Popular Again: Wood Kitchen Cabinets

June 23rd, 2014

Our oldest daughter is finally back home and over the weekend we unloaded the moving truck with all of her college bedroom furniture and the memorabilia from four years residing in San Diego. It’s so good to have her home even if it’s only for a year before she continues on with her education. We spent Sunday evening laughing, eating, and watching the grapes grow, I am reminded how blessed we are to be together, healthy, happy, and in such a wonderful place we call home. 

Topic change: I’m fascinated with kitchen design, I never ever grow tired of talking about it with friends and also with you! So can we talk today about a design movement? I won’t call it a trend because I think this one really is here to stay. In a world where we’re turning more to organic looks and eco friendly finishes, the appeal of wood cabinetry in the kitchen is on the rise. Again! How history repeats itself…

For years we’ve all been on a mission to rid the world of 1980s builder grade grainy oak kitchen cabinets, and as a budget solution we’ve painted them for the better. However, natural and stained wood cabinets in the kitchen are surging in popularity and it’s to be expected, how can you deny the warmth of wood in the home? 

rustic wood kitchen lower cabinets

via Greige Design

The modern look embraces drawer and door fronts with clean lines, reclaimed or sustainable wood products, and often open shelving above instead of upper cabinets. Some are taking a very rustic approach, using barn or rustic wood on the cabinet fronts.  rustic wood kitchen cabinets


rustic wood kitchen cabinets jolanda kruse

julanda kruse


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BOTB 6.20.14

June 20th, 2014

Summer fever has taken over my body and soul this week, I’m loving these lazy days spent sleeping in and chillaxing around town, I have this feeling my “affliction” will worsen in the coming weeks and I’m not going to fight it. :) I’m storing up energy for the demo we face in July at the new house so I’m distracting myself with a few great reads, I’ll share them soon once I get through the stack. Is there any book in particular you’re loving this summer? 

This weekend it’s another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’, enjoy these inspiring spaces and projects! I’m so impressed with this beautiful galley kitchen makeover, don’t miss the story and the before, bravo to Nicole of the House Diaries for creating an amazing modern kitchen.

house diaries kitchen makeover


Katie at Bower Power transformed her all wood cabinet kitchen into a classic beauty with white paint and tile, so pretty!  

bower power kitchen


Erin’s powder room is stunning showcasing new Thibaut wallpaper, get the sources and see the before at House of Turquoise.

house of turquoise powder room


How pretty are these painted watercolor curtains? They were inspired by a Jonathan Adler box, get the step by step by Julia over at Cuckoo for Design.

diy watercolor curtains


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