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post #61 of 104
Seems like La Cornue is not afraid of color and they seem to have been incorporating it in their designs for quite some time.
post #62 of 104
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Seems like La Cornue is not afraid of color and they seem to have been incorporating it in their designs for quite some time.

But color trends change and it is easy to grow tired of an unusual color within a few years. Worse, it looks old and dated.

Most kitchens can look good for about 15 years. Adding fashion colors shortens that lifespan greatly.
post #63 of 104
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I like light kitchens - white cabinetry, white subway tiles, whitish marble for countertops. I don't get dark woods and paints in kitchens. Re: stainless appliances, what's the alternative? Cheapo black or white plastic? No thanks. I think stainless is a good complement to white cabinets and light colored marbles

I used to think I wanted more color in a kitchen but we have white cabinets, white corian countertops, white sink / ovens / dishwasher, and I'm quite pleased. I was even more happy when we tore down the awful southwestern/pastel wallpaper and painted the walls yellow. And the skylight is really nice as well. But I really, really hate the glass cooktop that was already in the house. One of these days I'm running a gas line to the island and dropping in a better cooktop.
post #64 of 104

Old school: Harvest Gold; Avocado; Orange; Poppy

 

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lefty

post #65 of 104
I generally dislike kitchens that are anything but utilitarian workspaces. The whole "let's gather in our kitchen over a veggie spread so we can admire this baroque range hood" is not my idea of a fun social event.
post #66 of 104
I have a friend (cookbook author) who built out her kitchen with a semi circular counter around her cooktop. It had nice lighting and comfortable stools. She would invite people over for parties and cook. There was an endless stream of tasty food while her husband made great cocktails. No one ever left the kitchen. It was great!
post #67 of 104
That sounds miserable. The only circular thing I'm standing around is a pit of fire with a wild boar simmering on a stick.
post #68 of 104
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I generally dislike kitchens that are anything but utilitarian workspaces. The whole "let's gather in our kitchen over a veggie spread so we can admire this baroque range hood" is not my idea of a fun social event.

No offense (honestly), but you don't really strike me as a fun-loving, sociable guy.
post #69 of 104
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Old school: Harvest Gold; Avocado; Orange; Poppy
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lefty
uh-huh. this is old school:
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(that's my stove, but not my kitchen)

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I have a friend (cookbook author) who built out her kitchen with a semi circular counter around her cooktop. It had nice lighting and comfortable stools. She would invite people over for parties and cook. There was an endless stream of tasty food while her husband made great cocktails. No one ever left the kitchen. It was great!
no matter what i do, when i'm having a dinner party people collect in the kitchen. and i don't even do that much last-minute stuff anymore. folks just like it. might as well make the comfortable.
post #70 of 104
actually, found this: it's mind though it was actually messed up by a stylist to make it look "homey". also shot from above because the story was about the hood vent.
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post #71 of 104
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

I generally dislike kitchens that are anything but utilitarian workspaces. The whole "let's gather in our kitchen over a veggie spread so we can admire this baroque range hood" is not my idea of a fun social event.

Most hosting requires some time in the kitchen once guests arrive. It's nice to have your kitchen be a comfortable space for them to hang out, so they aren't bored and you aren't isolated.
post #72 of 104
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No offense (honestly), but you don't really strike me as a fun-loving, sociable guy.

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post #73 of 104
"Oh, Jodi! What's in these mini burritos? Is that Pepper Jack? Delish."

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post #74 of 104
"Gail! This. Is. Gorgeous. I need to get Terry in here. We've been talking about doing a ceiling like this, but he's so focused on that pontoon boat we've had to put it on the backburner."

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"Oh, Jodi! What's in these mini burritos? Is that Pepper Jack? Delish." Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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