February 13, 2012

Decor Inspiration

I'm so happy to introduce you to a new contributor to Young Sophisticates: Viv from the fabulous blog Fashion Truffles. I'm so glad to have her as a YS contributor! I know all of you will love her interior design column...

I've always been drawn towards the clean, sophisticated, and fresh look of an all-white kitchen. There's just something about the brightness of the white cabinetry combined with a pop of colored tile, gold finishing touches, or a beautiful marble countertop that calls my attention.

Fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka's kitchen in Lexington, KY is pictured above. Gold touches add the finishing touch.

Designed by Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco. Blue glass tiles create a beautiful contrast against the white cabinetry.

Southern California home of designers Melissa and Marc Palazzo.

Photo Credit: via Bloom Designs, via Elle Decor

Designed by Ian Cairl. This white kitchen includes all the right elements: marble walls, wood shelves, white cabinets, and marble countertops.

Viv shares her thoughts on fashion, style, design and food on her beautiful blog, Fashion Truffles. And, remember to look for her Decor Inspiration column here on Young Sophisticates.


  1. Those first and second kitchens are to die for! I don't think I'd ever stop cooking. Congrats on the new contributor! Viv is the best.

  2. I love the white contrast with the dark wood in the last photo. that is my dream:)

  3. gorgeous picks! i dream of having a white kitchen like the last photo someday! xo

  4. these kitchens are just divine! one day, i dream of having a big, bright kitchen like these :) xx

  5. I'm so excited to see my first post on YS is live!! Thank you for this amazing opportunity :) xo

  6. I do adore gold detailing!! That last kitchen is fabulous!!
    Great post, Viv!

  7. I love that first kitchen!! The subway tiles and gold hardware balance each other out perfectly! Great post! X

  8. love the first kitchen and the watermelon in the window but the third kitchen is my favorite :)


  9. beautiful kitchens!! I love the last one!