The floating shelf in the middle of the window was positioned so that it doesn't obstruct the beautiful view, but still provides ample storage for pretty dishes. The way the natural light dances across and through them is breathtaking. Imagine waking up to a glass full of sunshine every day!
The beautiful arched doorway, adorned with small, ornate corbels is so romantic. It just begs you to wander through it and enjoy the space within.
There's nothing like perfect symmetry to make you feel strong and stable in a space. Here, the symmetry between the height of the fireplace and the height of the windows creates such a feeling of confidence. Using two identical topiaries on the left and right side of the firebox also lends to the well-balanced look and feel in this space.
The freshness of the white counter, walls and ceiling above the dark gray base cabinets is very visually pleasing in this kitchen. And the lack of upper cabinets gives the room a very quaint, "I feel like I'm vacationing in a cozy cottage somewhere in the French countryside" feel. What an inspiring place to cook in!
By painting the soffit above the upper cabinets the same color as the cabinets themselves, you create the illusion of taller upper cabinets. Nothing like a little creative design wizardry to make you feel happier in your kitchen!
I'm a sucker for transom windows and pocket doors. They're presence would make entering this kitchen just as fun as being in it.
Industrial touches sprinkled throughout a calm color palette give this kitchen a crisp feel. This combination would definitely inspire me to cook more often!
The pitched ceiling in this kitchen really ups the rooms whimsy factor. The quirky-shaped, extra height above where a ceiling might normally stop is sure to uplift your spirits each time you look up.