Collecting Timeless Kitchen Inspiration for Our Kitchen Renovation!

Even though our progress seems to be slow and dragging on, we are making some strides on the kitchen at the new house. I continue to collect timeless kitchen inspiration for the new kitchen and hope you’ll be inspired too!

Timeless Kitchen Inspiration for Our Renovation

So many decisions and details, and I’ll share the plan with you soon. We’re trying to renovate this kitchen a bit more delicately, preserving cabinetry, molding, and some appliances.

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However, now that we’re in the throes of it all, I can attest that such a decision creates all sorts of headaches.

Beautiful timeless natural kitchen by Ashley Montgomery Design. #timelesskitchens

I now understand that gutting a space and beginning anew with everything has its charms!

Luxurious modern French kitchen design in Houston (Gingham Dr.). #timelesskitchen #modernfrench #kitchendesign
Houston home for sale via Brian Thompson Properties HERE
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While I have never lived with open shelving in the kitchen, I’m interested in exploring the prospect!

Beautifully designed pantry with narrow French doors - Ashley Montgomery Design. #kitchenpantry #timelessdesign

I would also love to collect beautiful skinny doors like those above for our pantry. (Not even sure I want to have a door on our walk-in pantry though!

Rustic modern French kitchen design in a gorgeous Houston home with design by Eleanor Cummings and architecture by Kirby Mears. #rustickitchens #modernfrench #kitchendesign
Rustic kitchen in a Houston home on the market HERE

Here are a collection of ideas inspiring me from gorgeous, if not fantasy-level design projects around the web.

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My kitchen is not likely to resemble the glorious one in a Houston home on the market (above), but that won’t stop me from studying what makes it so special.

Beautiful timeless natural kitchen by Ashley Montgomery Design. #timelesskitchens

What makes these designs timeless? Classic?

Luxurious modern French kitchen design in Houston (Gingham Dr.). #timelesskitchen #modernfrench #kitchendesign

Natural materials, thoughtful architecture, fine craftsmanship, and a reverence for tradition.

Ashley Montgomery Designed timeless kitchen with marble shelf above range. #timelesskitchens

While I love the marble I see in these inspiring kitchens, it will be a white quartz for me as I already know I love living with it.

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Also, I am a messy cook who prefers to skip the more unforgiving porous nature of stone.

Modern French kitchen in Houston home. #whitekitchens #modernfrench #luxuriouskitchens
Modern French kitchen in a beautiful Houston home on the market HERE

However, we did find a beautiful calacatta gold marble we love for the backsplash. A mix of quartz and natural stone worked well in our last home.

Modern French kitchen with rustic finishes and pale color palette in Houston. #modernfrench #kitchendesign
Rustic French inspired kitchen with reclaimed materials in a luxurious Houston home

I would love to fill this kitchen with real plants, and I’m trying to keep a few alive through this dusty, laborious renovation process. I have this cute terrarium (below) which may help. I’m thinking about tweaking it with gold paint for a fancy gilded more French effect.

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I’m also dreaming about maybe replacing the ceramic tiled floor (it’s a terracotta look) with the warmth of wood.

And I love the faucet (above)…so classic that I imagine it will never fall from favor. As for paint colors, I’m leaning toward Pavilion Gray (at 50-60%) for cabinets or just island.

You may remember the farm sink was the first design element we secured for this kitchen (see it below):

I have always wanted a linen skirted sink base so stay tuned! And please visit this post with European country kitchen design ideas for more inspiration!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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4 Comments

  1. Linda
    August 4, 2022 / 10:32 pm

    Beautiful example of kitchens! The designs are amazing! Yours will be amazing too!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 5, 2022 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you! We made some great strides on it over the weekend but things are about to get worse again since we need to demo tile and make a big ol’ mess!

  2. Reta Jankowski
    August 7, 2022 / 7:49 pm

    Ooooo. Thank you for the wonderful kitchen inspiration! I had open shelving in my last home and LOVED it! I miss it so much in my new home, that I’m seriously considering a kitchen reno. I miss seeing my pretty dishes and baking ingredients in jars on display. Plus, open shelving afforded such easy access to everything.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 10:39 am

      Yay! Glad you liked. Have been living without cabinets (and essentially a kitchen) for months and getting used to seeing things and the ease of accessibility. Getting closer but still not at that decorating stage. Haven’t even cleaned the inside of cabinets and drawers yet! 🙂

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing