What is your Kitchen Style?
Ten Kitchens we have visited with 7 Differnet styles
Kitchens are the hub of the home, the room where people typically spend the most time, and the house’s “money room.” Add these to their various style, color, and materials options and the road to a kitchen reno can be long and winded.
To help you on your way here are 10 very different kitchen designs for you to browse. Each of these kitchens were origianly featured in an issue of VHLD but we gathered 10 of them shocase the variety of designs there are in kitchens.
See if there’s one or two that appeal most to your style and functional preferences, or ask yourself what about each one inspires you. Just be sure to read to the end. The last kitchen might be a surprise…
1. How to Make a Kitchen Feel Timeless
This kitchen is all elegance. A gorgeous Carrara marble of the slab backsplash and counter, combineds with the rich, dark stained island top sets it off to its best advantage. You can see how the white, raised panel cabinets echo the traditional trim of the island, and one can fully appreciate how the true blue accent wall visually deepens the space. This combination of materials creates a look that is timeless and classic. You can’t go wrong with them.
Blue and white combined creatse a timeless color palette in this space. The warm tones in the cherry island complement the cool blue in the accessories and hand painted counter stool fabric. How about that wine fridge, seamlessly integrated into the cabaintes. The island adds plenty of storage and family meeting space, which was important for most of my client and a must-have in any kitchen. To see the before and after photos of this kitchdn visit Jill Shevlin Design Here and here for additional views.
Fun fact, after this project was complete, three more clients approached me with this exact photo, requesting I recreate it for them. I incorporated a few new touches to keep each of their spaces unique, but it just went to show the power of simple and classic design.
2. How to Keep Your Traditional Kitchen Design within the 21st Century
Impressive how this dark wood traditional-style kitchen looks anything but dated. The pale green granite countertops and these swivel rattan bar stools give the Kitchen character while keeping the dark wood yet opening up wiht fretwork rather than a heavy stool. Mahogany cabinets and inset panels keep with traditional style, but modern-industrial pendants and a stone backsplash keep the space rooted in the present. This Kitchen feels warm and familiar but new and creative as well.
3. A Unique Counter Top Height Island is Center Stage in this Traditional Kitchen
Bright and White with simple detials this kitchen is a show stopper. The basics of this kitchen are traditional, very traditional but it also feels fresh, modern, and open. You can not miss the stainless steel hood over the viking stove. Can you say – Show Stopper? The white paint, subway tile, and an industrial-inspired light fixture are the key elements making all the difference.
4. How to Mix Modern and Contemporary in the Kitchen
Open, light, bright, sleek, and inviting this kitchen embraces an open concept floor plan by streamlining the look of the cabinets and island. It was a good idea to leave the rest of the space predominantly light and airy, so it wouldn’t feel small. I also appreciate how the dark, modern bar stools and two clusters of glass globe pendants add touches of character to the kitchen.
For more about this Vero Beach kitchen renovation, read here.
This kitchen is similar to the previous one in style genre but drastically different in atmosphere. Instead of being bright and airy, I had the impression that it was a clean and cool refuge from hot summer days. The modern style of the cabinets and integrated fridge are echoed in the large central island, and the industrial-style bar stools enhance the cool feeling of the space.
Here’s another modern and minimal kitchen with an entirely different feel. The sleek and shiny cabinets are made more cozy with the touches of seafoam green in the counters and glass tile backsplash, one of the homeowner’s favorites. I’m especially impressed with how the glass accents of the topmost cabinets raise the visual height of this kitchen. It feels fresh, stunning, and relaxing.
5. How to Incorporate shades of White in the Kitchen
Beautiful honed quartzite counters and oversized pendants elevate the elegance of this kitchen, but my favorite feature is the bold, glass tile backsplash. The accents of turquoise and tan in the barstools bring this backsplash into the room and make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed. The effect creates a sense of calm and classiness. Not a bad place to pass a few hours cooking, right? Want to see the rest of this house? Check it out here on Jill Shelvin Design
6. A kitchen with Nothing on Top
Traditional meets minimal in this stylishly simple kitchen that is easily another one of my favorites. The space is open and clear. The cabinet trim and herringbone tile are both simple but sophisticated. And to top it off (literally), the pendants and sconces are the perfect touches of traditional design. This kitchen is like a breath of fresh air on a hot day. This is a kitchen with nothing on top.
Read more about this gorgeous Vero Beach kitchen renovation here.
7.Don’t Forget about this special Kitchen…
The home of Croce and Bonnie Giambanco, owners of Nino’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.
Who wouldn’t want an outdoor pizza kitchen? This brick-oven beauty and the home’s architecture itself are an ode to pizza’s birthplace and the heart of the Mediterranean: Italy. I love how this space makes use of, not one, but two sinks and has plenty of beautiful counter space for prepping, mixing cocktails, and enjoying the outdoors. That’s a kitchen done right.
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1/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Palm Coast Development
2/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Jill Shevlin Design
3/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer DW Designs
4/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Moor Architects
5/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Hoos Architecture
6/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Moor Architects
7/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Croom Construction
8/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Croom Construction & Jill Shevlin Design
9/ Photographer Aric Attas, Designer Hoos Architecture
10/ Photographer Aric Attas, Styled by Jill Shevlin Design
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