Creating My Ideal Kitchen



What is your ideal kitchen? Is it large and spacious, or is it quaint and with more of a cottage-like feel to it? Would you add bold colors or would you keep it calm with neutrals? Do you dream of having the fancy and the extravagant in your kitchen or something more welcoming and comfortable? What would be your theme, and also have you picked out that color palette? There are so many questions to ask when designing or remodeling a kitchen. Where to even begin? I suggest you start with LG Studio Kitchen Appliances. large01Today I’m excited to share with you my ideal kitchen, which you might say is a little of everything. Check out my Pinterest board to see my inspiration! I like it clean and comfortable. I love the look of modern, but too much of it and I feel overwhelmed, so I’d like to balance it out with timeless classics and a little old world charm. I feel the neutrals keep things relaxing but they could never go without a pop of color. I’m all about the durable granite or marble countertops paired with an elegant, patterned backsplash and a beautiful set of white cupboards. For that splash of color, my palette is leaning toward coastal sea blues or natural greens. To offer some contrast a think a dark wood floor and a few black accents would keep things interesting. A spacious kitchen would definitely be nice, and preferably one that sits right next to the main family room. It is where I spend most of my day after all. Something to be added as a bonus would be a breakfast nook that lets in plenty of morning sunlight, while also catching the sunset’s rays. Since we are talking about light, wouldn’t a few skylights in the kitchen ceiling just brighten things up? Not only would it seemingly open up the space of the kitchen, but also it would offer such a gorgeous natural light. Who wouldn’t just love that view through those skylights of the sky’s ever-changing unique beauty as they’re cooking? Then last, but most definitely not least, a very nice set of kitchen appliances that I could consistently count on is of upmost importance (doesn’t this fall in the number one spot on the list of kitchen musts?). This is where LG’s new line of Studio Kitchen Appliances comes in. Have you taken a look at this stunning and seemingly flawless line of LG’s Studio Kitchen Appliances yet? Trust me, you’re going to want to explore all the wonderful features they have to offer! Kitchen appliances become focal points of any kitchen, so I feel it’s very important to pick something sophisticated and timeless; something that will enhance your kitchen rather than distract and diminish from its fabulous personal style. It also needs to be something that gets the job done, right. LG’s Studio Kitchen Appliances definitely meet all of this criteria, and I would more than love to add these high end appliances to my kitchen! They not only have such a classy look and feel but they feature everything I’m looking for in kitchen appliances. Below are some examples of what I might include in one design of my signature kitchen (I have a few design themes in mind). Since it is summer this design only seems fitting:


beach inspired kitchen

1. Black Arched Window – Southern Living

2. Glass Pendant Light – Pottery Barn

3. Beach Painting – ABFoley Artworks


4. Tan Rug – Rugs HQ

5. White Cabinet – IKEA (something fancier here but you get the idea)

6. Coastal Tones – Design Seeds

7. Palm Tree – Plantae Store

8. Blue Striped Stools and White Kitchen – House Of Turquoise

9. Tan Striped Stool – Ballard Designs

10. Blue Glass Subway Tiles – Shorely Chic

11. Oversized Sand Dollar – Pottery Barn

12. White Dining Table – Crate And Barrel

13. Blue and White Striped Rug – Z Gallerie

14. White Kitchen With Skylights – Home Bunch

15. Hardwood Floor – All Modern

16. Kitchen Cabinets With Glass Doors – Home Design Gallery

17. Wicker Baskets – Basket Lady

18. LG Studio Appliances – LG

LG Studio & Nate Berkus LG Studio announced its partnership with renowned decorator and product designer Nate Berkus for its high-end LG Studio kitchen line earlier this year.  LG Studio chose to partner with Nate as a result of their shared commitment to living with what is well thought out and well designed, without sacrificing personality. His unique skill set complements LG Studio’s plans to continue delivering premium appliances built with sophistication and functional elegance in mind.

Timeless sophistication is the signature of the LG Studio Collection, a beautiful complement to the advanced technology that elevates the entire series. As the artistic advisor to the LG Studio Collection, Nate brings his celebrated style to LG’s premium appliances. His sophisticated yet accessible style resonates strongly with homeowners, and he is recognized amongst them as an inspirational expert on kitchen remodeling and design.

LG Studio Signature Kitchen with Nate Berkus

Nate and LG Studio have teamed up to help homeowners create their signature kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, but for many, it’s one of the most difficult rooms to design. His expertise and insight will provide consumers with useful feedback to help them create their most beautiful kitchens. The LG Studio Signature Kitchen with Nate Berkus focuses on a kitchen web series in which Nate responds to kitchen remodeling and design-based questions from his and LG’s social communities in the form of personalized videos, some of which were shot during a live event at the LG Studio Kitchen in Manhattan last week. Nate also filmed five exclusive videos offering insight and expertise on various design trends, including achieving a well-appointed kitchen, summer in the kitchen, layered design, entertaining in the kitchen, and technology in the kitchen. Visit to watch Nate in the kitchen sharing his expert design tips and insights!

“My Kitchen Needs Nate” Contest

Beginning June 19 and extending to July 31, consumers are encouraged to enter the “My Kitchen Needs Nate” contest in which the winner will receive a Nate Berkus designed and remodeled kitchen that incorporates LG Studio appliances. Contestants are asked to shoot a video of themselves in their kitchen, noting the personal inspiration point they want Nate to incorporate in his design and why they’re excited about LG Studio’s line of appliances. LG Studio and Nate will choose the winner based on the following criteria: compelling design opportunity, quality of LG Studio appliance-based answer and visibility of kitchen space. Once the renovation is complete, renovation episodes, tip videos and images capturing the renovation will be posted to and shared across LG and Nate’s social properties.

Readers may submit video entries at for a chance to win a new kitchen renovation, designed by celebrity designer Nate Berkus and furnished with LG Studio appliances.

Does your kitchen need Nate and the LG Studio line of appliances? Send LG Studio a video and tell them all about it. Make sure to include the following:

  • You are the star. Make sure you’re in your kitchen and that LG Studio can see a 360° view of it.
  • Tell LG Studio your story. Describe for them the design elements that matter most to you. NOTE: They’re going to see a lot of videos, so make it great!
  • Tell LG Studio what you love so much about LG Studio appliances.
  • Enter the My Kitchen Needs Nate contest for a chance to win a new kitchen renovation, designed by celebrity designer Nate Berkus and furnished with LG Studio appliances

The LG Studio line pays attention to design and function. The full line has integration in mind, highlighting clean lines and a timeless design.

LG Studio has a bold, sophisticated look that will compliment your kitchen, and its innovative technology supports all types of kitchen pastimes. From built-in mega-capacity refrigerator-freezers to cooking appliances and dishwashers, LG Studio’s style includes premium stainless steel, distinctive door handles and knobs, LCD touch screen control panels, as well as radiant interior LED lighting – all helping to achieve a refined, sophisticated look. LG Studio appliances are among many important items in any kitchen, and Nate Berkus understands this. That’s why he recommends LG Studio as a key ingredient in designing a signature kitchen.

Learn more about the LG Studio Collection here.


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  • Ferntastic: I must admit I have a rather small kitchen with a chartreuse base back splash. What other colors can I coordinate to create the perfect rustic feel? August 19, 2014 at 12:40pm Reply

  • Melissa @ Bless this Mess: That hardwood floor is lovely! We have super similar kitchen tastes except I like a bit more green in than blue on my walls. :) Have a great holiday weekend friend! July 3, 2014 at 1:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would love to see your kitchen! Thanks for your comment Melissa! I hope you have a great holiday weekend too! July 3, 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

  • Joanne Marie Casey Connell: I would like too win the free kitchen make over. My kitchen is stuck in the seventies. Last Owners never up graded anything in our home. We paid a lot for it. Thank you Joanne Connell. June 25, 2014 at 3:19pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: I love love love your inspiration board, Jaclyn! The colors and the style – gorgeous! June 24, 2014 at 7:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Anna! June 26, 2014 at 12:07am Reply

  • Kate @ Diethood: Love me some Nate!! I also love your taste! #15 are my floors! :)))

    I just want a huge kitchen because the one I have now is on the small side. June 23, 2014 at 6:17pm Reply

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