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Take Your Cue From a Designer
A designer's home is a showroom, a laboratory and idea generator when it comes to finishes, trim, fixtures and ideas. Designer Michel Boyd calls his style "curated luxe living," and puts his focus on making sure each object in his home is both useful and beautiful. Keeping glasses, plates and other everyday items in the same style and color family is just one way to bring a designer vision to your home design scheme.
The same gold and black color scheme continues from Boyd's living room to his dining room and kitchen. Editing is key in Boyd's view. "The best designers are great editors," he notes, "It's not always easy to practice restraint."
Family-Friendly Kitchen is Sophisticated, Transitional
In the center of the kitchen is a waterfall island with classic marble countertop, oversized brass geometric pendants and blue faux leather stools with brass frames. The tile backsplash behind the oven is a geometric marble with metallic inlay, which creates a glamorous focal point.
Although the cabinets don't meet the ceiling, white walls and transom windows close the gap to prevent the kitchen from looking disjointed and blocky. A large kitchen island anchors the room, providing additional counter space, storage and an eat-in breakfast bar area. Modern wooden barstools bring in warmth and a natural element to offset all the white surfaces.
Marble Waterfall Island Wows in Charming Brick Kitchen
Two glass pendant lights hang above a spacious island with a marble waterfall countertop, creating a stunning focal point in this charming kitchen. Exposed brick walls lend character to the space, and white cabinetry keeps the room feeling fresh and bright.
Plenty of Space for Food Prep and Consumption in Large Modern Kitchen
This modern kitchen provides plenty of space for food prep as well as food consumption. Countertops line two sides of the kitchen, and a large kitchen island provides even more space for preparation. Once preparation is finished and the meal has been prepared, the large kitchen island seats seven-perfect for a night of casual dining.
Light and Bright Kitchen With Exposed Beam Vaulted Ceilings
This renovated kitchen features exposed beam vaulted ceilings paired with white cabinets and blue details, like the kitchen island. Two wood stools are positioned next to the island for casual dining, while a metallic pendant light and hardwood floors add finishing touches.
Blue and White Transitional Kitchen With Gold Pendants
This charming kitchen sparkles with pretty color pairings (love the pinks and reds of the rug and the blue-gray cabinets) pulled together by a trio of gold pendants above the island. Clean-lined barstools are the perfect friendly and so-stylish finishing touch.
Timeless Style Transitional Kitchen Featuring Large Island, White Cabinets and a Mix of White and Gray Marble Countertop
Sharp lines and a sleek transitional style decorate this spacious, white kitchen. A large island with built in stainless steel ovens is topped with marble gray countertop for a decorative change from the white countertop over the wall cabinets. A pair of globe pendant lights, a decorative backsplash panel and a colorful rug add finishing touches to complete the design.
Bold Kitchen With Forest Green Cabinets and Gold Metal Accents
This contemporary kitchen features sleek forest green cabinets paired with gold accents, like the cone shaped pendant lights. Two teal leather stools with gold metal legs are positioned at the black marble kitchen island, while the gray floor tiles are arranged in a stylish herringbone pattern.
Spacious Transitional Kitchen With Blue Island, Globe Pendant Lights Between Exposed Beams and
A pair of globe pendant lights positioned between exposed wood beams hang above the large blue kitchen island. Four chairs line one side of the island facing built in white cabinets topped with a trio of windows. A black stove section with matching black range is surrounded with a white subway tile frame.