We're not pretending that this stunning white kitchen designed by Lucy Earl, co-owner of the Michigan design firm Jones Keena & Co, is anything other than the highest end, but the pairing of elegant white cabinetry with vintage-inspired hardware is a lesson any homeowner can learn. "When the hardware is as big as this," explains Earl, "it becomes an important detail." The long polished nickel handles add a dramatic and glamorous touch to the kitchen. "We were going for a 1920s icebox look," notes Earl when discussing her choice of cabinet hardware from Christopher Peacock, "you can get a similar feeling by buying the small latch hardware they used in the 1920s," she adds.
These pendant lights are a classic look that won’t go out of style too quickly. “You have to be careful with something that most people feel like is a pretty permanent addition,” says designer Nancy Keenan of Harris Park Homes. Similar lights with a schoolhouse look and a white opal glass shade can be found at home improvement stores for under $70.
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.
A tile backsplash with a raised pattern adds texture and depth to this neutral kitchen with white cabinets and a white marble countertop. A stainless steel range hood with a curved profile serves as a beautiful focal point.
In this traditional kitchen, which has grey cabinets, a wood kitchen island features a marble tabletop that extends 50% longer than the table itself, not only providing ample space to serve a meal, but also enough space to plate food to be served.
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.