I’m Dreaming of a White Kitchen

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - Jickie Tor­res, Edi­tor cot­tage­sand­bun­ga­lows­mag.com @cot­tage­sand­bun­ga­lows

WHITE SUB­WAY TILE, WHITE SHIPLAP, WHITE CARRARA MAR­BLE AND WHITE­WASHED SHAKER STOOLS. Call me pre­dictable, or just call me a cot­tage-style purist through and through. But I love me a beau­ti­ful white kitchen.

There’s just an in­dis­putable time­less­ness to an all-white cook space.

It’s not that I don’t em­brace style trends or dare to take a chance with some­thing fun and fresh. My kitchen hardware has been brushed chrome, brass and, most re­cently, ce­ment. My light fix­tures at the mo­ment are glass and matte gold, and my dishes and rugs? Well, they are a re­volv­ing cast of sup­port­ing yet some­times spotlight-steal­ing stars: col­or­ful Turk­ish num­bers or bold mud­cloth op­tions. Del­i­cate an­tique china and hand-thrown bowls have graced my open shelves, as have speck­led enamel camp­ing mugs, or hand-painted ce­ram­ics in a de­light­ful mix of flow­ers and checks.

Like many of you, I want my kitchen and bath­rooms to be smart, hard­work­ing and stylish. I want to find a way to in­vest in my kitchen de­sign so that it pays off for me in mul­ti­ple ways and yet is still a can­vas for my per­sonal style.

We put this is­sue to­gether with that in mind. Whether your tastes run to the pe­riod-au­then­tic or the bold and col­or­ful, I hope you find ideas, de­signs and dé­cor that ap­peal to both your prag­matic and your artis­tic na­tures. Af­ter all, I be­lieve we can have our cake and eat it too—in the kitchen.

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