modern kitchen with natural decor. / sfgirlbybay

there’s something so very comforting about kitchens, right? it’s where everybody gravitates at the party — almost as if sense memories of all those good smells from our childhood kitchens lure us there unconsciously. and then, add those old world vibes to a modern kitchen and you just can’t help but want to spend more time cooking. i love an eclectic, almost European feeling kitchen — open shelving exposing our treasured serving pieces — perhaps a french press, cookbooks and favorite ceramic coffee cups. there’s some emotional connection i get in kitchens like these, and the cooking itself seems much more effortless. just add fresh ingredients from the farmers market, a nice wine, some great friends and kitchens like these can’t help but feel good all over.

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• photography credits in order of appearance: turbulences deco; society6; hungry ghost; inside out magazine; jennings hotel; pho london; stephen kent johnson; paula greif ceramics; amilita the label; arqui trecos; @_annalouise._; ledansla; @katiehackworth; saar manche; lauren arlene; these tings take time; glamour paris; a guide to getting lost; domino; style juicer; sunday suppers; style juicer; bricks studio.