Friday, April 27, 2012

A Touch of Wood in the Kitchen

I've got kitchens on the brain this week!

I'm very partial to painted kitchen cabinets, but I've always liked a little wood in there somewhere.  It just gives some warmth and depth....a little flavor, no matter what the style.  An island, a countertop, some open shelving, a section of cabinetry, ceiling beams, floor....please!  Something?

Imagine these fabulous kitchens without the touch of wood.

Patrick Printy - Elle Decor

Southern Living

House Beautiful

Nadia Caron and Karl Dalery - Canadian House and Home

Sara Steinfeld - Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Ruthie Sommers - House Beautiful

Shannon Bowers - House Beautiful

Ili Nilsson - Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Philip Mitchell - Canadian House and Home

Marshall Watson- House Beautiful

Stephen Knollenberg - Architectural Digest

Sharon Mimran - Canadian House and Home

Joan Schindler - House Beautiful

Trip Haenisch - Architectural Digest

Love that island above and
all the warmth that wood brings to each fabulous kitchen.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great kitchens.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS kitchens!! Wish we installed a wood counter on my black island instead of granite.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

So many wonderful images. Have a great weekend Carla!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love these kitchens and 100% agree that wood is a very necessary element. It really warms things up and keeps the rooms from being so light and airy that they float.
Love your style!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Jessie said...

Pretty kitchens! I love wooded beams and wood countertops in the kitchen, too! :)

Have a lovely weekend, Carla!


Claudia said...


Beautiful pictures of these gorgeous kitchens. Love the wood mixed in. I didn't add wood to our new kitchen but knocked down the wall between the kitchen and dining room to show off the farm table.
Thank you for sharing.
Love your blog!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I'm with touch of wood, and these are some beautiful examples. Have a great weekend. Mona

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Completely me it is adding black.

We have a "baking area" with wood counters...and then many well used (and loved) cutting boards.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love it. We had a kitchen once with an island with a butcher block top on an ink blue base...I loved it.

My Notting Hill said...

Great collection. I'm really drawn to Ili Nilsson's kitchen because of the narrow kitchen island. I still have to post on my kitchen reno but I thought we would have a kitchen table - but it's not working out space wise. My grandmother's narrow drop leaf table is a place holder right now. This island is inspiration - thanks!

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me what the material is for the island counter top in Trip Haenisch's picture?


Carla Aston said...

Hi Mindy,

I don't know, but it looks like it could be honed black granite, Absolute Black maybe, then a white marble for the island, like a carrara or calacatta. That's what I 'm thinking. I think those could work if you're looking to do something similar.

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