The stainless appliances, clean white beadboard, and silver modern hardware really float my boat and I wanted to recreate it. Bad.
Ina believes in a neutral kitchen environment so that the colors of the food are what stand out and steal the show. I completely agree with her and was super excited when I found the picture below. I had the beadboard, the neutral walls, the darker contrasting counters, and the open cabinetry already...just needed a coat of fresh white.
And here recently I found out my dear friend Gwyneth also has a modern yet homey kitchen in Manhattan, completely finished out in white. Too bad I can't afford that insanely fabulous white carrera marble!
So here is my budget friendly, baby version of all those inspirations. I am so happy with the way it turned out...it was worth all that hard work:
My favorite part of the kitchen:
We decided on the same cabinet hardware Ina Garten used. I was reserved about the modern pulls not looking right with the traditional beadboard cabinetry, but in the end I think it worked!
And in case you forgot, here are the "before" pics. What a major change! Leaves me wondering why we didn't do this much sooner...
So glad that's over and the kitchen is back open for business!!