We've been having so much fun ogling all the great kitchens so far this month; now it's our turn for a roundup of some of our favorites from house tours out of San Francisco and the Northwest. We think you'll agree that true to west-coast style, every one of these kitchens is chock full of personality and charm.
• 1 The kitchen of Blythe Friedmann's Urban Gypsy Inspired Abode is the perfect blend of farmhouse and industrial, with its galvanized steel counters and adorable Wedgewood stove.
• 2 In James' Bernal Heights Re-Make/Remodel, the kitchen's a tight squeeze, but gorgeous mosaic, stylish appliances, and chic blue-gray cabinetry make it a little jewel.
• 3 We love this simple kitchen from Katie's Inside and Outside Mission Loft because it meets some common kitchen challenges with style. A bright accent wall and a beautiful plant add warmth and vibrancy, and a desk area fits in well without dominating the space.
• 4 Sam's kitchen, from her Carriage House Meets Gypsy Caravan, may be a bit busy for some, but to us it radiates creativity and love while remaining functional.
• 5 What we wouldn't give for a giant open kitchen like the one in this 105-Year-Old Converted Barn on Bainbridge Island. Loads of counter space, fun open storage solutions, and those amazing ceilings... to die for!
• 6 Our very own Monika created a super-sleek and comfy kitchen in her home, an Evolving Experiment. We love the choice of the large arched lamp, which provides great light over the workspace without interfering with flow.
• 7 Subtle touches really round out the look of this sweet little kitchen of Jessica and Erik's Cozy Bungalow. We love the aqua-green ceramic hardware, the retro-pink linoleum backsplash, and the classic butcher block.
• 8 We aren't usually big on galley kitchens, but this one from The Wilkinson Residence isn't exactly typical. Like the rest of the house, the lines of the kitchen are curved, creating a restful, organic energy. The honey-colored cabinets were a perfect choice.
• 9 While a bit less quirky than some of the kitchens featured here, Tracey and Jason's Light-filled Remodel is a classically beautiful space, airy and full of light, with an incredibly functional layout and loads of enviable storage.
• 10 We're pretty partial to farmhouse kitchens, and this one, from Anisa and Graeme's Cozy Portland Craftsman, has so many fun touches: the mismatched light fixtures, the distressed cabinetry, the reclaimed wood siding. Love it!