6 Beautiful Kitchens with Fire Elements

I can’t really complain about the weather here in South Florida when I look at the rest of the country. I certainly don’t miss those days I had to shovel my car out of a pile of snow left from the snow plow. I do miss an evening spent by the fireplace so today’s post is a curated collection of beautiful kitchens with fireplaces as integral elements.  I hope if you are stuck at home this will help you pass some time and provide some inspiration.

cozy fireplace kitchen | KitchAnn Style

This might be one the best executed kitchen fireplaces I’ve come across in a long time.

kitchen countertop fire element | KitchAnn StyleThe tile room divider is more interesting with the linear fire. Of course, safety first when planning a fire element on a counter surface in a working kitchen.

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This fireplace in the kitchen creates a deliciously rich and romantic ambiance, filling the space with instant warmth and character.

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This low fire element will add warmth and a delightful crackle to the ears. It will be more enjoyable to the guests than the chef but it’s a great example for an open plan house. I think this could also provide inspiration for an outdoor kitchen design.

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From low to the ground to an elevated hearth with a linear burner., this fire element adds drama and can be enjoyed from every vantage point. Hopefully there is a large pantry nearby.

stone firepalce focal point of kitchen | KitchAnn Style

The large stone fireplace is balanced nicely by the large open windows. This fireplace could have felt too heavy for the room if the natural light wasn’t present from the windows and the skylight.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015

Sherwin Williams Coral Reef | KitchAnn Style
Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef | KitchAnn StyleI was going to combine the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year post with the previous post about AkzoNobel’s Color of the Year 2015 choice but I found so many great inspiration photos I decided I had to break it out.

Sherwin-Williams chose Coral Reef (SW 6606) as their Color of the Year 2015. It’s part of the Buoyant color palette I wrote about previously.

“Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary.” -Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.

Sherwin Williams Coral Reef | KitchAnn Style

Coral Reef is warmer than AkzoNobel’s Copper Orange and is a wonderful compliment to the Blues that have been popular these past few seasons.

Sherwin Williams Coral Reef | KitchAnn Style

Coral reef plays happily with white, black, lush greens and lilacs. For a more subdued palette, mix it with warm neutrals such as gray and soft browns.

Sherwin Williams Coral Reef | KitchAnn Style

Coral Reef is not the pumpkin color from the 50’s. It’s  a softer, more approachable color.

Sherwin Williams Coral Reef Exterior | KitchAnn Style

Since Coral Reef is such a flattering color, it’s well suited for use in bathrooms. Who doesn’t want to have a youthful glow?

Sherwin Williams Coral Reef Exterior | KitchAnn Style

Pair Coral Reef with matte gold or brass for a luxurious vintage feel.

Sherwin Williams Coral Reef Exterior | KitchAnn Style

Don’t limit the color to the interior. Consider brightening your home’s exterior by applying it to your front door, shutters, flower boxes or garden structures.

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Exotic Gourd Lamps

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style
These one-of-a-kind gourd lights by Calabarte are a great way to add unique lighting to any space. The Senegalese gourds are carefully dried and hand drilled and patterned by the artist. Since each gourd is a unique shape, the light and patterns from each lamp is different. It’s amazing to compare how the unlit gourd looks to the lighted one.

These unique works of art seem to be sold by the artist on eBay and through direct consignment. The last auction I could find sold for $1,329.00. For more information, visit his Facebook Page.

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style

carved gourd lighting | KitchAnn Style