Guests can saddle up to the kitchen island on midcentury modern barstools, complete with molded seats and tapered legs. The open nature of the kitchen allows the chef to interact with guests while taking care of last-minute prep.
A beautifully detailed wood structure includes ceiling beams, tall columns and an open stair design in this great room. A long wood-topped bar takes a slight curve in front of the floating glass shelves perfect for bottle storage. A row of wooden barstools with neutral leather seats lines the bar.
Transom windows blend in seamlessly, almost disappearing completely, thanks to a monochromatic color palette that unifies every element in this space. The island defines the kitchen from the rest of the open living area. Wooden barstools give the kitchen an organic-modern look.
Rustic barstools cozy up to the blue kitchen island painted with Benjamin Moore's "Blue Suede Shoes." Large glass pendant lights help visually balance the boldness of the island base with their size. The thick countertops were a splurge element for the homeowners but were balanced by more affordable pieces throughout the home.
With a large island, barstools and a breakfast nook, this kitchen was created with casual dining in mind. Soft green walls and creamy cabinets create a soothing atmosphere, and hardwood floors add a dose of warmth.
The foot print of Jessica and Rob's kitchen stayed the same in order to complement the interesting angles of the space. A black quartz waterfall countertop adds a sleek look, while three barstools with wooden seats and metal bases add a rustic vibe to the modern space.
This updated kitchen features sleek white countertops, dark gray cabinets and a kitchen island that can be used for both prepping and dining. Light hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances complete the stylish design.
A long, curved bar with a natural wood countertop creates tons of dining space while fitting with the flow of this great room. A large sofa sets a perimeter for the adjacent living area, which features a stone accent wall surrounding the fireplace and wall-mounted TV. A pair of wrought-iron chandeliers with candle lighting adds a decorative touch to the room.
Don’t hide your collection of decorative plates. If you have a collection of cookware, pull the pieces out and let everyone see and enjoy them. Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design showcased her client’s collection in this designer kitchen. “The blue and white pottery is not expensive, but it made an impact when there is a collection of it,” Andrews says.