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.
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.
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.
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.
A powder blue island brings a soft touch of color to the bright, white cabinets and countertops in this clean, transitional style kitchen. The tile backsplash echoes the soft blue hue blending it with light neutral and white. Natural wood barstool seats add a touch of country influence to the design.
Using two smaller islands instead of one extra long one leaves additional open floor space for easy maneuvering through this spacious kitchen. A pair of pendant lights hangs over each island joined by a pair of natural wood barstools. A large subway tile backsplash creates a textured accent wall behind the white cabinetry.
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.
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.
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.
Black subway tile on the bar wall correlates with the white subway tile walls in this public bar. Tall barstools with neutral leather set cushions reach up to the wood countertop adding a beautiful texture agains the subway tile. A large skylight lets natural light fall into the room while a trio of pendant lights bring a warm glow above the bar.
Durable polished quartzite countertop gives a neutral finish over the white kitchen island. Wood barstools beautifully compliment the dark hardwood floors. The bright, white design accentuates the open, spacious design of the room. The refrigerator blends into the cabinetry for a seamless and sophisticated look.