Nothing excites us more than a good kitchen. Our favourites are inspiring spaces where function meets beauty. It could be the simple aesthetic of a black pot-filler (see the fifth example on the list), or a marble backsplash that stops you in its tracks (example nine). Maybe it’s statement lighting or a walk-in pantry. The rooms in this roundup pack so much, while still managing to feel seamless and effortless. Happy browsing!
A bank of warm wood cabinetry holds court in this stunning kitchen by designer Noemi Hallett of Hallett and Kolar Interiors. We love how the grey cabinetry — painted Benjamin Moore’s Silver Satin — complements the wood, so it lulls instead of jars. Stark white would have been too harsh. Cabinet Lab is behind the impeccable millwork. And the backsplash and countertop are Taj Mahal Quartzite from Ciot. And how cute are those shelves tucked into the triangle?
Montreal’s Mélanie Cherrier and Laurence Pons of Blanc Marine Intérieurs struck gold with this design, where a mélange of materials including brick, marble and wood, has can’t-look-away appeal. We adore the contrasting elements and detailed eye — even the old-world painting has its own library light!
A Handy Pot Filler
Pot fillers are convenient. Not just for show, the faucet allows you to get that spaghetti water on the hob fast without having to haul a big pot of water across a room. We like the design of this one by Conik Studios, where the black hardware recedes into the dramatic backsplash. Note, too, the leathered countertops that offer textural interest in the space.
A Gorgeous Vent
Anyone who has designed a dream kitchen agrees: hood vents are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. Who knew a utilitarian fan could be this exciting? We love the creamy-hued Venetian plaster treatment in this kitchen by Sprague Interiors. The variation of its surface is a perfect foil to the backsplash.
A Special Drink Zone
A dedicated beverage station— whether for coffee, tea or something with a kick — is right at home in a dream kitchen. This luxurious, rich design by Vancouver’s Knight Varga Interiors has shelving to break up all the black, as well as a punchy backsplash.
Seamless Cabinetry — and Stunning Colour
Good quality flat-panel kitchen cabinetry lends a certain sophistication to a space; there’s no fussy surfaces to contend with. Marcus Iafrate of Conik Studios achieves this brilliantly here, where a grid of green cabinetry neatly meets the ceiling. The colour is also a refreshing alternative to white.
Always remember to give your lighting — and in this case, ceiling — extra attention in the kitchen. These pendants recall oversize floppy sun hats you could imagine ladies donning on the Italian Riviera. The striking kitchen is by Paige Elizabeth Interiors.
Handcrafted pottery and other artisan wares are trending. What better way to show off their beauty in the kitchen than with simple shelves, like in this design by Valerie Meghory Interiors?
There’s just something so satisfying about seeing dried beans perfectly organized in glass jars. And for that you’ll need a splashy pantry — this is your dream kitchen, after all. This handsome one from Humphrey Munson is loaded with charm, from the ladder to the inset lighting and deep charcoal hue.
An Amazing Island
Every dream kitchen needs an incredible island. This one by Studio No. 33 features white oak drawers wrapped in a warm hug of stone – a motif continued on the backsplash, where the green cabinetry colour is giving us all the feels. #NeedEverything InThisKitchen