Recently, Yahoo!Homes posted a slideshow of celebrity kitchens, showing off the beautiful design choices of an assortment of famous people. Although these kitchens are located in luxury homes usually worth millions of dollars, they can still serve as a design inspiration; their features can be recreated in a wide variety of homes at far less expense, but with similar aesthetic effect and functional convenience.
What are some recurring features in these celebrity kitchens?
Kitchen island. Most of the kitchens in the slideshow have an island, and for good reason. The island is the beautiful centerpiece of the kitchen and serves multiple purposes. In Sarah Jessica Parker’s and Matthew Broderick’s home, for example, the island holds some of the key kitchen appliances, while also providing a sleek, broad surface for food preparation and for eating; family and friends can stand around it, talk and nosh. Islands also add to the kitchen’s storage space, as they contain cabinets and drawers. A few artful items, such as an artistic bowl of fruit or a vase with flowers, can also be displayed at the center of the island, adding charm to the kitchen.
Cabinetry in lighter colors. In many of the homes, the cabinetry is in shades of white or other light colors; some of the cabinets also have glass doors. Lighter colors produce the effect of brightening the room and making it seem more spacious. Furthermore, the cabinets with glass doors can also reflect light, along with showing off their interior depth and displaying lovely dishes, mugs, and glassware; you wouldn’t have to make all of them out of glass – one or two glass doors can be enough to give your room a luxurious touch. If you want some darker colors in your kitchen, get some inspiration from Amanda Seyfried’s home, which combines white cabinetry with a glossy dark floor.
Communal and social considerations. The kitchen doesn’t just serve as a place to prepare food; it’s also a place for family and friends to congregate. The way many of these celebrity kitchens are designed, they are open to other rooms in the house, and they often have space for multiple people to walk or stand (and, with an island, a place in the room to gather around). Even if your kitchen is relatively small, with the right layout and choice of cabinetry you can create more space for people to gather, so that your kitchen becomes more of a social hub.
Simplicity and lack of clutter. In many of the celebrity homes, the appearance of the kitchen is sleek and modern, even though some of the cabinets may have an antique touch; well-designed cabinets, in fact, are essential to giving your kitchen more efficient storage space and making it appear neater. However, what’s most important is that you pick something in accordance to your personal style that will make you happy. In her kitchen, for example, Diane Keaton got very playful with bright colors, using vibrant, multi-colored tiles and displaying dishes with hues spanning the rainbow.
Your kitchen can also look stunning, but at an affordable price, provided you turn to experts for advice on kitchen islands, cabinetry, and other design features. Contact us as the first free step to obtaining a kitchen inspired by these popular celebrity design choices.