Mod open shelving, a freestanding island and a professional-grade range turn the kitchen of this early-1900s home into a functional space for the 21st century. Butcher block countertops are functional but casual. White-painted, original cabinetry with black handles, along with the black-and-white tile floor, add to the retro-chic design.
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.
An eclectic mix of styles adds character to this white kitchen. Wooden dining chairs and bamboo Roman shades bring warmth and natural, textural element. Wire bar chairs introduce some midcentury modern flair.
An open plan kitchen and dining room has great flow for Gregg's frequent cocktail parties. Displayed on the kitchen island is one of Gregg's seashell busts. The bookshelves in the distance feature a charming display of favorite thank you notes: the ultimate preppy design moment.
With deep hunter green cabinetry and a Swiss cross-tile backsplash, this eclectic kitchen is fresh and imaginative. Brass pendants hang above the Nero Marquina marble island and tie in with the brass faucets.
This lively white kitchen features Alice in Wonderland inspired decorations positioned amongst multiple cake stands. A fuchsia hutch with a green tile backsplash sits just off the main counter area, adding a pop of color to the space.
This vibrant and open kitchen features burnt orange walls, a multicolored glass chandelier, dark brown cabinetry and lime green countertops. To the left, built-in shelving and drawers create a place for a dry bar.
A hand-blown Murano glass chandelier above the sink picks up on the vibrant red and yellow hues embedded into this eclectic kitchen. With fire-engine red appliances and bright yellow walls, the space is a piece of art in itself.
A bistro-style table for two brings Old World style to this breakfast nook. A built-in banquette provides plenty of extra seating for family and friends. Tudor-style windows fill the space with light, and a chandelier adds extra sparkle and style.
On the other side of the kitchen island, a deep sink and large counters give the owners room to wash and cut vegetables. Meanwhile, guests can take a seat at the bar and enjoy a glass of wine before dinner.
Michelle’s Interiors wanted to make sure to incorporate bold colors and details into this relatively neutral-colored kitchen. By using beautiful, bright-colored textures, furnishings and accessories this kitchen was turned into a room that boasts light and positivity.
This spacious eat-in kitchen pairs together modern white kitchen cabinets and countertops with sleek stainless steel appliances and a rustic wooden cabinet. A red mosaic tile wall, fuchsia built-in hutch and multicolored place settings add pops of color, while glass front cabinets show off kitchen necessities.
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.