When creating a kitchen there are lots of questions to think about. Is there enough storage? Where will you put the appliances? Have you chosen the right lighting? But more importantly, what sort of design suits you and your family? We spend 12% of our lives in the kitchen, beaten only by the bedroom, so it’s crucial the kitchen works both practically and aesthetically for our lives. To make the task of a kitchen refurbishment a little less daunting, we have asked interior bloggers to share their favourite kitchens with The LuxPad to give you 63 beautiful kitchen design ideas that will help you create the perfect heart to your home.
Humphrey Munson, Kitchen Designers
“The scale of the kitchen in the Ashurst House project is quite staggering – it encompasses the open plan kitchen, dining area in the Orangery, scullery, walk-in larder and a boot room. We love the simplicity of the design and how it really captures that quintessentially classic English style but most importantly, it suits the family’s needs perfectly. They love to entertain so having the scullery tucked around the corner is perfect for parties in the open plan space.”
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Gabriella Palumbo, Interior Blogger
“I absolutely love the style of this kitchen mainly because it embodies many of my favourite design elements. I am a huge fan of the two toned colours used on the cabinetry as this allows for depth but also adds brightness to the space. I particularly love the brass accents which contrast the classic styled cabinetry, balancing old and new. The mix of natural materials used to finish off this kitchen like white marble countertops, wooden objects (stools & cutting boards) and the copper canisters turn this kitchen into a clean and contemporary space with an organic feel!”
Grant Pierrus, Interior Blogger
“This is my favourite kitchen as everyone can get a lot of inspiration from it. It’s a simple contemporary design, and really easy to achieve. The bold use of blue on the walls and cabinets help to create a unified backdrop which highlights the marble accessories and large white farmhouse sink. Simple, bold and functional spaces really are my favourite.”
Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves, Interior Blogger
“This is my favourite kitchen style as it lends itself to the utilitarian functionality of the space without compromising one little bit on style. There are many ways that you can incorporate this style into your home. Adding a chalkboard wall, wire shelves, bistro chairs or encaustic tiles. I have always been a fan of white subway tiles but using grey grout really gives you that bistro edge. You can soften the look by displaying cookery books on chunky wooden shelves and framing children’s artwork. If the budget allows top it off with a colourful 50s style fridge, I want mine to be mint green.”
Claire Garner, Interior Designer
“Typically Kitchens, without the right treatment, can be cold and clinical spaces, but the warmth of the beautiful oak in this Kitchen counteracts this. The chalky, but confident wall colour helps create a cosy feeling, while the paler units help keep the room light.
The fabric shade pendants above the central island have been added to soften the space, and the artwork above the AGA adds character and personality to the space.
The overall look is elegant, but relaxed – its sociable layout allows for practical family living – something that I am often asked for by my clients.”
Jesse Audubey, Interior Blogger
“I love everything about this kitchen: the subdued palette of white and grey which helps the light bounce around to give some breadth to the room, and the marble splash-back wall that successfully frames the space. The simple and functional design of the white kitchen elements almost makes them fade to the background, while providing plenty of storage space and leaving centre stage to this gorgeous statement dining table in a 1960s style. To me, this is a wonderfully serene room, minimal in its aesthetic and clutter-free but also warm and inviting, with the nod to nature of these wooden retro chairs complete with wood grain, and the tan and green accents conveyed by the carefully picked homewares, fruits, vegetables and plants.”
Kitchen design by Marie-Laure Helmkampf, photographed by Nicolas Matheus
Mary Middleton, Interior Blogger
“I’ve always had a soft spot for painted kitchens as they really offer longevity in my opinion, because when you’ve gone off that perfect “of the moment” colour you can repaint the cabinets and give your kitchen a whole new lease of life. Especially if you change up the hardware and maybe the backsplashes too. This bespoke kitchen is masquerading it’s modern technology behind traditional hand painted cabinetry. It’s making a really contemporary statement though with the inky dark paint choice, painted in Off Black by Farrow & Ball. For those of us beyond the “roommate” years we tend to make the kitchen the heart of the house. Being able to cook and socialise with friends and family at the same time is a big desire if your kitchen is large enough. It’s why kitchen islands are so in demand and so enjoyable if you have them, this island increases its sociable charm by having an integrated wine fridge. Teamed with large format stone flooring with under floor heating, a traditional Aga and a beautiful oak beam this kitchen shows its cosy side too. It’s not that exciting to have to consider durability when you’re designing a space but when it comes to designing your kitchen it’s of paramount importance, as kitchen’s are usually big ticket purchases in your home.”
Fabrice Bana, Interior Blogger
“Whilst it has to be said this kitchen doesn’t look like the archetypal kitchen used on a daily basis by a busy family or a Domestic Goddess, this small, no-nonsense galley kitchen designed by and belonging to Jean-Louis Deniot is impactful and rather ravishing. The simple, modern cabinetry with its bespoke handles and knobs is bejewelled with hammered brass which gives the room a warm, sexy glow and slightly distorted reflection. The grey and off-white marble on the walls, work surfaces and the floor gently balances out the room anchored by the vintage ceiling light. The result is fresh, elegant, practical; this room proves to show metallics can be used in a kitchen and are not necessarily cold.”
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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. The walls are covered in white “metro” tiles framed in black grout, something we don’t see often and which I feel will look clean and new for longer. 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.”
Kimberly Duran, Interior Blogger
“Christine Dovey’s glamorous white marble and gold kitchen is definitely my favourite kitchen of all time. The white marble paired with gold accents creates a vintage and yet, totally contemporary space and it’s unashamedly feminine. 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. I’d trade kitchens with her in a heartbeat!”
Typhanie Peterson, Textile Designer and Interior Decorator
“It’s hard to create an elegant open kitchen in a small space but I know that with the right planning and equipment the task can be accomplished. This tiny kitchen fits snugly into a 750sqft Manhattan apartment. I love the use of the light wall and cabinetry colors mixed with just a pop of bold color 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. If you don’t need a full size refrigerator it is always a great idea to look for ways to downsize.”
Emilie Jacob, Interior Blogger
“I first stumbled upon interior design Athena Caldernone’s kitchen in Harpers Bazaar a couple of years ago and since then it’s been cropping up pretty much everywhere; magazines, blogs, interiors books…. And no wonder, it’s literally a piece of art (like the rest of her Brooklyn pad!). Calderone is the brain behind the fabulous blog Eye Swoon, a destination for all things design and food. And swooning, I certainly am!
On paper, this is not a kitchen I’d be normally drawn to. I have a penchant for splashes of neon colours in interiors, and this room has none. But somehow I can’t take my eyes off it.
It’s all in the little details: the brass contouring the cabinetry and lining these incredible Thomas O’Brien pendant lights; the beautiful marble countertop; the wooden stools and panels, the slightly different shades of bluish-grey effortlessly juxtaposed… 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.”
Jane Eve Anderson, Interior Stylist
“I love this Buster and Punch Kitchen which is showcased on their website under their Mews Flat project. 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 batchelor.”
Gudy Herder, Interior Design & Trend Consulting
“Who does not fancy a kitchen with (such) a view? 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&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. It’s taken on contemporary trends of industrial and neutral tones, while holding on to a warm essence. 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. Ah, bliss!”
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. It’s light, bright and clean-lined, with a dash of Scandinavian simplicity, and I love the striking contrast between the sleek white units and the wooden worktops. The open shelves allow plenty of scope for adding personality through crockery, ceramics or plants; what’s more, you can change the display to suit your mood or the season, creating a whole new look in minutes. I can see the kitchen as a whole working well in all sorts of settings, from country cottages to modern townhouses.”
Jess Warner, Interior Blogger
“We are currently in the process of extending our home with the main focus being the family kitchen – with 5 boys we need plenty of space, fridges and dishwashers! I love space for a huge table – somewhere everyone can gather for meals, perch for natters with friends, a place to work on my laptop and for the kids to get creative – a true home hub. The most important factors for me when it comes to a kitchen are light, comfort and simplicity.
I love this kitchen/diner as it incorporates my love for family-friendly monochrome and Scandinavian design; a clean, simple space without being clinical or severe, with wooden surfaces coupled with the matte black bringing a softer dimension to the glossy white tiling and industrial chic exposed bulbs.”
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Heather Milner, Interior Blogger
“I am really drawn to the simplicity and warmth of this kitchen. The handle-less units, white walls and painted floorboards are classically Scandinavian but the putty colour of the kitchen and the natural wood and rattan details take it to another level completely. The Marble worktops add a touch of luxury and the houseplants keep it feeling fresh. It somehow manages to be timeless and incredibly modern all at once.”
Alessandra Barlassina, Interior Blogger
“I love this kitchen because is full of light and I can imagine a family living here: is raw and easy, cozy and welcoming. White tiles, open shelves and simple lights. Everyone could do this with a really simple DIY. Everthing is at your fingertips and organized. I love there are plants too. You can pick some fresh rosemary while you’re cooking! I also love the soap bottles near the sink, I can imagine they are homemade!”
Allan Torp, Interior Blogger
“The Danish kitchen designs haven’t shown much innovation with the last years. We tend to stick with the clean white surfaces. I have to admit, I would love to see more Arabian spring and a little less microwave revolution of food prepping, especially when it comes to the use of colour and materials.
Together with Norm Architects Danish Reform have revolutionised the Ikea kitchen, by hacking the front, transforming the boring white kitchen to a new updated eye-catching to-die-for kitchen. The kitchen is simple, but very exclusive in its timeless design. Carrying no handles, it presents a table top covering the entire surface and adding to it an exquisite finish – like the best design furniture. The materials, which have seldom been used in kitchens, give away a clean but raw expression. I am a huge fan!”
Karen Knox, Interior Blogger
“As soon as I saw this kitchen, my heart did the “flutter”. It encompasses many design elements I love, the ones that excite me. The mix of raw materials including concrete, blonde plywood and exposed brick add depth and texture. The cool monochrome colour scheme is made warm against the natural wood tones. The industrial, no faff lighting hangs above the sleek minimal line of the worktop and units whilst the enormous piece of art acts as a focal point without overpowering the space. The geometric tray and glass bottles punctuate the space with mid-century colour. That bit of detail every room needs. The materials, balance of the design, texture and colour scheme make me very happy indeed.”
Catherine Lazure-Guinard, Interior Blogger
“I love this kitchen by Swedish stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg. Mind green cabinets are a daring choice, but she nailed the look. It is fresh, clean, stylish and Scandinavian cool. Natural wood furnishings add warmth, while the marble countertop and backsplash provide a beautiful texture and a hint of elegance. The dark green bentwood chair is a great accent piece.”
Agata Dimmich, Interior Stylist
“While styling this home for my client, I realized how much I admire simple design and clean lines in a kitchen. Minimalism makes this space feel airy, bright and practical. I really like how the black and white color palette, has been paired up with wooden elements (for example a stool or kitchenware) to make the final look not only timeless but also warm and inviting.”
Mette Jakobsen, Interior Blogger
“I love how you can maximize the visual dimensions of a room with a basic decor scheme and a subtle use of colour. Black cabinets and white tiles are timeless.
A lack of shelf space call for storage solutions that go beyond the ordinary for a cluster of potted herbs and farm-fresh goodies. Therefore go for multifunctional pieces that are a must for tight spaces. Bar carts are so versatile, because you can store items on the bottom shelves, use it as a table for dinnertime and transform it into a bar cart for entertaining or as here a plant table.”
“This bespoke kitchen, designed by Suna Interior Design has black built-in appliances and features such as the marble effect quartz worktops, a black wood-grain effect open dresser unit and concealed under-cabinet lighting – creating a striking combination. The interior design is quite moody and masculine with rich tones of gloss black kitchen cabinetry, walnut flooring and a marble splash-back in the elegant kitchen.”
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“We love how the Macassar ebony creates a dramatic backsplash and is used to frame the integrated fridge and plumbed coffee machine. Starphire glass is used as a backsplash behind the cooktop and the floating stainless steel shelf creates a convenient storage and display for dishes. Task lighting was also incorporated into the shelf. The mirrored wall above the shelf creates depth and reflects light. Corian countertops are used. We like to design kitchens with a 39” counter top height (against the standard 36” height) as we find this more ergonomic. Commercial grade appliances are by Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele and Asko. The island also features a warming drawer.”
Natalia Alexandrou, Interior Blogger
“I knew this kitchen would end up looking amazing before it was even built as my Fiance was the architect and I watched the evolution of this handmade modern kitchen design. The natural light cascading from the roof lights onto the handmade wooden cabinets combined with clever LED backlighting within the kitchen units create a wonderfuly bright and warm space. I love the partnership of the natural wood and grey-washed wood as well as the way the floating shelf merges into the cabinetry. The crittal frame French doors block as little light as possible from the outside and makes the most of that wonderful view.”
Anna Kovalchencko, Interior Blogger
“Many people avoid using blue colour in the kitchen since consider it as an appetite suppressant. However, you might be surprised to learn that there is no scientific proof for that! Blue can be a fantastic and offbeat choice for a kitchen and this beautiful home on the photo just proves it. I really like this cool grayish hue picked by designers – together with warm yellow wood and brass it looks very inviting and cozy.”
Kate Young, Interior Blogger
“I spotted this kitchen on Pinterest and I was instantly smitten… Yes, it is on the small side but the owners have embraced its size and mixed function and style perfectly. The contrast of cold industrial shelving and concrete floors together with the rustic oversized wooden butcher’s block and mismatched furniture is just perfect. I love the eclectic unfitted style of it, (no kitchen rule book here!). The dark walls make for a dramatic backdrop and the whole space suddenly becomes exciting, inviting and cozy. Finally a touch of glam with the chandelier just peering over the wall! Spot on! This kitchen oozes personality and it is my kind of kitchen.”
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Zoe Dye, Interior Blogger
“We have heard many a person say that the kitchen is the heart of a home, as cliché as it is I think it couldn’t be more true. In a kitchen I want a space that inspires me, somewhere that is lived in and this one is just that. It makes me want to cook and create meals for friends and family, I love light, colours, space and the feeling of relaxation. For me this ticks every single box.”
Claire Price, Interior Blogger
“Practical, good looking with a sense of humour; I could just as easily be describing my dream man as my dream kitchen. This design has it all. It also works with the ‘anything goes’ approach to accessorising whch is the only kind I know. A mash up of vintage, modern, retro – all different pieces thrown together out of a general appreciation of loveliness, not because they match. I’ve got to have open shelves so that such treasures aren’t hidden away and finally plants are a new kitchen must for me. Love the colour palette and the art, especially the neon sign which I want for my own kitchen. It will say ‘Cheese’, reminding us all to smile”
Susie Earlam, Interior Blogger
“Its probably the exact opposite of what most people would choose but for me its charm is in its lived-in appeal. This kitchen is old and worn, but well loved. There’s real personality in this kitchen and the history and lives of whoever lives in it is apparent from the bohemian nature of the collected items such as the painting and the party hat.
I love it when people use the kitchen like any other room in the house rather than some kind of sterile pristine environment. Sure keep it clean but decorate it with the same eye you use for the rest of the house. I love the amount of plants in this kitchen, its my aim to have a few more plant in my own.
This kitchen really works for me. Its the vintage lighting, the crisp green chairs with the wooden floors and the white wall. All lit perfectly by that great large window.”
Niki Brantmark, Interior Blogger
“The kitchen really is the heart of the home. I therefore feel it should be homely and somewhere family and friends can feel relaxed. I love the mix of old and new and different styles in this space. Plus it has the most wonderful matt black wood floor – softened by a vintage Morroccan rug.”
Odysseas Constantine, Interior Blogger
“Every element has been thought out in this space from the soft grey walls to the marble table. The gallery wall of Old Masters looks great but I would be tempted to swap them for contemporary pop art to add some colour to the space and tie in to the Mid-Century seating. We can’t all be blessed with double-height rooms but there are features to take inspiration from here, such as bringing art into the kitchen.”
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Martyn White, Interior Blogger
“My favorite kitchen of all time has to be this gorgeous Parisian kitchen designed by Joseph Dirand. What I love about the design is that it shows us just what can be achieved in a limited space. There is no main colour; the design uses each material to its fullest potential, adding beautiful tones to the room through a mixture of finishes, textures and grains. Dirand has created a harmonious relationship in the design and nothing fights for attention. A characterful design that can be lived in and admired”
Hannah Russell, Interior Blogger
“I love that people congregate in kitchens, they are places of warmth, love and (hopefully) delicious treats! That’s why I like kitchens that are integrated into the living space and when I renovated my own home I chose a design for open plan living, cooking and eating. I used pale greys, blues and whites to create the simple look, accented with lots of gold to keep things interesting. The faux-concrete kitchen cabinets are offset by softer colours in the living area, and I use antique Italian tiles as the heatproof mats to protect the white granite worktops. It’s where we spend most of our time and it works perfectly for us!”
Gerard McGuickin, Design Writer
“The utilitarian Vipp kitchen is a furniture concept that is composed of stainless steel modules. These modules or components are available in different sizes and can be amalgamated and configured according to an individual’s requirements. The kitchen is industrial, muscular and functional, with a form that is tactile and handsome. Its clever and confident design will doubtless thrill the most ardent chef and ensure many years of thoughtful cooking.”
Sarah Van Peteghem, Interior Blogger
“I like the combination of the different grey cabinet colours in this kitchen in combination with the white subway tiles as a backdrop. The cabinets have very clean lines, which is contrasted a little bit with the way the lighting is hung above the sink. What I like the most about this kitchen though, is the big open area in front, which can fit a big table for family dinners, gatherings and morning coffees in front of the big windows.”
Alex Carberry, Interior Designer
“A woman after my own heart – during Beth Chapleau’s home renovation, Beth updated much of her kitchen by repainting the existing cabinets black and updating the hardware instead of gutting the entire room and starting new. The black and white cabinets balance each other so well, coupled with a walnut laminate countertop for a strong impact. Even though the design of this kitchen isn’t full of traditionally warm colours, Beth managed to create a sleek yet cozy and considered kitchen.”
Eleni Psyllaki, Interior Blogger
“Kitchens can very easily become cluttered and crammed with all the foods and preps continuously lying around. Love how clean and organized this kitchen look. The abundant sleek cabinetry is more than enough to hide away all those bits and pieces while the white shade blends in with the white floor and wall for a seamless result. Also, the black and white contrast and the ample daylight that enters through the large window define the space and rest the eye.”
Johan Hazenbroek, Interior Blogger
“What I most like about this minimal kitchen is the fact how it’s integrated in the house. Although it is a kitchen, it doesn’t look like one. It’s more like a sideboard, with two taps. All drawers are symmetric another big plus, monochrome colour palette for worktop and fronts and to top it all: no top drawers, which create a lot of open space and make the room look bigger. Jup, this minimalistic kitchen looks like my future dream kitchen. The only thing missing is the cooker, but I bet it’s integrated somewhere you can’t see it!”
Patrizia Furrer, Interior Blogger
“I love a kitchen that is clean and tidy, but not sterile. This is a perfect example. The concrete countertops give it an industrial feel, the white floor the Scandinavian coolness and the well-place accessories a warm touch. Dare to display your favorite items and hide away the not-so-pretty stuff. A cool lamp is not only a good source of lighting, but make the room more homey. And of course, a piece of art is always a good idea.”
Aisha Kellaway, Interior Blogger
“The kitchen is the heart of the home, and this kitchen screams of country charm and personality. I love the bold purple kitchen island, stunning open beams and the cream cabinets work beautifully. Open plan kitchen and dining areas are a great way of opening up a home and kitchen islands are a practical way of utilising space in the kitchen. This one offers a dedicated and central prep area, extra wash basin, casual dining bench and plenty of storage. I love the plate rack – practical and stylish! The only thing I’d do different is change the lights to something a little less modern to complement the country style.”
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Sophie Tatton, Interior Blogger
“I really love this bright, spacious kitchen. It’s ideal for cooking and entertaining and I am drawn to the quintessential traditional English feel it evokes.
The exposed beams and the solid wood countertops work wonderfully with the shaker cabinets and the Aga just adds to that farmhouse feel. The blue colour of the cabinets is a real attention grabber, I don’t think you should be afraid to introduce colour into a kitchen.
There is plenty of storage which is always needed and I like the glass fronted cabinets and plate rack which can be used to display beautiful dinner sets. Having shelving built in is always a huge plus to store all of those recipe books!”
Jessica Trent, Interior Blogger
“My favourite kitchen is my own kitchen! I’m incredibly lucky to have my husband design & create kitchens himself. It’s a tiny space but benefits from an incredible flood of natural light, and there’s a story behind every cabinet & drawer. All handmade from a workshop in our back garden, he combines traditional English style cabinets with vintage-style twist-lock knobs & modern Iroko worktops. It’s so beautifully functional in our compact living space, I can’t imagine anything better! “
Kim M, Interior Blogger
“The kitchen is the heart of the home. When decorating my own dream space, I kept this in mind throughout the entire process. I tried to create a functional room that was still warm and charming, by adding personal items, family photos and keepsakes, rich wood tones and warm colours. The custom hood, my favourite design element, mimics a hearth and draws everyone in to gather around and share good times.”
Laura Holmes, Interior Blogger
“I love this kitchen because it feels so fresh, clean and airy. Victorian terraced houses are often quite narrow with the kitchen at the rear, so it can be hard to get enough light into the space. The soft palette that I chose for the room helps to create a sense of space as well as calm. Finally I added contemporary dining furniture and a modern chandelier above the island to finish off the room and give it a slightly modern edge.”
Emma Kate, Interior Blogger
“My favourite kitchen is my own kitchen. The reason it makes me so happy is because I transformed it from a bland beige 1980’s kitchen into a bright shaker style kitchen for under £300. I’m thrilled to have saved it from landfill as I’m a keen upcycler and I’m thrilled to have achieved such a large change for so little money.
I used the original doors and added wooden trim, new handles and paint.”
Anna Lysik, Interior Blogger
“My perfect kitchen need to consist of 3 important factors; it need to be functional, spacious and reflect my personal style.
My dream home would be a city center duplex apartment with an open plan, industrial kitchen. I love the addition of a mini garden in here, bringing the nature indoor.
This is Siematic kitchen, from their urban collection. I love the anthracite fronts, combined with raw materials and added a splash of colour with accessories.
Having bed nearby kitchen, it would be perfect for every Sunday morning, to wake up with the smell of fresh coffee.”
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Desiree Groenendal, Interior Blogger
“This picture is a taken at a family summer home in the Hamptons and build out of several VIPP Modules in bright white with a 4mm stainless steel table top. I love this kitchen because of it’s industrial character and concrete floor. A beautiful open space with the original beams left in sight and a sneak peek in the garden.”
Helga de Waal, Interior Designer
“I love the minimal and timeless design of this kitchen. The modern industrial floor and white cabinets fit beautifully with the wooden counter which still makes it warm and cosy. Through the windows the natural light comes into the kitchen and you can look outside while cooking. It is a kitchen with a zen feeling that I would love to have in my future house.”
Luke Batchelor, Interior Blogger
“I’ve always admired the work of Rose Uniacke due to her impeccable ability to mix period design features harmoniously with contemporary design. In one of Pimlico’s grandest 19th century homes you will find one of the most beautiful interior restorations of recent years. The kitchen with its high ceilings and large windows typical of a property of this scale manages to retain a feeling of yesteryear with the richly toned flagstone floor and french range cooker. The muted tones are enhanced by the cool marble and warm wood of the central island whilst Rose’s signature brass bamboo leg furniture adds a delicate aesthetic to room dominated by square shapes.
The addition of fine art with its hit of colour and the almost out of proportion ceiling pendant lights add intrigue along with everyday kitchen gadgets making it clear that this beautiful, stylish kitchen is part of a much loved family home where old art meets new art, old furniture meets new furniture and essentially where the mastermind of Rose Uniacke meets reality.”
Karen Clough, Interior Blogger
“The word I’d use to describe this kitchen over any other is ‘unforgettable’. It’s bold. It’s quirky. It’s a conversation starter whilst not being an assault on the eyes. I love how it is unapologetically a lived-in and practical home. Instead of locking away the products that define the room’s function, this kitchen has celebrated them with colourful fruit bowls and stools paired against darker wall accessories and lighting fixtures for extra contrast. It is packed with personality and that bright geometric paint job is simply incredible and, to me, timeless.”
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Jacquin Milhouse, Interior Blogger
“A little inspiration never hurts when you’re in the kitchen and this color burst kitchen certainly delivers. I love that this kitchen has so many unexpected pops of color! It feels young, fresh, and energizing. I also enjoy all of the beautiful textures and patterns present. Its feature planter wall and gold barstools are a treat in this space as well, but I must say that the graphic, wrap-around tile wall is my favorite. This kitchen has a collected feel, while still maintaining a contemporary look. A true visual delight!”
Kate Beavis, Interior Blogger
“My favourite kitchen is this original 1950s English Rose owned by Sarah Bradbury from Planet Sputnik which I featured in my book Style Your Modern Vintage Home. It was the “must have” kitchen of the time, produced in the UK out of stockpiled aluminium left over from spitfire manufacturing during the war. It was also the first modular kitchen with a metal frame that could be bolted together easily. I love the aesthetics as well as the practicality- the curved front drawers enabled a deeper worktop without losing floor space which was perfect for the 50s housewife. John Lewis make a modern version but you can’t beat the original! This example is extra special due to the addition of other vintage accessories such as the American cannisters and Caddymatic tea dispenser.”
Janice Issitt, Interior Blogger
“I love my kitchen because it is personalised to exactly my taste and not one bought from a catalogue. I dislike hard black and white surfaces, preferring wood, natural or painted, and preferably worn and chipped. I love vintage kitchenalia, so collections of that are on the shelves and in the glass fronted cupboards. I re-paint the kitchen myself, and lately in pastel shades to match the vintage style appliances. The door knobs are all mismatched and so is the china and cups. Im a colour fanatic so a great way to change the colours of your kitchen are with paint or to add fabric curtains to cover white goods.”
Brenda Kula-Pruitt, Interior Blogger
“Probably most would not understand why I chose the photo of this kitchen as my favourite. So I’ll explain. This looks like someone’s grandmother’s kitchen. So it evokes many warm feelings in me. I absolutely love eat-in kitchens, and this one has that. I like white kitchen appliances, not stainless steel, which I find too harsh and industrial. I love the red and turquoise colour combination. The simplicity of the cabinets. The hardwood floors. The retro kitchen table surrounded by blue wooden chairs. I am crazy for polka dots. And most especially red and white polka dots. This kitchen carries with it a whimsical theme that makes me smile when I gaze at it. It looks like a lived in kitchen. One where love resides within its walls.”
Paula Benson, Interior Blogger
“I love clean lines, granite and stainless steel but conversely, one of my favourite kitchens is a retro, fun, stylish affair. The kitchen in Don and Megan’s 1960s Park Avenue apartment in Mad Men is a Mid Century Modern masterpiece. Rich blue and vibrant orange cabinet doors vie for attention, zinging out from their dark walnut borders, complimented by an unusual brown Frigidaire. At a time when open plan became all the rage, a kitchen on full view meant it needed to look damn good as well as be practical.”
Rebecca Davies, Interior Designer
“I absolutely love this kitchen despite it being red and blue, which are colours I never usually go for. And in a world of neutral kitchens, what a breath of fresh air to find one that is so bold and colourful and confident. Applying patterned tiles to the entire wall gives the room drama and interest, and I love the juxtaposition of the vintage wall cabinet and chandelier against the contemporary sleek units and worktop. Little pops of pink and green, and the warm colour of the wooden floor, all go towards making this kitchen not only beautiful, but homely as well.”
Yasmin Chopin, Interior Blogger
“When you move into a new home the kitchen is probably the most difficult room to change if it doesn’t already fit with your taste and style. The design of this kitchen, made and installed by Cimitree, really excites me for the clever way it uses the space. It is an awkwardly shaped room and each expertly crafted unit is given what seems a generous amount of space. This allows light to become an active element in the design as it reaches the surfaces and shows off the colours, curves and details. The plain white walls make the room appear like an art gallery and the kitchen units are the star exhibits. The combination of colours is unusual and hark back to the sixties for me although I understand the inspiration was Art Deco; you can see how the two periods meld together creating a unique style. The care and skill that has gone into the making is self-evident, you can look at this kitchen for a long time and keep seeing more beauty. I adore the kick boards! I would be very proud to own a kitchen like this.”
Katrina West, Interior Blogger
“To me, a kitchen must be practical, stylish & the heart of a home. I love an eclectic mix of modern style fused harmoniously with traditional: Here, the original parquet flooring & cooker hood elements blend perfectly to create a classic style with a contemporary edge. The clean lines of the white units establish a calm, open space, whilst styling with bright pops of colour add heaps of character.”
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