It's going to be difficult to choose. Good thing I've made so many moodboards.
This one is one of the more traditional I've created, at least as far as materials go. Whether it would win over a kitchen with a bolder color or perhaps some patterned tile is yet to be seen.
1. The layout: One of the very first things I told my realtor when I met him back in October was, "I hate eat-in kitchens." I also told him I didn't entertain, and yet now all I want to do is invite a ton of people over to have dinner in my fabulous eat-in kitchen.
I absolutely love this kitchen by Petra Bindel. I imagine my moodboard kitchen with a similar layout: an upper cabinet or two with a reclaimed wood shelf growing out of the bottom and a table that doubles as an island.
|The kitchen that inspired that layout (and, for a preview, about 3 other moodboards.)|
2. The counters: I had black granite counters in the condo and I wasn't a huge fan of them. They showed everything! Not only did that mean I couldn't be a slob, I also couldn't wipe the counter off because the sponge would leave visible watermarks on the stone. Sigh. These are the difficult #firstworldproblems I deal with.
Despite that I've developed a love of soapstone. It reminds me a bit of honed marble in a way. Marble's having it's moment in the spotlight; maybe soapstone is next and I'd actually be ahead of the curve. That doesn't happen very often.
3. The cabinets: They're blue. If you've read more than one post on this blog you are already well aware of my borderline obsession with blue.
4. The backsplash: This is simply marble in a hexagon shape. I was inspired by this image where they left the hexagon edge exposed. I wouldn't do so in this kitchen because the backsplash butts up against the reclaimed wood shelf, but I may play with that in one of the other 35 kitchen moodboards I'm sure to make. (Sorry for making you click through to the image rather than posting it here. I can't find the original source but want to be respectful of their rights.)
What do you think? Any suggestions for this kitchen or my future kitchen brainstorming?