Hey guys, Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. So I read this article in House Beautiful about what your kitchen says about your personality. I thought it might end up being along the lines of some of those Buzzfeed quizzes, but it was super interesting- definitely go check it out (I’m barely breaking the surface of it here). I thought it would be fun to pull some images of different kitchens for the different personalities!
HB describes this personality type/kitchen as “traditional and elegant…but never dull”. Classic design, to me, is timeless, and completely interchangeable with changing design styles if the basics are done right.
I think this next one is a great example of a kitchen that has very classic bones (black and white cabinetry, some architectural elements, marble counters) but has some design elements that make it read in a couple of different styles. Those open and glass shelves are styled a little more cottage, the chandeliers are a little glam, the chairs are traditional.
Have you guys heard of “architectural” as a kitchen design style (or personality, for that matter)? I hadn’t. I must be totally out of the loop. HB says that folks who have architectural kitchens are about wanting very orderly, highly functional spaces. They tend to be true chefs. However, they also appreciate beauty.
Here’s some images of what I think of as “architectural” kitchens (you know, now that I am thinking of them at all):
HB described those who have modern kitchens are “scientists” in the kitchen. But I really loved how they described their design style as kind of bringing the past and interpreting it for now. I think sometimes people confuse modern with minimalism and think that modern can read cold. You do have to work a little to make sure that your modern design isn’t cold, but it doesn’t take much to turn a modern design into a welcoming space.
The kitchen is the home sweet home for this “relaxed” personality, according to House Beautiful. We’ve seen a ton of this trend- also known as farmhouse, shabby chic, cottage, etc- because of the Fixer Upper craze…plus, it really is a feel-good design. Cozy, comfortable…the kind of kitchen that, if you spent too much time in it, you’d be tempted to start putting your peanuts in your Coke.
Gosh, this first image just makes my heart happy:
HB says that the minimalist “deals in absolutes” and so does her kitchen. Just the necessities, nothing extra.
So what is my kitchen design personality? Hard to say. My reality is this (on a good, cleaned up day):
Clearly farmhouse. But I also really love modern design, and would have been super happy with that last classic kitchen. In reality, there are elements of almost all of those kitchens that I loved.
I guess it’s just not that easy to put our personalities, and kitchens, in a box.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go put some peanuts in my Coke.
*All images from today’s post from Houzz with sources credited in captions. And please read that House Beautiful article. It was really good!
PS- Want more kitchen design inspo? Check out this article from The Most Chic about kitchen design trends to watch for in 2019!