I've always thought the kitchen to be the heart beat of any home: a place where family and friends gather together, the center of one's life. A place where memories are made and homemade food is prepared.
My one and only rule for a kitchen in terms of design no matter how big or small is that it should not be closed off from the rest of the home. It should function as a social gathering space, where conversations can easily take place and memories can be made bountifully.
I dream of the day that I have a much larger kitchen but until I do, I'll let my friend Kelly's kitchen be my inspiration. Having a Kitchen Designer with a love for Scandinavian style as a mother never hurt anything.
If you're day dreaming of a new kitchen, let's do it together and let these beautiful pictures provided by House Beautiful be our inspiration.
Clean, crisp and welcoming.
Swap the kitchen cabinets for this clever rail system to create a unique look.
Chalkboard covered pull-out pantry, yes please.
Love the removable cutting board over the sink that allows for easy clean up.
One can never have too many pillows (although Dave disagrees). We also have these kitchen chairs from West Elm and adore them.