Did anyone else gasp when they saw Meg Ryan's kitchen in her New York City loft in the latest Architectural Digest? I love me an all-white kitchen, but a black and white kitchen with warm wood accents is right up my alley, as it's what I tried to create in my own home! There are so many great elements to this space that make it feel clean, classic and super chic, like the to-the-ceiling subway tile and built-in shelving in the eating area, the vintage lighting and the antique dining table and Windsor chairs, but there's also a few unexpected touches that keep it light and modern, like the marble backsplash and matching open shelves. I can't tell you how many times I've flipped back through it just to see it all again and again. I also love how she added photographs to personalize an otherwise utilitarian space. The stainless steel double doors add a fun touch and a pop of interest. I only wish they would have shown the kitchen in its entirety because you can see a corner of what appears to be a fabulous range hood peeking out!
Here are a few picks that I think can help create a similar look without resorting to replacing cabinetry with open shelving or installing floor-to-ceiling built-ins:
Happy Hump Day!