Stepping inside this New England home reveals an interior just as charming as the exterior, with bright colors and country-style furniture. White walls and large windows keep the space light and airy, while mint-colored pendant lights and coral chairs create a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
Centered in the expansive kitchen is a large island, which doubles as prep area and a dining spot. Hardwood floors ground the space, while exposed wood beams bring in a rustic quality. The room off the kitchen features a butler's pantry, providing much-needed storage.
A drum pendant with a shade offers affordable elegance, no matter your style, above an island or kitchen table. The filter on the bottom hides the bulbs and creates a soft glow, says interior designer Michelle Mentzer. You can find drum pendants with solid or patterned linen shades often starting at $125.
The fun, young family who live in this home wanted an open kitchen with a lot of light and space where they could gather together and entertain. For a colorful surprise, the designers created an island with a rich eggplant finish accented with brass details.
To encourage flow from one room to the next, designer Joe Human layered this modern kitchen and hallway with polka dot wallpaper and custom pieces. Three copper barstools, geometric lights and a marble island add a luxe touch to the design.
This open kitchen layout with a walnut wood (matching the wood application in the family room) island and matte finish cabinets has a contemporary design style. The high-gloss finishes on the backsplash complement the color scheme perfectly.
This kitchen by designer Mark Dutka in his own home near the Northern California coast was designed to reflect the colors of the local sky, sand and forests. A gorgeous sky blue accent wall gives depth to this small, open-plan modern kitchen. Wood beam ceilings and saltillo tile floors offer a nature-inspired contrast to the metal and gray. Halogen pendant lights suspended from an overhead support above the counter peninsula offer a creative lighting solution.