Kitchen + Dining: Calm Contemporary Kitchen

Designer Valerie Saunders of Serendipite paired sleek white surfaces with warm wooden accents to create a calm, contemporary kitchen. Pops of blue nod to the home's coastal location.

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August 24, 2016
From: Serendipite

Photo By: Melissa Brandman

Photo By: Melissa Brandman

Photo By: Melissa Brandman

Photo By: Melissa Brandman

Photo By: Melissa Brandman

Photo By: Melissa Brandman

Photo By: sérendipité

Photo By: sérendipité

Photo By: sérendipité

Contemporary Open Concept Dining Room and Kitchen

In the open concept design, the hardwood floors and white and wood design scheme help visually connect the kitchen and dining room. On the wall near the dining table, a school of fish are a whimsical nod to the home's beach location.

Wood Framed Cabinets in White Kitchen

In the kitchen, cinnamon-colored wood frames out the cabinets and is a strong contrast against the otherwise white decor.

White Contemporary Kitchen With Gold Pendant Light

Touches such as the golden pendant and the wood floors and cabinets warm up the crisp white palette in the kitchen. Honey colors such as the browns and metallics here are a great way to add depth and richness to what can be a sterile look.

White Contemporary Kitchen With Wood Paneled Refrigerator

A wood paneled refrigerator matches the surprise paneling on the back of the island. It's a fun way to add life and unique personality to this stylish kitchen.

Contemporary White Kitchen With White Range

The home is located in Newport Beach, California, so it was also important for it to have a coastal, classic feel. Touches like the beautiful white Bertazzoni range do this with the added benefit of delighting any resident chefs!

Wood Framed Cabinets and Wine Refrigerator

To create a contemporary space with an edge, the designer incorporated striking elements such as the custom wood cabinets that leap out against an all-white backdrop. A wine refrigerator makes entertaining all the easier.

Neutral Contemporary Open Concept Living Room and Dining Room

Glass doors and the open concept layout of the living and dining area let natural light pour into both spaces and enhance the airy feel of the rooms. Blue accents—the armchairs and table setting—nod to the home's seaside location and break up the mostly neutral palette.

Black and White Contemporary Coastal Dining Room With Fish

The dining room shows off this Newport Beach home's fresh take on coastal-inspired style. Hints of ocean blue contrast with the crisp white dining table and chairs. And a school of 3-D fish make their way across the back wall.

White Dining Table With Blue Vase

A table setting looks cosmopolitan with white, gray, silver and just a hint of ocean blue. The centerpiece of hydrangea in a swirled glass vase pulls the look together.

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