How To Bring Minimalist Style Into Your Kitchen


Kitchens Featuring Minimalism

Minimal design brings maximum style to an expertly edited crop of contemporary kitchen and baths showcasing clean lines and pared-down panache.

Infusing your kitchen or bath with air doesn’t require over-the-top flourishes and distracting details. If the spaces we selected for the following pages are any indication, a more minimalistic approach can transform even your most-used rooms into eye-catching yet relaxing retreats. By shunning busy trappings in favor of subtle touches–such as a freestanding wood tub for a hint of color in a bright-white bathroom, or a play on pattern and form in a kitchen that’s equal parts modern and artistic–design lovers can hit the stylistic sweet spot of functional-meets-refined. And whether you want to unwind with a long, hot bath or end your day baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies, they also show that clean design is a key ingredient for domestic peace of mind.

Above, designer Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus balanced the linear look of this East Hampton, New York, kitchen with Geo-Stalactite glass pendants by Jason Koharik. “They are quite unexpected, and I love how they throw the design off a bit,” Kendrick says. Elsewhere, the highly decorative snake sconces and barstools are vintage.

PHOTO: Peter Margonelli


Kitchens Featuring Minimalism

Architect Eric Olsen and designer Raili Clasen developed the recipe for this California kitchen overlooking the sea. On the menu? Custom basket-style pendant lighting by Buzzell Studios that ensures unobscured views while kindling a soft, warm glow against the leathered-granite countertops and the board-formed concrete backsplash.

PHOTO: Karyn R. Millet