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!
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!
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.
Keith and Paige describe their decorating style as "scrounge n' lounge" — a process of constantly adding and subtracting pieces in their home, all in search of "those perfect elements" that'll really make the room. A big part of that has been the kitchen, which they've tweaked to suit their simple, repurposing style.
Mireille and Simon have only one rule when it comes to decorating their Berlin apartment: everything in their home has to have personal meaning and/or bring them joy in some way. Their kitchen is one example: a DIY labor of love, it's filled with thrifted collectibles, IKEA pieces, and one special detail that showcases their love of entertaining...