Lolly and Tyler's London flat feels much larger than its 560-square-foot size, due in no small part to large skylights which let in a ton of light. We especially love how it looks in their compact but well-organized kitchen.
"I love flowers and plants—they provide the color in my apartment," says Lauren in this recent Apartment Therapy House Tour. And we can see that in her kitchen, too! That big plant really adds great life and color to the space.
I am an avid fan of the pantry. Whether it's a solo cupboard in the corner of a kitchen, a hoosier cabinet in the dining room, or a luxurious walk-in space with custom-built shelves, a pantry consolidates food storage in one location. This makes putting away groceries more efficient, and also makes it easier to find things you need. When we renovated, I opted to have a big pantry instead of all my food storage right in the kitchen.
Here's one little tip that has really improved my pantry: using commercial sheet pans and hotel pans to hold ingredients.
Who cooks and eats here: Linsay Colvin and her fiancé Jason Bodenheimer Where: Novato, CA Rent or Own? Own
When I arrived at Linsay Colvin’s cottage home on a warm summer afternoon, she was barefoot in her kitchen baking vegan galettes. Her kitchen was warm and smelled like pie. The minty green paint in her open shelving glowed with the light flooding in through their skylights. The counters were full of freshly harvested kale and cucumbers from their sizable garden. Her dog Bonnie stuck close to her heels, following the kale with her eyes, begging for a piece to drop as a mid-afternoon snack.
Among the array of possible colors for kitchen cabinets — mint, forest green, pale blue, azure blue, black, and of course white, to name just a few — I find that a warm light gray is quickly becoming a favorite. It looks modern without looking trendy, and still gives that light, clean look but without going all white. (Which is a very nice change of pace indeed.)
Well, hello there gorgeous kitchen. We know you belong to Zoie Kingsbery Coe, as we saw on Apartment Therapy, but we think we'll just sneak in the window and make ourselves at home. If you find us making pancakes on the stove one morning, don't pay us any mind.
When we saw photos of Kitchn reader Sarah Galender Meyer's Bay Area kitchen renovation, we were stunned! This small, dark 1970s kitchen ("horrid," as Sarah said) underwent a complete gut remodel, which included knocking down a wall between the kitchen and dining room and adding French doors to bring in more light. See what the kitchen looks like now:
I know what you're thinking: a banana tree? In Brooklyn? Yes, indeed. Joey and Antoni live in a 600-square-foot studio that's decorated in a mix of industrial, mid-century modern, and "1960s beach babe," complete with two banana trees!
Sarah Bernard's laid-back and comfortable London home is remarkably light and bright, considering how gray London days can be. Inspired by "Scandinavian designs, graphic patterns, color, and Pinterest," Sarah has filled her home with stylish yet functional pieces, like the bikes hanging on the wall in the kitchen, which sits right off a foliage-filled patio.