Ready for a new kitchen, but don’t know where to start? You can draw inspiration from Charlotte’s premier interior designers. Whether they’re working with a small or large space, these designers take tired and dysfunctional kitchens and turn them into showstoppers. Of course, your kitchen doesn’t have to be magazine worthy, but it can be beautiful!
Classic with a Twist
White shaker style cabinets paired with marble countertops is a sensible choice. However, the louvered upper cabinets give this kitchen an unexpected coastal vibe. Mix in a contemporary tile backsplash and copper hardware and this kitchen looks anything but ordinary.
Interior designer, Charlotte Lucas, brazenly combines gold, brass and copper accents in this updated kitchen. And the three different wood tones mirror the mixed metals to create a layered, inviting space. The vintage copper pans, paneled ceiling, range alcove, and gray stain on the island cabinetry create an old world feel. While the olive leather barstools give a nod to modernity. Taken together, this kitchen is a perfect mix of old and new.
Put your show pieces on display and hide everything else! This kitchen is like a work of art. Hidden behind the framed marble range wall is a butler’s pantry which holds dry goods and a paneled fridge. Sure, it’s a few extra steps to grab what you need, but totally worth it for that wow effect.
Small but Mighty
For a compact kitchen, it’s best to stick to clean lines and a neutral color palette. Donna Livingston turns this small space into a powerhouse by including a second row of uppers for added storage. The muted colors lend warmth to the traditional space.
Color doesn't have to be bold. If you want colored cabinets, stay away from bright hues that have a short shelf life. Instead, choose a near-neutral like this subtle purple. The roman shade adds drama, while the geometric rug brings playfulness and further steers the purple shade into neutral territory. Copy this look to showcase an effortlessly chic style.
Touch of Rustic
Living in the city but missing your country roots? No problem. Lucy and Company bring the rustic countryside right to the heart of Charlotte with vertical paneling on the island and pantry wall. The same warm wood tone on the floating shelf draws the eye up and across the space. Black base cabinets pull the color from the windows and eye-catching chandelier for cohesion in the open layout.
You can never go wrong with a black and white scheme. House of Nomad pumps up the drama with an Ilve range, gilded hardware and a marble slab wall. The open shelving and white range hood keep the space from feeling too dark. While the marble wall lends a touch of fun and livens the mood. A tribal vase and Aztec rug are thrown in to create a chic, bohemian vibe.
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