Though it’s often dubbed stark and cold, modern design is all about creating clean, open, functional, and calming spaces, with plenty of room for character and personal style. And that also happens to the recipe for a perfect kitchen. So we’re spotlighting twenty modern kitchens below that exemplify the sleek, innovative aesthetic. Whether you want to something bright and whimsical or monochromatic and sophisticated, these modern kitchens will inspire you to think outside the farmhouse box.
Is the laundry room your home’s dirty little secret? Far from hush-hush, these four stylish interiors prove the space can be fab and functional.
“We don’t know a time when travel wasn’t a friend who influenced, shocked, and changed us for the better.” So begins a new book by mother-daughter duo Caitlin Flemming (herself an interior designer) and Julie Goebel, out now. We’d be inclined to argue most designers—indeed, most creatives—would agree with Flemming and Goebel’s view of the impact of travel. In Travel Home, the authors take readers on a visual journey, stopping to visit over a dozen creative homeowners—including the likes of Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Justina Blakeney, and John Robshaw—in all corners of the globe, whose personal spaces have been indelibly influenced by travel. One of the homes in the book, the Lake Como villa of Danish fashion designer Malene Birger, is a perfect example of using the things you collect to tell the story of who you are and where you’ve been.
Between choosing a layout, appliances, and a color scheme, there’s a lot to consider when designing a kitchen. And that’s exactly why we’re focusing on the fun part right now: Backsplash, which basically just refers to the kitchen wall material. Backsplashes can span the entire wall, they can be a pop behind the range, or they can cover the area between the countertops and cabinets. And then there’s the big wide world of texture and color they open up. It doesn’t matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and sleek—the 50 kitchen backsplash design ideas below will have you covered.
If you really want to play up the focal point of a room, there’s no better way to do it than with wallpaper. The material has long shed its reputation of being difficult to apply—thanks to all of the peel-and-stick varieties on the market—and it can be especially impactful when used to highlight the crux of a design.
Looking to upgrade your kitchen with a splash of color? Get inspired by the vibrant shades of the world’s most beautiful locales, from Aspen’s crisp winter vistas to the idyllic lavender fields of Provence. Your “destination kitchen” starts with a statement-making centerpiece—think a bold, eye-catching oven range that channels the shades of your favorite getaway.
It’s the age-old question. You’ve got a kitchen and a bathroom that both need renovating, but you can only afford to do one. Which should you choose? The answer is – it depends.
These unsung home heroes serve as a much-needed transition from the elements while providing storage for all your daily essentials, keeping them neatly tucked out of view. Whether you’re thinking about building a mudroom, or just making a few upgrades, these tips will have you and your family feeling ready for whatever weather comes your way.