Around the Web

This week I’ve put together a collections of post from blogs I visit. It all happens to revolve around a Blue Theme. Enjoy.

Over on House Dazzle there is a lovely feature on Wiseman & Gale Interiors based in Scottsdale, AZ.

Kitchen Design Inspiration | KitchAnn Style

The Phoenix house is filled with colorful accents and a tasteful mix of pattern. The saturated blue on the island is amazing, don’t you think?

Marcus Design introduced me to the Chicago-based Residential Architectural firm Burns & Beyerl. I was immediately drawn to this “Urban Cabin” project. Another great use of pattern and color.

Kitchen Design Inspiration | KitchAnn Style

The architectural lines of this 4,000 square foot condo are kept open and clean. Terra cotta tile was selected to “warm the urban environment that it looks out upon.” The blue lacquered cabinet is my favorite detail.

If you’ve been dreaming if a summer getaway, perhaps you’ll enjoy checking out the recently revamped historic Chateau Guetsch hotel located in the Swiss Alps.

Interior Design Inspiration | KitchAnn Style

Décor Dose takes us on a luxurious tour featuring the work of celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. I love the playful pattern used on the walls and seating. I imagine this bar takes on a whole new feeling in the evening with the light softly glowing off the gilt ceiling.

Art meets fashion on Tory Daily, the blog by fashion designer Tory Burch. Here she posts a wonderful feature on Des Artistes, an eco-conscious line of conceptual tees created in collaboration with notable and emerging artists.

Design Inspiration and Reading | KitchAnn Style

The model is wearing Blue Wolf by Jérôme Karsenti.

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.


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


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.

ethanol linear bruners placed high in kitchen

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.