Design / Studio

My Dream Kitchen and a $50 William Sonoma Gift Card Giveaway

07.03.13 By //
Project Image

Kitchen Design is something I have not had the pleasure of doing in real life, from the ground up, at least not yet. But when I dream of my ideal kitchen I find my wish list is a mix of styles with most of the spendy splurges being in the technology department. I am a bit over the top in the idea arena, always have been. But so much time is spent in the kitchen that there are just some things that would truly make that time so enjoyable don’t you think? I am going to share a few of my ‘dream kitchen’ features with you… but I would love to know what you dream of having in your own kitchens? What have I missed on this ‘must have’ list? Anything?

Of course the exciting part for all of you folks is that the kind people at Wilsonart are so kindly providing one of you special people a $50 gift card to William Sonoma! Yahoo! You will find that giveaway at the bottom so just hold on to your socks friends, this next portion is about to get crazy… and a bit long winded… lot’s to cover!

Dream Kitchen Idea 1: Mix of Textures 1 | 2

The images above show such a beautiful blend of texture and finish and I adore the eclectic mix. A Must for the overal look and feel of my own dream space.

Dream Kitchen Idea 2: Open Shelving 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

I am a huge fan of storage, and I prefer my storage to live behind closed doors for the most part, but a feature wall with some open shelving gives any kitchen space that little bit of style among the everyday items! A fabulous mix of dinnerware living alongside art and accessories is just perfection and why not err on the side of glam for how that open shelving is constructed with some fancy brass shelving…

Dream Kitchen Idea 3: Antique Brass Hardware 1 | 2 | 3

Brass is back in a major way, but you guys I have always adored the golden side of life. I even buy jewelry in this ethereal tone.

Dream Kitchen Idea 4: Large Island 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

An Island is a must, and it must, must, must be large and in charge. This is the hub of the family in my house. The place we eat, work, hang out and chat. It must be large and also extremely functional which for me means that it needs fancy storage and perhaps a sink, but definitely can’t have a stove top. I feel like that is sooooo dangerous when there are kids involved and also who the heck wants to lean on the counter next to a heat source. Not I…

Dream Kitchen Idea 5: Appliances 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Let’s talk turkey folks. Because appliances and their functionality are truly the meat of the kitchen. The source of all life if you will. So why not get a bit of that life with a sparkling water dispenser? Yes please… I’m fully addicted to sparkling water. Completely and utterly. I guess the other stuff like an oven is important too, but seriously a still and sparkling water dispenser? Heaven on Earth… I Die!

Dream Kitchen Idea 6: Dark Accent Walls 1 | 2

Normally I am all about the light, bright, and airy. But I LOVE me a good dark accent wall, at least one or two. If that accent wall happens to be from chalkboard paint and I can color on it, well not a requirement but so much the better!

Dream Kitchen Idea 7: Lighting 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Lighting is truly the make or break of a room. The best accessory, if you will. I like to go a little non traditional in my lighting applications and use a combination of lighting types in some unexpected ways. A table lamp flanking the island and hardwired in place is just the cozy unexpected touch.

Dream Kitchen Idea 8: Surface Materials 1 | 2 | 3

I love the look of herringbone wood floors, and so I would very likely do something like that, or I might use a faux wood tile. Either way it would be a wood look in a herringbone pattern! I love a carrara marble or limestone look and so the HD Line from Wilsonart is perfect for covering a lot of square footage without the cost of the actual stone! As you will see in my next couple of dream idea items, I love a dark grout, but I would pair that with a gorgeous carrara marble subway tile.

Dream Kitchen Idea 9: Clever Storage 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

I mean.. wouldn’t you donate an organ or two for some of these clever storage solutions? I would… the end.

Dream Kitchen Idea 10: Dark Grout 1 | 2

I never thought I would see the day where this was something I would like, but here we are and I am loving it!

Now that I have exhausted you with this majorly extensive dream wish list, let’s get to the part that’s all about you… to enter the giveaway, use the form below! Good luck!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *