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Kitchens With Personality

by | Sep 16, 2008 | Decorating Inspiration, Kitchens

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Kitchens With Personality

David Prince

Kitchens With Personality

Dominique Vorillon

Kitchens With Personality

Gregg Segal

Kitchens With Personality

Jessie Mesic Macki

Kitchens With Personality

Tim Murphy

Kitchens With Personality

Todd Hido

Kitchens With Personality

Shelley Metcalf

Kitchens With Personality

Peter Vitale

Kitchens With Personality

David Prince

Kitchens With Personality

Philip Clayton Thompson

Something about the arrival of FALL inspires me to get reacquainted with my kitchen! I hope you enjoy all these kitchens brimming with pizazz and personality! Even on a small budget you can add a little something unique to the heart of your home.

Where you could add personality for more splash than cash?

  • Unique Light fixtures
    Try an antique in a contemporary kitchen or vice versa!
  • Surprising Accessories
    Add something unexpected, like a garage sale oil painting!
  • Fun Paint Colors
    Liven up your cabinets, walls or window trim with a surprising hue!
  • Cabinet hardware
    Mix things up a bit and add your own personal twist to your cabinets!
  • Furnishings
    Bring in grandma’s armoire, an old dresser or a fresh mix of chairs!

For more kitchen inspiration check out:

Coastal Cottage Kitchens
Style Tips: Everyday On Display

photos: This Old House


  1. Dianne - Mama's Pocketbook

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these kitchen photos! Great inspiration. I’m still finishing up after painting mine a slightly less bright green than in the third photo (called Grape Leaves). Love it, hope to visit here more often after I get back from the MMP Retreat this weekend. Congrats to Beck on winning the gift certificate. (WAH! I wanted to win!!!)

  2. Sunday Baker

    Wow, those kitchens are fantastic! Such wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

    Sunday Bakers last blog post..Peanut Butter Stacks

  3. Kendra

    Okay, kitchens are my crack. Uh.Mazing. I love the green cabinets and the retro cabinets next to the stainless stove. So great. Keep ’em comin’!

    Kendras last blog post..Creamy Vegetable Soup

  4. Monkey  Giggles

    Those are beautiful kitchens. I may not have my “dream kitchen” but I do love it and feel blessed to have it. I cook 3 meals a day plus bake almost 7 days a week for 5 people. God is good.

    Monkey Giggless last blog post..Peek Into my Studio

  5. Joyce

    I started reading thinking “Oh I love this kitchen” then I saw another saying “Oh I love this kitchen” all the way down the page. I am proud to say I love them all! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Amy from Texas

    These kitchens are great! Gets me depressed to look at my kitchen though. ha!

    I received my Pumpkin Chic book yesterday!! Thanks for having such a fun contest. There are some great ideas I plan on using and sharing on my blog!

    Amy from Texass last blog post..Why won’t he eat?

  7. jennifer

    Beautiful kitchens. Love the different styles. My favorite is the David Prince one. The green furniture piece is just awesome. I found you on Twitter. Glad I did.

  8. Pat

    Great looking kitchens, all! Our son in law volunteered to help us paint at the condo. He’s new, less than a year married into the family…he’ll learn. Anyhoo….I grabbed some samples and we are going to work! One of the things I want to do is spiff up the kitchen, which is really an extension of the main living area. I’d love to add glass to some of the cabinet doors. Once again, you’ve provided fabulous inspiration, Melissa!

    Pats last blog post..~Fall Garden Preview~

  9. Courtney

    thanks for the inspiration, Melissa. I actually purchased primer and paint for my kitchen MONTHS ago, but have obviously needed some inspiration, because the cans are still sitting unopened in my basement. Hopefully this will help light a fire under me to get it done!

    Courtney @ Nesting Instinctss last blog living room tour

  10. Natalie

    Thank you for sharing these. Looking through them made me miss my New England kitchen where I could look out across the backyard and to the birds at the feeder, and the woods beyond. So few home in my new neck of the woods have the sink at an exterior wall and under a window. The norm seems to be on a penninsula facing the family room, which isn’t bad either I guess. :)

  11. Beck

    Yay! :) Thankyou! It made my day getting the email to say that it was me- thankyou!
    Those kitchens are great- I love the green one! One day… but for now it can go into my inspiration file.
    Have a great day!

  12. pam

    Love them, Some day I will have one of those drop death kitchens (haha)

    pams last blog post..Air Show

  13. Joanna

    I love them all! I love kitchens and kitchen decor. Seeing things inspires me to finish up our kitchen remodel!

    Joannas last blog post..This Southern Girl Loves QVC

  14. Vee~A Haven for Vee

    Every single one of these kitchens has something fun to offer. Now I need to take the time to see what it is about each one that is really speaking to me. It’s time for some simple changes in my humble kitchen.

    Vee~A Haven for Vees last blog post..Echoes of Designing for Your Life

  15. lylah ledner

    For me, the kitchen is the hub of the home (I think for all women). Let’s see, which one do I like….David’s, Todd’s, Greg’s and umm Lylah’s!

    I’d love a hanging pan rack….any thoughts of where to look? Needs to have some long chains cause of these HIGH ceilings.

    Love this woman’s blog. It’s one of my beauty pause places.

    lylah ledners last blog post..

  16. Penny

    My favoirte is Dominique Vorillon, that window is beautiful. The 2 homes that I have had the kitchen overlooked the family room and when I was growing up in Michigan we had the best window in the kitchen and I’ve always wanted my kitchen to have a window overlooking our backyard…but our new home didn’t have that but I do have a bay window overlooking the pool. I’m happy…but Dominique Vorillon is my favorite and I love that countertop..
    Thanks for sharing Melissa. I love this blog!!!!

    Pennys last blog post..Amber and Brett

  17. Stacey

    Such gorgeous pics—*sigh*! Wish I had 5 houses so I could decorate them all in various styles I’m inspired by! :)

    Stacey @ The Blessed Nests last blog post..Junk Trip – Day 2 – Junk Bonanza!

  18. teresa

    I’ve always said that after the bedroom and bathroom- all a house really needs is a Kitchen- {a really big kitchen :}
    great ideas-

  19. please sir

    Love the selection of kitchens! I always like looking at all the details like that wonderful scale.

    please sirs last blog post..Natural Interior

  20. Jenny

    I just want to say that I am LOVING that green kitchen!! Just gorgeous!!

    Jennys last blog post..Drake takes the Cake!!!!

  21. Buzzings of a Queen Bee!

    What beautiful photos. It is so fun to see what other people do with their kitchens…I have a whole file of pictures I’ve torn out of magazines to remind myself of cute ideas when I am on the hunt. Some of those would definitely be in my file too!

    Buzzings of a Queen Bee!s last blog post..Small Town Bargains in Colorado

  22. Elizabeth

    Great inspiration from these kitchen photos! I probably shouldn’t have looked, because I am waiting another year on my kitchen!

    Elizabeths last blog post..You Gotta Laugh…

  23. Mrs. B

    My kitchen needs a serious overhaul! I love that second one. Love those apron front sinks! Hmmm… if you have stainless appliances, is it okay to have a white apron front sink? Or should you go stainless?

    Mrs. Bs last blog post..Just a Dream Away

  24. Maven

    First of all, you are such an inspiration to me! This blog and several others I’ve found through you have had me buzzing all day – wanting to redecorate for fall. There’s a picture in Mary Ehlbrecht’s new magazine of an outdoor area decked out for Autumn that is to DIE for! So I;m filled with ideas :-)

    Meanwhile, I liked all the kitchens but I think number one appealed to me the most. I’m a sucker for lemons in a green bowl ;)

    Mavens last blog post..The Great Sour Cream Experiment, Beef Stroganoff, and Chocolate Chip Cake

  25. Maggie

    My dilemmaright now is choosing the right paint color for the kitchen. Our kitchen and dining area is small and I am tired of white but don’t want to go dark as it will close it in.

  26. Deb

    Who knew kitchens could have such personality? I’m inspired to add a little inspiration to mine. Thanks!

    Debs last blog post..It’s Worth Shouting Out

  27. Sandy

    Hi Melissa!
    Crazy bizzy here, too. I drove by your street the other day and “waved” from my car! Up for soccer.
    Love the black/green kitchen. My dad is drawing up plans for a kitchen remodel for us! Woo Hoo! Not sure when it will happen tho.
    Glad to hear you are well!

    Sandys last blog post..Kitchen Sink Soup!

  28. Pearl Maple

    Beautful kitchen inspiration, they all strike me as being colourful and full of natural elements that make it feel like ‘home’.

    Congrats to Beck, you lucky thing.

    Pearl Maples last blog post..Kindred Spirits

  29. kristin

    Gorgeous! I am getting ready to delve into doing our new kitchen-
    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration-

  30. mustlovehomedecor

    I love your blog. The pictures are amazing and do inspire one to dream and create.
    Linda Pare

  31. AshleyL.

    i love the one by mr. macki! very rustic :)
    stop by my blog sometime and say hello!

    AshleyL.s last blog post..a room in bloom

  32. Lisa

    Lots of great ideas. These look wonderful!

    Lisas last blog post..Make Scents

  33. Kimba

    Great inspiration photos! Thanks! I especially love that first one with the green sink cabinet thingy. My cabinets are a similar color to the the main cabinets in that kitchen and I’ve been trying to figure out how I can incorporate some of that green color. I have a cool old dresser that I was thinking of painting but I just need to find a place to put it.

    Kimbas last blog post..If You Can’t Grow ‘Em…

  34. Melody from ~Pennies In My Pocket~

    We’re getting ready to do a huge makeover in the kitchen so this is beyond helpful! Yet another totally inspiring post!!

    I have a little something for you. Don’t feel you have to repost…just wanted to give it to you. :)


  35. Debbie/Four Angel's Momma

    My sweet BFF,

    I would love to be able to sit down with you, in any one of those kitchens, and share some chocolate chip cookies!

    Big hugs,

    Debbie/Four Angel’s Mommas last blog post..Calling All Angels

  36. nel

    Some amazing kitchens there… all wonderful inspiration for me at the moment as I am about to put in a new one! Thank you!!

    nels last blog post..Eclectic shopping spree!

  37. Ms. Tee

    I love all these bright & cheerful kitchens – especially all the green. I really like that you encourage people to mix & match & find their own style!

    Ms. Tees last blog post..Fun Art for the Seasons

  38. Pamela

    Whenever I see a post like this one, with all the wonderful photos of kitchens, I try and imagine in which would would I most like to cook. I think here, hands down, it would be the Tim Murphy one. I think I could bake all day long in that one.

    Pamelas last blog post..

  39. Daisy

    These are such gorgeous kitchens! Also, I wanted to say sorry about the whole fall post thing. I must have gotten it mixed up with the contest entry. So, as I am sure you have already done just forget about it all. Sorry. Daisy~

    Daisys last blog post..~Designer’s Guild~

  40. karen-Arise and Shine

    Kitchens are the heart of the home!

    karen-Arise and Shines last blog post..Designed to Shine

  41. Breakaway

    Something unexpected solved my dilemma ..thanks again.Superb blog!

  42. ken boice

    great ideas.ilive in a94 year old house and want to redo the kitchen.

  43. Trish

    Wow! These are all very unique, they give me a lot of inspiration. I am just thirteen, but I want to be an interior designer. In my opinion I like the JESSIE MESIC MACKI kitchen the best because I am into traditional rooms with a modern and hip flare. Great pix!

  44. Wendy

    Not sure if you’ll find this comment, but wanted you to know I am loving your inspirational photo’s. Our kitchen needs some (alot) of help, but it is overwelming trying to figure our which direction to go!


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