Kitchen Contrast

I know I’m not alone here — my Kitchen Pinterest board is full of white kitchens.  Timeless, classic, beautiful, I am literally obsessed.  But what I find myself even more drawn to?  White kitchens with contrasting dark floors.

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Maria Killam

I love the curvy backsplash in this kitchen, and the matching countertops.  Seamless design!  Plus, give me a farmhouse sink and I will always be happy.

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Elle Decor

I’m crazy about the natural light in this kitchen — can you imagine yourself making breakfast, coffee, brunch, etc. in this kitchen with those sweet rays coming through?  There’s something so French about this space, too.  I love it.

Kitchen Contrast
Architectural Digest

A really nice galley kitchen.  I am not mad at this.  And beautiful black-trimmed doors that lead out into what looks like a garden???  *Sigh*

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Houzz

Okay.  Can we just stop for a minute and appreciate how amazing this is.  This is what one of my interior design teachers would have called “murdered out” in school.  It’s definitely not for everyone, but I honestly just find this the epitome of glam.  This is the kind of design that excites me and makes my heart beat faster.

Kitchen Contrast
Smitten Studio

I’m usually one for the oversize variety when it comes to kitchens, but how cute is this?  I love this for a beach cottage, you know? Love that faucet so much, and the matching hardware ties it all together.  Also, butcher block.  Yes, yes, yes.

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Caesarstone

This is a very sexy kitchen!  All sleek and smooth, with the subtle curvature of the stools.  Black and white.  It’s really something, isn’t it?  I love the pop of green from the outdoors that is carried in with the apples.  Great styling.

Kitchen Contrast {Something Decorated}
Nina Farmer Interiors

Wow wow wow.  That island!  And that stove!  And that fact that it opens up into a perfectly lovely sitting area!  Love this so much — everything about it.  I also really am drawn to the hardware on the cabinets.  Kind of sharp and angular to add some masculinity to the kitchen.

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Decorpad

This is one of those kitchens that I keep going back to.  It’s definitely one of the images that I file away for “someday…” when we build.  I love that the cabinets aren’t stark white.  They’re sort of buttery and really fresh.  The juxtaposition with the flooring and the countertops isn’t lost on me, and I’m sure it’s not lost on you, either — it’s one of the reasons this design works so beautifully.  And having a couple of cabinets with glass fronts are great for displaying pretty pieces of serveware.  I really think this is my favorite.  🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Maria

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Blank Canvas Office Spaces

Stark white walls, beautifully-colored accessories and artwork, the perfect pops of color…  That’s my perfect office in very few words.  I love the idea of letting my eyes rest on the softness of a white wall, while being livened up and inspired by the hues surrounding me — in the details of the design.  I think that sometimes stark whiteness in interiors is overdone, but in an office, I really do feel that it is the most perfect place to implement the idea of a minimalistic color palette.  There’s something exciting about walking into a room and taking in bits and pieces of color, rather than being smacked in the face with too much competition.  Especially in an office, where one (most likely), is working — don’t we want to be relaxed and inspired by the things around us?

Blank Canvas Office Spaces {Something Decorated}Style at Home

Blank Canvas Office Spaces {Something Decorated}
Glamour

Blank Canvas Office Spaces {Something Decorated}
Better Homes & Gardens

Blank Canvas Office Spaces {Something Decorated}
Rue Magazine

Blank Canvas Office Spaces {Something Decorated}
My Ideal Home

Blank Canvas Office Spaces {Something Decorated}
Euro Style Lighting

Blank Canvas Office Spaces {Something Decorated}
Better Homes & Gardens

What is your take on blank canvas office spaces?  Do you require more color in a space, or are you content with a little rest?