Inspiring Art in the Kitchen

Inspiring Art in the Kitchen

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Adrienne Breaux
May 6, 2011

Maybe it's all the appliances or all the life that occurs, but even in highly decorated kitchens there's sometimes a lack of art. It's a shame, really, because just like in any other room, art can really bring in a lot of interest, excitement and "pop" to a kitchen.

For almost a year I had a piece of art framed and ready, leaning up against my bedroom wall, because I could not for the life of me think of an open spot in my apartment to put it. It took about ten months for it to dawn on me: the wall above my stove! Now with it hanging comfortably in a formerly blank spot in the kitchen, I can hardly imagine the space without it. I wonder how many other people have had similar experiences?

The occupants of these ten Apartment Therapy house tours no doubt realize the importance of art in their kitchen — no matter how big or small that piece of art is. We gathered ten kitchens with art that we thought did a good job of incorporating color and personality simply — pieces that complement the room and really create a cohesive space.

Top Row:
1) & 2) Ami and Sean's Colorful, Welcoming & Art-Filled Home
3) Anna and AJ's Modern T-Loft
4) Danielle & Derek's Somerville Sanctuary
5) Alyssa's Artsy Girl Next Door Apartment

Bottom Row:
6) Robert's Roomy Retrospective
7) David & Marcelle's Nashville Beach House
8) Amy & David Butler's Creative Textile Lab of a Home
9) Misty's Bright and Colorful Cottage
10) House Tour: Karen's Cozy and Cheery Cherrywood Home

Images — 1,2, 9 & 10: Adrienne Breaux; 3: Bethany Nauert; 4: Kyle Freeman; 5: Alyssa Remington; 6: Kristen Lubbe; 7: Brannon Segroves; 8: David Butler

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