Bryan and I are gutting a house in Pasadena and are in the process making some design choices. Naturally, as a women who loves to cook and entertain friends, the kitchen is a huge priority. We have made a few soft decisions but are fine turning the details. I think we want to go with shaker style cabinets to honor the age and style of the home (craftsman home from the early 1900's) and while I was originally leaning towards white or grey, I am now obsessed with darker kitchens featuring either black or midnight cabinets. I worry that it will make the space look small and won't look as sleek but I am really drawn to the darker hues. Decisions, decisions. I know one thing, we want brass fixtures because they look good with everything. Here are some of my favorite shaker-style kitchens.
Do you guys have any favorites? Have any of you lived with butcher block counter tops? Do they hold up well?
Wish us luck!