Floor-to-ceiling windows spanning wall-to-wall illuminate the white lacquered cabinets and natural wood wall paneling in this kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and shelves add to the sleek look of the space, while gray tiles in front of the sink take the place of a traditional rug. Recessed lighting provides a finishing touch.
This contemporary kitchen is open and airy with high ceilings and light blue-green walls. The counter cabinets and island have matching wooden bases and white countertops that provide ample prep and dining space. A visual highlight is the frosted-glass cabinet fronts gently illuminated by recessed lighting.
An exposed beam runs down the peak of this natural wood ceiling over he spacious kitchen. A large island with deep farmhouse sink and white marble countertop matches the gray cabinetry lining the walls. Large pendant lights hang above the island working with the recessed lighting and natural window light to create a bright room.
A redesign by Showcase Kitchens united dining room and kitchen into one 530-square-foot family-friendly space. The refrigerator and double oven were built into the cabinetry, giving the room a seamless look. An oversized, L-shaped island features the kitchen sink. A decorative tray ceiling with recessed lighting completes the look.
Neutral colors and soft, metallic finishes contribute to this city apartment's airy, sophisticated feel. A custom bar with copper accents is a functional focal point. Structural columns delineate the "rooms," while an open floor plan allows the urban space to live large. A tray ceiling adds dimension and creates options for mixed recessed and cove lighting.
The first thing guests see when they walk through the front door? Soaring ceilings, recessed lighting and a metal-and-wood staircase that leads to the home's second level. Because the condo has such an open floor plan, the designers used large area rugs to visually give the owners a distinct "dining room" and "sitting area."
The layout of this stunning space capitalizes on the home's view of the neighboring golf course. A larger space with the kitchen sink facing arched bay windows makes the most of the gorgeous view outside. Suspended track lighting illuminates the kitchen, along with pendants above the island, where recessed lights would not have been appropriate for the high ceilings.
The wormy chestnut vanity in this bathroom was topped with a thick concrete top and semi-recessed sink. In order to complement the rustic farmhouse look, the designer finished the floor and three of the walls with tiles made to look like weathered lumber. Tiling to the ceiling leaves the room feeling taller than it actually is.
This open kitchen is a chef's dream, with floor-to-ceiling cabinets, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, a stainless range, prep sink *and* an island that can be used to prep food or serve it buffet-style. Recessed lights and a series of pale blue pendants illuminate the space from above and ensure that it's always bright enough to work in.
A curved bar with glass cabinets creates a surprising visual centerpiece to this elegant open floor kitchen and provides a fun place to showcase glassware. Pillars break p the space from Callcatta Quartzite countertop to ceiling, which appears seemingly detached due to the illumination from recessed lighting in the molding. Shimmering pendant lights and chandelier illuminate the floral accents and island.
Styles mix beautifully in this game room featuring a large pool table. A black ceiling complements the white crackled paint finish on the recessed paneling, and a large piece of modern art ties the two together. Brown, horizontal-striped window treatments bring a warmth to the room and complement the block wooden stool. A large pendant light over the pool table makes sure no shot is missed!
This bright, Tudor kitchen features new recessed LED lights installed in the ceiling with dimmers. The wall cabinets have a LED light under them, mounted at the front for maximum task lighting. The wall cabinets also holds the state-of-the-art tracks with outlets at 6” on center, providing all the plugs one could ever need without breaking up the clean look of the backsplash tile.
A pair of vanities is split by a wide, arched doorway in this bright and airy transitional bath. A freestanding soaker tub takes advantage of the light from a large window, and built-in upper cabinetry provides extra storage, keeping surfaces clean and clutter-free. Recessed panels in the ceiling along with furniture-style feet on the vanities are architectural details that add both coziness and distinction.
Gray cabinets framed with white molding add visual interest to this small kitchen area. A tray ceiling with recessed lighting adds height to the space and brightens the room with white beadboard. A wood island juts off the the sleek counter space, providing a casual dining space and extra storage for wine bottles. Glass-front cabinet doors allow the yellow cabinet interior to shine through for a pop of yellow, which complements the yellow undertones of the tile backsplash.
Evenly spaced recessed can lights truly enhance the gold and metallic hues of this luxurious master bedroom. For additional lighting, four table lamps deliver focused task lighting around the bed and dressers. Plus, dark floor-to-ceiling draperies make it easy to shield the natural light from the window and quickly set the mood. "Think boutique hotel rooms with blackout curtains; augment with a myriad of light sources on dimmers, of course. It'll always feel like you're on vacation at home," says Jamie Laubhan-Oliver of D Home.
A wood-toned island warms up this cozy, cottage kitchen by designer Tobi Fairley. Rather than paint it white to match the rest of the cabinets, Fairley chose a chocolate stain to show off the wood's rich grain.Brilliant white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only brightens up the space, but it also adds essential storage. Glass doors at the top of the cabinetry create interest and provide a spot for displaying favorite dishware. A clever, shallow recess allows a pair of barstools to tuck neatly under the island when not in use.
In their kitchen design, AB Design Elements used a combination of lighting systems to work within the space. For an up-to-the-minute look, low voltage cable lighting was installed under the graduated tray ceiling that highlights points of the room but does not visually impair the flow of the architectural features, as the lights seem to float in the room. Recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting and chandeliers are also placed strategically in the room that complement its overall transitional design.
HGTV Design Star contestant Karl Sponholtz designed this kitchen addition, including the custom cabinetry and paneling. "I wanted to give the traditional Georgian architecture a modern aesthetic — dreamy!," he says. The spacious white kitchen combines the best of both worlds with traditional, craftsman style cabinets and sleek marble counter tops and island. The over sized, but elegant, chandelier accentuates a tray ceiling while recessed lights help to fill every inch of this space with light. A large, black table set against wall-to-wall windows not only provides the perfect meeting place to enjoy breakfast but also a bold contrast for the space.