Rachel wants the back wall of this kitchen, seen on Season 7 of HGTV's Design Star, to have visual impact, so the designers leave it free of cabinetry. But to judge Genevieve Gorder, it's too big of an impact. "Because this wall is completely naked, it's a punch in the face...it's incredibly busy," she says.
“Fabric shades are like great art: They transform a space and its inhabitants,” says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for Smith & Noble, the manufacturer of the Moroccan-style shades shown here. Flat Roman shades fold up at the top when fully raised and lie flat when lowered, creating a low profile look that works with a wide range of fabrics and prints.
Spacious Open Plan Kitchen With Countertop Dining Area
This light and bright kitchen's open plan allows for easy transition between the dining and food preparation areas. Dark brown wooden cabinets are paired with white quartz countertops, while stools at the kitchen island allow for casual countertop dining.
This lively, eclectic kitchen is brought to life through bright stripes of color, a red glass backsplash, stainless steel appliances and funky floral window treatments. The kitchen island serves as a breakfast bar with lucite barstools.
Red Eat-In Kitchen Space with Modern Furniture and New Windows
Previously, the eat-in portion of this kitchen contained and old, outdated breakfast nook with banquettes. The homeowners loved this unique addition to their space, but it was in desperate need of updating, so designers scaled back the walls to create a larger space for the nook, then they modernized it with a bright wall color, silver leather covering on the banquettes, a modern table and a red, modern chandelier to match the walls. To help light the space, designers added double hung windows to let in plenty of natural light, making the space, bright, warm and inviting.
Modern Kitchen With Spacious Island and Red Accents
This light and bright kitchen features dark brown wooden Shaker cabinets paired with white quartz countertops and a soft gray backsplash. Stainless steel appliances add a modern touch, while red flowers and countertop containers provide a pop of color.
Southwestern Kitchen Features Custom Glass Details
In the kitchen, steel and glass upper cabinets disappear into an interior window, which allows as much light as possible into the kitchen and provide a spot to display art and dishes. Custom hardware adorns the lower cabinets and showcase a logo created just for the homeowners. Quarter-inch strips of glass were fused together to create the floating upper island top and are supported by steel hidden within the cabinets.
Contemporary Open Kitchen Features Bright Red Cabinets
To reflect the openness of the home, no upper cabinets were used in the kitchen. Bright red cabinets are paired with sleek stainless steel countertops, while built-in cabinets around the room offer much-needed storage.
In just one week, this eat-in kitchen is reborn as a sleek and vibrant place to prep and serve food in style. To stay on budget, the room's footprint is kept as is, while the existing cabinets are sanded, primed and updated with high-gloss, cranberry-red paint.
The ultra sleek red kitchen forms the center of this urban home and serves as the place where everyone gathers. Stainless steel is used throughout the space from the range hood to the waterfall countertop, while a contemporary fireplace adds warmth to the space.
This transitional kitchen features rich reds and warm earth tones. A vinyl floor anchors the space while the glass tile wall adds an interesting natural element, accompanied by frosted glass cabinets and deep wood floor cabinetry.