Concepts for the Final Transform

The kitchen is in the beginning, a room of operate. It’s the place we put together our meals for the day, nourishing ourselves, relations, and anybody who stops by our houses. However after all, given the connective energy of meals, the kitchen can be a spot for gathering. It’s the place company linger with their wine glasses, keen so as to add a number of ending touches earlier than dishes enter the eating room or assist clear up because the celebration wanes. And given its significance, many people additionally crave an aesthetic kitchen the place kind and performance collides.

Whereas design developments come and go, a kitchen that prioritizes timeless model and communicates a private aesthetic is without end. That’s why, once we rounded up our favourite aesthetic kitchens, those who clearly represented the householders’ design values instantly caught our eye. Sure, mild splashes by means of massive, open home windows, backsplashes tackle each method of creativity, and the counter tops are the proper basis for a viral Instagram put up. When it comes all the way down to it although, an aesthetic kitchen has a sure je ne sais quoi that’s onerous to place into phrases. However whenever you see it, .

Forward, uncover our favourite aesthetic kitchens we’ve captured over time. From small studios to eat-in kitchens match for a household, the next kitchens are positive to encourage. Now, who’s craving a transform?

Featured picture of Greg and Christy Billock’s Los Angeles dwelling by Virtually Here Studios.

Images by Suruchi Avasthi

Kate Arends’ Whimsical, Joy-Filled Kitchen

The creator behind the widely-loved design blog, Wit & Delight, Kate Arends is a house décor maven. A multi-hyphenate blogger, she covers all the pieces from the house and vogue to journey and meals. And naturally, we glance to her experience for all of it. As exemplified by her whimsical, design-forward kitchen, Kate is an knowledgeable in matching colour with sample. She provides dimension to the house by taking part in with textures that nearly seem concurrently to conflict however stay cohesive.

Our favourite half: The fashionable wooden wall paneling that provides a retro enchantment to the deep, blush coloured cabinetry (which she painted with Farrow & Ball’s Sulking Room Pink and Hague Blue). And naturally, the Calcatta marble counter tops.

Her model: Traditional with a splash of caprice.

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Picture by Virtually Here Studios

Greg and Christy Billocks’ Eclectic, Midcentury-Meets-Spanish Oasis

Designed by Kirsten Blazek, this Los Angeles Thirties three-bedroom home is a examine in creating a chilled, serene house whereas flooding the inside with pure mild. It’s old-school LA in a manner that newer builds can’t evoke—the vibe is eclectic and bohemian, all of the whereas remaining livable for the household of 4.

Our favourite half: The Heath ceramics backsplash. Recognized for handcrafted ceramic tableware and architectural tile, the model was an apparent selection for including a component of visible curiosity to the in any other case minimalist house. It’s a beautiful, grounding selection to enrich the open shelving, greenery, and ceramics.

Kirsten’s model: Shade is massively vital to me once I design an area. I’m all the time very acutely aware of making a cohesive colour story from room to room. The nuances in colour are additionally fascinating to me and I put a whole lot of emphasis on discovering precisely the best shade and saturation of every colour that we’re deciding on.

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Images by Michelle Nash

Brian and Jessie De Lowe’s Sun-Filled California Farmhouse

The sun-soaked, Cali vibes are abundant in Brian and Jessie De Lowe’s Montecito ranch house. With a love of entertaining and gathering as a family, Brian and Jessie prioritized an easy-breezy aesthetic, communicated primarily in the open kitchen (and of course, the outdoor bar). While the formal dining table is often used for guests, the family convenes for meals at the kitchen island or in the blue-walled breakfast nook). It’s all an example that a love of color can go hand-in-hand with an elevated aesthetic. And you never have to forgo comfort for style.

Our favorite part: The open, inviting kitchen features a sliding glass door, making for a seamless transition from indoors to the outside patio (and farther down, the lemon tree-filled backyard). Dreamy? Absolutely.

Their style: Open, calming, and happy.

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Images by Michelle Nash

Camille’s Light-Filled Studio Kitchen

What began as an offhand wouldn’t-that-be-amazing suggestion turned into a full-blown, budget-friendly remodel. Having always loved the light that came into her guest room, Camille went all-in transforming the space into a studio kitchen. She had a few priorities for the project:

  • Serve as a prep space where the team would shoot recipe photos, videos, and content for Casa Zuma.
  • Layout had to maximize the natural light.
  • Provide a central workspace for collaboration.
  • All be done on a budget.

With all of this in mind, Camille prepared for the task. By finding pieces that bridged the gap between affordable and high-quality as well as maintaining a minimalist, organic feel to the space, Camille was able to complete the remodel at just over $2,800. (Proof that dreams can become reality!) The space hits the trifecta of capturing a rustic, vintage, and timeless aesthetic, with accents of reclaimed wood and woven materials strewn throughout.

Our favorite part: The central island/workbench is the perfect multi-functional piece that grounds the space both in form and function. Sourced through an Etsy shop called Whatman Barn Furniture, Camille was able to customize the build so the team had enough space to spread out on the countertop while also still being able to move throughout the kitchen with ease.

Her style: Earthy and modern, prioritizing neutral backdrops for Casa Zuma and Camille Styles shoots.

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Images by Shade Degges

Sarah Solis’ Wabi Sabi Kitchen

As one of the most sought-after designers, Sarah Solis’ work is broadly recognized, with tasks spanning eclectic, conventional, and farmhouse aesthetics. In her own residence, Sarah balances understated opposites, with heat and funky tones taking part in once more wealthy materials and moody design. The kitchen itself pairs darkish accents with rustic options, all of the whereas permitting a cloud-like theme to span the complete design.

Our favourite half: The eat-in kitchen nook maximizes seating with a built-in banquette. It’s sensible and trendy, with a mixing of aesthetics (the mid-century tulip desk blends seamlessly with the traditional, colonial-era cabinetry) that nonetheless feels united in scope.

Her model: Variations of neutrals and pure wooden are the muse of my design work. This palette could be very calming for me. It’s serenity. 

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Images by Madeline Harper

Anastasia Casey’s Nature-Inspired Kitchen

When Anastasia Casey invited us for a tour of her Nancy Meyers-esque kitchen, we have been floored. It’s beautiful with out feeling excessive (and like Meryl Streep would fortunately inhabit it as a movie protagonist with beautiful style). Her East Texas dwelling is stuffed with character and allure whereas additionally interesting to many tastes. It’s a real gem of an area personalized with Casey’s knowledgeable designer touches.

We visited Casey’s dwelling in the course of the holidays final yr, and liked her strategy of timeless, nature-inspired design. Natural touches are strewn all through the kitchen, with leaves and pine needle garlands serving as minimalist, but festive accents. However the items that keep up all all year long are decidedly traditional, with a luxe Italian vary grounding the house whereas making a monochromatic colour story by prioritizing heat whites and grays.

Our favourite half: The customized floating cabinets preserve the look mild and shiny, permitting Casey to discover additional alternatives for curation by displaying her beautiful assortment of dinnerware and serving items.

Her model: Unfussy, pure, and a bit of whimsical. I like issues to be uncommon, surprising, and all the time impressed by nature.

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Images by Danielle Sabol

Ashley Robertson’s Modern-Elegant Kitchen

Ashley Robertson exemplifies up to date traditional design. The creator behind The Teacher Diva vogue weblog constructed her five-bedroom Dallas dwelling in 2018 fully from scratch. She labored with award-winning inside designer, Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs. The result’s a house that’s an extension of her private model: fashionable, elegant, and with a contact of tasteful glamour.

With this in thoughts, the design duo succeeded at making a kitchen that not solely stands as a murals (these pendants!) however that may maintain as much as the busy lifetime of a household of 4. What’s extra, as a content material creator, Curtis was aware that Robertson can be utilizing the house to shoot for her weblog and social media. To take action, they prioritized clear traces, mild textures, and a structure that made the a lot of the pure mild.

Our favourite half: Waterfall islands are all the pieces proper now, and we’re obsessive about this elegant, up to date tackle the development. It extends the attention width-wise, increasing the house’s scale.

Her model: Conventional fashionable. Recognizable architectural options however with a recent fashionable take. 

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