Lucie Ayres' client asked to have a pantry, laundry room AND a desk in a small nook of the kitchen. She made it happen mainly by opening the walls between the former laundry room and kitchen and by installing space-saving retractable doors.
To suit her clients' love of eclectic interiors and all things vintage, designer Meg Caswell created this kitchen that has a decidedly whimsical, retro vibe. Fused glass tiles in shades of blue, green and white create a funky backspash while the wall cabinets receive a coat of soft powder blue paint. Meg tops the island with a glass countertop with just a hint of green, reminiscent of the jadeite pieces collected by the homeowners.
A teal wall with a red pattern motif adds a splash of vibrant color in this eclectic kitchen. Ornate bright red vintage birdcages hang together to form an unusual chandelier, helping an otherwise small space come alive with color and whimsy.
A peacock design painted on the ceiling is the scene stealer in this kitchen created in an eclectic style. Multicolored tile is made to look like bricks on the floor and a long kitchen island provides seating and extra counter and sink space.
It may be by far the most common kitchen island shape, but the rectangle isn’t your only option. Angled and even curved designs can work better in your space, like this stunning oval designed by Anthony Baratta. The oblong island, which mirrors the shape of the recessed ceiling, is a custom design built in English sycamore wood, with a Pyrolave countertop in a custom lime color and reverse-painted glass door panels.
Who said the kitchen needs to be boring? Have some fun in this yellow and blue motiff kitchen. Accented with fun chandeliers, a groovy ceiling and a large picture window, this kitchen is ready for food and guest!
Textured teal walls blend seamlessly with the teal tile backsplash, creating a beautiful palette for pops of red and gold. The gold undertones in the wood cabinetry, door and window frames complement the ornate gold pendant lights hanging above the island. Slim red barstools provide a small dining area at the sleek wood island.
Because this galley kitchen is smaller in scale, it was important to utilize every square inch. Thus, designer Lucie Ayres tucked her clients' washer and dryer behind some custom cabinets and gave them drawers for a little pantry area as well.
Designer Meg Caswell uses a color palette of soft orange, dark brown and turquoise for a welcoming, earthy kitchen design. The fun palette continues into the breakfast nook, which features turquoise banquette seating and a beaded chandelier.
Shades of gray and white are used throughout the Brother Vs. Brother kitchen in the cabinets, countertops, backsplash and checkered flooring. A accent wall of navy blue brings a burst of color to the space.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.