Stylish Kitchen Made for Entertaining

Entertaining space was the goal of this kitchen and it achieves that along with being a stylish space. When the house is full of guests, the layout offers freedom of movement and the ability to still be a part of the party.

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Photo By: Spacecrafting Photography

Tufted Barstools Create Eat-In Counter in Kitchen

Those kitchen barstools might look familiar -- they have the same soft gray hue and tufted backing as the armchairs and ottoman in the great room! In this way, they create a sense of cohesion between the two spaces.

Dual Kitchen Islands Equipped With Outlets

Take a closer look at the islands, and you might notice that each comes with a couple of outlets. Not only do these allow the owners to plug in blenders or other kitchen essentials, but they can also be used as convenient charging stations for the kids' phones or computers after dinner.

Cool Marble Surfaces Meet Warm Wood Cabinets in Kitchen

Part of what makes this kitchen by designer Kimberly Niosi so appealing is the juxtaposition of cool marble surfaces with warm wood cabinets. Bold black trim around the windows adds depth to the space as well.

Dual Islands Topped With Smooth Slabs of Carrara Marble

Having two islands is a major perk: one can be used for entertaining guests, and the other can be used for prepping dinner. Carrara marble tops both islands and gives the space a light and airy aesthetic.

Chef's Kitchen Boasts Prep Sink With Built-In Cutting Board

This corner of the kitchen is easily Command Central, with a range and hood, large island, prep sink and even a built-in cutting board. Thanks to the room's open floor plan, the owners can cook and still converse with their friends.

Kitchen's Chrome Sink Complements Cool Marble Backsplash

Notice how designer Kimberly Niosi complemented the gray veins of the cool marble backsplash with a chrome sink and faucet. Though seemingly small, details like this make a big impact on the overall design.

Wood Cabinets, Islands Balance Contemporary Chef's Kitchen

Where the crisp white walls and Carrara marble countertops draw the eye up, the wood cabinets, islands and floors help the space feel grounded. In turn, the kitchen looks beautifully balanced.

Modern, Open-Concept Chef's Kitchen With Dual Islands

With a sitting area, formal dining space and a kitchen with two islands, this home in Minneapolis, Minn., has everything the owners need for entertaining. Pendant lights and large picture windows fill the space with light as well.

Contemporary Great Room Comes With Plenty of Seating

To create a space where everyone could gather, designer Kimberly Niosi outfitted the great room with comfortable furniture. With four barstools at the island, six chairs in the dining area and two more and a sofa in the great room, the whole floor easily seats fifteen people.

Reclaimed Wood Floors Extend Into Great Room

Those reclaimed wood floors extend into the great room, giving the home a natural sense of flow. Here, a brown leather sofa, a tufted ottoman and a modern fireplace with a marble surround help create a stylish yet comfortable spot for entertaining.

Great Room Boasts Brown Leather Sofa, Tufted Armchairs

The brown leather sofa was a smart choice for this great room, as it both balances out the tufted armchairs and provides extra seats for visitors. Meanwhile, a blue painting decorates the mantel and encourages conversation before dinner.

Great Room Features Wood Fireplace With Marble Surround

Because the home's floor plan is so open, designer Kimberly Niosi wanted to make the great room look cohesive with the kitchen. Thus, this space features a modern wood fireplace with a marble surround, which echoes the colors of the islands.

Black-and-White Bob Dylan Mural Adds Interest to Family Room

This contemporary family room is full of visual interest thanks to a custom mural of Minnesota-born singer Bob Dylan. With its bold black-and-white design, the piece pairs well with the black marble fireplace.

Contemporary Family Room Boasts Black Marble Fireplace

The Beatles have a prominent place in the family room, too! A photograph of the band (sans Ringo) becomes a focal point on the fireplace, while neutral sofas and a comfortable chair invite the owners and their guests to gather 'round.

Butler's Pantry With Dramatic Black Marble Backsplash

This butler's pantry is a feast for the eyes thanks to a bold, black marble backsplash. Cabinets keep wine glasses tucked away for safe keeping, while a mini fridge with built-in racks ensures that bottles are always at the perfect temperature.

Modern Home With Crisp Black-and-White Staircase

Clean lines and a crisp black-and-white color palette set the tone for this modern home in Minneapolis, Minn. At the same time, light wood stairs and hardwood floors infuse each space with warmth.

Modern Master Suite With Copper Pendant Light

When they need time to recharge, the owners can retreat to this stylish master suite. Here, a black bed frame, nightstands and trim around the windows all add a touch of drama to the white walls, while a copper pendant light becomes a pretty focal point.

Modern Master Bathroom With Floating Vanities

Stepping into the master bathroom reveals two floating vanities with his-and-her sinks, sleek mirrors and a large soaking tub. Crisp white walls and ample natural light make the space feel airy and bright.

Picture Window Fills Master Bathroom With Natural Light

Above the soaking tub, a large picture window fills the bathroom with natural light. The black trim around the window draws the eye outside to the treetop view as well.

Marble Tile Adds Subtle Movement to Master Bathroom

Marble tile was a beautiful choice for the master bathroom, as it adds subtle visual interest and movement to the space. After a long day at work, the owners will love coming in here to soak in the hot water.

Modern Kids' Room With Wood Desk for Homework

The home's black-and-white color palette continues into the kids' room. Here, a light wood desk with two yellow chairs gives the kiddos a spot to finish homework, while a swinging chair makes for a fun reading corner.

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