10 Inspiring Ideas for Creative Kitchen Design
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10 Inspiring Ideas for Creative Kitchen Design

While we love our share of kitchen gadgets and cooking hacks, the key to true culinary inspiration often lies in a well-organized, well-loved, and creative kitchen. Here are 10 beautiful kitchens that inspire us.

1. Rustic Kitchen Storage: If you don’t have a ton of built-in shelving for dishware, head to a flea market, antiques fair, or estate sale. You can find gorgeous rustic pieces that work just as well as a regular old dish rack.  (via My Paradissi)

2. Crystal Color Pop: On the complete other side of the spectrum, go for a mix of industrial metal, vintage crystal, and pink and red pops of color. This kitchen has a definite glam side to is, perfect for a Paris loft. (via Inthralld)

3. Pantone Kitchen: O.M.G! We are obviously in love with this Pantone-inspired kitchen. Not only do we love the color, but all the kitchen appliances follow a color code (reds get more intense as the heat turns up) and it can all be controlled via smartphone. (via KoiKoiKoi)

4. Tree-Friendly Dining Space: If you’re a good old fashioned tree hugger and are looking for a way to incorporate arbor into your space, build around it! This gorgeous sustainable straw bale house in Santa Cruz designed its 2-story kitchen around the natural branching of a madrone tree. (via One Kin Design)



5. Chalkboard Walls: It’s no secret that we love us some chalkboard paint. If you’ve got little ones or just lots of recipes and lists to keep track of, a chalkboard wall is an easy way to add some personalization without sacrificing a rustic-meets-modern aesthetic. (via Eclectic Living Home)

6. Wine + Liquor Storage: Unless you’ve got a fancy wine cellar or bar cart, it can be tough to figure out the best way to store and display your spirits. We are digging these two moves for a recently renovated kitchen. On the left we’ve got wine storage right in the wall, and on the right a cleverly illuminated under-the-counter shelf. (via Sweet Peach Blog)

7. Bold + Beautiful Kitchen Floors: If you’re all set in terms of storage and walls but want to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your space, re-floor it! (via Apartment Therapy)

8. Wonderful Wood + White: If you’ve got a small space, it’s all about shelving. This combo of white and wooden accents is a great way to bring an eclectic collection of dishes, books, and other odds and ends beautifully together. (via Apartment Therapy)

9. Rock Your Backsplash: Another way to add a touch of creativity to your space is to doll up your backsplash. We’re loving the found rocks and sparkly rock mosaic. (via Pinterest + Urban Kitchen and Bath)

10. Colorful Cabinets: Last but not least, a burst of color! This is great way to modify ugly old cabinets or inexpensive ones from Ikea. (via From Scandinavia with Love)

What kitchens have you seen online that inspire you? Talk to us in the comments below. And if you’ve got a kitchen of your own we should check out, be sure to share photos over on Twitter or Facebook.