Guest Post: Eat-in Kitchens

12 Mar

It seems hard to believe how fast time has been going, in fact I just passed the 100th post milestone last week on this little blog! Since starting to write Lilies, Lattes and Lace in October, I have been having a wonderful time sharing everything that I love and find inspiring. Another great element of the blog has been connecting with people, and below is a great example of this. The wonderful folks at Design Shuffle reached out a few weeks ago to offer a unique post for the blog, and once I saw what the site was all about, I knew it would be a great fit. I hope you enjoy this great post on eat-in kitchens, and as always, let us know which ones are your favourite. Personally, I am loving the fantastic black and white floor in the one second from the bottom!


Hi all! I’m Mari from Design Shuffle, a social networking site for interior designers and design enthusiasts to upload their work and receive lots of exposure. With thousands of photos to look through each day, this website is your one stop shop for decorating ideas! As a writer for Design Shuffle, I am so fortunate to be able to visit design and decorating blogs like Lilies, Lattes & Lace (Love the name!) to share some of my favorite rooms.

Today’s topic is eat-in kitchens. In times past, every kitchen had a table for family meals. Now, we’re seeing a trend back to eat-in kitchens, but with a focus on style—large tables, fancy chairs and banquettes with a more formal feel. Please enjoy the eight lovely eat-in kitchens we’re brought to share with you today.

Eat In Kitchens

With comfortable space for six, this stylish eat-in kitchen boasts lovely banquette seating and comfortable leather chairs. All in all, this one has a slightly masculine feel.

Eat In Kitchens

An appealing country kitchen turned dining room, is made even more appealing by the heavy wood table and curvy benches. I would add a few grain sack pillows for comfort on the seating, otherwise this is perfection.

Eat In Kitchens

A glorious mix of contemporary and traditional, this large eat-in kitchen is a dream space for chef and diner alike. I love the unexpected floor and the rusty metal look of the chandelier.

Eat In Kitchens

If comfortable and homey kitchen design ideas are what you’re looking for, add this one to your list. Green paint on the cabinets gives this traditional eat-in kitchen a fresh updated look.

Eat In Kitchens

With a lovely eclectic mix of styles and furnishings, this space seems more cook-in dining room than eat-in kitchen.

Eat In Kitchens

Slightly industrial, this eat-in kitchen is all about vintage charm. When will dinner be served? We’ll be there!

Eat In Kitchens

From the gleaming black and white tile on the floor to the carefully chosen light fixtures, this gorgeous eat-in kitchen has a formal feel, but the chunky wood table keeps the design grounded and reminds us this is a family dining space meant for conversation and laughter over a good meal.

Eat In Kitchens

Though not as large as some of the other spaces we’ve shown, this eat-in kitchen has all the charm and warmth one could ask for. I love the contrast between white upper and black lower cabinets. Aren’t the small cubbies amazing? We hope that today you will take away some interior design ideas to use in your very own lovely eat-in kitchen. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

There’s nothing like having a beautiful space to enjoy a meal! The kitchen inspirations are nearly endless on Design Shuffle! Check out the top designs from Chicago interior designers, San Diego interior designers among many others!

6 Responses to “Guest Post: Eat-in Kitchens”

  1. Teresa March 12, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Great blog Kendall!!!!!

    Guest Speaker was fantastic!

  2. Susan March 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    And this right here is why I would love a bigger kitchen!
    Great guest post.

  3. donyel March 14, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    these look so inviting!


  4. Fiorenza March 14, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    wow love the tird one!!! follow each other??

    kisskiss from italy

  5. Becky March 14, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Ken this is awesome! Your blog is getting such a great response!! Keep it up:)

    • With Love ~K March 15, 2012 at 12:08 am #

      Thanks so much Becks! I always check up on yours, looks great! Hope you are enjoying it xo

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