10 Incredible Local Kitchens

ABOVE Taking inspiration from the kitchens of Jill Sharp Brinson (Creative Director, Ballard Designs), and Pamela Pearce (Milieu magazine), this homeowner replicated beams, a vaulted ceiling, swing arm lamps, the large glassed door and window across the back and herringbone floor. Featured in “An Eye for Style, ” May/June 2014.


ABOVE LEFT Black cabinets and Olympia white marble countertops and backsplash create a clean, sophisticated look. Red chairs and a hand-blown red Murano glass chandelier add a small pop of color. Featured in “Modern Makeover, ” Jan/Feb 2015. Photo by Sarah Arrington

ABOVE RIGHT A massive island is topped with a single slab of marble, for a prep and eating surface that fits seamlessly into the kitchen’s clean, white palette. Ceiling beams—extracted from old barns—provide a contrast in color and texture. Featured in “Great Lake Escape, ” March/April 2015.

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ABOVE Taupe glass tiles along the backsplash fit snugly and require no grout, making cleanup a breeze in a high-traffic kitchen. Carrera gold marble countertops pop against the dark shade of the cabinets. Featured in “Family Adventure, ” May/June 2015.


ABOVE LEFT An all-white kitchen provides the perfect canvas to display fresh greenery and bright pieces of art. Clean lines and light paint make this 185-square-foot kitchen feel large and open. Featured in “Clean & Modern, ” July/Aug 2014. 

ABOVE RIGHT Rustic beams and a reclaimed island are balanced by sleek cabinets and countertops in this spacious open kitchen. Featured in “Designed for Downtime, ” March/April 2014. 

ABOVE Wall-to-wall cabinetry in this large kitchen is painted with Sherwin Williams Nantucket Gray. The walls and ceiling planks are finished in Elmira White by Sherwin Williams. Featured in “Character Counts, ” May/June 2014.


ABOVE LEFT Bleached wood and a white backdrop create a casual, functional space. A waterfall-style island delineates the work area set at an angle. The range hood is crafted to disappear. Similarly, cabinetry blends into the light floor and the light oak beams. Featured in “California Dream, ” Sept/Oct 2013. 

ABOVE RIGHT Neutral cabinets, countertops and appliances, as well as the natural light flowing in from a large window over the sink,  give this space a bright classic look. Featured in “Professional Help, ” May/June 2014.

ABOVE Natural materials, such as handmade tiles, limestone, wood and bronze, are timeless design choices for a kitchen. Featured in “French Connection, ” May/June 2015.

Photography by Jean Allsopp

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