Plaid pillows, wooden chairs, and raw beams ensure this space feels cozy and homey, while polished metals throughout make it feel sophisticated.Get the look: "I love a table lamp in a kitchen," says James, the designer behind this renovated Georgia cabin."Everything else recedes into the background," Maloney says."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.
Handy for storing pots, pans, mixing bowls, and more, they also mean less hunting around on your knees.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.The walnut floor, hand-scraped to give it even more character, changes to a chevron pattern in the adjoining breakfast room."You don't want the eye to stutter in a small space," Ferrier says."You want it to move naturally from one thing to the next, from similar color to similar color, from shape to shape."In a New York City kitchen designed by Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea, the Burgundy La Cornue Chateau 150 range is the kitchen's focal point and showstopper.Sketch Up also works, or you can try one of our recommended Designers. We need the full set including both the dimensioned elevations and plan drawings.We'll follow-up with a phone-call to generate a rough estimate after discussing your project's scope, time-frame, and budget."I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house," says designer Christina Rottman.To achieve it in this Montecito, California kitchen, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze.The kitchen in a New York City apartment designed by Miles Redd is small, but owner Tom Mendenhall has no trouble making braised short ribs for eight in it. Everyone was doing white, and it can be incredibly stylish. It's not perfect, so color seemed the right thing to do."The hand-forged iron Chauvin lanterns from Dessin Fournir were painted white inside to reflect more light onto the island in a Hillsborough, California, kitchen deisgned by Melanie Coddington. Luxe pendant light in Alan Campbell's Potalla in Jungle Green "that's sort of crisply modern and floral-viney at the same time - perfect for the country."Inspired by the blue-gray veining on the Silestone countertops, designer Matthew Quinn chose blue-gray subway tile and then warmed up the cool colors and the stainless steel appliances with brass trim in the Kips Bay Decorators Show House kitchen.Cabinets are lacquered in Bamboo Leaf by Fine Paints of Europe, as was the roller shade by Manhattan Shade & Glass, which erases an exhaust unit. Folding windows open the kitchen up to the patio in a 1928 cottage designed by Kathryn M. "It's a feminine touch, like the pretty mullions on the armoires, and it balances the masculine dark woods so the kitchen appeals to everyone," he says.