Our Kitchen (From Inspiration to Reality)

When we decided that we were going to build a home, I started scouring blogs and design magazines for inspiration.  I recently came across two magazine articles that I had torn out and showed to our builder as the inspiration for our current kitchen.  I can’t remember which magazines they came from, but I’m thinking Traditional Home and Kitchens & Baths.

Based largely on these photos, our kitchen was born!
Here’s a peek:

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  1. September 28, 2011 / 2:00 am

    It really is stunning Megan! I'll never tire of it:)

  2. September 28, 2011 / 2:27 am

    I am so jealous…I love it!

  3. September 28, 2011 / 2:35 am

    I love that you were able to draw inspiration from such pretty magazines and actually have your own!

    It's beautiful and I love your farmhouse sink.
    I hope James feels better soon

  4. September 28, 2011 / 2:52 am

    Beautiful!! I just love the farmhouse sink. So roomy and practical!

  5. September 28, 2011 / 3:00 am

    I love your kitchen so much! šŸ™‚

  6. September 28, 2011 / 3:14 am

    I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE your kitchen. It turned out beautiful.

  7. September 28, 2011 / 3:33 am

    It looks just like in the magazine, It is gorgeous! Love your style and taste.

  8. Ashley @ The Hillside Home
    September 28, 2011 / 1:58 am

    Wow, that first picture looks just like your kitchen! I am still majorly in love with your kitchen. Wish I loved closer… I would totally come over and drink coffee with you! šŸ™‚
    Hope all is well and that you and James feel better soon. XO

    September 28, 2011 / 2:32 am

    My goodness, what can I say?! Your kitchen is so much prettier than the inspirations, it's magazine worth! Congrats, it's fabulous! Hugs, FABBY

  10. Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    September 28, 2011 / 3:09 am

    That's so cool – you really did get the kitchen of your dreams!

  11. Chic Coastal Living
    September 28, 2011 / 3:23 am

    I never tire of looking at your kitchen! It's just beautiful!

  12. natasha {schue love}
    September 28, 2011 / 5:56 am

    Love love love the farmhouse sing! Totally want one…one day!

  13. September 28, 2011 / 11:15 am

    I'd say you got it right! I love your kitchen.

  14. September 28, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Beautiful kitchen! I wish i have one like this in my home! šŸ™‚
    White Glam

  15. September 28, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    That's so cool to see the similarities, but also the way you guys tweaked things and made it different/more modern. Love!

  16. September 28, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    I do the same thing šŸ™‚ I have a binder with page protectors that I put my magazine clippings in ….
    I am planning an addition and basic update of the main part of the house this Spring šŸ™‚

  17. September 28, 2011 / 1:18 pm

    Wow! It's gorgeous! You should get YOUR kitchen in a magazine!

  18. September 28, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    I LOVE your conountertops! My husband and I are about to redo our kitchen, and our contractors keep trying to persuade me away from marble, which is definitely what I want!!
    What are your countertops, and how have you enjoyed them?

  19. September 28, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    i am in LOVE with your kitchen…so tastefully done my friend! it is just perfect

  20. Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design
    September 28, 2011 / 9:51 am

    Your kitchen is one of my absolute favorites and one of my inspirations for my kitchen at the home we are building. Cabinets are going in this week and I am dying to see the final result! I am sure you know how that feels!

  21. Bernadette {Chic Spaces for Little Faces}
    September 28, 2011 / 10:38 am

    Still one of my favorite Kitchens!

  22. September 28, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    I love the way your kitchen turned out. It's also neat to see how you put your own touch on it compared to your inspiration pictures. I'm also glad that you love the finished product and are happy with your choices.

  23. September 28, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous kitchen! Went from wonderful inspiration to fabulous reality!! Hardwood floors ā€“ excellent, pendent lights ā€“ excellent, big windows ā€“ excellent, island ā€“ great, all great stuff! What a wonderful outcome! And Iā€™m sure a lot of work! Enjoy how beautiful it is!

  24. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    September 28, 2011 / 11:53 am

    Your vision definitely became a reality! I'm afraid for our future kitchen designer…..I have way too many ideas I want incorporated in there! Adding to the long list your fabulous lights….love those! Your kitchen is gorgeous!

  25. September 28, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    Your kitchen is so beautiful…we are in the final stages of building our new home and I admit that I looked to yours for much of the design inspiration. (lights? marble? :)…so Thanks! I can't wait to move in next week (we hope) and enjoy it…thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  26. September 28, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    It all looks so pretty!

  27. September 28, 2011 / 7:37 pm

    The first picture is from a local company here in Toronto, Canada. Their web site is http://www.downsviewkitchens.com
    Love their kitchens! As for your kitchen, it's stunning! Love your farmhouse sink.
    Silvana from Canada

  28. September 29, 2011 / 12:22 am

    So amazing! It looks fabulous. I love when things come to life from inspiration!

  29. Kellie Collis
    September 28, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    Lovely! So wonderful that you've got all you wanted for your kitchen. Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  30. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    September 28, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    wow — so cool to see the inspiration…you certainly nailed it!!!

  31. September 29, 2011 / 3:06 am

    So beautiful! How have your marble counters held up? We take care of our things, but do cook a lot, so I'm not sure if marble would stay looking good in our house. . .but I sure ~love~ it! I'd love to know your experience with it, how it ages, patina, your take on the pros/cons, etc. Thanks for your great blog!

  32. September 29, 2011 / 4:00 am

    LOVE all of these images. I think I used YOUR kitchen in my inspiration list šŸ™‚ We updated our kitchen when we moved in, but I'm dying to do a major (knock down walls and start fresh) remodel. I'm pinning this for when the time comes.

  33. Allison
    September 29, 2011 / 1:39 am

    Your kitchen is beautiful, Megan! I love the photo of your pretty staircase in the background.

  34. Anonymous
    September 29, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    I love your blog & kitchen! Now that you've lived in your house for awhile, I'd love to see a post on things you might have changed when building it. Like floor plans, countertop colors, paint colors, etc.

  35. September 30, 2011 / 2:34 am

    Stunning Megan! Every room in your house just amazes me with beauty.

  36. October 7, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    Such a beautiful space, fun to see your original inspiration. Love the view of the curved staircase through the arched entry…a very lovely siteline! ENJOY, Janell

  37. October 14, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    Magnificent. You took those pages that inspired you and turned them into something real, something that you can be proud of. Your new kitchen is stunning, and it's all thanks to the ideas and work you put into it.

  38. August 8, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    I have been really wanting to redo my kitchen for the longest time now! I have so many great ideas. The only problem is, I don't have a lot of money to work with! Are they cheaper ways of renovating, or is everything pretty expensive?
    Tzeitel | http://www.canlikkitchens.net/

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