Archive | White Kitchen

Classic or kitchens of every style with white or off-white kitchen cabinets or white or off-white color schemes, tile, or wall colors.

Updating White Kitchens

updating white kitchens - generic white kitchen - robert stiles architecture via atticmag

Four years ago, I observed that the all white kitchens trend was over. Looking back, that was the beginning of the end.

Today, the white kitchen — often amusingly referred to as “the one true kitchen” — has been copied to death. Apart from light fixtures or other details, it’s often difficult to tell white kitchens from one another. In concept, they are very lovely but the look has become formulaic. The all-white kitchen [top] is typical of the genre as it has milk-color Shaker style cabinets with Victorian brackets and feet, and upper cabinets with glass doors. Another hallmark is the white subway tile backsplash that blends in.… Continue Reading

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Boho Cottage Kitchen

cottage kitchen sink base -Steamer Bay sink base - John Lewis of Hungerford via Atticmag

Pattern and color added to a basic cabinet can create variations in a cottage kitchen sink base.

The appeal of cottage style is the informality and unpredictability that comes from working with less than perfect materials or spaces. Simply fixing up something old, without trying to make it look new, often results in a quirky or bohemian (boho for short) outcome. That, I expect, was behind the idea of producing new kitchen cabinets that would look like unfitted pieces that had been rehabbed. The intent was to manufacture charm – always tricky. Both the striped and the plain planked cottage kitchen sink base in these vignettes belong to the Steamer Bay collection by John Lewis of Hungerford.… Continue Reading

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Fluted Cabinetry Kitchen

custom fluted kitchen cabinetry by Frost and Keading via Atticmag

A modern kitchen created by artisans wielding a router.

I ran across this kitchen last week while working on my Industrial Chic Corrugated Tin post.  At first glance, I thought the island was fronted with tin but further research lead me to the South Carolina custom cabinet shop of Frost & Keading. The painted modern kitchen features fluted cabinetry — a continuous fluted pattern across all the doors and drawer fronts.  Precise computerized machinery and a router are paired with handwork at the bench by their craftsmen.  The island features a marble waterfall counter, Lee Industries upholstered stools, and round copper pendants that bring out the warm colors in the travertine flooring. … Continue Reading

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Pie Safe Pantry Kitchen

built in pie safe pantry wall in beach house kitchen - Sardar Design via Atticmag

A unique built in pie safe pantry wall gives a white beach house kitchen instant classic status.

The wonderful thing about an old-fashioned pie safe is the ability to store food such as baked goods, cheese, fruit or vegetables at room temperature in a closed cabinet that lets air circulate freely. Antique pie safes are highly collectible. In an Long Island beach-house kitchen the idea was recast. A floor-to-ceiling cabinet with screen doors was built between a large pantry and even larger kitchen. Most significantly, it’s accessible from either the kitchen or the pantry side — a see-through larder in essence.… Continue Reading

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Wallpaper Ceiling Kitchen

wallpapered kitchen ceiling - white kitchen with tone-on-tone wallpaper on the ceiling and a similar backsplash - House Beautiful via Atticmag

 A wallpapered kitchen ceiling adds tone-on-tone pattern that is repeated with tile.

The all-white kitchen trend peaked several years ago but the look just keeps on coming.  So these days, keeping a white kitchen from looking generic requires a special design strategy. In this New York City apartment, designer Christina Murphy used tons of bright color and bold pattern — including black and white zigzag Pattern Behind the Shelves in the living room. But things went quiet in the kitchen. There, the pattern moved to tone-on-tone diamonds in a wallpapered kitchen ceiling that is something of a surprise. Perhaps to emphasize the tray ceiling, the interlocking circle pattern of Schumacher’s silver and white Modern Nature Spherica wallpaper adds a subtle texture and ability to catch and reflect a small amount of light.… Continue Reading

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Retractable Skylight Kitchen

rectractible skylight kitchen - Elliott House white kitchen with retractable roof - yatzer via Atticmag

A rectractable skylight opens this kitchen ceiling to the outdoors.

When a house wins architectural awards, the kitchen rarely plays a role in its design. But in the case of Elliott House, a four-story contemporary glass and concrete home in London, the kitchen is key due to its location on the top floor and to the retractable skylight in the ceiling. With the roof open [top], the kitchen is instantly transformed into an indoor/outdoor room with “natural” ventilation. Like the rest of the house, the kitchen has poured concrete walls and black granite tile floors. And hewing to the aesthetic of sleek flat, minimalist surfaces, architects Eldridge-Smerin added white lacquer cabinets, stainless steel counters,  and Gaggenau wall ovens  for the owner, travel photographer Richard Elliott.… Continue Reading

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