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Mints weave a striking tapestry in the vase, adding different leaf textures, colors and scents. Count on mint to hold its own as a centerpiece, or use it to add movement and refreshing green shades to other garden-fresh arrangements. A fresh mint bouquet inside offers an easy way to take a quick snip when prepping favorite dishes. In terms of flavor, mint is at its freshest when first picked. The longer mint sits in water, flavor notes shift and may become bitter, especially if you see roots forming along submerged stems.
In the center of the kitchen, a large island works overtime by providing space for meal-prep on one side and serving as an eat-in counter on the other. Butcher blocks flank the farmhouse sink and add a hint of warmth.
Save space by throwing out packaging, advises Clea Shearer, cofounder of The Home Edit, who recommends transferring items like granola bars and wrapped crackers into labeled bins. Or, shop in the bulk section when possible to skip cardboard boxes altogether.
In the kitchen, large windows and French doors with oversized transoms allow plenty of natural light into the kitchen, making the space feel bright and open. The white walls that anchor the space reflect the light, continuing the open design. To add warmth and color, red and white patterns were introduced into the space, creating a classic, space that is light and casual.
Transitional White Kitchen With Stunning Vaulted Ceiling
This spacious kitchen features all-over white cabinets that serve as a gorgeous contrast to a gray mosaic tile vaulted ceiling. An elegant chandelier enclosed in a glass cylinder hangs over the kitchen island, while white and light blue upholstered pub-style chairs provide casual dining space.
In this open plan kitchen, pale woods and white surfaces create a clean, streamlined look that's at once sophisticated and functional. A long center island features a waterfall countertop, along with ample seating and smoky gray pendant task lighting. Glass-front cabinetry showcases dishwear and glassware that continues the room's neutral, whitewashed color scheme.
The galley kitchen's monotone look uses subtle pattern for visual interest: The floor features chevron stripes. Countertops are striped, too, white with pale gray. And the ceiling's exposed beams are a strong horizontal line.
Harlequin Backsplash Uplifts a Traditional Kitchen Design
This kitchen's designer selected green and white marble tiles in a classic harlequin pattern for a unique backsplash that contemporizes this otherwise traditional kitchen. The silver antique meat grinder is another showstopper of the room and makes one think of an artistic piece of sculpture, rather than a cooking apparatus.
Traditional Kitchen With Custom Cabinets And Sage Green Backsplash
This traditional kitchen is filled with light and features white base cabinets, open dish display rack, sage green tile backsplash, stainless steel range and vent hood, a work island with seating, marble countertops throughout, and a contemporary gold ceiling light.