To create room in the kitchen for the family of seven to eat together, designers planned a custom island to fit neatly around a rectangular dining table. A banquette was built into the island's back side.
This long white foyer and hallway is crisp and elegant with minimal furnishings and lantern pendant lights. The navy blue door picks up the blue of the kitchen cabinets unifying the home's design scheme.
These stunning lantern pendants have neon yellow trim. It looks cool on its own, but there's a bonus! At night, the onyx kitchen island lights up with a golden glow that perfectly ties in with the shade on the pendants. Magical!
The brick fireplace and its chimney are large and, left in the original red, might feel imposing and out of date. But painted white, they look clean and contemporary and become an ideal backdrop for fun details like the lantern pendants.
The pendant lights in this open plan kitchen are made of wood and iron. Their unusual lantern-like look is a welcome contrast to the clean, mostly white design of the rest of the space. Pendant lanterns: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light
To add character to the kitchen of a dated 90s tract home, designers put in moldings, a pretty arched range hood, marble countertops and board and batten paneling on the ceiling. Kitchen sink and faucet: Kohler; Range: Wolf; Range hood: Sub Zero; Lanterns: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light; Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
This kitchen seems to be all white, but actually slight variations of the shade make the look warm and not too sterile. Off-white cabinets complement low-maintenance quartz countertops. The backsplash is marble.