Jenny Kakoudakis, Interior Blogger Meant as a gathering place for its restaurateur owner and mother of five, Ali Cayne, this eclectic space is found within a New York townhouse.
I have chosen it as it combines elements of style and functionality in equal measure. The Lacanche cooker and hood in black and brass and the marble worktops are jaw dropping features. I love the grey-blue cabinets with brass pull handles an easy update for any shaker style kitchen as well as the open shelving around the room which is a great way to show off stylish collections of crockery while making everything readily accessible.
The black Tolix bar stools make the place look less formal. The ornate vintage lighting and subtle pale pink touches are just the stylish cherries on top and I love every inch of its glamorous look.
This tiny kitchen fits snugly into a sqft Manhattan apartment. I love the use of the light wall and cabinetry colours mixed with just a pop of bold colour in a modern print.
This kitchen gives new life to the words form and function. One great tip to take away from this kitchen design is the use of refrigerator and freezer drawers. Calderone is the brain behind the fabulous blog Eye Swoon, a destination for all things design and food. And swooning, I certainly am! I have a penchant for splashes of neon colours in interiors, and this room has none.
Who knew you could fall in love with a tone-on-tone kitchen? Molly Costello, Interior Blogger Scandi chic is all about simplicity and functionality with an understated beauty, and this kitchen is a perfect example. Its white tiles, marble worktops and cool green wooden units with leather pulls make for a clean and uncluttered look, but without being sterile.
Beauty shines through in its truth to materials aesthetic, and the use of classic elements such as the wooden pedestal table with Thonet chairs. Metal accents add a touch of elegance — the brass mixer tap, and oh, what a chandelier! Combining minimalism and glamour, this has to be my perfect kitchen. We have used these great cabinet handles in one of our recent projects which just gives an overall stylish finish. I am also a huge fan of grey painted cabinetry contrasting with the light marble worktops.
Plenty of storage is essential in a well-functioning kitchen and these double height cupboards do exactly that. A lovely elegant kitchen perfect for a family or a bachelor. Dominic Coleman, Interior Designer The brief here was to create a modern kitchen with a traditional heart. The contrast of modern bold veined marble, un-lacquered brass handles and a warm grey palette on deep panelled doors created a beautiful juxtaposition, an individual space.
By the use of tonal neutrals, the heart of the home still promotes a cosy and welcoming feeling. You can set apart the island and kitchen table from each other by applying different lighting features above or with contrasting flower arrangements.
Phillip McCaskill, Interiors Matter This is a modern, classic kitchen that goes beyond traditional kitchen design. Removing a wall dividing the kitchen and dining room creates a more social and free-flowing space. In this large kitchen, it was possible to eliminate wall storage on the window side of the room. Tiling the entire wall in hand-made tiles lends a soft texture and bounces even more light around.
An island between the galley kitchen and the sitting area links the spaces, providing a casual spot for eating and socialising.
Natural colours with warm grey tones have been used along with a touch of classic navy blue. A navy blue linen roman blind adds additional texture and provides a striking backdrop to the Original BTC pendant lights over the sink.
Susan Gillespie, Interior Designer Kitchens with combined living space have been common practice in interiors for many years and we as a design practice continue to promote this. These spaces require a significant amount of clever design to turn them into a cohesive space that fulfils various functions.
To make this space work, a lot of elements must be provided for, such as cooking, chilling, prep work, storage, cleaning, casual dining, formal dining and relaxing. Within each of these areas, ease of access and movement are crucial. We then wrap it up in an aesthetic suitable for the client and the building environment. We believe if a space functions well, it enhances the people using it and with this storage is key. We also love both pale and dark understated worktops in a new chic pared back industrial styling — using natural finishes, wood, stone and brass to create this moody look.
For those not ready to embrace this, a fresh simple door detail may be the way forward. Team this with a pale worktop, clean lines and sharp-edged brass handles and fittings for a finish with longevity. What I particularly love about this image is the mix of contemporary feel, underlined through the black furniture design, steel frame windows and minimal distribution, and at the same time, the rustic vibe due to the timber walls and flooring.
It gives it a sophisticated yet warm look and feel. I believe this kitchen to be pretty timeless when installed in a Scandinavian country since black is a pretty common colour in interior design. When to comes to personal style, a few plants on the window sill would make it a perfect set up for me bringing the outdoors inside creating a link to what seems a wonderful nature environment.
Ciara Rees, Interior Designer A kitchen should be practical and welcoming, regardless of the size. This is why I love this kitchen.
The open shelving creates a relaxed atmosphere and the stools at the rustic island are great for casual dining. The use of mood lighting over the island and task lighting over the kitchen units creates a great balance.
The natural light from the clerestory wall softly illuminates the entire space. I can picture myself sitting at the island, glass of wine in hand and snacking on some warm, crusty bread. Emma Harris, Interior Blogger I would say that this is the ultimate timeless kitchen; it is classic in design but nods to many different periods. The colour of the cabinets is modern, but the old rustic wooden table and pendant light combine well with it, for the perfect eclectic mix.
I am also a big fan of using artwork in the kitchen, and for me, the oil painting is what gives this warm, country kitchen a bit of an edge. Abi Dare, Interior Blogger For me, this kitchen is the perfect blend of rustic and contemporary. I can see the kitchen as a whole working well in all sorts of settings, from country cottages to modern townhouses.