Top 10 Kitchen we Love!

Top 10 Kitchens We Love!

Did you know that May 18th is “No Dirty Dishes Day?”   So to celebrate, we thought we’d post the Top 10 kitchens we absolutely love! Let’s have a look.

1.  Soothing Palette

Our Belmont Avenue Project features a very clean overall aesthetic with white cabinets, marble tile and wood cabinetry.   View more pictures of this project >

Soothing Pallette Kitchen

Soothing Palette Kitchen Design. Photo credit: Rebecca McAlpin

2.  Lived In

When Amy designed her own kitchen, she wanted a space that worked with the warm wood found throughout her home.  The kitchen below served as an inspiring image where the designer embraced the wood in many aspects of the design, from the island, to the stools, to the beams, and even on some countertops.

Farmhouse Kitchen from Houzz

Farmhouse Kitchen from Houzz

Fast forward a few years, and Amy’s own kitchen renovation was realized, with a natural hickory wood taking center stage.   But, of course, with Amy, introducing a pop of purple was an absolute necessity.

Amy Kitchen Interior Design

Amy Cuker’s Kitchen, Down2Earth Interior Design

3.  Go Bold

And have fun with stools!

Maison à Ville St-Laurent, Qc Contemporary Kitchen, Montreal from Houzz

Maison à Ville St-Laurent, Contemporary Kitchen from Houzz. Photo Credit: Rodolf Noel

Or, if you are willing to go bold and with something a little more permanent than furniture, you can choose a lively wallpaper for your kitchen.  Here this kitchen is really turned into a showstopper with the accent wall featuring a fun wallpaper.

Scandinavian Kitchen from Houzz by GCDD Group

4. Light, Bright, and Vintage

Down2earth interior design’s Strathaven Road project features white ceiling beams, white cabinetry and white pendant lighting with a soft sage tile backsplash for a bright, clean, vintage-inspired space. See more pictures of this project >

Down2Earth Interior Design Light, Bright, Airy Kitchen

Down2Earth Interior Design Light, Bright, Airy Kitchen

5. Calling all Francophiles

If you dream of having a French bakery look in your kitchen, this one will inspire you to make your dreams a reality. A unique way to add a showstopping piece is to do it with the island!  You may also notice pendant lights similar to our previous kitchen, a very classic interior design choice.  You can find similar lighting from Rejuvenation’s Rose City Lighting Collection.

ShoreditchWarehouse Living Industrial Kitchen, London from Houzz by Increation.

ShoreditchWarehouse Living Industrial Kitchen, London from Houzz by Increation.

6. A Colorful Custom Island

The island is a great way to add color to the kitchen and also allow it to stand apart from the cabinetry.

In the Indian Walk project (view here) the interior design plan for the island introduced a beautiful blue for the island that contrasts with the cabinets.   The color also carries the blue from the dining room into the kitchen in a way that flows beautifully.

Down2Earth Interior Design Kitchen Renovation

Down2Earth Interior Design Colorful Island. Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

7. Rowhouse Kitchen that Anchors an Open Concept Plan

At down2earth interior design’s 2nd Street project, the kitchen takes center stage (and is now central to the layout). The layout of this Philadelphia Rowhome went through a transformation that moved the functions of the entire first floor around.   In this kitchen, one could say the kitchen peninsula takes on two personalities depending on where you are looking at it.  The blue color of the dining room wall extends along a half wall that supports the peninsula on the dining room side of the kitchen.

Down2Earth Interior Design Rowhouse Kitchen. Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Down2Earth Interior Design Rowhouse Kitchen. Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Taking a look at the island from inside the kitchen you will see that the waterfall edge matches the white counters of the kitchen.  It is a seamless transition from one space to the next and so subtle that you don’t stop to notice.  The island in this space also makes the kitchen very functional and truly utilizes every inch possible!

Down2Earth Interior Design Rowhouse Kitchen. Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Down2Earth Interior Design Rowhouse Kitchen, Open Concept. Photo Credit: Rebecca McAlpin

8. White, Black and Wood

In down2earth interior design’s Wayne House project, the island stands apart from the white cabinetry with its dark wood color.  The bar stools are highlighted as their color contrasts with the color of the island.

Down2Earth Interior Design Black, White and Wood Kitchen. Photos credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Down2Earth Interior Design Black, White and Wood Kitchen. Photos credit: Rebecca McAlpin

Here’s another black and white kitchen we’ve been admiring:

Transitional Kitchen by Haven Design and Construction from Houzz. Photo Credit: Matthew Niemann Photography

Transitional Kitchen by Haven Design and Construction from Houzz. Photo Credit: Matthew Niemann Photography

9. Or, Go All Black!

This kitchen features black cabinets, black trim, and black beams. The white walls help lighten this space and while it is a dramatic look, it does not feel oppressive.

Sellwood Library House Traditional Kitchen by The Works from Houzz

Sellwood Library House Traditional Kitchen by The Works from Houzz

Oh, and don’t forget about black light fixtures.  Remember that time Maria blogged about her trip to London? If not, click here to read more >  She fell in love with the entire Tom Dixon range of lighting, even came home with some! The kitchen above showcased the Tom Dixon Beat Fat Pendant lighting.

10. Embrace a Pale Monochrome:

Soothing and quiet, these inset cabinets provide a serene backdrop for meal prep and for a family to gather.

Traditional Kitchen by J. Hirsch Interior Design from Houzz

Traditional Kitchen by J. Hirsch Interior Design from Houzz

 

You can learn more about why we love designing kitchens here!

If you are thinking about a kitchen renovation, let us know! Fill out down2earth interior design’s project form to tell us more and we will be happy to talk with you about your ideas.