I absolutely love beautiful design. This is not to say that I am a great designer myself, or even close for the matter. However, I would like to imagine that with enough blog stalking, eventually my brain will soak in all of the images and somehow, someday, I will be able to re-create a beautiful kitchen. My apron front/farmhouse sink arrived today and I can't help but feel excited that everything is slowly starting to come together.
We FINALLY ordered our cabinets last week. We decided to do white cabinets along the walls with black granite, and dark ebony cabinets for our island with either some type of white granite, or super white quartzite (shown in the images below).
I would give anything to have a beautiful white carerra marble island, but I understand the impracticability of having marble in a kitchen, or do I? The super white quartzite comes close to looking like marble but in my opinion, it doesn't have the same 'airy/fresh" feel to it. Would you be turned away from a house with Marble countertops? Unfortunately, I know most people in Utah, with their small children and growing families would be turned away from such a thing. Grrr.... At least I will still have my marble backsplash :) Isn't it beautiful?
On a more personal note - I got a promotion at work and Jonathan got a new job with an employment litigation firm in Salt Lake City. With more responsibility also comes a lot more time spent working, and less time working on the house. I think we might need to give in and start hiring out our work. Anyway, I'll keep you posted as my home starts looking more like a home.