With a fast wit and a snappy design sense to match, it’s no wonder Hilary Farr of Love It Or List It fame is a favourite HGTV host. Here’s a look back at some of her most impressive kitchen designs to date that you’ll want to call your own.
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It takes a deft hand to pull off this riotous mix. Hilary Farr goes for it, melding patterned wood, streaky marble and matte white cabinetry for a look that’s stylish, luxurious and fun, too, thanks to those unexpected teal stools.
In this comfy, family-forward set-up, Hilary brought in a teak dining set and piles of pillows so the cook isn’t stuck in the kitchen all alone. Rattan blinds bring in a dose of texture against the white cabinetry and fresh blooms feel bright and cheery. See here for 25 more dreamy breakfast nooks!
Shaker-style cabinetry, brass pulls and an island with a thick trestle base are big hits in this design. Ditto scooped stools that play off the wood ceiling. A herringbone backsplash and white countertops add sheen and chicness.
Because everyone always ends up in the kitchen, Hilary Farr knows you need to make it cozy. This space has elements you would find in a living room, including a long sideboard for resting all the sundry extras that inevitably collect in a kitchen. And we love the oversized island, ethereal pendants (they don’t impede the sightlines) and wine fridge, of course! Looking for more inspiration? Check out these 15 gorgeous dark blue kitchens.
Flat-front cabinetry, linear glass tile and simple roman shades make up this quietly stylish galley kitchen for those who don’t do the bling thing.
On The Bench
Reach over and hand me that last croissant, won’t you? Eat-in kitchens are the best! So functional. We like this smart idea where the island doubles as the backrest. And it’s easy to switch up the pillows with the seasons thanks to the white backdrop that includes classic subway tile clad to the ceiling for a crisp look.
The White House
Why stop at three stools? Hilary Farr beckons a crowd in this covetable kitchen that comfortably fits six. A monochromatic palette and cabinetry that seamlessly soars to the ceiling gives the space a clean, uncluttered feel. The pendants offer sparkle and horizontal pulls bring subtle detail.
A country style rules in this kitchen that feels a smidge modern thanks to stainless-steel appliances. Copy the vibe with grey hammered subway tile for contrast, an apron sink and black brass pulls for definition.
Small Yet Sophisticated
Space tight? That’s no excuse for a drab kitchen. Just ask Hilary who created this charming spot in tight quarters. A round pedestal table is a space-saver – and plush seating is the kind of elegance you’d expect to find in a grand dining room. Check out these 18 small kitchen design ideas.
Elegant to the Max
Hilary is master of scale. Here, oversized pendants invite sophistication and balance the large dining table that would have looked odd with dinky lights. A chic vent hood artfully recedes, and cubbies for oversize bowls are elegant details.
Truly a cook’s kitchen, this one is for the foodie who likes to spread out his or her ingredients. Get that mise en place perfected on a mile-long island that Hilary clad in on-trend clapboard. Dark cabinets ground the space and add panache.
Traditional with a Twist
You could produce amazing pies in this kitchen – the island’s size and countertop is ideal for rolling dough – while your family watches the show at the overhang. Meanwhile, heavily detailed doors hark back to an old-timey style, that’s not fussy due to the gorgeous herringbone backsplash. Here are 40 more brilliant backsplash ideas.