image of sleek zen-like dining booths with tiny task lamps with the words zen + the art of cooking on it / sfgirlbybay




i’m working on some ideas to update my kitchen and i keep coming back to these very peaceful, zen-like spaces. there’s just something so soothing about the thought of cooking in a space like these – bringing in fresh herbs and produce from my garden (food is growing out there!), putting on some chill music and cooking great meals. i like the very neutral look of these spaces and the first thing i’d like to do is replace my gray speckled granite countertops with some white carrera marble. i don’t even care if it stains or scratches a bit – that’s part of the personality of a kitchen if you ask me – a little lived-in and well-loved. but smooth cement is pretty cool looking, too. i love the look of pale gray paint (i have benjamin moore’s bunny gray in my kitchen) paired with brass fixtures. i have a nice white farmhouse sink that i love, so i changed out my polished brushed nickel faucet with a new brass one and changed out the cabinet fixtures with kohler brass pulls and knobs i found on amazon prime and it made a world of difference. little by little, i’m getting there and these spaces inspire me to carry on!


gililan stevens photography


gillian stevens.


white minimalist kitchen with hanging copper strainer and round wood cutting board and modern bread box and wood serving tray on the counter / sfgirlbybay




sleek table with muted floral arrangement and vintage stove-top black espresso maker and jar of oats / sfgirlbybay


country road.


pastel kitchenwares with eggs on a sleek table with white paper lantern hung above / sfgirlbybay


country road.


white tiled kitchen with marble countertops and brass fixtures and globe pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay




simple gray and white and wood kitchen in the everlane studio space / sfgirlbybay


everlane studio via imgur.


white minimalist kitchen with gray accent wall and wood and metal bar and stools / sfgirlbybay


two glass pendant lamps hung above marble table with glass jars and kitchen tools hung on the wall behind the table / sfgirlbybay


elle decoration.


kitchen decor inspiration for displaying glassware and dishes / sfgirlbybay


clockwise l to r: another ballroom.; louise gabrielle interiors.; skonahem.


marble kitchen countertops and backsplash and open shelves with black cabinets below / sfgirlbybay


my domaine.


gray kitchen cabinets with natural wood countertops and glass hanging pendant lamps / sfgirlbybay


bang interiors helsinki.


concrete countertops and white shelf above kitchen sink via my scandinavian home / sfgirlbybay


my scandinavian home.


minimalist white kitchen with rustic wood table and navy and white area rug / sfgirlbybay


coco lapine design.


wood and marble stools by harpers project in modern white kitchen / sfgirlbybay


harpers project.


tiny open shelves in white kitchen with light wood countertops / sfgirlbybay


mango & salt.


modern white kitchen with whitewashed wood floors and poster that reads


my domaine.


ferns hung and place on top of white kitchen cabinets with IKEA dish rack hung below / sfgirlbybay


apartment therapy.