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Visual Comfort - Luxe Kitchens That Deliver Performance and Style

8 Ways to Create an Elegant Kitchen That Is Both

Beautiful and Functional

The kitchen is where it all happens. It is, without a doubt, the most crucial room in the house. It's where guests congregate at parties, where family members prepare meals together, and where you can enjoy a delicious snack while sipping your favourite beverage alone. So, why not go all out? A stylish, high-performance kitchen isn't for everyone, but it's almost a requirement in larger homes. Both your inner chef and your inner entertainer will benefit from high-end, high-performing appliances and a well-appointed, functionally beautiful space, with lighting being one of the key ingredients. Discover how our lights are used by designers to make kitchens pop.

Go For Gold
A touch of gold in the kitchen adds a little dazzle, much like a colourful garnish on a plate. Interior designer Tiffany Skilling Interiors mixes dark, rich tones with subtle gold accents to create an inviting and elegant kitchen. From the structural Charlton Chandelier from AERIN perched above the kitchen island to the set of Selfoss Large Sconce from AERIN surrounding the range, the space's overall sophistication is enhanced by lustrous black and brass finishes. Photographer: Ash and Co Creative
Take It To New Heights, But Don't Lose Sight Of
Where You're Coming From.
Dark tones can give the illusion of added height in a high-ceilinged kitchen, allowing for a more powerful architectural interior, as shown in this kitchen designed by The Life Styled Co.. The team used heavy black cabinetry to ground this show-stopping kitchen, which is both striking and warm. A pair of mirrors celebrate the room's dimensions with the Elliot Large Pendants by Suzanne Kasler.These sculptural lights are suspended from long decorative chains and placed low over the island to add drama. Photographer: Sierra Ann Photography
Trya Bit Of Black & White
Melanie Turner's classic black-and-white kitchen exudes modern French bistro vibes. A trio of bronze Precision Pendants from Kelly Wearstler and patterned tile floors, which get bonus points for their small-scale motif designed to hide dirt, are balanced by the patterned tile floors. An abstract painting adds a splash of colour to the room.
Go For Glamour
With a large kitchen island, plenty of cabinet and counter space, and a large double-door refrigerator, this is a kitchen designed to be used frequently and joyfully. Designer Irina Grave incorporatesexquisite architecture, such as coffered ceilings, bold geometric tile floors, and neutral tones throughout, all contribute to the space's subtle luxury. While the breathtakingly beautiful Adele Chandelier by Suzanne Kasler adds a touch of glamour.
Give Hardware The Lead
Even the most elaborate designs can be outshone by simplicity done well. Clean lines and custom millwork keep the rest of the space quiet. Gori & Yoon Architecture allows This sleek minimalist kitchen is anchored by a show-stopping, professional chef-quality range. Everything from the colour scheme in the kitchen to the pair of Selfoss Small Sconces by AERIN references the handsome black-and-bronze range.
Let Marble Make A Statement
Marble is a simple, if sometimes expensive, way to make an immediate impact in a room. You can pick from a variety of colours and styles. Large-vein marbles add a touch of drama to your kitchen and give it a luxurious, timeless look. It's also not just for countertops. In this light-filled contemporary kitchen, the custom marble-wrapped hood adds interest and glamour. by Artisan Signature Homes. The organic stone's natural artistry adds layers of texture and an innate sense of luxury to this space, which is complemented by Precision Pendants by Kelly Wearstler. These pendant lights, which hang gracefully above the waterfall kitchen island, are equal parts classic and contemporary, and they complete the bold look.
Keep It Cool and Simple
One of the quickest and easiest ways to increase the wow factor of a subdued space like this sleek neutral kitchen designed by M House Development is to use lighting. The design team used a trio of Agnes Pendants from AERIN to add a subtle sense of drama for an elevated chic experience. Photographer: Margaret Rajic
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