We get our inspiration from everywhere: travel, museums, architecture, fashion. But one of my favorite sources for creativity is cafes. They pull at my heart strings with their cuteness and send me to a place of nostalgia and relaxation. Perhaps it's because as a child I dreamt of owning one, as a college student I used to study in them, and as a young adult living in Italy I couldn't help but poke my head in all of them.
Spending some time in a well styled café is just as good as any design magazine for dining room ideas and tabletop inspiration.
Pretty shelving and displays, beautiful woodwork and moulding, I can see this one translating well into a beautiful kitchen design.
Here, the worn in feel is so inviting and cozy. I can envision a little kitchen nook using the same rustic woods and industrial seating. Perhaps in a country cabin or mountain lodge? Who knows...the possibilities are endless.
*images via Sunday Suppers, photography by Karen Mordechai