>> Tuesday, June 24, 2014
We're getting closer to moving into our new place. And though we originally had chosen a house that needed quite a bit of work, the one we've ended up with is relatively move-in friendly; however, this doesn't mean we can't still have fun tweaking it to our personal tastes. I'd say of every room, I'm most excited about the kitchen. In our current home, our kitchen is 10' x 10' and we did our best to transform it over the years to its current state of awesomeness.
Here's the new-to-us kitchen in all its 11' by 18' glory!
PROS: We finally have lots of cabinet and counter space. I won't have to knead bread dough on the floor or anything like that. It also has a gas stove, which seemed elusive in our original house search. Everything is relatively updated and working well. For the first time ever, I'll have a tile backsplash. It's the little things!
CONS: You can't see from the photo, but the appliances don't match -- some are black and others are off-white. The lights aren't really my style. Everything is dark -- wood, countertop, etc. -- and I'd rather have a bright space, which is better for photography, too. Generally, the finishes are not my style. But it's certainly workable!
Over time, a long time, mind you, we'd love to update the space with a fresher look. But since we're planning to stay in this house for the long haul, I'm in no rush. We're thinking quality versus instant gratification. And this is very difficult for me. So, I satisfy my urges by coming up with inspiration boards.
Here are some of our ideas:
sources: Allen + Roth Light, marble subway tile, rustic kitchen island, sink faucet, grey cabinets + open shelving, cabinet pulls, pantry, all things copper, simple subway tile, EAT, color: revere pewter, as well as the LG Studio refrigerator and gas range
Be sure to follow my kitchen inspiration Pinterest Board for more of my ideas!
Thing is, we could try and make our kitchen look as pretty as the ones we see in magazines -- but if the appliances don't work, there's really no point. At least for an avid cook/baker like me. Eventually we'd love to save to buy quality, stylish appliances like those in the new LG Studio line.
Any home chef can appreciate the smart look of these appliances that blends with innovative, intuitive technology. These appliances are made from premium stainless steel, they feature distinctive door handles and knobs, as well as LCD touch screen control panels and radiant interior LED lighting – all helping to achieve a refined, sophisticated look.
// LG Studio + Nate Berkus
LG Studio announced its partnership with renowned decorator and product designer Nate Berkus for its high-end LG Studio kitchen line earlier this year. LG Studio chose to partner with Nate as a result of their shared commitment to living with what is well thought out and well designed, without sacrificing personality. His unique skill set complements LG Studio’s plans to continue delivering premium appliances built with sophistication and functional elegance in mind.
Timeless design is the signature of the LG Studio Collection, a beautiful complement to the advanced technology that elevates the entire series. As the artistic advisor to the LG Studio Collection, Nate brings his celebrated style to LG's premium appliances. His sophisticated yet accessible style resonates strongly with homeowners, and he is recognized amongst them as an inspirational expert on kitchen remodeling and design.
Nate and LG Studio have teamed up to help homeowners create their signature kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, but for many, it’s one of the most difficult rooms to design. His expertise and insight will provide consumers with useful feedback to help them create their most beautiful kitchens. The LG Studio Signature Kitchen with Nate Berkus focuses on a kitchen web series in which Nate responds to kitchen remodeling and design-based questions from his and LG’s social communities in the form of personalized videos, some of which were shot during a live event at the LG Studio Kitchen in Manhattan last week.
Nate also filmed five exclusive videos offering insight and expertise on various design trends, including achieving a well-appointed kitchen, summer in the kitchen, layered design, entertaining in the kitchen, and technology in the kitchen. Visit LGStudioKitchen.com to watch Nate in the kitchen sharing his expert design tips and insights!
“My Kitchen Needs Nate” Contest
Beginning June 19 and extending to July 31, consumers are encouraged to enter the “My Kitchen Needs Nate” contest in which the winner will receive a Nate Berkus designed and remodeled kitchen that incorporates LG Studio appliances. Contestants are asked to shoot a video of themselves in their kitchen, noting the personal inspiration point they want Nate to incorporate in his design and why they’re excited about LG Studio’s line of appliances. LG Studio and Nate will choose the winner based on the following criteria: compelling design opportunity, quality of LG Studio appliance-based answer and visibility of kitchen space. Once the renovation is complete, renovation episodes, tip videos and images capturing the renovation will be posted to LGStudioKitchen.com and shared across LG and Nate’s social properties.
Readers may submit video entries at LGStudioKitchen.com for a chance to win a new kitchen renovation, designed by celebrity designer Nate Berkus and furnished with LG Studio appliances.
Does your kitchen need Nate and the LG Studio line of appliances? Send LG Studio a video and tell them all about it. Make sure to include the following:
- You are the star. Make sure you’re in your kitchen and that LG Studio can see a 360° view of it.
- Tell LG Studio your story. Describe for them the design elements that matter most to you. NOTE: They’re going to see a lot of videos, so make it great!
- Tell LG Studio what you love so much about LG Studio appliances
- Enter the My Kitchen Needs Nate contest for a chance to win a new kitchen renovation, designed by celebrity designer Nate Berkus and furnished with LG Studio appliances