Pendant lights illuminate this spacious country island with Calcutta marble counter tops and naturally finished wood cabinets. The stone fire pit on the stove top creates that rustic elegance by putting a modern twist on an old idea.
“Our client had the fantastic idea to use rolling tool cabinets in her kitchen,” says architect Nick Pancheau. “We designed a simple kitchen island combining seating and storage in a single movable piece. We selected a lime-green finish to match the fritted glass lamp shades made by the client; a subtle dark-green soapstone countertop rests atop the cabinets.”
The kitchen in this Oregon vineyard estate home turns into a public tasting room on weekends. To allow for privacy when desired, and openness when needed, a drop-down screen was installed to use during "wine tasting" hours to partition off the kitchen. When the homeowners want a more open flow, the screen retracts into the ceiling, a great idea for any home with an open kitchen that is sometimes better left unseen.
Pendant lights illuminate this spacious country island with Calacatta marble countertops and naturally finished wood cabinets. The stone fire pit on the stove top creates that rustic elegance by putting a modern twist on an old idea.
Inspired by the clients' ideas and preferences, this transitional kitchen remodel is packed with custom features. They include a spacious island – designed for prepping and entertaining, dark chocolate cabinetry, light granite countertops for contrast, built-in Sub-Zero refrigeration and stainless pendants. The full height granite backsplash provides a dramatic look and is practical for easy cleaning.
For another molding idea, go the extra step by creating a diamond design on your vent hood to connect sections of cabinets. For this high-end kitchen, Atlanta designer Michele Gratch also brought in luxe barstools and surfaces but then accessorized with affordable items from home decor stores.
Simply the cabinet placement can create a polished designer look. Using pairs, like these cabinets on either side of the high-end range hood, create rhythm, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This inspirational luxury kitchen also has another smart idea, to replace upper cabinet doors with glass ones to create a display space.
I don't think I've ever been so excited to walk into someone else's kitchen. The Blehm's family kitchen is full of new and innovative ideas. The soft mint-green cabinets were the first breath of fresh air. The color, formerly only used as complimentary, has made a comeback and has been reinvented as a neutral foundation color in unexpected spaces. That refreshing color coupled with classic white counters and marble backsplash feels simultaneously both nostalgic and brand new. The island lighting is a magnificent display of creativity. Angela Blehm upgraded three simple spheres by designing a custom cage constructed from white oak. It’s a one-of-a-kind solution and an amazing focal point for the kitchen. The natural texture of the wooden cage along with the cabinet pulls, adds just enough warmth to make the family's gathering spot feel even more approachable and inviting.
Designer Bo Li used big design ideas to turn this small kitchen into a stunningly spacious, transitional space. Patterned upholstery gives the kitchen island seating a decorative touch while white cabinetry and rich textiles to enrich the space. A breakfast bar like this one can serve as an informal place to eat, or as functional seating for when your party guests inevitably end up in the kitchen with you. This granite breakfast bar doubles as a kitchen island and features comfortable upholstered stools.