We’re so used to seeing butcher-block counters in lighter hues, which is why we’re so enamored with this dark wood version. The farmhouse sink, traditional drawer pulls, and beadboard give this space an inherited vibe. But it’s the mahogany-toned countertop that makes it feel pastoral and sophisticated. The silver pendant lamps are nicely complemented by the Moroccan lanterns, and make the kitchen feel collected.
We are eternally drawn to the pairing of bright-white walls with dark under-counter cabinetry. It creates a slightly masculine contrast that is also versatile, pairing well with modern, traditional, or globally inspired schemes. The vaulted ceiling and minimalist pendant lamps give the space an open, airy feel, while the butcher-block-topped island grounds and delineates the space.
This navy-and-white kitchen is forward looking, thanks to the dark cabinets, simple, streamlined brass hardware, and luxe stove. Pairing these elements with a sleek yet classic butcher-block countertop gives the space a sense of warmth echoed in the reclaimed wood beams and shelves. The earthy kilim rug, worn wood floors, and stainless steel accents make this kitchen feel de rigueur and timeless all at the same time.
An all white kitchen with light blue tiled backsplash, and a chandelier over the center island.
Neutral kitchen with oranges, greenery, and open shelving // the home of fashion designer Peter Som
Bright blue kitchen with wooden cabinets and flooring, white shelving and backsplash tile, and a silver pendant light fixture.