Dramatic Kitchen Designs

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October 06, 2015

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Eat-In Kitchen With Detailed Coffered Ceiling

A detailed coffered ceiling adds dimension and character to this large traditional kitchen. White cabinetry, a spacious kitchen island with wooden barstools and display cabinets with classic blue and white dishes create a charming and inviting space.
From: Dave Stimmel

Creative Kitchen With Peacock Feather Ceiling Mural

This glorious, colorful kitchen was designed for an artistic-minded family of six. It captures the family’s personality, creative spirit and love of peacock feathers. The ceiling mural is hand-painted, and the mosaic tile floor represents 22 shades of glass.

Bar Features Custom Rainbow Countertop

Perfect for entertaining, this custom bar is conveniently located next to the billiard's room. Outfitted with a colorful countertop, gold backsplash and plenty of storage space, this is one place your guests will never want to leave.

Italian Style Kitchen

Tuscan design celebrates its simple luxury and at-home feel through this warm kitchen. A low, cove-vaulted brick ceiling, hex terra-cotta flooring and rustic sage cabinetry in this kitchen deliver natural warmth and character.


Rustic Kitchen with Cedar Tree

A cedar tree is the focal point of this kitchen, with lighting fixtures hanging between the upper branches near the ceiling. But even more impressive are the things you don't see. Electrical outlets and an exhaust panel are hidden within the granite and pop up at the push of a button. A built-in cutting board, wine storage area, Wolf double-stacked convection ovens and an incredible lake view add to the state-of-the-art kitchen.

Eclectic Kitchen With Distressed Red Island

A large island with a butcher-block countertop is a grand focal point in this spacious eat-in kitchen. Its distressed red finish adds country flair to the room's eclectic Mediterranean ambiance. The galvanized range hood is flanked by open shelves with an artful collection of dishes. A yellow pedestal table with two chairs at the end of the island offers a comfy place to dine or socialize.

French Formal Kitchen

This gorgeous French kitchen features dual islands and sinks, and plenty of room to visit during meal prep.

Eclectic Neon Pink and Green Kitchen with Diner-Style Stools

Neon green, orange, and pink combine to create a stunning palette in this eclectic kitchen featuring midcentury, diner style stools.


Luxurious Outdoor Kitchen and Bar With a View

This outdoor kitchen and bar has a Mediterranean design with sweeping views.

Eclectic Eat-In Kitchen With Red Tile Accent Wall

This funky kitchen and dining space features a rustic wood cabinet framed by a white built-in sideboard and vibrant red tile accent wall. A dining area with a glass table and teal clover back chairs provides a space for casual entertaining, while a fuchsia built-in hutch adds an additional pop of color.

Candy-Colored Kitchen Makeover

bright red modern kitchen

Eclectic Kitchen with Hot Pink Cabinets

This pink and black kitchen is not for the timid. Hot pink cabinets, pink and black graphic wallpaper, and retro pendant lamps work with a curved black countertop on the island and the black and white barstools.

Eclectic Kitchen with Red and Glass Accents

An artistic rendering of a calla lily is used for a backsplash in this fun and entertainment-friendly kitchen. A unique red crystal chandelier matched by a red range and red cabinet adds panache and whimsy to the room. The rounded, textured glass countertop features an inset bin – perfect for strawberries and a bottle of champagne on ice – and provides ample space for casual dining and entertaining.

Green and White Eclectic Kitchen With Brass Pendants

With deep hunter green cabinetry and a Swiss cross-tile backsplash, this eclectic kitchen is fresh and imaginative. Brass pendants hang above the Nero Marquina marble island and tie in with the brass faucets.

Kitchen: The Mushroom House in Pittsford, N.Y.

Curving countertops and cabinet pulls give the kitchen a truly natural feel.

Open Kitchen Boasts Old World Sophistication

Here, warm wood accents and a rich yellow walls evoke a French country feel. The stone floor has a rugged quality, while decorative molding and elegant lighting have a touch of Old World sophistication.

Open-Plan Transitional Kitchen With Exposed Brick Wall

This Charleston, S.C., kitchen is big on historic charm but the space's unique dimensions (the 150+-year-old original plaster ceiling is more than 16 feet high) and the owner's desire to preserve the home's original architecture made fitting a modern kitchen with all the amenities into an 1851 townhouse difficult for designer Brian Reiss. The homeowner frequently entertains large groups and needed plenty of storage but the kitchen's layout allowed for only one wall of cabinets so Brian's solution was to create custom cabinets that stretch nearly to the ceiling. Framed, Shaker-style doors and bronze fixtures marry the white cabinets to the home's traditional style.

Kitchen With Artistic Inspiration

To create a functional living space conveying a love of cooking, art, and life in general, the designer drew inspiration from the homeowners’ private collection: a stunning Moroccan antique door from a trip to Marrakesh.

Outdoor Patio Kitchen With TV

This outdoor kitchen features a grill and sink area with storage space. The grill unit is adorned with a white pergola overhead and attached flatscreen TV monitors. A small firepit sits adjacent to the grill unit for those cold nights outside.

Blue Modern Kitchen With Tile Walls

Fall in love with those baby blues...baby blue walls, that is. This modern kitchen gives sleek minimalism a colorful twist thanks to its striking blue-tiled curved walls and light wood cabinets. A wall of windows keeps the space airy and light.

Mediterranean Kitchen with Custom Components

No luxury feature is spared in this incredible custom kitchen, right down to drawer and cabinet compartments lined with leather. Spot the carved lion's head above the custom mural, which depicts the homeowner's own house among vineyards. Rich oak cabinetry built in France covers side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerators, four freezer drawers, and two dishwashers beside the apron sink. Flanking the mural are two pilasters where the homeowner hangs her kitchen towels and hides her dish soap. In the island is a second sink, a Kohler Pro Cook, which doubles as a pasta cooker. For the grand-kids, a flat-screen TV pulls down from above the cabinets.

Kitchen With Reclaimed Wood Cabinets and Island

This room's cabinets and island were crafted from reclaimed barn-wood beams and boards. The hexagon tiles behind the stove were inspired by an antique Victorian patchwork quilt.

Bold Eclectic Kitchen With Rich, Brown Cabinetry and Island

This bold, eclectic kitchen features rich brown cabinetry throughout, a spacious island with an extended countertop for dining and lime green accents.

Neutral Urban Industrial Kitchen With Pink Barstools

This lofty urban kitchen pairs industrial edge with colorful whimsy. Bright pinks and orange pop out from the barstools. Light wood cabinets bring a hint of natural warmth to the space.

Large Island Amps Up Traditional Kitchen

This kitchen island is multifunctional with a baking station, prep sink, single oven and breakfast bar. Glass lantern pendant lights hanging from the tin-plated ceiling make it the focal point of this gourmet kitchen.

Open Plan Kitchen With Spacious Island and Coffered Ceiling

This traditional kitchen features a large kitchen island with dark brown cabinets and a teal stone countertop. Two glamorous chandeliers hang from a coffered ceiling, while white cabinets decorate the remainder of the space. The kitchen's open floor plan allows for easy access to the nearby living room.

Brown Modern Asian Kitchen and Dining Area

Gorgeous wood paneling and cabinets give a refined cabin feel to this open concept kitchen and dining area. Spare, clean-lined elements are expertly mixed with organic accents like the wood table and stools.
From: Beaches Design and Development

Kitchen: Luxurious Island and Exposed-Beam Ceiling

Seat four comfortably at the giant kitchen island while you mix up culinary masterpieces. Welcome the day with coffee at the breakfast table by the floor-to-ceiling window. A fireplace keeps the space extra cozy in winter.

Covered Outdoor Kitchen With Built-In Bar

Soft hues of beige, brown and orange stir a Mediterranean feel in this luxurious outdoor kitchen. A vaulted ceiling gives the feeling of additional space in this open-air room. A bar with granite counters and built-in grill creates a perfect entertaining spot adjacent to the cozy sitting area with a fireplace.

Brown Contemporary Kitchen With Open Niche Storage

This modern kitchen features open niches for showcasing glassware. Dark wood lower cabinets contrast agaisnt a stone and stainless steel accent wall with purple tinted lighting. The island's glass countertop is matched by the dining table's glass top.

Chef's Kitchen: Lavish Mediterranean Masterpiece in Frisco, Texas

Rich brown cabinets with light brown panels pair with creamy walls and columns for a stunning look in the Mediterranean-style chef's kitchen. A beautiful range hood and the extravagant coffered ceiling coordinate with the cabinetry, giving the space a sense of cohesion.

Traditional Dark Brown Kitchen Island With Green Stone Countertop

This open plan kitchen features a spacious island with dark brown wooden cabinets and a green granite countertop. Two glamorous chandeliers hang from a traditional coffered ceiling, while ivory cabinets decorate the remainder of the kitchen. A green mosaic tile backsplash adds a touch of complimentary color.

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.

Yellow Spanish-Style Kitchen With Retro Pink Refrigerator

A vintage pink refrigerator is positioned against a yellow wall on which are several small clay animals. Brightly-colored iron chairs sit around a rustic wood table carved from a tree. A mosaic tile counter and painted hood continue the colorful look.

Vern Yip's Beach-House Kitchen And Living Room

This striking white kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Live In Vern's House, features an open-plan kitchen that connects to the living area. Vibrant orange accents and flea-market finds, as well as international and Asian-inspired elements, help fill the space with visual interest and a playfully contemporary vibe.

Unbelievable Home Aquarium Doubles as Bar

You can't take your eyes off this aquarium! First, it doubles as a curved bar before it juts up and over with a pass-through to the living room. Pendant lights and a rich hardwood floor don't complete for attention in the room.

Contemporary Kitchen With Teardrop Pendant Lights and Sleek Striato Marble Island

A striking Striato marble island and two-toned, modern cabinetry create a show-stopping kitchen in this Los Angeles-area home. Five mercury-dipped pendants illuminate the island's dining surface, and three bold blue barstools provide a great perch for dining or chatting with the cook. Concealed and built-in appliances streamline the space.

Elegant and Eclectic Neutral Dining Room

Traditional fuses with mediterranean in this eclectic kitchen and dining room. A large metal chandelier hangs from a high domed ceiling above a traditional dining set. In the kitchen, a stone accent wall adds a rustic touch.

DIY Wall Art: Shibori-Style Print

Try this easy DIY wall art project featured in HGTV Magazine. 1. Cut a piece of indigo-color rice paper into a square. Affix a stencil to the paper with repositionable spray mount. 2. Using a pouncer, fill in the stencil with crafts paint. Remove the stencil while the paint is still slightly wet, and let dry. Stencil: Resonance wall art stencil, $40, cuttingedgestencils.com; Rice paper: 25" x 37" Thai unryu paper in blue, $3.50, mulberrypaperandmore.com; Crafts paint: Wedding Cake by Martha Stewart Crafts

Outdoor Pavilion With Stone Fireplace and Vaulted Ceiling

A regal stone fireplace creates a cozy sitting area under this outdoor pavilion. A wall-mounted TV is positioned above the fireplace for convenient viewing from all angles. Wood doors can be closed to disguise the TV when not in use. An adjacent kitchen and dining area look out over the rest of the landscape in this open-air living area.

Open Loft with Purple Accent Wall

Thanks to an open floor plan, the funky dining room is the epicenter of this contemporary downtown loft. A purple accent wall outlines the dining room and kitchen, while a mix of lighting helps to define each space. The blown glass pendants above the dining table add sculptural elegance.

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