Having just moved to Long Beach, California I was especially attracted to the kitchen of Rachel Thurston who also lives in Long Beach. The kitchen is everything you would expect from a beautiful house in Southern California. The first thing that is so interesting about why Rachel's kitchen is so successful is that there isn't any one mind blowing item in there. Everything just works together without one single item really sticking out. The orange lights are as close as she gets to a "wow" item and that's exactly what I love.
The kitchen is cool and calm and exactly where I'd want to be on a Saturday afternoon whipping up snacks and planning dinner. The colors are relaxing and work so perfectly together. Rachel's kitchen will be in style for many years to come.
See the full tour: Rachel's Mid Century Rancho Hideaway
Related: Julie & Rob's Modern Kitchen
(Images: Rachel Thurston)