Spruce up your experience of intimate gala time and home cooked delights with our edit of versatile kitchens
OCT 20, 2022 | By Maheshwari Vickyraj
The kitchen traditionally serves as the engine room of the home. Often referred to as the heart and soul—no matter its magnitude, theme or layout, the culinary space is slowly becoming much more. Functioning as an intimate gathering space, it brings an extra spot for the clan to reconnect, catch up, socialise and of course savour home cooked delights.
Intensifying the role of kitchen, the festive season is here with the gala time and flurry of delicacies. Looking forward to what’s cooking, ELLE DECOR India brings an inspiring range of kitchen designs. These will surely strike the chords of your heart and ultimately your appetite.
Bohemian Rhapsody by AVG Architecture En Interiors in Noida
Visualised by Archana Van Gils of AVG Architecture En Interiors, is this kitchen in Bohemian Rhapsody—an artistic home highlighted by a plethora of unique nooks with a fine blend of eccentricity. Since energy is central to Bohemian Rhapsody, the kitchen’s entrance has been highlighted while the rest of the space is kept spare. A bright yellow arch serves as the gateway into the kitchen area. The kitchen’s basic furnishings and muted colour scheme strike an ideal balance between form and function. Using clean lines, dipped in tints of beige, grey and white, this kitchen stands for everything chic.
White and black kitchen by Akbarmaredia Design in Mumbai
The key to modern design is a clean, uncluttered feel to work surfaces. White is the dominant colour, and black and white grain marble serve as an invigorating accent in this kitchen by Akbar Maredia. Taking Vastu into consideration, the east window floods natural light in. While designing the island, space was envisioned where the family could congregate for mealtime and other occasions. The kitchen, in a nutshell, is a place of convenience and practical use. Therefore, the secret is to maintain a minimal level of luxury.
Chicken Soup by Capeesh in Mumbai
Whether you are the proud owner of a large home or a small apartment, everyone enjoys a stylish kitchen. Designed by Mariyam Pardawala, Principal Designer at Capeesh, this kitchen is all things bright and cheery. The speckled terrazzo floor trickles into the kitchen space adding an old-world charm and bringing back nostalgic memories of old Bombay homes. Powder blue accents are a classy addition that stands out against the oakwood laminates. White scallop tiles backsplash together with the white stone counter. The french gold hardware adds a hint of sophistication, subtle but noteworthy.
The Virtuous and Vigorous apartment by Salt Studio in Morbi
Arranged perpendicular to the living and dining areas, this kitchen by Henish Kakadiya, Principal Architect of Salt Studio is designed in a contemporary style. Wooden cabinets and a backsplash of Moroccan tiles lend an ethereal air to the space. Using elegant furniture such as the bodacious oak dining table serves as the room’s focal point and also helps boost the style of the kitchen.
Gera Abode by Shreya Mago Designs in Mumbai
Capturing the essence of nature, this kitchen by Shreya Mago is dominated by wood and complemented by the use of a neutral colour palette of white, cream, and beige. The use of green for the cabinets makes a lasting impression against the white subway tiling on the walls. The sleek, contemporary design of this kitchen is both calming and productive.
Kitchen in grey by The Interior Workshop in Surat
Whether it’s for prepping meals or scrounging up late-night snacks, the kitchen buzzes constantly. A monochromatic, neutral, and wood-based colour scheme wraps this kitchen by Tejas Mistry, Founder of The Interior Workshop in a sleek, modern vibe. The kitchen also fits in plenty of storage space concealed within the crisp corners with whimsical details—eye-catching under counter storage and the grey backsplash pattern.
The Golden House by The PLOT Studio
Keeping it clean and functional being the underlying idea, co-founders, Arpita Dhokia, Dhwani Kanakia & Tanvi Shah use a material palette of white and grey in this kitchen. Terrazzo print tiles are used on the floor and the backsplash to add drama yet make it cohesive. The material palette is chosen to reflect the traditional in a modern context. Usage of a cane and glass on a sliding wooden door unifies the kitchen with the rest of the house.
Vaishnodevi L’opulence by ZSP Design Studio in Bengaluru
From adventurous earthy tones to a brilliantly bold hue, this kitchen by Zameer M. and his team draws inspiration from the outdoors. Taking a cue from nature, the earthy toned motif flooring balances the play of emerald green adorned with brass details. While the material palette evokes nature the white quartz seamlessly blends with the counter top and dado to bring in balance and tranquillity well suited to a room that has become the centre of many homes.
Sunny Side by Studio Autumn in Bengaluru
This eclectic kitchen is imagined by Chintan P of Studio Autumn. With its wooden accents and bright blue tones there is a striking blend between warm and cool tints. Chevron-patterned tiles on the breakfast bar and the two pendant lights above it create a smooth transition from the living room to the kitchen. A contrasting set of chevrons is used for the kitchen’s backsplash, while the powder blue kitchen cabinets look calming.
Serenity by Weaverbirds Studio in Pune
Elegance is spelt out beautifully in this frame with a perfect blend of black and white with wood, designed by principal architect, Muktha Prabhu. The open plan kitchen, neatly tucked away in the far corner of the living area is kept clutter free with inbuilt cabinets and appliances. The breakfast counter while being functional also acts as a visual block separating the busy kitchen from the living spaces. The charm of handmade things has an ageless appeal, that only gets more beautiful with time.