The dark brass schoolhouse lights were found at Scherer's Architectural Antiques. Designer Jay Griffith replaced upper cabinets with open shelves in this California home for a casual, airy look.
"The homeowner is a serious cook," designer Young Huh says, "and she wanted that Wolf range" — it has six burners, a double griddle, and two ovens. In Ina Garten's New York apartment, a Bosch dishwasher, a Liebherr refrigerator, and a Sub-Zero freezer are tucked beneath the countertop, creating more counter space in a small galley kitchen. He used Douglas fir for floors and cabinets to get "the handmade look and feel of the originals." contributing editor Frances Schultz choose low, pull-out shelves in lieu of lower cabinets in her East Hampton cottage.
The walnut floor, hand-scraped to give it even more character, changes to a chevron pattern in the adjoining breakfast room.
The yellow paint, Benjamin Moore's HC10, unifies both rooms.
Painting your kitchen cabinets is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to create a new look.
With a cream background, it’s easy to give your kitchen a fresh feel by choosing from the latest colours available.
Dulux‘s Blue Reflection in Kitchen Plus, from £16.29 for 1 litre, is ideal for simple kitchen cabinetry.
The Kaihois' three-year-old daughter sits in the red Tripp Trapp high chair by Stokke. Kitchen designer Mick de Giulio created a homey kitchen with a retro feel in this Chicago home using yellow paint on the walls.
"I mean look at that stove doing its thing—you don't need any more statements."Dark cabinetry painted Benjamin Moore's Midsummer Night creates a classic Edwardian feeling in the kitchen of this California home by designer Stephen Shubel. A crystal chandelier and high-gloss kitchen cabinets painted Farrow & Ball's Pitch Black "remind me of Paris apartments and grand French style," designer Tobi Tobin says of the kitchen in her Hollywood Hills farmhouse.
Spin barstools from Crate & Barrel; light fixtures from Summer House; faucets by Waterworks."My style of decorating is, 'I love this, I love that, let's put it all together and make it work,'" says designer Krista Ewart. Benjamin Moore Aura in Salsa Dancing on cabinets and Oatmeal on walls."Everybody has a version of old light fixtures now, but I wanted something you didn't see in every other kitchen," designer Dan Doyle says of the lighting in a Napa Valley kitchen. Overscale willow basket lights from South of Market help define the breakfast area in a large kitchen in an Atlanta house decorated by Kay Douglass. A showstopping twig chandelier from Hudson Home brings a natural element, and some whimsy, inside an upstate New York house designed by Charles O. Walls and ceiling are Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball.
Paint in general is easiest and least expensive way to transform a kitchen.
Look for a rich, yet calming shade that allow you to relax in your space.