Who cooks and eats here:Krista and Lorenzo Ricchi Where: Florence, Italy Rent or Own? Rent
Krista, an American lifestyle-travel-blogger-expat, lives with her Italian husband in a cozy yet elegant apartment in the Santa Croce neighborhood of Florence. Their kitchen is typical of European rentals; it sits flush against one wall of the living/dining room. However, there is a lot more style and functionality going on here than in most of the apartments I've rented in in the US!
When you don't have a lot of room in your studio apartment, but really want an island in your kitchen, what are your options? Well, if you're working with designers Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo (remember them?), then this uniquely-shaped, all-wood island is one possibility!
This cheerful Charleston, South Carolina kitchen belongs to Deidre Alexander, an interior designer whose entire home is full of pleasing bursts of color, patterns, and quirky shapes. It's always so refreshing to see a kitchen with so much personality!
When Kitchn reader Deepthi and her husband bought their 1966 Bay Area home two years ago, they knew a kitchen renovation would be their top priority. As purchased, the kitchen had limited cabinet and counter space, old appliances, and no dishwasher! But with the help of a kitchen designer, the couple now has a sleek new space:
We've said it before: keeping kitchen linens in a basket is a nice, neat storage solution. But this idea takes it one step forward: make that basket a vintage bicycle basket, and hang it from a rod (like IKEA's Grundtal rail) on your backsplash!
The thought of painting a room black sounds bleak, doesn't it? But nothing could be further from the truth. A little bit of black works hard in the kitchen. One example: I love how kitchen stools look set against a black island or wall. When put in relief like that, the stools grab your attention. It's dramatic, yet not overwhelming.
Stephanie and Jason's Albany Park, Chicago apartment is over 100 years old, so it's natural the couple's style gravitates towards vintage and antique items. The kitchen is bright and simple, but has a beautiful built-in cabinet, which Stephanie admits is one of her very favorite apartment details.
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.
Who doesn't love a good before and after kitchen makeover? But if you think those projects are reserved for, well, adult-sized kitchens, you'd be mistaken. Even play kitchens get super stylin' sometimes. Just wait till you see what this little setup looks like now...