The Heart Of The Home

“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:10‬ ‭

Is there a time of year that you most enjoy being in your kitchen?  For me, that time of the year is upon us!  From now until the first of the new year, you will find me pulling out recipes and cooking all the foods we love best…the ones that my Mother made!  Imagine a pot of autumn vegetable soup simmering on the stove, a skillet of corn bread baking in the oven,  and pecan pie cooling on the counter…yum, I can hardly wait!  Our kitchen is truly the heart of our home…where laughs are shared and memories are made!  

And since I am in the cooking spirit, I rounded up some favorite kitchens from my Pinterest Board Chef de Cuisine!  You can click each picture to go to the original post.

You all enjoy…I will be in my kitchen cooking up some comfort food!

This white and gray kitchen is so elegant…the island with its furniture details and the chandelier are stunning!

Beadboard, checked curtains, and an Aga stove, country style for sure!

A Parisian-inspired kitchen with marble counters, and a pair of lanterns over a wood-top island

A neutral kitchen with the pièce de résistance being a beautiful marble top table…perfect for rolling pastry!

The warm colors of autumn provide a cozy feel in this kitchen.

I think of this kitchen being in a summer home on Long Island with its blue-painted wood ceiling, all white cabinetry, warm wood flooring, and the rustic weathervane!

A Directoire style kitchen with open shelving and suspended pot rack

A classic white kitchen with red and white transferware, hand-glazed subway tiles, and Carrara marble counter tops work together for an elegant statement.

A charming kitchen with its brick backsplash and lanterns

This is a beautiful and calming space…blue cabinetry and a pickled poplar ceiling.

A galley kitchen that is classic elegance!

What’s not to love about this French country kitchen?

Rustic beams, marble countertops, and a copper hood creates this tres-chic kitchen.

This is definitely a gorgeous kitchen that includes a fireplace!

This kitchen invites you to gather around its island…I have a large kitchen island and it is the workhorse of my kitchen as family and friends congregate around it while I finish preparing a meal.

 So many people now prefer an all white kitchen, others enjoy warm wood and cozy colors, what is your preference?


  1. Funny you should ask the question of preference, Pam. We are getting quotes now on kitchen updates. One thing I will NOT be doing is going with the trend of painting my cherry wood cabinets! I’ll keep the traditional classics, but update the counters, and we’ll see what else…. 🙂

  2. Shenita says:

    Pam, these are all such beautiful kitchens! While I love seeing the images on social media of all of the beautiful white kitchens, we love our rustic, glazed wood cabinetry. I adore your beautiful kitchen! So warm and inviting. The colors are gorgeous!

  3. Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Pam, your kitchen is absolutely beautiful. I love both white and wood stained cabinets. I know I see a lot of white kitchens, and they are beautiful. It just isn’t realistic for me. When we bought our house 5 years ago, it had stained cabinets. It would be too expensive to replace what we have. So, I will just have to work with my wood stained cabinets. I love your kitchen and all the beautiful rich color. It looks so warm and inviting!

  4. You realize of course that now we all want to redo our kitchens!! I do love both my kitchens, but my secret dream is a butler’s pantry, wouldn’t that be heaven-with cabinets and drawers to store entertaining and tablescape things in perfect order… I really have a lot of storage, though, I just need to clean out and declutter! Thanks Pam, you are an inspiration!

  5. Susan says:

    I like a warm and welcoming kitchen. While I can appreciate the looks of an all white kitchen, I really gravitate to the warm tones. I love the kitchen with the brick backsplash and the beams.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’m trying to pin-pin-pin, but my “pinner” is broken! Somethings up with my Pinterest connection today, so I’ll be back to save these beauties! Thanks for the daily dose of gorgeousness!

  7. Great kitchens Pam…but must say I LOVE your kitchen…it is so beautiful and warm and inviting … it just draws people to want to stay there all the time and visit while you make that lovely soup and cornbread….and pass the Pecan Pie!!….

  8. dolores says:

    Según mi parecer, la cocina es la estancia más importante de la casa junto con el baño, lo cual quiero decir que me encantan las cocinas.
    No sabría decir cual de ellas me gusta más…todas son preciosas. Destaco el detalle de la preciosa cocina que tiene el techo de madera azul, es muy original.
    Querida Pam, siempre tan acertada en las cosas que eliges para mostrar, incluída tu propia cocina que ya la sabemos reconocer y me encanta.
    Un cariñoso saludo

    In my view, the kitchen is the most important room in the house with the bathroom, which mean I love the kitchens.
    I can not say which one I like more … all are beautiful. Highlight the detail of the beautiful kitchen that has the blue wooden roof, it is very original.
    Dear Pam, always so successful in the things that you choose to display, including your own kitchen and know how to recognize and love it.
    A warm greeting


  9. Kim says:

    Beautiful kitchens, all of these. I love both white and wood. Since I can’t choose, I’ll just stick with my wood cabinetry and white island for now. A kitchen redo should come sooner rather than later, so I’ve been leaning toward white for the lightness in our north-facing kitchen. The woods in your kitchen are lovely, too, though!

  10. xlalacoronax says:

    I love your kitchen the most. It is warm and inviting cozy and I can imagine being there cooking and laughing.. I wouldn’t change a thing. Have a wonderful weekend with love Janice

  11. lulu says:

    You are right about the kitchen being the heart of the home, but I was in the kitchen so long yesterday I’m not going near it today except for coffee!

  12. Sherry says:

    I have always wanted a fireplace in my kitchen but, my favorite is the beadboard with the Aga!! Too pretty all of them! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  13. diy180 says:

    These are gorgeous kitchens. I love all the detail on the cabinets and light fixtures. Stunning and so happy you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you. Hope to see you this coming Sunday.

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