Creative Kitchens: The Best From Our 2016 House Tours

Brace yourself?for some serious interiors?envy because we have gathered seven of the most beautiful kitchens?from our 2016 issues.?

From our March-April issue:?A minimalist and colourful kitchen in a contemporary Dublin mews?(pictured above) is a masterclass in stylish downsizing. The kitchen is dominated by a three-metre Friz Hansen Super-Elliptical table, which doubles up as a prep space, surrounded by Series 7 Fritz Hansen chairs and lit by Kaiser Idell pendant lamps. [Photography: Aisling McCoy]

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From our January-February issue: A double-fronted period home in Dublin relocated their kitchen from the basement to the first floor to maximise light and create a family hub. Streamlined and minimalist, the stained oak cabinetry and marble countertops were designed by Andrew Ryan. A Catellani & Smith Fil de Fer light illuminates the island.?[Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy]

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From our March-April?issue:?The focal point of this seamless Newcastle Design kitchen in this Dublin new build is the Calcutta marble splash back. It has been bookended, where a single piece marble is split and then fitted together with a stunning organic butterfly effect. [Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy]

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From our May-June issue:?The owners of this unassuming bungalow?? Dustyboy Designs husband and wife team, Kate Rose Crean and Justin Campbell - bought their poke pot on the stove from a South African shop online. Justin?uses it to cook his stews over the fire pit outside. The stove inside is original from Kate's grandparents. [Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather]

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From our July-August?issue:?The bespoke cabinets in this?lakeside retreat?were made by Jim Kelly. They are finished in Farrow & Ball Downpipes. The brass handles are by Superfront, while the ceramic sink is by Chambord. "We were lucky to stumble across the Miele Outlet Centre in Oxfordshire," says Egon, the owner. "They were having a one off sale, so we queued up for an hour and got a bargain hob, oven, cooker hood, washing machine and vacuum cleaner."

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From our September-October?issue:?The kitchen in this Camden renovation was designed by DMVF Architects, who worked with Newcastle Design on the island. The countertop is Dekton, the chairs are Ikea and the pendant light is Circus by The Conran Shop. The floor tiles are from Project Tile Design who cut large squares into strips to create a herringbone pattern.[Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy]

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From our November-December?issue:?Hand-built wooden kitchen units in this seaside villa were specified by RBA to have a timeless feel, and were painted in Farrow & Ball's Midnight Blue to blend with the hall colour palette and topped by a luxurious oiled oak surface, which extends into the dining room. The space feels contemporary, but with period references, such as the Subway splash back tiles from Stone and Tile Studio. [Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather]

 

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