Change the look of existing pendants or garage sale finds with interchangeable shades, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. You can alter the room’s design style and add color with this simple change. Here, textured glass shades catch the eye and soften the light over the kitchen island.
To replicate this Old World farmhouse look, wrap a plain drop-down header in cedar to create the appearance of an antique beam, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Rustic lighting fixtures and rush-seat bar stools round out the farmhouse design.
After the sun goes down, the owners can simply flip a switch and watch as brilliant blue LEDs glow against the island. In turn, this feature not only provides a seat for guests, but also creates a show-stopping visual effect.
Warm hardwoods ground this open floor plan kitchen, where a large kitchen provide prep space, a prep sink and wooden barstools for eating. A large window over the sink allow for beautiful views of snow-covered mountains.
Wood beams and stone counters combine in this outdoor kitchen, making the space feel raw and rustic. At the same time, modern recessed lights illuminate the area at night and provide a cool visual contrast.
The beautiful open plan kitchen keeps a neutral palette, but adds visual interest via unusual shapes and textures. The barstools echo coiled springs; the vaulted ceiling displays an underside of mixed wood exposed beams.
Warm, sand-colored stones stretch from the living area to the open kitchen, making the two spaces feel cohesive. With a wood-burning pizza oven and stainless grill at their fingertips, the owners will have no problem entertaining visitors.
A stone walkway not only creates an easy path to the outdoor kitchen and lounge, but also complements the surrounding environment. With a wood overhang and stone flooring, this space is ideal for outdoor entertaining.
This rustic-chic Martha's Vineyard home plays hard, and its streamlined kitchen works hard, too. White cabinetry lines the bottom half of three walls, while open shelving above offers stylish storage space. Exposed beams on the ceiling add to the room's rustic flair.
With new appliances, and cabinets, this kitchen has the rustic modern feel the Altermans were looking for. With all the extra cabinet space, much of the old clutter is gone, and it has a new clean, modern look.
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.