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Saturday, September 06, 2008

"Light from the hearth showed..." ~ Jane Eyre

I have been feeling down these past few days for the obvious reason, so yesterday I decided to sit down and watch some HGTV and indulge myself in some telly and couch time...something I haven't done in a while and was glad to partake in.

It just so happened I turned the television on at the right hour where America's Top Ten Most Amazing Kitchens was on. Did anyone else see this? If not, get on in now. http://www.hgtv.com/dc-design-kitchen/tour-the-top-10-amazing-kitchens/pictures/index.html My favorite was number *seven*.

Basically, it was all kitchen pornography - spreading out ten hot kitchens in the course of one hour. One great aspect to the selections were that they were all different in style and genre - modern, rustic, green, traditional, Tuscan - to name a few! I realized whilst watching kitchen porn that when it comes to the most important room in any home or apartment...my classicism goes right out the door. Forget a classic kitchen - the two I didn't like on the show were designed after French Colonial and Victorian designs. No, thank you. My kitchen needs to look like a kitchen, NOT a museum piece.

So this prompted me to start browsing around the internet for photos of dream kitchens. I am a big fan of red highlights in a kitchen. Cooking is sexy, so red toned environs just add to the culinary experience. I like modern because I suppose in the end it has to do with fantasies of being a chef in a utilitarian kitchen. Still, I didnt want anything too modern or cold to highlight as what would be my ideal kitchen. And then, voila! See the photo above! The floor is classic 50's, the cabinets are uber feng shui, and the classic black countertops are awesome against the hot red paint. This would be an ideal kitchen I would enjoy cooking in, though I would want the island double in size, two stoves, and a custom made spice cabinet by the stove.

The Prince and I discussed kitchens earlier today. He is a fan of the classic, quite the opposite of my desire for modern red splashed kitchens. Still, I think it will not matter what kind of kitchen he and I share one day. As long as there are plenty of nights of me cooking up his favorite dishes and sipping wine, it makes no difference at all. Its the people in the kitchen that matter the most when you cook for loved ones, friends, and family.

Take a peek at the top ten and when you comment, I would love to know your favorite one?

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6 Comments:

Blogger Shannon said...

I agree... no crazy overdone Victorian stuff. I'm torn between the Green and the Modern Kitchens.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Charlie Mc said...

#3 is awesome!

The kitchen is the only room we still have to remodel....next year when we have some $$$$! The rest of the house wiped us out! :)

10:06 AM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Shannon ~ I had a feeling you were on the same page as me! I love the Green, too, especially the lazy susan in the middle. The owner uses it for sushi serving!

CMAC ~ How did I know you loved three? The pizza kichen, perhaps? LOL...Oh please the kitchen you two have is great for now...the house looks awesome!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Slim said...

How can you POSSIBLY choose?! The rustic kitchen(#8) had me oohing and ahhing, because...there's a TREE! LOVE IT!

I also like #3 and #1...and while I like the green concept I don't like the look of #5 so much.

11:50 AM  
Blogger moi said...

It's between Green and Modern for me as well. Beautiful! Love the photo of you and your sisters with Jack, but I'm sorry about the sadness in your family these days. Hang in there.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Jack of Cakes said...

That is amazing! My favorite color combination is red, black, and white!

9:20 AM  

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