Architect Mark Pellant lives in an airy, contemporary home in Hove, a town on the southern coast of England, near Brighton. The home was built using sustainable materials and renewable energy sources — a design that continues into the kitchen.
If you've ever wondered how a food stylist and food photographer would set up their home kitchen, here's your chance to get a firsthand peek: Johanna is a food stylist, and her partner Derek is a food photographer. Together they live and work in a Chicago loft with a large, open kitchen and dining space that fits with the couple's eclectic, creative style.
When asked to name their proudest DIY project in their 1926 Craftsman home in Phoenix, Liz and John definitively said the kitchen: "We put together all of the cabinets, hung the upper ones, did the glass tile backsplash ourselves, painted, put in the oven with the help of our neighbor, and I drew up the plans for the city permit to add the gas line for the range," they tell Apartment Therapy.
Erin and Nathan's Echo Park kitchen is so cheery and unassuming, and very well-suited to its owners, who run a bohemian clothing shop. The boho look of their house in the hills is very appealing to young people, Erin says, who always tell her it's their dream. "Really? Don't you want something fancier?" she says. But we can understand why people are so charmed!
Wooden spoons, slotted spoons, rubber and metal spatulas, ladles, whisks, measuring cups, vegetable peeler, can opener... the list goes on. Like most cooks, you probably have a dozen (or more like two dozen!) tools and utensils in your kitchen. How do you store them? I went back through our Kitchen Tour archives to see what storage solution popped up the most, and here's what I found:
Robert and Gregory's Toronto kitchen is tiny, and yet it still fits an impressive array of features, including a breakfast bar, wall oven, speed oven, warming drawer, and "assorted sundry appliances," as Robert tells Apartment Therapy in a recent House Tour. Oh, and let's not forget about the quartz countertops, marble tile, gorgeous wooden stools, and shades of gray, which all make for one incredibly chic kitchen.
Scared of doing something dramatic in your kitchen? Don't be! Taking a risk is all part of the fun, say Jordan and Chris in their recent House Tour on Apartment Therapy: "We’re crazy about our yellow kitchen island and our slate colored dining room ceiling, though we realize it’s not for everyone." That philosophy also applies to the large vintage poster in the kitchen, and the unusual — and stunning! — white backsplash tiles.