted kitchen by Crown Point
A creamy white kitchen in English style with a heavy glaze...private home
Had this awhile..the colors are so soothing, really like the creaminess of the cabinets against the blue, very well done
Love love love this painted butlers pantry in all its creamy white splendor!
Same butlers pantry, love the diamond grill on the window and all the accents
A transitional styled kitchen gets a dark mahogany sleek island,Decorpad
Another one that's been around the block, but too pretty to not include! Love the pale gray white cabinetry.....beautiful and fresh, gorgeous antique table is the crowning touch
Love the diamond grills on the cabinet doors and the furniture feet on this pretty white kitchen
An oldie but goodies, its made its rounds..but I still love it!
Classic white, love all the glass and the white hood is quite nice looking
Like the light blue island and dark floors as a contrast to this white kitchen
Here the gorgeous marble and range take center stage, with the elegant white kitchen as the backdrop.....nicely done
A creamy white kitchen gets a more transitional touch with the mosaic aqua backsplash
Diamond Baratta incorporates the unexpected, with a steel island...I actually like it, it gives it an industrial feel which is so big right now, but I wonder how I would be with the fingerprints!
A classic white kitchen, interesting with the seating on the island on both sides...its well lit!
Love this color, a true creamy white, this is the ultimate working kitchen, for serious cooks!
Yes I know you have all seen this a hundred times, but how could I not include such a beautiful kitchen in this post on white kitchens!
Love this gorgeous marble sink and hutch....a classic!
Always loved the feeling of this kitchen, the color is so pretty, creamy and not too white, with the pretty accents of the rich warm woods