These kitchen styles are bound to serve your palate and design inspiration, whether your decor style leans modern and European or industrial and country.
Let’s face it. When it comes to taste, it’s a pretty subjective matter. Some of us have unwavering cravings for sweets while others have an undying love of all things spicy. And even the most discerning taster might have the need for a midnight dollar slice of pizza every once in a blue moon.
The same can be said of taste in kitchen décor. Styles are as far ranging in kitchens as the foods that come out of them. And the best thing? There is no “right” answer. Check out some of our favorite styles from past Homepolish projects below.
In this breathtaking Brooklyn gut renovation by Homepolish’s Elizabeth Bomberger, there was no restraint when it came to color. A tile mosaic by Sicis shows pink peonies creeping up the wall with hot pink appliances and an island to match. But artistic embellishments hardly stop there as the light fixtures and undulating wooden wall panels read as functional pieces of sculpture.
Bright & Beachy
A San Clemente beach house by creative director embraced its coastal locale with teal tilework and all-white cabinetry. The Pacific sun streams into the space and reflects beautifully. All we need is a piña colada and we’ll be set.
For a penthouse in TriBeCa, Homepolish designer added character to a sleek kitchen with exposed lightbulb pendants and a bright punch of pop art. Dark cabinetry provides stark contrast against the white interiors, but it’s not so jarring that we wouldn’t gladly sidle up in those distressed leather barstools.
If elegance had a kitchen, this would be it. In a Chicago family home, Homepolish’s Guinevere Johnson installed all-white countertops and cabinetry against a backdrop of rich, dark-stained wood floors. The real stunner though? That long slab of Carrara white marble that makes up the backsplash wall.
And who says there’s anything wrong with good ol’ tradition? Not Homepolish designer Gabriel Fontes. His whole Chicago home is a modern take on tradition. Dark walnut cabinetry and hardwood floors (old favorites of past decades) receive a new polish and new shining hardware. Add in marble countertops and a contemporary shade of gray, and it’s irresistible. Just like that cake on the island.
If any one area has embraced that aged, worn look of the rustic industrialist, it’s Brooklyn. Right in the Williamsburg neighborhood, a couple had Homepolish’s Becky Shea design their apartment. The reclaimed wood shelving and dining table jive perfectly with exposed beams, while Moroccan tiles (originally part of the home, score!) add in a splash of color. Sliding industrial steel doors play off of the modern appliances. Now, all we need is a craft beer… and to learn how to grow a mustache.
Ready to renovate? Check out our complete guide to a redoing your kitchen.