Three dip-dyed barstools are nestled within the confines of a waterfall countertop at this kitchen island, creating the perfect spot for impromptu dining. The light-colored barstools provide contrast against the island's rich wood.
Sleek and so sophisticated, the open plan kitchen has crisp white countertops and cabinets and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Gray barstools tie in with the chic light gray hardwood floors.
Energy-efficient appliances were added during the renovation of this historic home that freshened up the design and made it more practical. Here, bright white cabinets and a coffered ceiling bounce back the light from the windows and chic pendants.
The swings-as-barstools idea in this modern kitchen came from the family's travels – they saw similar swings in a bar and never forgot them. The kitchen was designed to be a fun space for the parents, their kids and their friends. Since they often entertain, the goal was to make the kitchen and living room one open, flexible space with an airy feel and a strong connection to the outdoor view.
This contemporary outdoor kitchen features a stacked stone island with a sleek waterfall countertop. Chic barstools line the island for casual dining, and a large grill creates ultimate barbecuing potential.
Bold orange walls provide contrast against dark wooden cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. Three art panels decorate the neutral wall facing the kitchen, adding texture to the sleek room. Pendant lights hang above the white peninsula countertop, illuminating the casual eating space.
To open up the kitchen to the rest of the living area meant losing a wall of cabinets. But the designers added lots of hidden storage to make up for it: A microwave is tucked inside the peninsula; a glass storage cabinet is built in on one wall; and there is a huge pull-out pantry next to the refrigerator.
Natural fiber barstools add warmth and texture to the design of this traditional kitchen. Mother of pearl pendant lights tie in with the mother of pearl chandelier in the dining area, contributing another natural element.