Peppered with personality, these coastal kitchens are cooking up serious style.
Photo: Laurey Glenn; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Design: Jenny Keenan; Architecture Beau Clowney
Reflecting tropical foliage just out the window, a pop of kelly green overhead via vintage gymnasium lights strung on rope gives this white kitchen a welcome dose of island color.
Photo: Michael J. Lee; Design: Katie Rosenfeld
Decorating with the colors of the sea is always a good idea. Indigo chairs pair beautifully with a navy chandelier by Ro Sham Beaux and Schumacher drapery fabric over the sink, while the aqua backsplash by Oceanside Glasstile rounds out the touches-of-blue color story.
Photo: Peter Frank Edwards; Design: Shelley Wilkins and Joni Vanderslice; Architecture: James Strickland
The weathered look of a salvaged-wood ceiling lends a laid-back vibe to a light-filled white kitchen. And dark industrial barstools are the perfect juxtaposition against clean Carrara marble countertops.
Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Liz Strong; Design: Trish Becker
Photo: Carmel Brantley; Design: Melissa Rosenberg
Character reigns in this white kitchen with an antique butcher block and copper and cypress countertops. Open shelving over exposed brick brings a decidedly historic feel to the eclectic space.
Photo: Annie Schlechter; Design: Sophie Eyssautier
Who says a white kitchen has to be traditional? Up the island ante with bamboo drawer pulls and cabinetry handles, which will beckon both chefs and amateur cooks alike to whip up a tropical feast after a day on the water.
Photo: Tria Giovan; Design: Bailey McCarthy; Architecture: James Kissling
Photo: Jean-Philippe Piter; Design: Keld Mikkelsen and Marianne Brandi
A white kitchen with an expansive rafter ceiling is grounded with dark wooden cabinetry, while grand basket lampshades over pendant lamps—an ingenious way of bringing in a beachy feel—draw the eye upward.