If you frequently suffer from kitchen envy, avert your eyes, because Cameron Diaz's New York kitchen is an opulent wonderfest. Emerald green cabinets, unlacquered brass countertops and backsplash, cerused ebony-stained floors... it's total glam.
"In my dream home, I have the most badass kitchen ever with all the professional grade appliances and double ovens for baking from Viking," says Charlotte in this recent Apartment Therapy House Tour. She may not think her current kitchen is the stuff of dreams yet, but we still think it's pretty great!
Sooz Gordan lives in a little 1920's apartment in Dundee, Scotland that used to belong to her grandmother. Since she moved in three and a half years ago, she's transformed it into a wonderfully warm, colorful, personal space. The kitchen is painted a deep purple ("Brinjal" by Farrow & Ball) and has an awesome checkerboard floor, which Sooz spontaneously painted herself one night!
I don't know what jumped out at me first when I saw this photo: the absolutely perfect shade of grayish blue on the cabinets, the elegant brass pulls, or the striped linen tea towel casually pulling it all together.
Michael and Jitka may live in Queens, New York, but their kitchen cabinets and countertop all come from Italy. Dark wood tones, a mixed gray backsplash, and semi-transparent cabinets create an unfussy mix of contemporary and traditional elements — which is very much in keeping with the couple's style.
When Jeannie and Freddy renovated their Los Angeles home, they kept a few of the home's original details, including the dark wood kitchen cabinets, wood floors, and white sphere lighting fixtures. Then they added robin's egg blue appliances from Big Chill to create a rustic luxe kitchen with a personality all its own.
The most recent issue of Martha Stewart Living has a cool tutorial for a unique geometric lamp shade. It looks painted, but upon closer inspection you'll see it's actually just a lampshade frame... wrapped in ribbon!
Whether it's a cozy breakfast nook, a tiny two-person table, or a long marble-topped island, there are lots of ways to set up a dining space in your kitchen. Here are 10 favorite examples, pulled from our Kitchen Tour archives.