Kitchens mean serious style. They are the heart of the home, and have evolved from being a strictly utilitarian entity into a versatile space to share meals and entertain guests. We have gathered our favourites, from the most intriguing to the chicest, the most serene to the boldest, these stylish spaces will inspire you to add plenty of ingenuity to your kitchen.
1. The beautiful and functional kitchen designed by Suzanne Kasler uses creamy whites to create a light-filled look. The cone shape bronze pendants and steel range hood provide an industrial edge and the bar stools cloaked in tobacco linen break the colour trail. Kasler says, “The white kitchen is always timeless. This kitchen has a casual elegance, and I love the equestrian details that tie into the architecture of the house.”
2. Designer Victoria Hagan’s Nantucket home has a welcoming kitchen area. It features Artemide pendant lights, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Wolf range, and stools from Robert Stilin.
3. Designer Bunny Williams states, “I believe a kitchen should have the same decorative and architectural spirit as the rest of the house. To achieve the iridescent blue in this kitchen, I had several layers of different blue paint applied to the cabinets, which were lightly sanded after each coat. The countertops are granite. I always like a contrast in colour between cabinets and counters.”
4. Contemporary and modish, the exaggerated use of black gives this kitchen a minimal, sophisticated vibe. The symmetrical patterns, sharp edges and low lighting create decorative drama.
5. The modern-meets-vintage kitchen by Samantha Sacks mixes old and new, thereby emanating a very relaxed, modern appeal. The look is streamlined by pairing Calacatta marble with matched walnut cabinets, accessories and stools.