Thursday, June 28, 2012

Copper in the Kitchen?

My parents are in the blissful stages of a remodel where the sky is the limit in terms of design.  My mom is nice enough to let me stick my nose in the middle of their plans and give my two cents.  The one thing (and only thing) my mom has purchased thus far is a lone copper sink.  When I asked why she bought a sink at such an early stage in the process, she simply replied, "Because it was marked down from $4000 to $400!"  Oh how I love that woman. I can't fault her for her savvy spending, but I will say I had originally envisioned brass elements.  Back to the drawing board I went, and what I found was a bevy of pretty copper kitchens...


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I love the idea of adding in a copper hood over the stove.  This will help tie in the sink, and also looks really lovely against white cabinetry and tile.

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The entire aesthetic of their home is planned to be very zen- soft blues and greens, grays and whites, as if they were on vacation at a spa.  Something similar to the colors here:

Adding copper pendant lighting over their kitchen island is a must.



Displaying copper pots and pans is a great way to accessorize the kitchen and once again tie in to the copper elements.



There really is nothing like copper to give a kitchen that old world feel while also warming up the space.  What's even better?  Over time copper tarnishes and turns a pretty rustic green, adding even more character to a space.  What are your favorite elements for a kitchen?

22 comments:

  1. Love your mom! I think copper in the kitchen is gorgeous. It adds an element of warmth that I like. My dream kitchen is stylish, functional, very well organized and has lots of natural light- just a few requirements... :)

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  2. I have copper accents in my kitchen. It is an old Victorian and was a perfect way to update without making it look too new. Congrats to your Mom for snagging such a steal!

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  3. I love copper in the kitchen! My dad used to design copper roofs and awnings and I super love the way it ages. Especially love these kitchens with lots of white and touches of copper.

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  4. love copper in a kitchen especially because it's not overused right now! How cute is your mom! have fun helping!

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  5. The copper pots against that mint wall is perfect!

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  6. pretty :_))

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  7. I love how the copper looks against the blue/ seafoam beadboard. Really lovely.

    Personally, I'd do the sinks, the pendants, the pots, but leave the hood out. For me copper is more effective in small doses.

    Keep us updated!

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  8. I'm absolutely obsessed with copper accents in the kitchen and these images have me swooning!

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  9. I LOVE copper in a kitchen - I would have my whole kitchen in copper if it was practical & affordable (!!)

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  10. love the copper hoods! so pretty

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  11. I absolutely adore the copper hoods !!

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  12. I love the idea of incorporating copper into a kitchen!

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  13. Aghhh I am drooling over the copper light fixtures!!! I have been dreaming of an all white kitchen...with white carrara marble!! xoxo

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  14. I LOVE your blog! I just stalked you all the way back the past few weeks! So cute, and your designs are inspirational! Your newest follower for sure!

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    xx

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  15. I love your mon for snagging that up at such an insane discount!
    Copper in the kitchen - gorgeous!
    I've always dreamed of a copper kitchen aid mixer.

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  16. I love this post! I have a friend who is building and we were just talking about kitchens yesterday. I am going to send her this link.

    Amy


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  17. I love, love, love copper!!! Did I mention I love it? Can't wait to see the after!
    xoxo, Sarah

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  18. Seriously, as soon as you mentioned copper and kitchen, I was already going through reasons in my mind why that is a *SUPERB* idea...and then you listed all of them at the end of the post! Love, love, love! Thank goodness for a savvy spending mama!!!

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  19. yes I know exactly what you mean about the 'old world' feeling associated with copper in the kitchen. That's what I like about it...and I've taken a real liking to it!
    If only I lived in a house with which I could decorate!!!

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  20. I love copper in kitchens!! I've been dreaming of copper kitchen accents (oven hood, sink, pendants, etc.) since I saw a gorgeous kitchen in a magazine a few years ago. I can't wait so see their finished kitchen!

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  21. I'm in the midst of my own remodel and can relate to your parent's project. My theory is every kitchen remodel should have one must-have element, which for your mom is copper. There is no denying copper is beautiful, it is timeless and will add a level of elegance to the remodel. I have my own must-have element, so good luck and I hope you post the final pictures when it's all done.

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  22. Thank you for sharing a photo with one of our range hoods (2nd from the top) Texas Lightsmith custom range hood #6, B. Kitchen design by Urban Grace. http://www.texaslightsmith.com/range-hoods

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