As the official heart of the house, the perfect kitchen design makes sense to represent your chic style. A sleek, updated kitchen demonstration that will get more praise than you can count from guests and family members. And with innovative equipment that is constantly hitting the market, there is no better time than now for a decent kitchen upgrade.
Whether you want to put a new coat of paint on your wall or try to liven up your all-white cooking room, we have collected 22 kitchen decorating ideas from the most famous interior designers in the world to help inspire. From contemporary cues found in Paris’s attics to enduring lessons from the English countryside, this extraordinary kitchen is full of functional yet sophisticated decorating ideas.
1. Cool Kitchen in California
After learning that his client was a serious chef, designer Peter Dunham immediately began to look for ways to balance functionality and brilliance in this California kitchen. A special steel-and-brass hood, inspired by 19th-century British homes, became a major focal point and space decoration. Stool-supported stools (Hollywood at Home) and sage clay tiles (Mission Tile West) reinforce the elegance of the hood’s texture.
2. Country Kitchen in Alabama
Birmingham-based designer Caroline Gidiere built a sense of comfort in her joint kitchen and workspace by choosing to paint her cabinet in dark and shiny colors (Off-Black by Farrow & Ball). Stainless steel countertops seamlessly connect to satin nickel equipment and hardware. The island bench (Williams-Sonoma) makes a textured nod to the home garden.
3. Dramatic Kitchen in Paris
Smokey tones and striking carving elements offer a dramatic talent in this ancient cooking room by Paris-based designer, Jean-Louis Deniot. The top cabinet is equipped with a mirror eglomise facings “almost look like a venetian curtain,” noted the designer. The range is from La Cornue.
4. Aqua Kitchen on Long Island
Aqua ceilings (Picture Perfect by Benjamin Moore) and blue patterned wallcoverings provide a soothing light in the Long Island kitchen by designer Meg Braff. The watery hue is complemented by a mixture of white furniture such as an updated cabinet (painted white by Fine Paints of Europe), a double range from BlueStar, and Danby marble countertops.
5. Olive Green Kitchen in England
Olive green and mossy gray tones refer to the English landscape outside the Shropshire kitchen window which was renovated by the Plain English design company. The island of preparation in the middle of the cooking room helped connect the room with its origins as a 1890 farmhouse with free standing furniture.
6. Splashy Kitchen in Palm Beach
For the kitchen at Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach, designer Sarah Blank shows how color can change even the most utilitarian space. The protruding blue cabinets (painted by the Blue Dragon by Benjamin Moore) counteract the woven, neutral wallcoverings (Carlisle & Co) and allow the smooth watery hue of the bird’s image to stand out. The table is by Dekton by Cosentino.
7. Marble Kitchen in Connecticut
Clean marble walls and glossy coffer ceilings make this Connecticut kitchen by designer Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey a spacious place to accommodate a busy crowd. The double island and overhead lighting (Ralph Lauren Home) add to the impression of symmetry and balance in the large cooking room.
8. All-White Kitchen in Palm Beach
To overcome the darker blue space throughout the Palm Beach retreat, designer Phoebe Howard renewed the kitchen with a sea of white furniture. Bar stools Brown London is covered with Raoul Textiles. Special pendant comes from Paul Ferrante.