This cute little studio kitchen in Austin has a lot of vintage charm — all the better for renter Emily Ardoin, who has a soft spot for old things. She makes the kitchen feel cozy with bright accent pieces and textiles that go well with the scalloped edge cabinets.
If you love a warm, wood-toned kitchen, then Monique's minimal Austin kitchen will be just your style. It's compact, but lovely and functional, with dark wood cabinets, cement floors, and a great penny tile backsplash.
Grainne and Ian live in a 1910 Edwardian terraced house in Edinburgh, Scotland with fireplaces (plural), high ceilings, wonderful wood floors and built-ins, and oh right — a fabulous, antique-filled kitchen that opens out to a garden. Sigh.
Annie's rental apartment in Hollywood is part of an apartment community originally built in 1924 by Charlie Chaplin's studio stage crew! It may be tiny, but Annie — and her friends — love it. "My favorite gasps upon entry are the ones followed by inquiries to host events in the cottage themselves. To inspire a hearty dinner party is an ultimate joy, in my book," she says.
Noah Marion's Austin home is a lesson in how to do dark wood well in the kitchen. The rich, bold espresso cabinets, softened by the surrounding lighter wood tones, vintage accessories, and a little bit of greenery, make the kitchen feel very warm and welcoming.
One of my favorite kitchens as of late has to be Amy and Rob's Rhode Island kitchen built in a — wait for it — converted greenhouse! With its original A-frame roofline and floor-to-ceiling windows, this kitchen is truly lovely and one-of-a-kind.
"Don't be afraid to bring large furniture pieces into a small space" says Kelsey in this recent Apartment Therapy House Tour. That advice is on full display in Kelsey's San Francisco home, which she shares with her husband Mike and their daughter, Louella. The vintage Mid-Century cabinet in the kitchen takes up one whole wall, but it serves as the lovely and well-organized focal point of the space.
Joey and Gerard's Mount Washington hillside home is a wonderful mix of vintage elements and colors with a little French countryside charm. The couple completely renovated the kitchen, top to bottom, but the redo is very much in keeping with the vintage styling of the rest of their home.
Marti and Jarrod's Lincoln Square kitchen is a great example of how to make a boring rental kitchen (with those ubiquitous oak kitchen cabinets!) into something really great. "I wish our kitchen cabinets weren’t oak and I really wish they didn’t have that arch at the top," says Marti. But you hardly notice those cabinets because of a few really smart design decisions:
"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!