7 Things Every Pretty and Polished Kitchen Needs

Your kitchen is easily the most unforgettable space in your home, trumping any great room, family room, or master suite. While the phrase, "the kitchen is the heart of the home," might sound cliche at this point, it is no less true. 

The kitchen is a space for work and play, for serious conversations and two year old birthday parties. It's the easiest to clean and the easiest in which to create utter chaos (especially if you have children).

The design of this space is crucial to how your family functions and feels on a daily basis, and there are seven elements that we've found to bring to best aesthetic and usability.


1 | White Appliances

Cluny Range by Lacanche

Cluny Range by Lacanche

Unlike the white appliances of the early 2000's, today's white appliances are sleek and a little bit vintage. Functionality wrapped in charm make Lacanche's line of appliances the Rolls Royce of the kitchen.


2 | Warm, Gray Tones

Loft Kitchen by Devol Kitchens

Loft Kitchen by Devol Kitchens

Gray goes with everything, and this warm shade will have you feeling all the right vibes. Calm, muted, but bold enough to make a statement--there are so many reasons to love this color. Pair it with rustic textures like brick or wood for a genuine Quaker or farmhouse aesthetic.


3 | Patterns Everywhere

Teaselwood Farmhouse | View Entire Project

Teaselwood Farmhouse | View Entire Project

Wallpaper, floor runners, drapes, and Roman shades are easy ways to add patterns to your kitchen / dining areas. If you want a completely unique look, apply wallpaper to the ceiling and / or choose an intricate tile pattern for your backsplash. 

Photo by  Alice G Patterson for Teaselwood Design


4 | Single-Level Islands

Teaselwood Farmhouse | View Entire Project

Teaselwood Farmhouse | View Entire Project

Simplicity is beautiful, and single-level islands don't skimp on functionality. Add working drawers or cabinets for storage--and be sure to leave a space to hid the microwave.

Photo: Alice G Patterson for Teaselwood Design


5 | Layers of Texture

Luchsinger Lane | View Entire Project

Luchsinger Lane | View Entire Project

Layers of texture can be created from the floor up, meaning that your flooring can be anything from a rustic wood grain to an elegant tile. Layer chair covers, table runners, and window coverings throughout the space to create a cozy, polished look.

Photo: Alice G Patterson for Teaselwood Design


6 | Mix of Metals

Kitchen by Croma.

Kitchen by Croma.

Rose gold and brass are the darlings of the interior design industry right now, and for good reason. They balance the heavy use of stainless steel and white that pervades many kitchens but also look excellent on their own.


7 | Inset Cabinet Doors

Victorian West Lake | View Entire Project

Victorian West Lake | View Entire Project

Inset cabinet doors are minimalistic and modern without being industrial. They are easier to keep clean and provide an instant style upgrade to nearly any kitchen. Have fun with the hardware and don't get to matchy-matchy.

Photo: Alice G Patterson for Teaselwood Design

 

 

At Teaselwood Design, we get really excited about creating beautiful and inviting spaces for our clients and their families. We work closely with you to design a home that's all about the little details, designed with your lifestyle in mind. Contact us about your project today.