Saturday, 4 July 2009

Kitchen Bliss.

Yes, there are a lot of images in this post, and I feel the need to include a disclaimer! I do not own any of these images. They belong to the original photographers/owners and I have them here purely for their beauty. In other words, I have been collecting images that inspire me over the last couple of years and not being very careful about noting where they came from. So, if you know the origins of any of these images, then please do let me know so I can give due credit. And I hope I offend no one!

So we are half-way through the new bedrooms phase, but I have to admit all my mind can think about it my soon-to-be-new kitchen. And I've been pouring over all these collected images again and again... sigh...

It helps to keep these in mind, like a mantra, when I think too much about just how much worse it will get here when they start knocking down walls in my kitchen! 












The last two images above are from  this book. And the one above is India Knight's gorgeous London Kitchen, which you can see more of on the Living Etc website here.
In fact I'm pretty sure a number of these images are from Living Etc, and others are from Scandinavian design blogs/sites. 

Also, I love this house we stayed in last year.

I will get around to the bedroom inspiration pretty soon, but I think I'll have to get the kitchen bit out of my system first!


Ps: Check out Friendly Cottage where Sharon and Marty have been kitchen shopping too!

14 comments:

Circe said...

Those are lovely. I can't wait to see your personal synthesis!

:)

w.v. = "kinative"

Beth said...

I like these kitchen pictures! The kitchen is my favorite room to decorate. Mine has vintage touches, including a red and white enamel-top table. Looking forward to seeing photos of your kitchen after your renovation is complete. Good luck!

What We Eat said...

Perfect perfect!! Knowing you, your kitchen will be even more perfect... I see daisy chains, and hearts, and garlands, and those Ciara ideas which make rooms become little windows into Ciaraland!

Can't wait!

jay said...

maybe we should have panelling in the kitchen...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

If you are using these as your inspirations then your new kitchen is sure to be amazing! I can't wait to see!

Gigi said...

Lovely pictures, Ciara! I may have to steal a few for my own inspiration. I love my current kitchen, but I think I want to start from scratch in the next place we live. What an exciting time for you with all this work going on in your house! I was so happy to read that you love Taschen's Paris Interiors, too, by the way. That book stays in the extra special stack of favorites by my bed!
xo Gigi

marty and sharon said...

oh my goodness....sqquuueeelllsss of delight! absolutely love your inspiration shots - right up my street too, thats gas. thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog - and of course the link also. our building work is imminent now too (hope yours is going well and bearable!). we are going with pannelling all the way - been dreaming of it for sooo long now - go for it jay! .....still working on the bunting (mart not taking too kindly to the sewing machine adding to the chaos here!) so i dont think i'll be going into mass production any time soon, sorry! speak soon s x

Lorna said...

Particularly love the shelving unit with the glass doors - lovely eye candy

Circe said...

OH dear... I just spent a few minutes in another kitchen; one where someone's baking Gingerbread Zombies (WHICH I HAVE ACTUALLY MADE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IN MY OWN KITCHEN!) and I'm confused, as I am likely supposed to be.... will a purist tread here safely? Or completely? I'm scared nonetheless! ooooo.... must read on.

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

gorgeous inspiration!

Aden Meyler said...

How could you possibly choose. They are all so beautiful.

jothemama said...

Aw, you know just what you want. I love all the white ones. Can't wait to see your finished product.

zarf said...

Nice one.i do love kitchens & cooking is my passion your inspiration is great.. & the setup of the kitchen are lovely ..
thanks a lot

Rusdo said...

I totally agree with zarf the setup is lovely you have done a great work.If i was to make my kitchen i will do it the same way.And zarf can come and join me..We will make a great Citchen..