This luxurious, modern style home in Austin, TX, isn't short on design details. The stunning galley kitchen offers plenty of space for seating with a long, marble-topped island and white oak cabinets. The polished concrete floors with modern print rug lead naturally into the next room, divided by espresso-colored interior wood siding.
Everyone always wants to hang out in the kitchen; this one makes it easy and stylish to do. A long rustic dining table gets a banquette and cheery chairs (orange velvet!) for plenty of seating. Its easy location next to the island makes the space useful for meals, prep work or just keeping the chef company.
The long floor plan of this kitchen suits an eat in design with additional seating at the island. The use of white keeps the room feeling bright and spacious grounded by the dark hardwood floor. Beyond is the mudroom where limestone flooring meets the wood floor and a custom built in provides ample storage for seasonal clothes.
This island styled home brings the outdoors in. The windows and glass doors are Low-e, an energy efficient because it reflects long-wave infrared energy, limiting solar heat that enters the home. This living space is mostly a neutral color palette, but has dashes of orange and green that further brightens up the space.
Upholstered dining chairs with nailhead trim surround a long wooden table, perfect for large gatherings. Glamorous chandeliers hang above the table and the kitchen island, while pendant lights over the bar bring a touch of industrial style. The open floor plan between the kitchen and dining room creates a space that's family friendly and great for entertaining.
For the front porch of her new Rhode Island home, blogger Alison Vinciguerra of the blog Long Distance Loving used a wreath from The Home Depot that was pre-decorated with pinecones, holly leaves, gold feathers and fruit. She wove in white LED twinkle lights into the wreath and garland near a vintage-looking lantern.
Anyone who's been to Maui, Hawaii knows that the island is a visual wonder, complete with gorgeous waterfalls, bamboo forests and long stretches of golden beaches. This bungalow on Papaua Point in Napili embraces that natural beauty, with a warm wood exterior and panoramic views of the ocean.
The last little bit of island luxury in this home: a tub fit for royalty. With its bright yellow stool and a petite yet regal looking chandelier, this bath is exactly what anyone would want to soak in after a long day. Surrounded by miniature tile in a calming blue, this Brooklyn bathroom has a definite European vibe.
Tall white walls set a bright background for the open floor plan of this transitional home. Deep wood cabinetry and a large island create the perimeter of the kitchen space. A long wood table is surrounded by a mix of traditional wood chairs to form a dining space. A large gray sofa delineates a separate area for a living room.
Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
“I wanted storage above the hood since you can never have too much,” says homeowner Lynielle Long, who included just two sets of glass doors for glassware and china storage. A wall of marble tile set in a herringbone pattern is easily wiped down and adds subtle dimension. The countertops utilize two tones of quartz: “Blizzard White” on the counters and “London Fog” on the island.
This California kitchen features an earthy palette made up of natural elements that add texture and interest. A long, paneled wall offers open and closed storage and gives a nod to the home's mid-century modern architecture. A stone fireplace wraps around to service both the kitchen and living area. The design team removed a wall to open up the kitchen, adding this center island with a quartz waterfall-edge countertop.
A long row of walnut cabinetry acts as an anchoring device for the kitchen in the open-floor living space. Cabinetmaker Shaum Sinawi chose a vertical-grain walnut that pairs elegantly with the rich hue of the walnut floors. A large kitchen island provides more room for seating and food preparation, while sizable sliding glass doors let fresh air and natural light into the breakfast nook.
Known for her super luxe, traditional spaces, design diva Candice Olson focused on function as well as form when designing this long galley-style kitchen for a busy family of four. She chose white wall cabinets to keep the space bright but decided on a dark stain for the island to break things up. Gray, gold and black linoleum floor tiles add a playful touch and echo the colors found in the glass tile backsplash.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, the greatest discontent for Holly and Chester's home was the number of 'dysfunctional' spaces and long list of outdated fixtures and appliances. Designer Jillian Harris created a more open space by ripping out the wall that divided the kitchen and living space as Holly wanted to be able to see their baby in the living room while she was in the kitchen. Harris put in a large island with white quartz countertops, and lots of new storage. Pot lights were inserted, hardwood floors were put down. The room has all new furniture. A new insert and limestone tile was added to the fireplace. All coverings for the windows are new.