The island countertop in this transitional kitchen features local Alabama white marble, cut to mimic the shape used in the stair railing, eyebrow gables and dining room chairs. The island itself features a rich, dark finish that contrasts nicely with the cool gray cabinetry on the room's perimeter. A mix of traditional and modern elements adds interest to the space, from the leaded glass cabinet doors and apron sink to the industrial-inspired pendants and acrylic-and-metal barstools.
In the remodeling of this living space, a new open concept plan—and clever design strategies—allowed for a chef-grade kitchen, dining area and family room to flow seamlessly together. A long narrow dining table tucks neatly against an L-shaped banquette. In the family room, a large sectional handily covers seating needs. Farmhouse sink and faucet: Kohler; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Wood and iron lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light, Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”
Muted gray cabinets pair with black quartz countertops, while contrasting white quartz countertops top the 13-foot-long island. Quartz countertops offer the advantage of resistance to staining and are essentially maintenance free. A well-lit kitchen relies on sophisticated and layered lighting from multiple sources. In this case that includes recessed spots for dramatic accent, industrial-style pendants for concentrated task lighting and a trio of rustic sconces over the sink.
Just off the living area, the home boasts a separate dining area perfect for entertaining. As guests leave the dining area, they enter an elegant, modern kitchen. Here, homeowners have plenty of counter space to prepare and serve meals on state of the art, stainless steel appliances. Storage needs are met, by a plethora of modern cabinetry, and the space is lit by natural light, with the aid of pendant lighting, creating an elegant, modern atmosphere.
Pendant lights hang down over an island with bar seating in this country kitchen. Glass door cabinets and provide dish storage around a patterned tile wall above the metallic stove. A strip of subway tile follows the white countertop around the walls of the kitchen. Wooden bar stools, gray herringbone flooring, and a black window frame above the sink add a few contrasting colors to the white decor.
For the renovation, the clients' desire was to strike a balance between mountain-rustic and modern, so they kept the exposed beams, wood ceiling and walls to bring the rustic look into the design. They modernized the space by adding sleek, white cabinets and black countertops. Then, they added cool pendant lights, a bold wall color, a matching backsplash and unique window treatments. The open shelves give the couple storage space while displaying the couple's dishes.
The light-filled breakfast nook in this modern-Victorian kitchen features a playful mix of bentwood chairs that evoke the mood of a Parisian sidewalk cafe and a built-in, space-saving, farmhouse-style bench. The table combines styles, too, with a modern pedestal base and a reclaimed wood and industrial metal top. The oversized pendant fixture adds drama and its own industrial flair.
Designers wanted to create a bright, open space for the homeowners, but the second wall in the kitchen was load bearing, so instead of taking it out, they maximized the kitchen's functional space by adding shelves for storage and display space and lower cabinets for counter space. To keep the space bright, under cabinet lighting was added, as well as a row of pendant lights running down the middle of the space.
The master bedroom was converted into a luxurious, serene haven with a color palette consistent with the rest of the apartment. A light wood floor was used in this space for an airy feel that is softer than the marble in the rest of the home. A white area rug complements the upholstered bed frame and modern white nightstands. Chrome pendant lights add a hint of glamour and just the right amount of accent light.
A large kitchen island provides ample space for extra food preparation and stylish additional seating in this sleek transitional kitchen with a farmhouse feel. Country influenced accents from the teapot and fun, painted chairs liven the space while conical metal pendant light and tile backsplash shimmer among the sleek line and neutral palette cabinetry. Built-in storage provides an ideal place for organizing mail, showcasing assorted glassware and showing off family photos on the bulletin board.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this kitchen gets a contemporary facelift with Jillian Harris's design. The sleek lines of the cabinets give the space a clean feel, while the chairs add a bit of personality to the space. The neutral colors of the walls, cabinetry and countertops give the space a light feel, and the pendant lights above the dining table add a little more personality to this neutral, classic space.
The Durfy kitchen has been updated to include an open concept floor plan and a classy color palette. The all white kitchen contains modern aspects such as the custom glass cabinet doors, the unique pendant lights, the milk glass accents and the pops of color throughout the space. The modern design on the back wall pulls the space together.
The color pink extends to the drapery in the bedroom. The curtains were discovered at IKEA. The floor-to-ceiling drapes complete the bedroom’s restful palette. A gray chair and silver, mirrored dresser adds to the room’s mix of soft neutrals. A light detail was added to the bedroom to complete the space. Joe installed a milk glass pendant above the bed. The milk glass feels like it’s original to this historic home.
When it was time to rethink the loft's original kitchen the primary focus was making it more functional and MUCH larger. With the plumbing luckily located in all the right places, the reno was relatively painless. Cabinetry in a washed gray topped with butcher block looks clan and inviting. A nice mix of metals feels right at home to one another. A trio of over-scale pendants hovering above the elevated breakfast bar add just the right amount of drama to the space.
This contemporary kitchen is small in size but big on style. Simple lines and beautiful natural wood tones paired with modern pendant lighting create a clean, sleek look. A metallic backsplash adds visual interest while the frosted glass cabinets add warmth to the space. A small kitchen island and connecting modern table and bench make this space perfect for casual entertaining and dining. Colorful artwork on the far wall brings a touch of the tropics to this space.
This kitchen is a traditional design with a some farmhouse flavor. Contemporary lighting such as Murano glass cylinder ceiling light pendants provide some eclectic flair to the kitchen. Upscale appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf add luxury to the kitchen design. Gray-colored Italian marble slabs are used to create a backsplash that provides a good deal of texture. The windows are purposely left untreated in order to allow for the maximum amount of light without disrupting the view to the outdoors.
A very sculptural gold mirror adds eye-catching texture over the bed. A graphic wallpaper resembling dripping paint, features a sheen finish caught in the natural light from the window. A pair of matching end tables and pendant lights are placed at either side of the bed framing the simple black bed frame and black and white bed linens.