Style Guide: Editor's Favorite Kitchens

Home Editor Jennifer Kopf shares her picks for the best kitchens of Southern Living.


[BLANK_AUDIO] Hi I'm Jennifer Kopf home editor at Southern Living. At Southern Living we get to see the best of the best when it comes to kitchen design. Here are some of our favorites. Colorful accents and a mix of old and new make for a happy and inviting kitchen. The wall of mosaic tile sets the pallet of soft yellow and blue. You can't help but smile when you see the 1953 refurbished chambers oven or the bright orange free standing pantry. Further illustrating the combination of old and new the home owner hung punched tin cabinet door fronts that came from the house she grew up in and also used poured concrete for her counter tops. [MUSIC] Incorporating modern elements is an easy way to update a classic kitchen. This kitchen has updated country styling that feels fresh and inviting. Blue appliances add a fun unexpected design detail. The color complements the gray patina of the cabinets perfectly. The marble counter tops and back splash give the kitchen a clean sophistication. An over sized island is hard working when equipped with a cook top and lots of extra storage. Industrial metal stools complete the look. With this functional kitchen it's all in the detail The large central island is stocked with shelving underneath, that accommodates large trays and serving pieces. The cabinet area near the refrigerator includes vented produce bins for non refrigerated items, and decorative shelves above for pretty glassware and accessories. The stainless steel tile backsplash covers the stove wall. Because of it's expense it was used in small dose for a big impact. Berlap drum shades, woven stool seats, and a cherry island top provide warm texture. Mixture. The best of old world charm in today's amenities blend in this timeless recently renovated kitchen. Blush mounted cabinet doors hung with exposed unlacquered brass hinges, replicate the look on 1920s cabinetry. The real star is a set of leaded glass windows above the sink that were specially crafted for the kitchen. Adding to the nostalgia is a restored 1948 enameled gas stove. The tile work includes an arched recess and is topped with a wood shelf. [MUSIC] A combination of hidden storage, sleek finishes, and a functional island to make this Maryland kitchen a favorite. The banks of ebony stained cabinetry have a modern streamlined look. Sleek bifold cabinet doors can seal recesses for small counter top appliances. [INAUDIBLE] Beveled glass panels in some of the upper cabinetry and frosted glass tiles keep the kitchen from looking to heavy. Castors allow the table to be easily nestled into the island or pulled out when needed. For more great kitchen ideas, pick up a copy of Southern Living and visit
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