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Seeking Inspiration Pics - Galley Kitchen Wall Treatments (Pics)

steph2000
12 years ago

Okay, so anyone who has been tracking my threads knows that I have been pondering layouts. The two top contenders have been a U-shaped kitchen and an L+Island. The last time I played around with it, I veered off into considering a galley.

There's things to like about the galley, including the symmetry and getting away from corner cabinets. I loved that in my renditions. It also fits all the must-haves, where the galley wall + island doesn't. It DOES mean putting the sink or the stove (I'd almost definitely go sink) on the peninsula part of the galley - which means having the range under the backsplash window. We know that's doable and works with our code, but I'm undecided about whether I want that.

The galley wall plus big chunky island is a great, great look. I love it. I just don't think I have the space to make the big chunky island, even if I leak into the LR.

So, for my application, we'd be talking more about a true galley kitchen, though one side would be opened up. When I think of galley kitchens, I either think of long, narrow, elegant kitchens that terminate with a door or nook or dining area or something interesting - or I think of outdated old kitchens with a dumb wall.

Here's a galley kitchen anyone could love, right?

traditional kitchen design by san francisco architect ACANTHUS Architecture & Design, San Francisco, CA

I'd take that kitchen if it was three times more narrow. lol

Given my galley would butt up to the wall, I don't want to end up with the dumb wall look. Or seem outdated.

So, I started goggling and houzzing and GW'ing, looking for galley kitchens that didn't look outdated and worked with what I'd have to work with. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a lot of inspiration.

Here's one painted a vibrant color, with no art work.

contemporary kitchen design by new york architect Architecture in Formation, P.C.

Or, if you prefer a white wall with a huge piece of art, I found this:

spaces design by dc metro interior designer Supon Phornirunlit / Naked Decor

And some people went to town with wallpaper:

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[eclectic kitchen design[(https://www.houzz.com/photos/home-design-ideas-phbr0-bp~) by other metros architect elegueller arquitetos

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traditional kitchen design by austin interior designer Gerrianne Russell, Cross Keys Designs

And, of course, there's always the shock of green coupled with TV in the kitchen approach:

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contemporary kitchen design by dc metro architect NOA Architecture Planning Interiors

And, this one is actually a galley with an island, but I think it could translate to a galley with peninsula easily enough.

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[contemporary dining room design[(https://www.houzz.com/photos/home-design-ideas-phbr0-bp~)

None of these are really grabbing me by the boo-boo. Not only are they not literal translations of a look I can totally get into, they are not sparking my creativity to take me there. So, I thought I'd share my research with the board and see if folks have anything to add to it. Anyone have any inspiration pictures of how the galley wall is treated so that it goes beyond liveable to inspiring? What do you think about galleys?

I'd love it if Boxerpups found this thread and found it a therapeutic distraction from her grief, but I'd love to spark conversation with the whole of you.

Thanks in advance.

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