This Quirky Kitchen has the Coolest Lighting

Eclectic lighting is the star ingredient in this Milwaukee, WI, space.

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April 19, 2023
Modern and Eclectic Kitchen With Colorful Lights

Colorful Kitchen With Modern Lighting

This colorful kitchen from HGTV Magazine features modern statement lights, fish scale backsplash tiles and dark wood cabinets.

Photo by: Kevin J. Miyazaki

Kevin J. Miyazaki

This family's cool kitchen was featured in HGTV Magazine.

Family Portrait in Their Eclectic Kitchen

This family's cool kitchen was featured in HGTV Magazine.

Photo by: Kevin J. Miyazaki

Kevin J. Miyazaki

When Krista McCain, an acupuncturist, and her husband Gareth Eames, a financial product manager, were ready to overhaul the kitchen in their Craftsman-style bungalow, they set out to create a space as quirky and fun as their family. With the help of designer and friend Sarah Boardman, they cooked up a spot that has become the heart of their home.

Eclectic Kitchen With Colorful, Modern Accents

Eclectic, Colorful Kitchen

This colorful kitchen from HGTV Magazine features modern statement lights, fish scale backsplash tiles and yellow bar stools.

Photo by: Kevin J. Miyazaki

Kevin J. Miyazaki

Pendants That Pop

Krista wanted this kitchen to make a statement, so Sarah led her to two bold choices from Yii Lighting. The primary-color pendants are sold for kids’ rooms, but Krista loved the look, and she fell for the sconces because, she says, they’re as outlandish as she is. “It’s a perfect match!”

This blue-green kitchen from HGTV Magazine features fish scale backsplash tiles, modern lighting and a red runner rug.

Eclectic Blue-Green Kitchen

This blue-green kitchen from HGTV Magazine features fish scale backsplash tiles, modern lighting and a red runner rug.

Photo by: Kevin J. Miyazaki

Kevin J. Miyazaki

Eye-Catching Tile

These crackled ceramic tiles from Floor & Decor can appear blue, gray or black, depending on the time of day. “They’re like a mermaid’s tail,” Krista says. Sarah had the idea to install them on the entire wall. They add texture but don’t compete with the showier elements in the room.

Cool Kitchen With Statement Lighting

Colorful Eclectic Kitchen

This colorful kitchen features statement lights, fish scale tiles and yellow bar stools.

Photo by: Kevin J. Miyazaki

Kevin J. Miyazaki

Oversized Island

The white quartz counter is 9 feet long, so the kids can tackle homework here while Krista does her herbalist work and Gareth cooks. (He makes a mean roast chicken.) The island’s legs are painted Atlantic Waves by Hallman Lindsay to match the window trim. Metal stools from Wayfair play off the yellow discs in the pendants.

This blue kitchen from HGTV Magazine features colorful statement lighting, fish scale backsplash tiles and yellow bar stools.

Blue Kitchen With Modern Accents

This blue kitchen from HGTV Magazine features colorful statement lighting, fish scale backsplash tiles and yellow bar stools.

Photo by: Kevin J. Miyazaki

Kevin J. Miyazaki

Dark Cabinets

“These were perfect for the Tim Burton–esque look we wanted,” Krista says of the cabinets from J&K Cabinetry. “White was definitely not an option for me.” The chrome knobs and acrylic pulls are from Liberty Hardware.

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