Design a Contemporary Kitchen

A combination of modern and traditional styles, contemporary kitchens are comfortable and stylish.
By: Susan Kleinman

Classic Contemporary

This wide-open kitchen offers plenty of room for dining and entertaining, and the mix of natural and man-made materials embodies the best of contemporary style. Design by Alan Tanksley; photography by William Abranowicz

From: Alan Tanksley

Unconventional Lighting

In this New York kitchen, designer Andrew Suvalsky showcases a modern Louis Poulsen pendant lamp re-plated in polished nickel. Photography by Seth Boyd

Multipurpose Living

With two separate islands, there is plenty of space for storage, prep and on-the-go dining. The Electrolux Hood suspended over the range adds sculptural flair. Design by Stephanie Maheu; photography by Adam Frehm

Tone-on-Tone Color Palette

Toronto-based designer Frankie Castro created a natural look in this contemporary kitchen with earth-toned tiles and a tree branch chandelier. Photography by Celebration Studios

Entertain With Ease

This kitchen by Linda McDougald Design and Postcard from Paris opens right onto a comfortable great room, allowing for easy living and causal entertaining. Photography by Rachael Boling

Artful Details

A glass penny-tile backsplash adds pop-art punch. Because the colors are all neutral, the homeowner, a floral designer, can add flowers and accessories without making the space feel chaotic. Design by Lindsay Schultz; photography by Kelly Moss

Nature-Inspired Textures

Designer Andrew Howard chose reclaimed tiles and elmwood cabinetry for the unique look of this kitchen. Photography by Jessie Preza

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