Inspired Design: Southern Kitchens

Southern Kitchen Showcases Subway Tiles by Jeannette Whitson
Southern Kitchen Showcases Subway Tiles by Jeannette Whitson

At the heart of southern interior design is the kitchen. It portrays the heart of the home and on behalf of the women and mothers who serve their families, it portrays a labor of love.

Southern Kitchen with Shaker Style Cabinets and Soapstone Counters by Ramsay Gourd
Southern Kitchen~Shaker Cabinets, Soapstone Counters by Ramsay Gourd

With each holiday as meals are planned and families gather my thoughts go back to my family holidays that I experienced as a child. My mother always planned a feast of a menu and for a day we were able to enjoy one another and the traditional southern dishes prepared by her with love and much labor. We were a family of ten.

Southern Kitchen with Woven Hanging Lighting by Kay Douglass
Southern Kitchen with Woven Hanging Lighting by Kay Douglass

What I learned growing up is that the size of the kitchen was not as important as the efficiency of the kitchen. I come from humble means and our kitchen was smaller than the average size master bath.

Southern Farmhouse Kitchen by Kari McCabe
Southern Farmhouse Kitchen by Kari McCabe

Southern is a term of endearment as it represents a love for those closest to our hearts and a willingness to serve on them everyday; what we call being a ‘blessing.’ So for today and all the future holiday meals I want to honor all women who have determined to be a ‘blessing’ to those they love and the families they serve.

This is at the heart of a southern kitchen.

For more kitchen inspiration please visit House Beautiful.

Southern Kitchen, Nautical Style by Gary McBournie
Southern Kitchen, Nautical Style by Gary McBournie
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