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Publication Date: 2016-10-07


10 Timeless Kitchen Designs

Whether your preferred look is a classic all-white or more contemporary, we’ve pulled 10 of our favorite kitchens showcasing timeless designs that will never go out of style.


1. Exposed Brick

In the kitchen of this Houston home designed by Laura Umansky, clean white cabinetry and neutral countertops are juxtaposed with an exposed brick wall, creating the perfect backdrop for colorful accents like the blue Designers Guild fabric on the custom barstools. See more of the home here >

2. Antique Influences

The clean lines of this Upper East Side kitchen designed by Robert Passal are highlighted by antique furnishings and accessories that allow the home to have a consistent look and feel throughout. See more of the home here >

3. Southern Elegance

For this new home near Savannah, Georgia, architecture firm Historical Concepts embraced the traditional look of stately Southern homes with elegant Georgian architecture and gracious details. In the kitchen, Calcutta Gold marble countertops and backsplashes are paired with fixtures from Waterworks and a custom steel hood. Texture and depth is added with the delicate beaded edge of the custom cabinetry and ceiling beams. See more of the home here >

4. Minimalist

The Olive Design Studio created a masculine, minimal look in the kitchen of this apartment in London’s Belgravia neighborhood with high gloss lacquer cabinetry, light-colored glass tile and appliances from Miele and Gaggenau. See more of the home here >

5. Warm Woods

Absolute Black granite countertops with a brushed finish and Ann Sacks gray-toned glass tiles create contrast in scale and texture with the warm walnut wood grain of the cabinets and ceiling panel in this Washington D.C. kitchen designed by Barnes Vanze ArchitectsSee more of the home here >

6. Rustic Modern

In the kitchen of this Lake Tahoe, California, vacation home, designer Jeff Andrews paired contemporary elements, like the custom ceiling fixture by Filament Lighting and Thomas Hayes stools, with rustic details for a stylish mountain look. See more of the home here >

7. Clean & Classic

Interior designer Jennifer Palumbo creates a classic look in the kitchen of this Massachusetts vacation home with white cabinetry and a white-and-blue Porcelanosa herringbone tile backsplash. See more of the home here >

7. Black & White Palette

In this Art Deco-inspired Chicago apartment, designer Eva Quateman continued the home's monochromatic color scheme into the kitchen with a striking black granite and white statuary marble floor. Custom painted white cabinetry keeps it looking fresh, while a built-in banquette and L-shaped sofa offer ample seating. See more of the home here >

9. Steel Frame Windows

Large steel frame windows bring in plenty of light and create a sophisticated contrast with the white surfaces of this Maryland kitchen designed by architect Anne Decker. Shallow beams on the ceiling add subtle texture and rhythm to the space. See more of the home here >

10. Stone Surround

The kitchen in this Big Sky, Montana home designed by LKID is full of warmth and texture with rich wood cabinetry and a rough stone accent wall. The woven wool runner is by Merida. See more of the home here >


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