Chef’s Kitchen With Bold Navy Wall, Herringbone Floors and Gold Hardware

A sliding library ladder runs along the bold blue wall in this spacious, ingenious kitchen, where the custom cabinetry also features a coffee station, an art station and even a mud room area. Metallic accents integrate the space with the sun-filled white dining room.

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Photo By: Troy Thies Photography

Navy Blue and White Kitchen Cabinets

This kitchen's south wall felt too long, and stark white cabinets didn't work there, so bold navy cabinets with subtle turquoise undertones were added. A coordinating runner was used over the espresso-colored floor, which features a herringbone pattern. A classic brass light fixture and kitchen ladder were also installed.

Chef's Kitchen

The owners of this Minnesota home felt its original kitchen, with its taupe walls, was too traditional for their tastes. It was redesigned as a modern chef's kitchen with white and blue cabinets and dark wood flooring.
From: Martha O'Hara Interiors and Martha O'Hara Interiors

Kitchen Island and Prep Sink

This kitchen includes a second prep sink near the range for cooking convenience. A narrow island with casual end seating fits nicely into the long space. The built-in cabinets can remain closed, for a tidy look, or open, with their doors tucked into the walls.

Marble Kitchen Backsplash

A marble backsplash runs along the perimeter of this kitchen and frames the windows all the way to the top. Bold navy blue cabinets and accessories are balanced with warm brass finishes and more cabinets painted a crisp white.

Under Cabinet Lighting and Lanterns

Under-cabinet lighting and lantern pendants add to the ambiance of this chef's kitchen. Each interior cabinet serves a special need, such as holding a coffee machine or mixer, and each is topped with a quartz surface for extra counter space.

Kitchen Art Station

Children's arts and crafts supplies are kept in cabinets directly across from the home's dining table. If there's no time to clean up, the full-height cabinet doors can be closed in a hurry to hide any messes.

Custom Coffee Station

Instead of a standard appliance garage, this kitchen boasts an elegant coffee station. Its cabinet doors swing open before sliding back on each side of the interior cubby. The statement navy blue color is brightened with an undertone of turquoise.

Kitchen Cabinet Details

The cabinets in this chef's kitchen offer purposeful storage, like hiding bulky gadgets. They also feature beautiful details, like footed bases and accessible upper cabinets framed by fine millwork. A sliding library ladder adds charm and accessibility to hard-to-reach areas.

Elegant Kitchen Stove Detail

Hand-selected for the swirling colors that give it a sense of movement, a marble slab is a focal point above the stovetop. This midcentury modern kitchen offers ample storage space and a kitchen ladder for easy access to upper cabinets.

Lower Kitchen Cabinet Details

The kitchen's updated design extends to the floor, where a subtle herringbone pattern peaks through a rich, espresso-brown stain. The statement colors and flooring lead the eye toward a new, open layout.

Kitchen Mud Room

A mudroom adjoining the kitchen uses a light tile, in a pattern similar to the kitchen's herringbone flooring, to disguise dirt that's tracked in. A special spot for the dog can be tucked away when desired, and there's plenty of shoe and coat storage for the owners' Minnesota winters.

Dining Room

Carefully selected dining furnishings and a mid-century inspired chandelier added modern style to this home's dining room.

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