There are so many things that we need our kitchens to be: stylish, practical, versatile, charming. If you’re struggling to create the perfect kitchen, it’s a good idea to look around for inspiration – and where better to turn to than celebrity chef kitchens? You can rely on the fact that the kitchens of the best chefs around will not only look great, they’ll also be highly practical.
Want to get some ideas from some beautiful kitchens? Take a look at these 5 celebrity chef kitchen we’d love to own.
1. Paul Hollywood
This former kitchen of Paul Hollywood’s is wonderfully cosy and down to earth. It’s got a charming rustic vibe, which is unsurprising given that it’s in a Grade I listed house. It’s also practical, which makes it slightly unusual for a room in an older building. Plus, it’s got plenty of light flooding in from the walls and the roof and lots of worktop space. It’s also got a nice big range cooker – great for having lots of dishes on the go.
If you fancy recreating this vibe in your own kitchen, it’s simple enough. Use natural materials like wood and clay tiles to give the room a rustic edge. And, if possible, expose any wooden beams or brickwork to emphasise the effect.
American chef Bobby Flay’s kitchen is completely different to Hollywood’s – chic, metal and modern. Its beautiful blue units are bold and eye-catching but, coupled with greys and creams, don’t become overwhelming. The kitchen has acres of work top and seating, making it both a practical and social space.
Recreate this look by going for a statement colour for your own kitchen units. Like Flay’s kitchen, make sure you complement it with more neutral shades to stop it from becoming too much.
This elegant kitchen is another example of the power of rustic charm. The brick fireplace, cream Aga, farmhouse sink and wooden worktops and flooring give it a wonderful, country cottage feel. It’s also practical – the wideness of the room makes it easy for multiple people to cook at the same time. Plus, the wide sash window looking out into the garden makes it easy for sunlight and fresh air to come pouring in.
The key to this kitchen’s success is its use of statement pieces. Against a warm, neutral background, an eye-catching range cooker, sink or period feature can look stunning.
This room, a kitchen of Scottish chef Tom Kitchin, has a completely different style to the ones we’ve already seen. The decoration on the far wall, hanging lights and dark, functional stools give it an industrial edge, which is skilfully softened by the wooden floor and soft greys and blues. It’s clearly a practical area, with lots of cupboards and work top space. But the shelves filled with colourful ornaments also give it a cosy, homely feel.
If you want to create a similar look in your kitchen, think texture. Stick to muted colours but add interest by combining different materials and textures.
With Mary Berry’s kitchen, we’re back to the cosy, country look. The natural wood, flowers and repeated bird patterns give the kitchen a clear rural feel, as does the magnificent dark Aga. Plus, the large round table turns the room into a sociable space. However, this doesn’t lead to a compromise on utility – the granite work surfaces are easy to clean and the mobile unit in the middle of the room makes it easy to adapt the room to the cooking activity.
If you want to feature patterns in your kitchen too, take note of this room’s calm, neutral colour scheme. Bold colours and patterns can be overwhelming and headache-inducing – instead, opt for one or the other.
Hopefully, these 5 stunning celebrity chef kitchens have given you some great ideas for transforming your kitchen.
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