My Kitchen Design Inspiration

When Tim and I bought our house in October, we knew we'd have our work cut out for us. Besides all of the walls needing a fresh coat of paint and all of the 1998 original light fixtures, our kitchen looks like one those 'before' kitchens on Fixer-Upper.

So, Tim and I are starting to dream and scheme about what we want to do with the kitchen. We're torn between a total renovation and tearing down walls or just doing some cosmetic changes to bring it into the 21st century. No matter what road we choose, I've got a pretty idea of the look I'm going for.

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1. Navy and Gold. I have been googling images of navy kitchen cabinets for months so it's safe to say I'm obsessed. We're working with a pretty small space however, so there's a chance they'll feel too dark and my dreams will be squashed.

2. Herringbone Back-Splash. The herringbone pattern just feels delicate and timeless.

3. Church Window Wooden Chandelier. Everything that comes out of Magnolia Market is beautiful and this chandelier is no exception. I'd love to have two of these hanging above a big island (if we go the reno route).

4. Apron Front Farmhouse Sink. An absolute staple in my future kitchen because if I have to do dishes, this is where I want to be doing them.

5. Classic White Stove. Have ya'll heard of Big Chill? They've got the most gorgeous classic and retro appliances in every color imaginable. I'm in love with the classic white with gold accents. I would love to add this to my kitchen!

6. Coffee Bar. Our kitchen will definitely have a nook dedicated only to coffee. I love the coffee bars that Joanna Gaines puts in some of her houses and honestly it just makes sense.

7. Bronze Faucet. Have you ever shopped online for a faucet? They look really strange when they're not attached to a sink. But anyway, bronze is an obvious choice with our color scheme.

8. Wood Grain Tile. I would say that one major thing that our house did come with were the hardwood floors. They look great and I love the color. However, in our lovely kitchen, there are no hardwoods. There are only hideous, large tiles with stained grout that I've spent hours on end scrubbing. So, because it would be nearly impossible to match the kitchen floor with the hardwood floor it's attached to, my first choice is to go with a gray wood-grain tile. We had this kind of tile in our apartment and I loved it.

Re-doing any room in the house can be overwhelming, especially the kitchen because of it's many details. But I love having a blank canvas to make my own!

XOXO,

Di

Photo Sources: Navy Cabinetry/Herringbone Tile/Chandelier/Sink/Stove/Coffee Bar/Faucet/Tile