Designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works used found plywood to create unique walls that resemble shiplap siding. A stunning round chandelier with Edison bulbs is a charming edition to the room.
This textured, rustic backsplash makes it look as if this kitchen by Hamilton-Gray Design is fully constructed of stone. But, in fact, the quartzite material actually comes in pieces that are applied just like tile, making it a viable choice even in a home with plaster or sheetrock walls.
This Hamptons kitchen called for a backsplash that was luxurious but not overly ornate. Matte glass tile was the perfect choice, complementing the white in the granite countertops and offsetting the sweetness of the pastry pattern valance above.
The stately stylings of this expansive kitchen mean meals around the island feel as grand as in many homes' dining rooms. Metal, lantern-like pendants and exposed wood beams give a hint of rustic charm to the otherwise white space.
The original layout of this Florida apartment separated the dining and kitchen areas, making the home feel dark and cramped. By removing some of the walls, the ocean views can now be enjoyed from the dining table, the barstools in the kitchen and the large living room.
A second view of the kitchen shows how the new appliances were incorporated into the space. Dark wood paneling behind the refrigerator and microwaves contrasts against all the white used in cabinetry and countertop. The double hood was selected for its maximized function, as well as for its modern and sculptural look. We love how the circular design contrasts against the linear and angular finish to the rest of the kitchen.
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.