Mediterranean-Style Kitchens

From rich wood textures to ornate accents, these timeless, European details are ideal in Mediterranean kitchens.
By: Susan Kleinman

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French-Country Character

An armoire-style cabinet lined with curtains, arched backsplash and a trio of iron lanterns showcase French-country flavor. Design by Gail Drury

From: Drury Design

Romantic Accents

Eclectic but Gallic details include a toile-upholstered armchair and wrought-iron pot rack, tile backsplashes and ladder-back chairs. Design by Jennifer Norrington, CKD; photography by Liz Kaye

Tuscan Hues

Designer Katheryn Cowles chose honey-toned woods and variegated marble for this Tuscan-inspired kitchen. Ornate chandeliers add an extra layer of whimsy.

From: Katheryn Cowles

Built-In Charm

Arched cabinets add a touch of the Mediterranean, and open shelving allows the homeowner to showcase favorite majolica pieces. Design by TMS Architects

Timeless Toile

Sophisticated and elegant, traditional toile in soft shades of tan and rose are integral to the French-country style. Curtained oak cabinetry is a hallmark of the look, and dried flowers are a classic Provencal accent. Design by David Stimmel

From: Dave Stimmel

Italian-Inspired Cook Station

Designer Ellinor Ellefson imported a cherubic early-19th-century iron fireback from Italy for this Mediterranean style kitchen. The arched stove hood enhances the Old Europe feeling. Photography by Bryan Schiele

On Display

A mantel-style hood is the perfect platform for Mediterranean accessories such as copperware and dried grasses. Design by Cheryl D & Company; photography by DaurDaug Design Group