After a long election I’m sure you’re in the mood for something TOTALLY different. Me too. Congrats to the winners and may we mend our fences and make up with all the friends we temporarily (hopefully) blocked on Facebook. As someone who is passionate about art, I am always looking at color and the effect it has on our environment. As a nod to the red and the blue states today I’m showing what they can make together, purple! Is purple a viable color in the kitchen? If you love it, here are some ways you can incorporate a little lavender, lilac, plum, fuscia or just plain ole purple whether you are conservative, transitional or uber modern. If you hate it, at least it’s something completely different!
Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures. Susi is sharing some favorite kitchens, from traditional to contemporary, cottage to penthouse. There is a wide range of styles, fixtures, cabinets, flooring and lighting in these kitchens. We hope you see something that will inspire you. What is your favorite kitchen?
Small doesn’t mean unstylish. Love this eat-in-kitchen that is small on space but large on style. High gloss cabinets reflect the light to make the room feel bigger. The pendant light over the table adds a stylish touch.
This contemporary farmhouse kitchen is a gorgeous blend of new and old. Love how the design incorporates the stone wall with contemporary cabinets and pendant lights
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One of the myriad decisions you’ll have to make when considering new kitchen cabinets is STYLE. What do you say when your kitchen professional poses the question, what style are you? There are, of course, many but we can safely narrow it down to three categories. The first one is known as TRADITIONAL. Anything Old World, Country, French Country or Tuscan would come under that category. You know you’re traditional when cabinet doors are ornate with lots of finish detail and moulding. Because of this, a classic or traditional look is usually the most expensive to create. The second category is CONTEMPORARY. This style is usually very simple and streamlined with not a lot of detail. This type of kitchen gets its beauty from the materials used. For example a beautiful wood grain or color. If you are careful about the materials used this can by your most inexpensive option. Remember less can be more. The third style is TRANSITIONAL. A lot of us come under this category which could also be described as eclectic. The popular Shaker door is a good example of this. It can be either modern or traditional looking depending on the hardware you select and the rest of the finishes in the kitchen. If you’re interested in resale value this is the way to go as it will appeal to the majority. Now can you identify the style of kitchen in these three photos from Holiday Kitchens?