Traditionally the heart of the home, today’s kitchen has to have the wow factor as well as enough equipment and storage space to enable the chef of the house to conjure up culinary delights for all their friends and family.
Thinking about changing the kitchen? Check out some celebrity kitchens for style and inspiration, then add personal touches to make it unique.
Filmstar Gwyneth and her Coldplay frontsman husband, Chris Martin have gone for the country look with stripped wood floors and light, neutral shades. Large windows give natural light to the room and the large, central marble-topped table doubles as generous workspace. Cupboard lines are clean and light and appliances modern and tidy.
Celebrity baker Mary likes to keep her kitchen bright and classic, preferring to cook on a traditional Aga with a conventional stove as back-up. Her choice of a moveable island with lots of drawers and cupboards gives versatility and extra storage space and a large circular wooden table and chairs makes for cosy meals with the family. The overall effect is homely but professional with lots of storage space to avoid clutter. The room has two small windows which provide little light, so white cupboards have been chosen to brighten things up and inset halogen lighting gives atmosphere as well as brightness.
Family dining and get-togethers are the theme in the Osbourne household. The bright and airy kitchen features a central island with a handy preparation sink and which provides enough space to comfortably sit round. The room is well-lit with large windows providing natural light and large, antique lamps giving warmth and style. A large stainless steel cooker gives the message that this is a functional, family kitchen.
Brad’s house overlooks Malibu beach in California, so is it any wonder he and his wife, Angelina Jolie, have opted for glass walls in their kitchen? These can be rolled back to allow maximum enjoyment of a sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The whole room has a modern, contemporary feel with natural bamboo floors and stainless steel worktops and is equipped with a massive walk-in refrigerator.
Modern wood units with dark soapstone worktops are the choices of actor Harrison Ford. The overall effect is no-nonsense clutter-free with stainless steel appliances for the cook of the house. Large windows effectively provide natural light and air, along with views over the Hudson River and Manhattan. Away from the cooking action a comfortable circular wooden table and chairs allows the family to relax, eat and chat.
Taking inspiration from others helps stir up ideas which can lead to a beautifully equipped, functional but stylish kitchen with wow-factor.
Lisa is interested in all of the most glamorous kitchens out there to help her choose a new style for her own. She recommends Cliq Studios Design to help create the perfect room for your taste and space.