Something Extraordinary in the Kitchen

March 21, 2013

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Kitchens are not usually brimming with personality. They have to serve a very important function, and that emphasis on practicality typically takes precedence over adding much flair. And that’s okay. I for one love a good, sleek chef’s kitchen. But I’m also so pleasantly surprised to see kitchens with unique decoration and personal touches. In the above kitchen, beautiful warm wood pairs wonderfully with glossy white. The room has been elevated above the ordinary with a show-stopping chandelier and some very interesting patterned tile, unlike anything I’ve personally seen.

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There’s so many lovely things about this kitchen, but the things that make it so special are the very lovely and custom-looking portable island cart and the stunning glass pane half-wall. I love how the glass creates somewhat of a separation from the other room while allowing the kitchen to feel so open. Brilliant.

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I just love kitchens that have been decorated like any other room of the house. Art on the walls, sculptures, and table lamps soften the usually rigid line between the kitchen and other spaces. Sometimes kitchens are in danger of feeling too strictly functional, too utilitarian. If you fear this is happening in your home, try bringing in some of the personal decorative items from other rooms and watch how extraordinary your kitchen becomes.

one // photographed by Idha Lindhag via Design Crisis
two // desinged by Nate Berkus via dustjacket attic
three // designed by Chelsea Hing, photographed by Nik Epifanidis for The Design Files

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