I love a good blend of the simple and the ornate. This kitchen by Blakes London is a solid example of that! But what I love even more, is the use of full-depth, full-height cabinetry and a paneled-out module system, to create this invisible kitchen concept. Obviously things like exposed sinks and faucets will reveal that you're standing in a kitchen, but I think the overall approach is quite clever and super fresh!
I'm incredibly inspired by this kitchen, designed by Betsy Brown. It's handsome yet elegant, and so casually livable. Often times in a kitchen, the hood is the focal point that's cladded in some sort of outstanding material. But here while still a focal point, the hood is quiet and addressed with a simple, matte stucco finish. The marble countertops are classic in form, but have been fabricated in a contemporary fashion by extending to the floor. The painted cabinets are handsome in color, perfectly offsetting the antique round table and modern klismos chairs by Donghia. I also love the tone-on-tone paint for this space, because it's a lovely backdrop for the dark windows.