Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kitchens with Sparkle

I  just now returned from Round Top/Warrenton and am again
in the midst of  an electrical outage.

I am  really grateful to  Susi of  DesignShuttle.com
for being our guest blogger!   Thank you, Susi!

Hi all, I’m Susi, a writer for DesignShuffle.com, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers and their work from around the world. My writing focuses on things I'm passionate about: interior design, home furnishings, gardening, travel and art. I am so excited to be visiting 2805 this week and talking about decorating ideas for kitchens with unexpected sparkle. Who doesn't love a stylish kitchen? And there are so many cool ways to add unexpected sparkly design elements these days. I'm definitely a magpie when it comes to sparkly objects. They catch the eye and add so much interest to a room. Here are 8 of my favorite kitchens with unexpected sparkle. Hope you enjoy them!
Kitchen Sparkle Shelter Interior Design (via)
Round metallic tiles create an unexpected sparkling backsplash in this charming kitchen. The round tiles look like silver dollars. Love it!
Kitchen Sparkle Get It Girl Style (via)
The crystal chandelier adds unexpected sparkle over the island in this kitchen. A chandelier in the kitchen is not typical but definitely adds a touch of sparkly elegance.
Kitchen Sparkle Decorare (via)
Glossy black cabinets and stainless steel add shine to this dramatic and elegant kitchen. The real unexpected sparkle comes from the mirrored cabinet bottoms, backsplash and counter in the butler's pantry area.
Kitchen Sparkle Curbly (via)
Another great chandelier as kitchen island light. This ornate black chandelier is definitely unexpected in this modern kitchen's interior design. Love the black against the soft blue.
Kitchen Sparkle Urban Grace Interiors (via)
Gold handles on cabinets are unexpected with today's trend towards cool, silvery metals. Maybe not for every kitchen but these look great against a dark cabinet color.
Kitchen SparkleGlamour Drops (via)
Glass always adds a nice sparkle to a kitchen and this kitchen is filled with glass fronted cabinets. The unexpected sparkle comes from the incredible ceiling. Is it metal or beveled mirror?
Kitchen Sparkle The Glam Lamb (via)
Another beautiful chandelier hangs in this kitchen but what adds something unexpected is the wallpaper. A soft metallic sheen in a kitchen wallpaper would definitely add a bit of unexpected sparkle to the space.
Kitchen Sparkle Holly Mathis Interiors (via)
Adding a bit of sparkle from a formal crystal chandelier to a farmhouse kitchen is unexpected but definitely works. Mixing in different styles makes for a more interesting space. An amazing number of kitchen design ideas packed into one space here.

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  1. Hi Honey!

    Such pretty kitchens!

    Can't wait to hear how about Round Top.

    Dying to go there.... someday....
    on a buying trip!

  2. I like the eclectic mix in that last kitchen. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing these beautiful kitchens.

  3. I like something in each of the kitchens. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful kitchens...
    Lucky you in Round Top...enjoy! Laurel

  5. fab kitchen pics!
    love the use of black in a kitchen...

    thanks for sharing,

  6. I LOVE that last farmhouse kitchen! WOW!!!! :D

  7. Well, I fell in love at the first picture, then I fell in love with the next and the next, and the next. I would have to say the first and the last, especially the last is my favorites! Thank you, they all had great features.

  8. Beautiful kitchens. I love the black chandelier. So unique against the blue background. Thanks for all the great pics. I an a new follower and love your blog. Have a good night!


  9. Such a beautiful kitchens, you just made me hate my kicthen more ( it is a rental so Im not gonna change it :D )

  10. Honey, want to hear all about your trip. Your guest post is great. Love all these kitchens but the last one would be my choice. I just love it, all white, black and stainless. Love the sparkle from the chandy. Hope all is back to normal now with outage........

    The French Hutch

  11. Beautiful kitchens. Design shuffle is a great source for all sorts of room decorating ideas, my mom reads there all the time.

    Also seems like my sparkly kitchen cake testers fit right in with this theme. Not sure they are considered decorating, but definitely are kitchen bling!

    Beth Christine

  12. What wonderful, inspiring kitchens!!


  13. OMGoodness! While not my typical style, I truly loved these! Very cool! Thanks for sharing this wonderful Kitchen eye candy!

  14. OoOoO those first couole kitchens are to die for. Everyone needs a little bling in their life!

    Coley @

  15. Just joined your wonderful blog and hope to join your Friday Blog Party! Have a great day:)!

  16. Not much here for me until the last photo. I don't think I would enjoy cooking in any but the last one.
    'Course I guess I'm old fashioned enough to think cooking should take place in a kitchen. *smile* I stashed the tin topped island for future reference.

  17. Hi Honey, The last kitchen is fabulous and I would love a room like this. Thank you for linking to the Open House party and I hope your electrical issues are resolved soon.

  18. You had something for everyone. Great post. Ginger

  19. Love the touches of blue. Our kitchen ceiling is a very soft blue, and EVERYONE, including me, loves it.

  20. Lots of pretty kitchens here, but the last one is my fav!

  21. As pretty as the crystal chandeliers are I know from experience that they do not do well in a kitchen that is cooked in on a regular basis... we had to clean it every other week as it got dirty so quickly.... I LOVE the last kitchen though!!

  22. Ok....I'm just swooning all over that last kitchen......oh my goodness......I could soooo live in that house!!!! ;)

    xoxo laurie


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