Each year I enjoy watching le Tour de France cyclists compete in this race for Champions. It takes a displined person to compete and win such a feat. The 2011 winner isthe third non-European to win the 108- year-old Tour de France after Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong of the U.S.
I know that you must be wondering how does this relate to design. This was inspired by a blog post on the Kitchen Designer Blog by Susan Serra and her Daughter Kelly on French Country Kitchens. As a world renowned kitchen designer Susan pulls out all of the stops in bringing you into beautiful country kitchens nestled in the French Country Side in Loire Valley. The innovative Luxury Retreats showcases beautiful homes for visitors to rent while staying in France.
The photos are just maginificent. I could imagine cooking and entertaining in all of these magnificent masterpieces. The homeowners and the kitchen designers should be proud of their masterpieces. The architecture, the cabinetry, appliances and the views are just divine.
A kitchen is an important part of the home if you enjoy cooking and entertaining. The flow and layout of the kitchen are extremely important to having the perfect kitchen. As shown in several of the photos, there is no lack of kitchen space in any of the kitchens featured.
Unfortunately, most can’t live in France with breathtaking views of the French Country side. However, it is possible to create a beautiful kitchen with great design and functionality to meet your needs in the U.S.
If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel, look at kitchens that you admire. Take pictures and make a journal of the things that you must have in your dream kitchen. Purchase design magazines featuring luxury homes and take notes on things that you like. Keep the book and clippings updated and share with your kitchen designer when you are ready to embark upon a kitchen redesign.
The u;timate thing would be to visit France and stay in one of the luxury homes for a holiday trip. Experience how the kitchen makes you feel first hand. Take note of what you like and can’t live without. In the meantime, savor the beautiful photos by Luxury Retreats featuring awesome kitchens on the French Country Side, until you get the opportunity to take this wonderful trip