Monday, May 23, 2011

Ultimate kitchens round II and better than ever!

Good morning.......glad I had a chance to recharge my batteries yesterday because today is an action packed day, in fact this entire week is NON STOP. I literally cringed when I looked at my calendar and saw everything going on, but I will get through it as I always do. Since I have been on a kitchen roll, we will continue today on the subject of kitchens. I never ever tire of looking at incredible kitchens...and I have  a feeling most of you don't either. Call me a kitchen junkie, I take no offense. I never stop learning and getting inspired, and that is one of the many many things I love about blogging, the constant stimulation that I get from the endless resources and the tremendous amount of inspiration that is derived from so many incredible images that we share with one another.

I have collected another round of really gorgeous kitchen images that are worth sharing so I am happy to present more scrumptious drool worthy kitchens!  Dark wood, light, wood, painted, glazed, heavily distressed, lightly distressed, European influenced, transitional, slightly modern, heavily traditional, they run the gamut but they all have one thing in common..they are all incredibly gorgeous, and are all done in fine taste. Some you might already know, but hopefuly there are some new surprises here as well.  So without further adue, here is round 2 of more ultimate kitchens! Do you have a favorite? So hard to pick just one! 

Love this great looking creamy white kitchen by Deane
A painted brown island is a nice change from the stains that we see in such abundance Skurman Architects
Another winner by Deane, so fresh and bright, a cooks dream!
Gorgeous classic creamy kitchen with antique bronze hardware, photo by Susan Gilmore
Love the rustic but elegant nature of this fabulous kitchen, photo by Roger Davies
This kitchen looks like a lot of fun....what a great space to entertain and cook in! Photo by Elizabeth Gilbert
Beautiful elegant pine kitchen with green glazed island, very elegant by Skurman Architects
This kitchen features dark stained lower cabinets and painted upper and island cabinetry, Habersham
Like all the different elements, the dark and light woods, the cute benches and differing heights of the two islands, the fun center lighting fixture, Southern Living
Sleek and transitional.....great space by Venegas
Beautiful creamy French inspired kitchen by Beverly Ellsley
Love this parquet top on the center island..fabulous Beverly Ellsley
Its pretty opulent to have such a gorgeous fireplace right in the kitchen! Beverly Ellsley
This warm wood kitchen by Christians gets dressed up with a crystal chandelier
Classic pale yellows glazed English inspired kitchen, Venegas
The dark and light trend is tremendously popular but there is no denying its beauty! Venegas
Always have liked this European feeling kitchen by Elanor Cummings
Gorgeous wall of glass doors allow this large airy kitchen to bring in the outdoors, love the big block of white marble over the dark wood island, Traditional Home
This is a newer line, which is a cleaner more transitional feeling kitchen for Habersham
Love the mix of the distressed island table, large wide planked stripped floors and painted cabinets..it really works beautifully here
Love the texture that adding the element of stone brings to this kitchen,Photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorff
This gray glazed kitchen designed by Molimo Design
What do you think about a pale blue island to give a subtle punch of color? I think it looks fabulous here, Beverly Ellsley
Creamy beauty!! DeCesare Interiors
Stunning creamy colored cabinets with black island, and sumptuous white marble..Cottonwood
Love the contrast of the light and the dark....photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorff
Love this dramatic black kitchen trimmed out in oak, fabulous! Christina Murphy
To offset all the white, a color was added to the coffered ceiling here, kitchen by Deane
Dark island with white outer cabinets...classic Christopher Peacock!
This is a great European inspired kitchen, Downsview
This simple and elegant kitchen has beautiful clean lines, Muse
This is a grand kitchen but warm and cozy thanks to the rustic beams, large island that invites your guest to come in and get comfortable, Dillon Kyle
The light and dark to perfection as seen through the eyes of Christopher Peacock
A sleek and well done transitional styled kitchen by Cottonwood
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Another authentic looking beauty with reclaimed and antiqued woods, Eleanor Cummings
This is a neat space, love the high ceilings, the slipcovered stools, the beams, the fireplace, its and eclectic space that is very inviting
Habersham created this very large grand European feeling kitchen
Gorgeous space, love the leaded glass,  the classic subway and dark wood floors
Very dramatic kitchen with rich wood and black accents, Alder Kitchens
Love that gorgeous slab of white marble, beautiful galley style kitchen by Muse
I think this is nicely done with the mix of dark and light wood cabinetry wood beams and lots of texture. Only thing that makes me cringe is that microwave right in the middle! Beverly Hanks
A true Tuscan inspired kitchen, photo by Jonathan Wallen
Classic Peacock kitchen in all its white splendor, Torre Construction
Love the pass through of glass faced cabinets and wall of marble subways, beautiful! Jessica Helderson
Love the distressed woods here with the slip covered stools, the beams and stone hood, fabulous! Coastal Living
A rich English feeling kitchen glazed with lots of glass, by Cottonwood
Love the mix of painted woods and light and dark here, Downsview
Don't you just love the oversized subways here with the black range? Just such a classic look!
Big wide extra large island makes this an entertainers dream.....love the way the cabinetry goes all the way up to the ceiling!
Glazed taupe cabinets look antiqued here with a dark stained island
Gorgeous rich play of textures and woods, Downsview
Tria Giovan created this cozy kitchen with beadboard cabinets, interesting seeing the small stolls around the island
Dana Wolter designed this pretty kitchen using a combination of painted cabinetry and a limed oak distressed center island.

Wow that's a whole lots of pretty!! Kind of has my head spinning! So...can you pick a favorite? If someone were to wave a magic wand and transform your kitchen into one of these beauties which would you pick? I would love to know! Hope you have an enchanted day!

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