Two glass pendant lights hang above a spacious island with a marble waterfall countertop, creating a stunning focal point in this charming kitchen. Exposed brick walls lend character to the space, and white cabinetry keeps the room feeling fresh and bright.
Wood boards, behind a wall of floating shelves, is painted in a Union flag design displays the Union Jack design. The bold pattern adds visual interest to the kitchen sink area and serves as a large statement piece in the space. Floating shelves provide storage for dishes and pitchers.
This contemporary kitchen's stark palette and extra-large island could easily be overwhelming if not softened by the inviting benches and chandelier lighting. Exposed ceiling beams -- while distinct -- give the kitchen cozy charm. Even the professional-grade appliances are the perfect scale for this grand space.
Clean-lined metal barstools with no backs tuck neatly under the kitchen island and leave the sightline open, a plus in this open concept space. The kitchen's white walls and backsplash help visually connect the room to the rest of the home.
The kitchen flows freely into the home, where a double-sided partner’s desk is perfect for the homeowners' needs. The space also works as a homework area, complete with oak cabinetry that stores shoes and backpacks.
Everyday bowls look like art when layered and stacked. A cute metal sign is made with the homeowners' house numbers for a personal touch. Designer Tip: You don't have to have expensive dishes to be able to display them.
In many designer bathrooms, storage is an issue, but here, there is plenty of it. Two long vanities line opposite sides of the room and floor to ceiling cabinets give the homeowners plenty of space to store their things.
An elegant wood shelf made of stacked open rectangles is a beautiful storage unit for the kitchen when it's filled with simple stacks of plates and pantry items. Their symmetry keeps the look peaceful, not busy.
To give a London kitchen a striking focal point (not to mention acres of built-in storage), designer Egon Walesch had a haberdashery display cabinet from a department store cut down to size to create a unique kitchen island. “Toughened (or tempered) glass provides an excellent work surface, and the drawers, previously used for storing gloves, scarves and hats, provide excellent space to accommodate and display treasured crockery and table linens,” says Walesch.
In a compact kitchen, it’s important to draw your colors together. This white bar, with shelves of open storage below, matches the white dining table and is topped with blue tiles that complement the walls and chairs in the adjacent area. Together, the blue and white features of the bar create an interesting and cohesive look for the two distinct spaces. This room was designed by Cody Ables, CEO of CODARUS, for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit that helps families struggling with homelessness and poverty.