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A couple of my coworkers and I were previewing a photo gallery of romantic rooms for Valentine’s Day and when we hit this kitchen we all leaned in and went, “Oooh!” Then we looked at each other and laughed because this Dave Stimmel space isn’t anywhere near our personal styles, but it was so beautifully designed, so bold and of-a-piece that it struck us as beautiful.


Now I’m noticing bold kitchens everywhere.

design-happens--riehl-green-kitchen_s4x3This kitchen by Shelly Riehl David is done in my favorite green. A little too froofy for me but still striking, especially that creamy scrolled cabinetry.

design-happens-raney_kitchen3OMG, every time I see this kitchen, I giggle. Red antler chandeliers! Crazy! Brilliant! (Design by Don Raney and Jaymes Richardson)

design-happens-milesreddKitchenThis kitchen makes me go “guh.” From the glass-topped black cabinets, to the gleaming silver service, to the city view. I can haz now? (Design by Miles Redd)

design-happens-meyer-blue-kitchen-stove_s4x3Totally bright, totally now. Love the all-business stove against the sleek, hot-blue cabinets. (Design by Alia Meyer)

design-happens-meyer-blue-kitchen-pendants_s4x3More of that kitchen. Can’t get enough of those chandeliers.

design-happens-Charalambous-Andreas-Red-KitchenSimply beautiful. Could I live in it? Probably not. But I sure do love to look at it. (Design by Andreas Charalambous)

design-happens-bauer_avis3Love the out-of-the-box thinking that designer Lou Ann Bauer put into this. Curvy handles? Check. Multi-colored cabinets? Check. Fairy-tale banister? Check.

design-happens-bauer_avis4And here’s a close-up of that amazing backsplash.


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26 Responses

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  2. Tile-Wall-Murals says:

    WOW – this looks great. I had a project similar to this and we added a tile wall mural to the kitchen remodel. I think this would be a great place to put one of the classy tile murals for the perfect finishing touch!
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  3. madhu says:

    the colourful kitchen is so much fun…its not intimidating to make a mess…totally lovable and cookable.

  4. AustinK says:

    Wow, these are really out there. Surprisingly, I think the black one works best.. It's very elegant looking.

  5. BKNC says:

    The so-called "romantic" kitchen is hideous. I hope the owners didn't actually pay the designer for that. The kitchen is probably the next-to-the-last place in a house that ought to be 'romatic'.

  6. karenk says:

    I'm not sure I could stomach food in any of these kitchens. How awful!

  7. Kamo says:

    My favorites included the amazing Art Deco black kitchen; its only flaws to me were that it had too much clutter and no work surface. The other ones I liked were the one with the red chandeliers and the super clean lined one with the red horizontally striped walls. Clutter and "faux" details make me nervous.

  8. Denese says:

    I love them. OUTSIDE of the box is an understement but they are WONDERFUL…………

  9. Debra says:

    Love them all…except the first one-hideous!!! My personal favorite is the blue one but I also like last one -the arty one, except just way too much going on.

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