Enjoy the simple elegance of these beautifully decorated kitchens.
Functional fixtures and modern appliances peacefully coexist with graceful glass lanterns and cushy swivel-seat barstools. On the walls, vertical stripes painted in two subtle shades of blue create a soothing atmosphere. The home owner alternated one paint color with stripes of the same color tinted half formula. (Tip: Any paint retailer can mix this for you.) Many of the kitchen's features have the feel of a comfortable living room: a mantel-style range hood, which displays pewter candlesticks; decorative columns throughout; and cozy upholstered barstools with nailhead trim. The African iroko wood top on the island complements the hardwood floor and is a stunning contrast to the white cabinets.