11 Elegant Kitchens Straight From Your Dreams

Clean, Airy White Kitchen

White Kitchen With Pendant Lights

An all-white kitchen is as crisp as it gets. Contemporary pendant lights and bar stools introduce an element of softness to the space.

Photo by: House of Jade Interiors

House of Jade Interiors

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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 Wood Stools, Gray Island & Cabinets

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

Rebecca Zajac designed a white kitchen with blue-and-white tile walls. Crate & Barrel stools line the new island and create a space to enjoy a casual meal or spend time with the host as they prep meals.

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

Transitional Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets and Light Wood Floors

Chevron Wood Floors Take Center Stage in Galley Kitchen

Fumed oak floors in a striking chevron pattern steal the show in this transitional kitchen. Lime-washed oak cabinets with a bluish black stain provide contrast against the light floors for a visually appealing design.

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

White Modern Great Room Seen From Above

Modern White Great Room With Stained Glass Windows

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 that includes a kitchen, dining and lounge area.

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

Wallpaper Accent Wall and Wood Trim in Cottage-Style Kitchen

1900 Cottage-Style Kitchen with Wood Trim and Accent Wall

The kitchen of this 1900-era Victorian home was in desperate need of an upgrade. The homeowners wanted to keep the vintage feel of the home, so designers used wood trim and shutters to give the kitchen some of the charm of the rest of the house. To help maintain the classic feel of the home, an accent wall was created using wallpaper. The overall effect is reminiscent of cottage charm.

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

Great Room With Living, Kitchen and Dining Areas

Soundproof Modern Great Room

Entertaining is easy in this elongated great room that combines kitchen, dining and lounging areas in a modern way. With emphasis placed on acoustics, this home is also soundproof and thickly insulted to keep the noise contained.

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 Chef Kitchen With Big Island

White Transitional Chef Kitchen With Large Island

Stately and sophisticated, this kitchen creates a graceful mood with a white palette, subtle pink accents and lots of natural light courtesy of large windows and a glass door. The oversized island offers casual eating as well as plenty of prep space.

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

Neutral Rustic Kitchen

Brown Rustic Kitchen With Pine Cabinets

This imaginative kitchen combines unique elements to create a rustic vintage aesthetic. The diverse materials include reclaimed pine cabinetry, chicken wire, antique telephone-operator barstools and a mix of white marble and walnut countertops.

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, Corner Windows

Modern Kitchen with Graphic Black-and-White Backsplash

This kitchen is a study in contrast, with large corner windows, structural steel columns and a dynamic wallpaper behind a glass 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

Neutral Country Kitchen With Wicker Barstools

Small Country Kitchen With Open Shelving

A large, open doorway makes this small kitchen appear spacious, while a centered island allows movement throughout the space. Wicker barstools line the tall side of the island, and a lower end creates extra prep space. Open shelving opens up the room while keeping dishes organized, and a distressed wall finish completes the look with a charming country feel.

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

Kitchen's Large Picture Window Set in Slate Stacked-Stone Wall

Contemporary Kitchen With Large Picture Window

A large 4' x 6' picture window draws your eye to the view just outside this contemporary kitchen.The window is set in a slate stacked-stone accent wall, the striking interior complementing the equally striking outside view.

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.

Brave, Bright World

Dress up your home with boldly colored accessories that embrace pastels, citrusy hues and even nostalgic design styles.

10 Chic Colors That Will Make a Statement in Your Kitchen

Skip the neutrals and give your kitchen a dose of color. 

Cutting Boards: The Trendy Accessory We’re All Putting on Display

Don’t stash your cutting board away, display that beautiful wood grain against your backsplash or anywhere in your kitchen or dining area.

Trend Alert: Modern Romance Style

New takes on florals, ruffles and other feminine frills give spaces a sexy edge.

Trend Alert: Feathers

Take flight with feathers in your decor.

Build a Flip-Down Kitchen Table

Got a small kitchen? Try this easy do-it-yourself project with step-by-step instructions on building and installing a flip-down table for two.

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