california kitchen.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

image via lily.

i was having one of those days — those stuck days when ideas just aren’t flowing freely. when that happens i stop everything and take an instagram. i do — i look around and try to find something to inspire me and it’s like a little exercise to get my brain moving again. today, i took this instagram of kumquats on my desk and then i was sort of free-associating with the color orange, and california and then kitchens, and it all just seemed like it could be a fun idea to put together — some fresh clean kitchens and add some citrus images for color. so that’s what this is all about. i love the look of open shelving in a nice, bright white kitchen, with white dishware and pottery, natural wood bowls and bread boards on display. add some fresh citrus and you’ve got a pretty california-inspired kitchen.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

smitten studio.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

father rabbit via remodelista; and sfgirlbybay.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

bailey’s home and garden via freunde von freunden (above + below).

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

seth smoot; and purevege.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

tec petaja.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

ash; and rose uniacke interiors.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

father rabbit via remodelista.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

the yard; and citysage on instagram.

california kitchen | sfgirlbybay

purevege; and dreamy whites.

16 Responses to “california kitchen.”
  1. Wow! I love your instagram ! and you have a kumquat tree.. I love it~!

  2. maggie says:

    What a lovely way to break out of a mini-creative rut. I love citysage’s instagram, thanks for pointing her out to me!

  3. Mrs M says:

    Refreshing to see the one picture with coca-cola and San Peli (not that I’m endorsing pop, by any means!). It’s just a nice change from booze. We’re a booze nation, where alcohol is made to appear so sophisticated and glamorous. ;-)

  4. Mrs M says:

    hahaha…didn’t see the PBR in the corner of the shot. Great images, just the same. :-)

  5. chloe says:

    i try to take an instagram picture everyday just to make my creative juices flow freely! love that that kumquat picture!!

  6. This is so inspiring! Before starting my blog, I would just sit at home all day and do who knows what. Now that I have a blog, I’ve been trying to find cool things to do and blog about, but that isn’t always easy to come by. Thank you so much for this post! Definitely a great way to get those creative juices flowing :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  7. eos says:

    Beautiful collection and instagram really helps to find beauty in everyday life. I love to just pause a moment in my day, take a photograph to bring me back in the present moment and inspire myself.

  8. audrey says:

    Lovely post!
    I really like the image from Pure Vegetarian – and the recipe link just got my mouth watering!

  9. such a beautiful collection of photos! i find that when i am actively involved in instagram it allows me to seek beauty in the simple moments of life :)

  10. Nina says:

    Love the neutrals with the pops of orange and that you have a kumquat tree (such a funny little word and fruit)

  11. I love kitchens mixed with citrus – fun post!

  12. Kristin says:

    Such pretty pictures. Going to instagram for inspiration is a great idea! I’ll have to try it next time I am stuck.

  13. Jade says:

    Mmmmh! Everything here is pure dreaminess! Love it so much, thank you for the uplifting inspiration!

  14. Fiona Duke says:

    what beautiful gorgeous photography…… i feel inspired thank you :)

  15. Jenny says:

    What kind of cider is that in the picture with all those bottles lined up? Thanks. Beautiful pictures, btw.

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