It always makes perfect sense to me that people hang out in the kitchen during gatherings. Why wouldn't they? Kitchens-are-dreamy.
The whole comfort aspect is reason enough to invade, but also the elegance... the mystique... the heritage. People have been preparing and sharing food since the beginning of time, and kitchens, however old or new, big or small, just seem to resonate that.
Beyond the delectables that are born in this room, there are so many other aspects of it to fall in love with. Beautiful elements like a lovely countertop... a graceful sink... a hearty stove. And then there are all of the little touches that can make it feel like you're in your own cafe (stay tuned for another post). I, myself, implement lots of cake stands to that effect.
While I haven't done any official research on the subject, I'm pretty sure the kitchen might also be the first and most frequently renovated of any room in a home. People care about their kitchens. They want them chic and glorious. That it adds so much to a house's resale value is testament to the fact that they matter so much to us.
Above all else, the kitchen is simply a space with (hopefully) a whole lot of soul...
|all the right wood accents : darryl carter|
|purely pretty : rundell associates via remodelista|
|wood + metal, warm rug, keeping it real : via apartment therapy|
|wood wall + stylish seats make a little space sing : jenn's via thekitchn|
|simple, two-toned galley : via the paris apartment|
|accent wall adds richness : hotze via remodelista|
|oh, if you can get it : cote sud magazine|
|compact sweetness : erin feher kitchen via apartment therapy|
|why ever dine out? : artist j. morgan puett/ny times|
|gorgeous industrial : amy neunsinger's home/house beautiful|
|barn door beauty : fathom creative via apartment therapy|
|expansive charm : via kikette interiors|
|contemporary shine : space international|
|butcher block allure : terafima|
|clean design yet warm : space international|
|sophisticated use of small space in london|
mlinaric, henry & zervudachi design via remodelista
|grand in its simplicity : uk home via light locations/the style files|
|ethereal in prato, italy : sabrina bagnami via designtripper|
|loveliness : polly eltes|
|open fireplace + dark floors + great chairs|
domino via desire to inspire
|humble + inviting : victor penha via desire to inspire|