Image via decor de provence http://decordeprovence.blogspot.com/ I really like the white floors and the contrasting darker island bench in this kitchen - plus of course the industrial lighting. It all looks very functional.
I was inspired by the oak timber flooring against the white cupboards in this kitchen. And that stove is amazing - it was definitely not fitting into my budget though! Also note the French tripod cheese block and windsor chair - nice antique pieces which add character to the kitchen. We have had a French cheese block like this in our store previously, but not at the moment. We will look out for one on our next buying trip. I love bridge faucet taps and butler's sinks. Imagine having two sinks! Above 7 images from Colour Me Happy http://colourmehappyblog.blogspot.com/ Image via delight by design www.delightbydesign.blogspot.com
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Huge kitchens with room for big island benches. I don't mind my smaller one which I have had for at least 10 years, and it was second hand when I bought it. I recycled it by painting the pine and adding the marble top.
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I love the industrial stools and the shop sign.
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We chose similar handles for our drawers. They just feel good.
French glass cloche plus white china. Also the white enamel bread bin. Very useful objects.
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I have posted this image recently to point out the functional ladder. But I would also like to draw attention to the collection of pewter chargers and plates above the stove. Pewter suits the industrial feel to the kitchen but adds interest and warmth. I have a few in my kitchen, but no where near this many! Oh, and I love the pendant lights.
These are not all the kitchens that inspired my kitchen design, but a few that I could remember. More kitchen images to come!