A large island invites guests to pull up a seat at the bar while striking up a conversation with the chef on the other side in this traditional kitchen. White cabinets contrast well with the warm hardwood floor and keep the space light and bright.
Chevron hardwood flooring adds a beautiful pattern effect to the design of this kitchen. Above, white exposed beams cross the wood ceiling marrying the wood and white elements used throughout the room. A large white island creates an eat-in space with stylish wood seat barstools.
A large kitchen island provides ample space for extra food preparation and stylish additional seating in this sleek transitional kitchen with a farmhouse feel. Country influenced accents from the teapot and fun, painted chairs liven the space while conical metal pendant light and tile backsplash shimmer among the sleek line and neutral palette cabinetry. Built-in storage provides an ideal place for organizing mail, showcasing assorted glassware and showing off family photos on the bulletin board.
Traditional elements meet modern convenience in this classic, white kitchen. Five guests can take a seat at the large, marble kitchen island, and enjoy lots of natural light coming from the oversized windows above the sink. Overhead, mid-toned wooden beams warm up the space, and pair well with the hardwood flooring.
This striking Malibu home has a wide-open floor plan that emphasizes the view outside the glass rear facade. An open-plan kitchen is divided from the living space by a peninsula with a modern waterfall countertop, matching that of a central island. Modern art bridges the kitchen and living room, while a cozy seating area takes advantage of a sunny space by the dining terrace. White walls and floors provide a neutral backdrop, keeping the focus on the view.
An open plan kitchen is a must for a lake house that often hosts a crowd. White walls and delicate pendant lights uplift the space, while a reclaimed wood ceiling and island infuse it with warmth and rustic personality. Five barstools encourage guests to take a seat and chat with the chef.
In the kitchen, designers kept the small space feeling bright and open by starting with white walls. They installed slender paneling white paneling to add texture to the space, while "L" shaped cabinets with butcher block countertops add storage and counter space. A slender kitchen island with barstools provides additional functionality in the space with extra counter space and seating. Finally, black and white art create a focal point in the room, while a blue rug gives color and warmth.
This beautifully bright kitchen features a soft accent color with the powder blue base of the large island. The barstools showcase a natural wood seat, contrasting the white painted wood cabinets surrounding the room. Natural light bounces off stainless steel appliances and the polished surfaces for a bright look through the room.
This black and white kitchen showcases a sleek and modern sensibility with its minimalist approach. Designers at Design Platform selected very tall cabinets to complement the room's high ceilings and to add much-needed storage space. The room was able to accommodate larger accent pieces such as the artwork and pendant lights, as well as a larger island for additional seating. Matte porcelain tile, cove lighting and rift oak cabinets also help create this rich, modern look.
A powder blue island brings a soft touch of color to the bright, white cabinets and countertops in this clean, transitional style kitchen. The tile backsplash echoes the soft blue hue blending it with light neutral and white. Natural wood barstool seats add a touch of country influence to the design.
This cottage-style kitchen features a multi-tiered black metal chandelier with white mini shades. A large kitchen island with white marble countertops is lined with black bar stools with woven seats and backs. Black cabinets surround the double oven, while white cabinets feature glass-front doors and under-cabinet lighting.
This midcentury modern kitchen exemplifies how form and function can meet beautifully. Walnut floors and two-toned cabinets enhance the room's uncluttered look and play off the light coming in from the windows. The kitchen island is a perfect spot for a quick breakfast, while the dining table seats six for family dinner or entertaining.
White Shaker cabinets and white quartz countertops give this open kitchen a clean, bright and airy feel. The stainless steel island countertop is a sturdy, easily-maintained surface that's perfect for this prep and eat-in area. Chrome bar stools with glass seats add a minimal modern look and keep with the airy design.
Wood cabinets with red undertones add rich color against the bright, white walls of this kitchen. A large island with white granite countertop provides work space and an eat-in bar. Modern bar stools feature long seats with short backrest lip. Red place mats, bicycle wall art and kitchen accessories add a color accent.
Bold hits of blue punctuate this neutral contemporary kitchen, which is otherwise characterized by white walls and pale wood trim. A large mid-century tulip table seats six, with a modern chandelier above that connects via its bold hue to the modern chairs below. Pendants above the islands have a woven design that lends the space a casual vibe.
Perfect for entertaining, this large kitchen uses a sharp contrast between black and white design elements to create a sleek look throughout the space. Funky bar stools with leather seat cushions line the kitchen island, providing a perfect place for casual dining or relaxation. Glass-front upper cabinets are lite from within to create a glow around the room.
This spacious living room and kitchen, featured on the HGTV series Million Dollar Rooms, incorporates stunning vaulted ceilings with exposed bamboo beams and an elegant chandelier. The living room features a neutral sofa and armchairs, while the kitchen has an island with bar stool seating. The open nature of the floor plan makes it easy to transition between the two spaces.
In a contemporary addition, architect Robert Wilson chose materials and fixtures carefully to create a multifunctional space with a unified style. For example, a row of pendant fixtures over the kitchen island not only acts as a visual punctuation mark, dividing the workspace from the adjacent seating area, but “inject a glow of bright yet polished radiance,” he says. Tile flooring throughout the entire room keeps the look simple and pulled-together.