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.
Cozy Transitional Breakfast Nook With Circular Table
The eat-in kitchen features a breakfast nook with a circular wooden table and gray lattice back chairs. A circular pendant light hangs above the table, while surrounding windows offer natural light. Wide plank hardwood floors complete the look of the space.
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.
Transitional Kitchen with Butcher Block Kitchen Island
In the kitchen, an island gives the homeowners seating for four, while the butcher block countertop on the island helps to warm up the space. Windows on both walls allow in natural light that keep the space bright and give it a lovely view of the coast.
"This kitchen's neutral gray-and-white palette with warm wood accents make it balanced and timeless. It would not feel out of place in a 1920s bungalow or a modern home," says interior designer Katelyn Rountree.
Clean White Kitchen With Shaker Cabinets and Pink Rug
Interior designer Becki Owens chose Shaker-style cabinets for this crisp white kitchen. "The clean, simplistic lines of this style of cabinetry not only stand the test of time, but give your home a fresh, more modern look when paired with a simple backsplash or a mitered-edge counter," she says. "I like to pair Shaker-style cabinetry with white subway tile and natural wood in either open shelving or styled accents on the counters. This combo is always a win. You can switch out your lighting, hardware and accessories over the years to play with the overall look of your space, but these key elements create a foundation that will have your home looking beautiful for years to come."
Rustic Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Room
The goals for the kitchen were to open it up so that it felt larger and to incorporate functional storage space. Taking the upper cabinets to the ceiling helped make this space appear taller and fulfilled the storage request. The backsplash tile was blended with the cabinet color to further heighten the room, while the cabinetry was kept simple to complement the open concept. The overall style is contemporary yet rugged, incorporating natural materials and a grey-brown color scheme.
Transitional Eat-In Kitchen Features Farmhouse Inspired Table and Upholstered Chairs
A farmhouse inspired dining table flanked by green upholstered armchairs enhances the warm and welcoming atmosphere within the open design of this eat-in kitchen. A marble-topped island creates an intuitive partition providing a designated space for a proper dining area while maintaining the overall openness perfect for entertaining.
A retractable door enables this kitchen and dining space to open onto the deck. This genius design instantly turns the deck into a functional outdoor entertaining area with immediate access to the kitchen.