When creating a kitchen there are lots of questions to think about. Is there enough storage? Where will you put the appliances? Have you chosen the right lighting? But more importantly, what sort of design suits you and your family? We spend 12% of our lives in the kitchen, beaten only by the bedroom, so it’s crucial the kitchen works both practically and aesthetically for our lives. To make the task of a kitchen refurbishment a little less daunting, we have asked interior bloggers to share their favorite kitchens with The LuxPad to give you 63 beautiful kitchen design ideas that will help you create the perfect heart to your home.
Humphrey Munson, Kitchen Designers
“The scale of the kitchen in the Ashurst House project is quite staggering – it encompasses the open plan kitchen, dining area in the Orangery, scullery, walk-in larder and a boot room. We love the simplicity of the design and how it really captures that quintessentially classic English style but most importantly, it suits the family’s needs perfectly. They love to entertain so having the scullery tucked around the corner is perfect for parties in the open plan space.”
Gabriella Palumbo, Interior Blogger
“I absolutely love the style of this kitchen mainly because it embodies many of my favorite design elements. I am a huge fan of the two toned colors used on the cabinetry as this allows for depth but also adds brightness to the space. I particularly love the brass accents which contrast the classic styled cabinetry, balancing old and new. The mix of natural materials used to finish off this kitchen like white marble countertops, wooden objects (stools & cutting boards) and the copper canisters turn this kitchen into a clean and contemporary space with an organic feel!”
Grant Pierrus, Interior Blogger
“This is my favorite kitchen as everyone can get a lot of inspiration from it. It’s a simple contemporary design, and really easy to achieve. The bold use of blue on the walls and cabinets help to create a unified backdrop which highlights the marble accessories and large white farmhouse sink. Simple, bold and functional spaces really are my favorite.”
Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves, Interior Blogger
“This is my favorite kitchen style as it lends itself to the utilitarian functionality of the space without compromising one little bit on style. There are many ways that you can incorporate this style into your home. Adding a chalkboard wall, wire shelves, bistro chairs or encaustic tiles. I have always been a fan of white subway tiles but using grey grout really gives you that bistro edge. You can soften the look by displaying cookery books on chunky wooden shelves and framing children’s artwork. If the budget allows top it off with a colorful 50s style fridge, I want mine to be mint green.”
Claire Garner, Interior Designer
“Typically Kitchens, without the right treatment, can be cold and clinical spaces, but the warmth of the beautiful oak in this Kitchen counteracts this. The chalky, but confident wall color helps create a cozy feeling, while the paler units help keep the room light.
The fabric shade pendants above the central island have been added to soften the space, and the artwork above the AGA adds character and personality to the space.
The overall look is elegant, but relaxed – its sociable layout allows for practical family living – something that I am often asked for by my clients.”
Jesse Audubey, Interior Blogger
“I love everything about this kitchen: the subdued palette of white and grey which helps the light bounce around to give some breadth to the room, and the marble splash-back wall that successfully frames the space. The simple and functional design of the white kitchen elements almost makes them fade to the background, while providing plenty of storage space and leaving center stage to this gorgeous statement dining table in a 1960s style. To me, this is a wonderfuly serene room, minimal in its aesthetic and clutter-free but also warm and inviting, with the nod to nature of these wooden retro chairs complete with wood grain, and the tan and green accents conveyed by the carefully picked homewares, fruits, vegetables and plants.”
Mary Middleton, Interior Blogger
“I’ve always had a soft spot for painted kitchens as they really offer longevity in my opinion, because when you’ve gone off that perfect “of the moment” color you can repaint the cabinets and give your kitchen a whole new lease of life. Especially if you change up the hardware and maybe the backsplashes too. This bespoke kitchen is masquerading it’s modern technology behind traditional hand painted cabinetry. It’s making a really contemporary statement though with the inky dark paint choice, painted in Off Black by Farrow & Ball. For those of us beyond the “roommate” years we tend to make the kitchen the heart of the house. Being able to cook and socialize with friends and family at the same time is a big desire if your kitchen is large enough. It’s why kitchen islands are so in demand and so enjoyable if you have them, this island increases its sociable charm by having an integrated wine fridge. Teamed with large format stone flooring with under floor heating, a traditional Aga and a beautiful oak beam this kitchen shows its cozy side too. It’s not that exciting to have to consider durability when you’re designing a space but when it comes to designing your kitchen it’s of paramount importance, as kitchen’s are usually big ticket purchases in your home.”
Fabrice Bana, Interior Blogger
“Whilst it has to be said this kitchen doesn’t look like the archetypal kitchen used on a daily basis by a busy family or a Domestic Goddess, this small, no-nonsense galley kitchen designed by and belonging to Jean-Louis Deniot is impactful and rather ravishing. The simple, modern cabinetry with its bespoke handles and knobs is bejeweled with hammered brass which gives the room a warm, sexy glow and slightly distorted reflection. The grey and off-white marble on the walls, work surfaces and the floor gently balances out the room anchored by the vintage ceiling light. The result is fresh, elegant, practical; this room proves to show metallics can be used in a kitchen and are not necessarily cold.”
Jenny Kakoudakis, Interior Blogger
“Meant as a gathering place for its restaurateur owner and mother of five, Ali Cayne, this eclectic space is found within a New York townhouse. I have chosen it as it combines elements of style and functionality in equal measure. The Lacanche cooker and hood in black and brass and the marble worktops are jaw dropping features. The walls are covered in white “metro” tiles framed in black grout, something we don’t see often and which I feel will look clean and new for longer. I love the grey blue cabinets with brass pull handles (an easy update for any shaker style kitchen) as well as the open shelving around the room which is a great way to show off stylish collections of crockery while making everything readily accessible. The black Tolix bar stools make the place look less formal.”