Kitchens Trends 2013-Part 1

Kitchens Trends 2013-Part 1

Kitchen Renovations are on the uprise as more people are choosing to stay in their homes, or downsizing  and therefore wishing to become more functional…and of course still beautiful! There are several strong trends that currently are storming the kitchen scene, and here in part 1 I’ll take a look at “Old World Charm”, which adds character and tradition to any home. And, it reminds me of my recent trip to the Biltmore Estate and Downton Abbey, both with fascinating looks at the kitchens in these great old houses.

Let’s take a look at some of the traits and Old World Elements that add Old World Charm to a modern day kitchen:

Aged Wood-islands and salvaged architectural details

Fabulous Kitchen with Country Charm-Sela Ward's Bel Air Home via Traditional Home Magazine

Fabulous Kitchen with Country Charm-Sela Ward’s Bel Air Home via Traditional Home Magazine

Loads of Pantry Space

Built in Pantry space-image via Baden Baden kitchens

Built in Pantry space-image via Baden Baden kitchens

Old World Sinks and Large Ovens, honed natural looking stone countertops, or butcher block

Old World Sink-image via Attic Magazine

Old World Sink-image via Attic Magazine

Old Floors whether wood or stone, and Antique Furniture Pieces

designing a kitchen around an antique piece of furniture-image via Georgiana Design

designing a kitchen around an antique piece of furniture-image via Georgiana Design

Old World Accessories from functional pot racks to ceramics and flea market finds of silver and cooking utensils

Old world accessories-image via The Setings take time blog

Old world accessories-image via The Setings take time blog

 Tell me, is this a trend that appeals to you? Stay tuned for more on Kitchen Trends 2013…and let me know what you think by leaving a comment in the section below!

Read up on the other trends as I post them by clicking the links…

 

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7 Comments

  1. Michelle 9 years ago

    Hi Irene, beautiful kitchens! I’m not so sure I want to live with this style but, it is certainly appropriate here in Colorado.

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      Irene Turner 9 years ago

      I truly understand Michelle, not every trend is for everyone. Hopefully as this series unfolds you will find ones that work for you personally!

  2. Lyn Higgs 9 years ago

    irene–I absolutely love the looks you have shown–to me they are warm and very inviting and would inspire me to get out in the kitchen and rustle up something special–beautiful designs!!

  3. Hilton purvis 9 years ago

    hey….yep…I agree w/ your trend spotlight. salvaged arch. antiques….pantries….bronze,brass, copper..etc etc. Just got sucked into the wonderful Unhappyhipsters.com. You know…hysterical commentary w/ photos of people trying to live in their spanking new Dwell magazine homes, w/ limited success. The kitchens that are soooo mod that all appliances/food etc…. are behind very mysterious white/gray/steel doors. More sterile laboratory than a warm fuzzy place of good food and cheer. To each his own, tho….not my thang….but your aesthetic sure is!

  4. Karen Rowland 9 years ago

    Irene, I love some of these looks. and I decidedly prefer the classic or older styles to the new modern looks. Like Hilton said above- and I have plenty of friends with that style of kitchen…Where did the COZY go? I find standing around in them, I’m afraid I’m going to hit myself on a corner and really hurt myself. Not to mention that to try to open a door or even to turn on the water- has reached such levels of hi-tech-ness as to require instructions how to do it first.
    This is me ,kid! Although I really tend to lean more towards a very 20’s pre-war classic Downton Abbey style…. The Pantry focus look above if you will – that and MARBLE or SLATE- I’m there!

  5. lissy parker 9 years ago

    I love the use of old World charm and the un-fitted kitchen. i am trying to work this into my home now. Thanks for the great post.
    xo, lissy

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