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Our Most Beautiful Kitchens

Find loads of inspiration and practical ideas from some of our favorite kitchens

Written and produced by Debra Steilen and Rebecca Christian
  • The kitchen is the heart of your home. Whether your style is sophisticated or rustic—or your color preference is for earthy neutrals, cheery brights, or gleaming white—you’ll find not only loads of inspiration but also practical ideas here from some of our favorite kitchens.

    Why We Love It
    Lovely light fixtures, generous applications of tile and marble, and a pleasing blue, white and silver palette make this kitchen an inviting place to cook, relax, or converse.

  • Why We Love It
    Dramatic hanging lights illuminate the kitchen island with its pretty chairs. A heavy-gauge raffia on the walls adds textural interest. Accents in royal blue add color and pattern. 

  • Why We Love It
    A warm copper hood and captain’s chairs add timeless style to this kitchen, contrasting nicely with the ivory and bisque cabinets and island.

    Kitchen design: Robert Elfers, Ulrich Inc.

  • Why We Love It
    In the kitchen of this Chicago penthouse, the breakfast area is subtle and muted, letting the city view command attention. The handsome bar is crafted from ebony walnut.

    Kitchen design: Doug Atherley, Kinari Design

  • Why We Love It
    This kitchen has a self-assured look. A stainless steel pharmacist’s cabinet fashioned into an island is topped with honed blue limestone. Cabinets and trim painted a deep charcoal contrast with the marble countertops and backsplash.

    Kitchen design: Lili O’Brien

  • Why We Love It
    Everything about this kitchen says welcome, from the shelves for cookbooks to the lovely tile to the roaring fire.

    Kitchen design: Sandy Kline

  • Why We Love It
    It’s all in the details for this kitchen, highlighted with a beautiful hutch, handsome handles on the stove, and an island topped with marble.

    Kitchen design: Jim Dove, Canterbury Design

  • Why We Love It
    In this glamorous kitchen, the double refrigerator with bottom freezers has mirror-and-wood panel fronts for furniture styling. Windows on each side of the range and transoms above the hood invite sunlight.

    Kitchen design: Mick De Giulio

  • British-Inspired Kitchen

    Kitchen design: John K. George