Wednesday, April 15, 2009

eat-in kitchen

would you believe that only until fairly recently i had no idea what an "eat-in" kitchen was? now that i know i am embarrassed at how retarded i was. it's pretty obvious when you think about it. when in fact i think that was the problem, i OVER-thought it. anyway..i like 'em! covenient and efficient. keep the mess in one place. stove to table and all that. it's also the open-plan aspect that i like. i know europeans tend to prefer their kitchens to be away from the rest of the house, a sort of cooking sanctuary or prison, depending on which way you see it. in my next house i want an open-air living thing going on. kitchen, family, dining- all one big room!! bedrooms can be the sanctuaries, surrounded by 4 walls and all that.

i love how in this next one the kitchen is sort of a thru way between the living area and eating area...notice the shiny tiles and that fabulous fireplace...swoony-swoon.

the next one has a wall with sliding doors so it can become a little more private..THAT'S cool. do YOU like this idea????
images via living etc.


MyLittleHappyPlace said...

And who gets to own SIX Ghost chairs, anyway? Spoiled brats! ;)

Gluten Free Anna said...

I love this idea! I have an eat-in kitchen. Huge fan.

My Favorite and My Best said...

right alison? SIX ghost chairs!! a-holes!!

Paul Pincus said...

love it!

corine said...

I've owned two houses, the first thing I did both time was toss the island (often at great expense) and replace it with a table and chair. Comme à la maison.

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

I have an open plan kitchen/living/dining and it is great - but you have to have it tidy all the time as you can't get away from the mess!
Love the great big industrial pendants in the first image.

Sarah Klassen said...'s hard to say! I love the idea of a super chic galley kitchen, however, have grown up with a very large, open kitchen. My mother enjoys cooking and people tend to gather around her while she cooks. She often has people over and sets up food plates at one island, while others gathered around the second to sit or stand and talk. Two islands are brilliant and I highly recommend them if you have the opportunity and space!

P.S yes, I'm with you all, lucky ducks! 6 ghost chairs!

wyatts&fionasnana said...

What are ghost chairs?!

My Favorite and My Best said...

ghost chairs are the see through lucite chairs in the last picture. they are a very expensive chair for what you are really getting. but they are great b/c in a small space the see through aspect of them means you don't have a crowded feel.