Our friends Down Under don't only eat shrimp off the barbie — sometimes they cook food in real kitchens! It's true! And if we had one of these perfectly styled cook spaces, we'd opt to stay inside too. From cozy and rustic to bold and blue, here are 10 Australian kitchens that we're lusting after.
1. Cozy and Rustic
The kitchen of Sarah and Tony (who is one of Australia's top chefs) is basically just what we picture when we think of Australian kitchens. Warm wood countertops and a slice of timber down the middle of the island cozy up the space, while the leather-topped stools add worn-in charm. Just one question: Where does the kangaroo sit?
See the rest of the home: Sarah and Tony's 'Relaxed Rustic' Home in Western Australia on Apartment Therapy
2. Black and White Scandi
Graphic designer Lisa Wright added drama to her Scandi-inspired home with an unexpected hit of black on her backsplash and island. We're loving the other moody pops around the room, too, like the powder-coated steel pendant light attachments and funky art.
Get the full tour: Black & White Minimal Scandi Style in Australia on Apartment Therapy
3. Colorful Coastal
Peach and Craig's sunny Australian home is the epitome of coastal decor. The white-washed wood cabinetry paired with a sweet pastel dinnerware collection feels airy and beachy while still looking pulled together.
For more pics: Peach and Craig's Peaceful Australian Abode on Apartment Therapy
4. Vintage Industrial
Old-school cane chairs feel modern when paired with streamlined white cabinetry and industrial pendant lights in this Melville, Australia home that Sophie and Luke share with their dog, Chester. Also, check out that oversized cabinet hardware!
See the rest of the home: Sophie's Modern Vintage Mix in Western Australia on Apartment Therapy
5. Sunny Family Space
Homeowners Kerstin and Andy dotted their light-filled kitchen with hits of lively greenery. Otherwise, the space reads super practical — perfect for a duo with two young kids.
Check out more pics: Kerstin and Andy's Colorful and Happy Family Home in Australia on Apartment Therapy
6. Retro Pops of Color
How cute is this kitchen in Western Australia? Nicole and Ben gave their basic space a fun twist with colorful stools, graphic artwork, and a playful chalkboard door.
Get a closer look: Nicole and Ben's Eclectic Family Pad in Western Australia on Apartment Therapy
7. Tropical Punch
Designer Heidi Correa gave the kitchen of this Sydney home a sunny pop with a trio of yellow stools. Another ingenious touch? The mirrored backsplash — it bounces that Australian light around the room and makes the space feel even larger.
See the rest of the home: Moroccan Minimalism Meets Tropical Vibe on Apartment Therapy
8. Bold in Blue
Sophisticated pops of color reign supreme in this royal blue space designed (and lived in) by Alida & Miller Interior Design founder Margaret Scholley. A majorly oversized raw wood table acts as a prep space and dining table, while lacquered navy cabinets and geometric tiles (swoon!) add personality.
See more bold choices: A Designer's Own Colorfully Moody Australian Abode on Apartment Therapy
9. Calming Neutrals
See the rest of the home: 6 Ideas to Steal from a Gorgeous Australian Kitchen on Apartment Therapy
10. Chic and Beachy
Is it just us, or is this kitchen the perfect mix of beach life and city life? Owned by Bec, an interior designer, and her husband, Tom, the Western Coast abode deftly combines black accents (like hand-cut Italian subway tiles and a matte-black tap) with more coastal textures, like the bamboo cloches that are acting as pendant lampshades.
See the rest of the home: Bec & Tom's Coastal Western Australian Home on Apartment Therapy