11 Elegant Kitchens Straight From Your Dreams

White Kitchen With Pendant Lights

White Kitchen With Pendant Lights

Photo by: House of Jade Interiors

House of Jade Interiors

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Does dreaming about a new kitchen ever get old? If you're like me and you like to drool over elegant, style-forward kitchens on days that end in Y, then you'll love the entries in the 2015 HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Kitchen + Dining category

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The kitchen above makes a statement, thanks to four oversized black pendant light shades. Their color and size add a sharp contrast to the otherwise understated white kitchen, designed by Kirsten Krason and Erin Morgan, without detracting from the elegance of the space.

Styled With Tile

Kitchen With Blue-and-White Tiles Plus Gray Island & Cabinets

Kitchen With Blue-and-White Tiles Plus Gray Island & Cabinets

Photo by: Rebecca Zajac

Rebecca Zajac

These turquoise and white wall tiles hint at Moroccan style though their random arrangement offer a modern twist in this fun, fresh kitchen designed by Rebecca Zajac.

Chevron Makes a Point

Chevron Wood Floors Take Center Stage in Galley Kitchen

Chevron Wood Floors Take Center Stage in Galley Kitchen

Photo by: Joel Kelly Design

Joel Kelly Design

Fumed oak floors in a striking chevron pattern steal the show in this kitchen by Joel Kelly. Lime-washed oak cabinets with a bluish-black stain provide contrast against the light floors, and the chevron pattern is mimicked in the backsplash above the oven.

Divine Design

Modern White Great Room With Stained Glass Windows

Modern White Great Room With Stained Glass Windows

Photo by: Jim Tschetter

Jim Tschetter

Is it a cathedral or a kitchen? A crisply modern aesthetic pairs with sky-high ceilings and arched stained glass windows in this incredible room, designed by Link Thelen, that includes a kitchen, dining and lounge area.

Victorian Charm

1900 Cottage-Style Kitchen with Wood Trim and Accent Wall

1900 Cottage-Style Kitchen with Wood Trim and Accent Wall

Photo by: Erin Williamson

Erin Williamson

To maintain a vintage feel when updating this 1900 Queen Anne Victorian kitchen, designer Sarah Stacey introduced dark wood trim and shutters and an accent wall with a charming wallpaper design.

Naturally Chic

Soundproof Modern Great Room

Soundproof Modern Great Room

Photo by: Bates Masi + Architects

Bates Masi + Architects

This elongated galley kitchen, designed by Paul Masi and Harry Bates, relies on natural lighting to illuminate the workspace and cedar walls with a concrete core to reduce noise. 

Tailored Trim

White Transitional Chef Kitchen With Large Island

White Transitional Chef Kitchen With Large Island

Photo by: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Jackson Design and Remodeling

The elegance of this kitchen, designed by Tatiana Machado-Rosas, is in the details — specifically the beautiful black window frames, cube pendant lights and geometric ceiling trim.

Pining for Rustic Style

Brown Rustic Kitchen With Pine Cabinets

Brown Rustic Kitchen With Pine Cabinets

Photo by: Matt Waclo

Matt Waclo

Etta Cowdrey and Mark Schriefer take rustic chic to a new level with their diverse use of materials, including reclaimed pine cabinetry, chicken wire cabinet screens, antique telephone-operator barstools and a mix of white marble and walnut countertops.

Design With a Sense of Humor

Modern Kitchen with Graphic Black-and-White Backsplash

Modern Kitchen with Graphic Black-and-White Backsplash

Photo by: Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

Quirky wallpaper featuring cartoon people is displayed behind a glass backsplash in this modern kitchen with a sense of humor by Hugh Jefferson Randolph. The wallpaper and additional fun accessories add visual interest to an otherwise sleek space.

Country Elegance

Small Country Kitchen With Open Shelving

Small Country Kitchen With Open Shelving

Photo by: Drake + Frye Home

Drake + Frye Home

This country kitchen designed by Andrea Drake and Tracy Frye shows that casual can be elegant too. Open shelving opens up the room while keeping dishes organized while wicker barstools and a distressed wall finish add to the charm.

Custom Blend

Contemporary Kitchen With Large Picture Window

Contemporary Kitchen With Large Picture Window

Photo by: Cory Holland

Cory Holland

Designer Harmony Weihs blends contemporary design with midcentury modern architectural features in this sleek kitchen. Stacked stone frames a large picture window to anchor the bright, open space while highlighting the gorgeous outdoor view.

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Vibrant Nursery With Classic Appeal

J&J Design Group found inspiration for a baby nursery in their client's preppy style. They based their design and color palette on a unique bird-patterned wallpaper, complementing it with a bright area rug and coral-colored vintage dresser to create a cheerful space for the family's first girl.

Opened-Up Kitchen Shares Space With Dining Room

FINNE architects worked with a homeowner who wanted to open up her dark, cramped kitchen. The new space has a contemporary feel to it and an open floor plan that shares space with the dining room. Design elements including elm wood and pendant lights were used to unify the spaces.

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Contemporary Kitchen With Rustic Flair

Cool and contemporary with rustic accents, this gorgeous kitchen is full of custom details and hand-crafted accessories.

Kitchen Remodel With a Custom Look

Designer Rebecca Zajac gave her clients the kitchen of their dreams by refacing existing cabinets, adding eye-catching blue and white tile throughout, and using warm wood accents.

Colorful Colonial-Style Home

Designer Alan Metcalfe turned a Colonial-style family home into a colorful showplace through custom light fixtures and art installations, including ones that feature personal collectibles and artifacts.

Penthouse Remodel in Downtown St. Louis

A St. Louis family consolidated four apartments into a single penthouse home. S&K Interiors designed the remodel while construction was going on.

Modern NYC Apartment Infused With Color, Vintage Collectibles

For a collector of vintage items with a love for color, bare, white walls in a modern New York apartment just wouldn't do. Designer Allison Lind repurposed furniture and materials to transform this blank space into a cozy, colorful retreat. 

Boy's Surf Culture-Inspired Bedroom

To help a 9-year-old fall in love with his basement bedroom, J&J Design Group drew inspiration from the surf and skateboard culture of Southern California and the West Coast. Now this boy's bedroom is a cool, unique retreat that's all his own.

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