The ceiling detail in this Tuscan inspired kitchen is what offers a unique way to brighten a space. By adding a coat of shiny metallic paint to the ceiling offers reflection of the recessed lighting in this elegant kitchen to create a dramatic look that isn't costly or time-consuming to put together.
A creamy white island topped with a rich wood countertop centers this stunning Mediterranean kitchen. Soft gray cabinetry is paired with neutral tile flooring, and banquette seating in the corner provides a quaint spot for breakfast.
The kitchen allows for everything an aspiring chef may need in stripped down yet elegant Mediterranean style. Wide countertops wrap around the perimeter walls providing plenty of prep space and the range features a charming Mexican tile backsplash.
Variegated concrete pavers with an arabesque form give this kitchen courtyard the impression of age. The wrought-iron window grates, lanterns and gate, as well as the fountain opposite the doors, enhance the Spanish sensibility.
Rustic wood kitchen cabinets with beautiful wood grain are paired with dark brown countertops and earth-toned tiled backsplash in this Mediterranean kitchen. A pro-quality bright blue oven adds a burst of color to the space.
This Mediterranean kitchen features plenty of built-in modern conveniences. A six-foot-long tile backsplash along the wall slides open to reveal hidden appliances, including a can opener, toaster and coffeemaker. A built-in granite-topped desk acts as a working space with a built-in wine rack below. Plus, a third armoire doubles as storage for fine china and dishware.
Just off the Mediterranean kitchen is another bar area that gives the homeowners plenty of space for their frequent parties. Underfoot, a tapered French limestone floor gives the kitchen some "ooh-la-la" oomph. The darker cabinets here contrast with the maple wood cabinets in the kitchen, which have an opaque paint glaze called "modeling," giving a leathery effect that plays nicely off the aged metal hardware.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.