A stained butcher block island creates a gathering place in the Atlanta townhome of a couple who loves to entertain. The wood, brass Bertoia-style barstools and Edison bulbs create warm contrasts to the black and gray finishes in the kitchen.
Eclipse doors fold back to flood this modern kitchen with warm, natural lighting. Light wood flooring blends up into the ceramic woodgrain cabinetry. A sleek white countertop on the large island provides space for prepping, cooking and eating from the white leather bar chairs. A pair of pendant lights add a unique, spiky element to contrast with the smooth finishes and complete the look.
This airy kitchen with plentiful storage has ample room to cook and eat at the modern, spacious island. White counters enhance the bright space while hanging glass pendant lights feel modern and chic while illuminating the work space.
Dark wood barstools surround an L-shaped island in this neutral kitchen. The barstools contrast with the straight lines and light wood of the contemporary cabinetry, while globe pendant lights complement the glass-front cabinets.
To separate the formal dining room from the kitchen, a set of custom mahogany doors were installed to give the spaces definition. However, the doors can be left open in order to make food transportation between spaces simpler.
As seen on HGTV's Design Star, Mark Diaz and Kellie Clements use both tile and distressed wood-printed laminate for two different sides of the backsplash because of time constraints. "It needs to be one or the other," says judge Vern Yip.
This eat-in kitchen lends a farmhouse vibe with its breakfast bar made from 100-year-old barn siding and lantern pendant lights hanging above. Sage green accents are mixed in with the white cabinets and a neutral stone countertop. Hardwood floors lend a finishing touch.
This kitchen and breakfast room from Meredith McBrearty Interiors illustrates a simple lesson of holiday decor: you don't have to privilege the usual red and green or even silver and gold decor. A fresh clean palette of white and the unexpected detail of single flower stems tucked into bud vases is just the kind of festive touch that makes every surface and nook of your home holiday-ready.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed a century-old home's cramped, dated kitchen into a beautiful cooking and entertaining space with tons of modern amenities. Maintaining the home's antique charm, Sarah chose white subway tile, brass and blue accents and oil finished hardwood floors to accent a breathtaking Calacatta marble kitchen island with attached dining table.
This design embraces the size of this kitchen and the asymmetry of the built-in cabinetry by staining some of the cabinets a deep espresso color and leaving the cabinets on the primary wall (with stove and microwave) in a lighter maple. A fun touch visible in this photo is that the end of the peninsula is painted in chalkboard paint. Red accents, including a large clock, add pops of color throughout the space.
Colored sea-glass tile backsplash creates a wave-like feel over the cooktop and oven. This kitchen was also upgraded with new stainless steel appliances like a range hood, dual ovens and a mini fridge.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.