What causes a kitchen to be “outside of the box”? To me it is neither contemporary or traditional but rather the use of the unexpected. Some of the images below combine traditional elements with contemporary surfaces. Some use unconventional lighting, recycled materials or unconventional combinations.
No “outside of the box” post could be complete without something from Erin Martin. Look at all the interesting finishes and surfaces she has used in this kitchen.
house of mirth california home and design
Love the barrel ceiling, the lighting, the old beams, Moroccan inspired tile, and the gutsy bar stools!
Love the lights over the island , and the clever combination of elements here by the ladies of MElle
McAlpine Tankersly always does something unexpected. Notice the double islands with a cross through
This combination of what appears to be old limestone with marble is rather unique. The rough with the sleek…
Another Bobby McAlpine gem note the curtains.
Meg Ryan’s kitchen combines industrial looking windows and lighting with a more organic looking island.
Kitchen of Meg Ryan via Elle Decor
I adore everything about this kitchen by the fabulous Eleanor Cummings
Local designer Ken Fulk’s South of Market Loft …Love those lights!
Ken Fulk via the Style Saloniste
This kitchen draws elements from both contemporary and traditional styling with flair
The Style Saloniste
This kitchen from the House of Windsor has a huge wow factor
House of Windsor via Veranda
Crazy about the mix of surfaces here! Love how the sleek stainless steel top contrasts with the rough plaster walls.
via french by design
Love the herringbone barrel ceiling!
via postcard from paris
The addition of the stone wall here really creates interest don’t you think?
via southern living
Stephen Gambrel never disappoints. The fireplace is definitely the heart of this kitchen.
Would you want to make one of these kitchens your own? If so which would you choose?
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