This kitchen breakfast nook is the perfect space for a quick, intimate family meal. An extension of one of the kitchen islands, this table for five increases the kitchen's functionality and creates the perfect space for the homeowners and their family.
The neutral color palette needed a bit of personality, so designers peppered the space with blue details such as the barstools and double ovens. For a little more fun, a blue, retro refrigerator was added, bringing out the blue hues in the neutral granite countertop.
If you like the idea of a patterned backsplash that won’t go out of style, consider a simple geometric pattern: stripes, diamonds or zigzags, for example. To create this chevron effect, designer Kelli Kaufer used hand-cut stained glass. She bought three different colors, cut them into 1-inch wide by 3-inch long angled pieces, and applied to the wall using a double-sided sticky mat. Then, she grouted with a non-sanded grout. “This backsplash can work with many different styles,” says Kaufer. “Depending on the color of the glass pieces, you can either go bold, creating a hip, modern look, or muted, for a classic, sophisticated style.”
Open to the great room, the HGTV Smart Home 2014 kitchen is designed with bold cabinetry, clever storage and a wooden island. A brilliant blue and white color scheme keeps the eye entertained. A unique industrial lighting feature adds visual interest to the space while state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances lend style and function to this hard-working room.
This contemporary kitchen was featured in the HGTV Smart Home 2013 and is located in Jacksonville, FL. The kitchen has white cabinets and a mostly neutral color scheme adorned with blue kitchen furnishings. Pendant lights hang from the ceiling and highlight the small island in the center of the kitchen.
A warm, neutral stone backsplash is a lovely complement to the soft, cool blue tones that fill this stunning, contemporary kitchen. A row of small windows accentuates the gorgeous high ceilings and brings natural light into the space.
Transitional White Kitchen With Robin's Egg Blue Countertop Stools
This kitchen features a blend of white and brown wood cabinets with a subway tile backsplash and neutral countertop. Three glass pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, while robin's egg blue stools are positioned on one side. A set of glass front cabinets, a farmhouse sink and oak floors provide finishing touches.
When creating a space that will really transport you, always remember that it’s the little details that count the most. The colors, textures and aesthetics of these little vases and statues help to complete the story that the space is telling. Many of the pieces have been collected during the designer’s travels.
This gourmet kitchen isn't afraid to mix metals: the range hood is copper, the cooktop stainless steel. But the look is comfortable and polished, unified with crisp white cabinetry and a fun blue backsplash.