Lately, I've been obsessed with kitchen stove niches.
I love the idea of a stove tucked in its own space with shelves on either side for spices and cooking condiments.
Niches also create a wonderful focal point in the kitchen, much like a fireplace does for the living room.
I particularly love this example with its curved ceiling.
How wonderful is that stove?
Another wonderful stove.
A stove like this deserves its own niche!
Putting the pots on the backsplash brings all the cook's tools close at hand.
I'm not a fan of the stove, although at one time I would have been.
But I like the cookware hanging on either side.
This niche combines a tile backsplash with soapstone which looks great with the black cabinetry.
Copper cookware sits on the shelves.
There's that stove again!
I absolutely love this design.
The rustic beam juxtaposed with the tile is unexpected and fun.
I saved my favorite for last though!
The kitchen in Steve and Brooke Giannetti's Ojai home is such an inspiration.
It has all the elements I'm hoping to incorporate into my Asti kitchen.
Hanging pots, spice shelves and a fabulous stove tucked away in a niche.
I'm meeting the architect tomorrow for the first time and plan to show him these examples.
I can't wait to hear his ideas!