Sleek dark cabinets, a stainless steel range hood and curved layout make this kitchen a real show-stopper. Large picture windows provide a stunning view of the lake and allow lots of natural light to fill the kitchen.
A warm setting allows the natural light from the window to appear extra bright in this open-kitchen space. Dark cabinets, clean lines and a crystal pendant light give this urban space a sense of elegance.
Multiple building materials and styles come together to create this contemporary kitchen. A medium-toned walnut wood makes up the cabinets and kitchen island, while lighter-colored hardwood is used on the floors, creating a varied, natural feel. Marble and concrete also play into the island, which was custom-built in an angular shape.
This luxurious, modern black and natural wood-toned kitchen features three drop pendant lights in black, above the expansive black kitchen island with a small wooden surface top. Barstools match the cabinets in the space, with cool concrete flooring beneath.
This spacious modern kitchen features white cabinets paired with a marble backsplash and sleek stainless steel appliances. Gray and white marble countertops are used throughout the space –– including on the gray kitchen island –– and recessed lighting is positioned within the natural wood plank ceiling.
Large windows let natural light flood this contemporary kitchen space highlighting the white countertop and polished island top. A pair of large black pendant lights hanging over the island compliment the thick black window trim. A wood range hood border and exposed beams compliment the natural wood finish of the china cabinet adding a warm, homey finish to the room.
A tall, natural wood table compliments the finish of the hardwood floor and wood countertops. A gray and white graphic rug spices up the smooth, solid color elements throughout the space. Tall bar chairs match the industrial feel of the light fixture above. A textured finish over the white cabinets gives an extra touch of detail.
To prevent the kitchen from feeling too stark, the designers balanced the white walls with reclaimed wood beams and a custom cabinet. Thanks to their natural finish, these pieces also offer a hint of farmhouse style.
An open floor plan with high ceilings and large windows creates a natural, contemporary look. The white quartzite countertops combine with wood flooring and cabinets to create a beautiful balance of dark and light, hard and soft. Statement pendant lights draw the eye, while fiery wall art adds warm color.
Located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, this kitchen design takes inspiration from the Osa’s natural world. The kitchen cabinets are made of locally harvested, native species of wood. All appliances are energy-efficient, as to not waste energy in a house where all electricity is generated from solar panels on the roof.
The large, open design of this rustic great room showcases beautiful wood details. Wrought-iron chandeliers with candlesticks hang above the long, wooden bar with ample cabinet storage. A row of barstools follows the curve of the bar, and a huge sofa creates separation in the room for the living area. A large stone fireplace surround brings a rough texture to the room.
Light-colored wood cabinets are a wonderful way to keep a kitchen bright -- especially when there's not much natural light. Here, the countertops and floors are also a neutral hue, adding to the open feeling of the space.
“For [this] laundry and mud room, we loved the idea of playing around with the literal meanings of the space — the mud room is a space that contains mud, an organic matter, so we decided to take an organic and natural perspective for the design of the space,” designer Tara Dennis says. Don’t be shy about making design choices like these in a rough-and-tumble room: “Using a light material in a ‘working’ space that will get rougher use is fine as long as the spec of the material is of a high enough performance to withstand rough use — soft timbers would not be a good idea, but a more dense timber that doesn’t easily mark would be suitable,” she adds.
As for the graphic flooring that carries from the mud room into the laundry, “terrazzo is a wonderful material that has a long and varied history and we are excited it is making a comeback,” Dennis says. “Our Australian studio has been leaning heavily into terrazzo over the past few years, so we are delighted that it’s starting to pull through in the USA market, as it adds an intrigue and depth to a space that is unachievable with a standard floor tile or stone slab.”