“Designer Notebook”: Classic Whites

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

A classic white kitchen is certainly my personal favorite for a kitchen design!  I have enjoyed my white kitchen for many years and never seem to want any other style of kitchen. Wood floors always add a warmth to a classic white kitchen and I love adding all of my blue and white collections for color and pattern. Here is a peek inside the kitchen at Chestnut Cottage.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

I love my old stainless sink with its built in drainboard!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

I use my white farm-sink as a “secondary” sink for arranging flowers.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Antiques can also soften a white kitchen and add great patina!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

There are so many lovely classic white kitchens that I thought you might enjoy these!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Note the lovely dark floors and the added design interest of bringing out the sink base.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

The soft green tongue and groove ceiling and white washed beams add softness and a cottage feel, as does the blue ceiling and wide floor boards.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley The lovely European styling and this spectacular Cornue range give great design detail to this classic kitchen.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Isn’t this a great island with the beautiful combination of woods with the look of a fine piece of furniture! The island picks up the warm tone of the wood floors and the black range and hood and the ceiling treatment add great drama to this lovely kitchen.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

The design on these glass fronts offer a nice contrast to all wood doors and I often paint the backs of glass cabinets a color that adds contrast to the collections they hold!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

The open shelves at the end of this spacious island provides a perfect place for cookbook storage or display for decorative pieces.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

A nice ceiling treatment adds design interest to this kitchen.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

I love the genius behind these great glass backed cabinets for displaying one’s treasured collections!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

I often use crisp white subway tiles in a classic white kitchen.  Running the tiles all the way up the wall behind open shelves gives another great way to showcase decorative items in your kitchen.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Nothing beats white subway tile and white marble in a classic white kitchen!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Islands like these always bring so much warmth and coziness to a white kitchen.

As you can see, I could go on for days on the subject of Classic White Kitchens!  One of the slight “deficiencies” of my white kitchen is the pot and pan storage!  I must leave you with this great image of a very tidy way to store your pots and pans!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

What’s in your kitchen?!?

Enjoy,

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2 Responses to “Designer Notebook”: Classic Whites

  1. Franki Parde says:

    Now…that’s a kitchen! Finally getting a kitchen in our log cabin and it’s…slate grey and antique brass. Fingers crossed we will be happy..I’ve waited 29 years! franki

  2. Kathryn says:

    I am sure that it will be great Franki!

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