Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kitchen of the Year

I believe I can speak for everyone when I say, it’s a pretty huge dream when building a house to focus a lot on the kitchen. Everyone wants a super nice, organized, stylish, roomy kitchen with tons of storage and lots of counter space for entertainment or maybe just because the space is needed due to a great big family. House Beautiful.com or House Beautiful Magazine is an inspirational place to find all kinds of incredible rooms in the home. I would love it if one of these great designers would design a kitchen for me! May as well design the rest of the house while they are at it too.  House Beautiful hosts and even called Kitchen of the Year, and let me tell you 2012 Kitchen of the Year didn’t disappoint. I believe it was defiantly worthy of the title.

The kitchen was showcased in New York’s Rockefeller Center. The designer Mick De Giulio described the 1,000 square foot kitchen as being “simple and classic. It’s also a little bit glamorous.”

The kitchen features a 100 square foot butler’s pantry, a navy colored sink, dining room, cozy sitting area with fireplace, open shelving… and just look at all the details, which what make this kitchen so eye catching and incredible.

For more details and pictures of the kitchen tour – HouseBeautiful.com

I also found another one of Mick De Giulio’s kitchens. It was a makeover from a horse stable! The stable, from Lake Forest, Illinois was turned into a guesthouse and fantastic kitchen. Mick De Giulio put good use into the 3 stalls by giving each a purpose. One stall was a Storage pantry, the next, a cooking station with a nice oven, and then of course the third was the clean up station with dishwasher, sink and fitting chicken wire cupboards for the dishes. I really liked the cutting board next to the sink that was specially designed to make it easily within reach. It can slide over the sink for easy cutting or more counter space. The slot can be used as a drain board.

I really liked the cutting board next to the sink that was specially designed to make it easily within reach. It can slide over the sink for easy cutting or more counter space. The slot can be used as a drain board.

For more pictures of the before and after stable makeover, check here.

Home Office Ideas

I have never had a nice organized home office before. It is always the last place on my mind to even think of to organize or even make look nice. In our first place we had an old beat up desk, in the spare bedroom/junk room, that I think we found for free on the side of the road – and it served it’s purpose as a spot to set up the computer as well as a place to throw all the random papers and whatnot. It really just looks like a junky corner. Now the place we live had a built in desk, so now it’s just a junky corner. I am determined for our next home (which should be our very first house – no more rentals!) that I (we) will make a nice office. I have already been searching on Pinterest for some nice, organized, simple, stylish home office spaces. I think it would be pretty awesome to make it big enough to work on projects, art and whatever else.

entry.housesawards.com.au

This office is amazing! It would probably be super hard to make an office like this. The tall ceilings and unique windows for sure add to as well as make this office what it is. Lot’s of natural light and tons of storage.

Modern home office

Maybe I am just super attracted to vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. This office is really nice. I think it’s got a more modern feel to it. It wouldn’t hurt to add even more book shelves and storage.

trendir.com

Go big! This has got another great amount of storage space and all around space. It looks clean and well put together. This is probably an office that will only be in my dreams.

Maybe most of these offices are unlikely for most, but glorious, so I found some more offices that may be a little more reasonable for some of us that have much smaller space to work with.

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curbly.com

Turn a closet into an office! I found lots of other closet offices over here.