Neutral cabinets and marble countertops make a classic-and-clean combination in this open kitchen. A patterned backsplash adds a little energy to the room and keeps the space from feeling too monochrome.
The ceiling can be the perfect place to try out a dramatic color or pattern or—in the case of this kitchen—both! The wide stripes draw the eye up and have the added effect of making the room seem larger.
As if this kitchen weren't impressive enough, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry offers a ton of storage. Meanwhile, wood finishes across the room ensure that this space feels cohesive with the rest of the home.
To open up the Parkers' living space, Chip and his team from Elbow Room took down the walls separating the kitchen and dining room from the rest of the house. Then, Chip added tons of seating to the space, making it the perfect place for relaxation or entertainment.
Sleek white cabinets and countertops are accented by brass hardware that adds a touch of glam to this contemporary kitchen. A wall of window bathes the kitchen in natural light, while the black window frames add striking contrast.
Hardwood floors, wood cabinets and stone countertops lend a warm look to this open, contemporary kitchen. The large island features a raised glass breakfast bar, making this space super functional for a family.
In a new home, designer Jodie Cooper took the concept of dramatic lighting to new heights, using a custom-made “bulkhead” suspended from the ceiling by chrome rods to light the kitchen and dining area. “The bulkhead also helps to visually define the kitchen area without losing the loft style feel,” she says. And, she notes, “having a modern kitchen does not need to translate to having modern décor. By blending pieces, such as retro dining chairs, Chinese antiques, rustic dining table combined with Turkish patchwork rugs, we created texture and layers, which add a kind of Bohemian style to the home to create what I call a “Global Eclectic” interior.”
An impressive limestone stove hood mimics the gothic style of the fireplace mantel and has a strong presence in this transitional kitchen. Natural light entering from both sides of the room prevent the stonework from weighing down the space. A dining area near the cooktop provides front-row seating for interested on-lookers during meal prep.