Little Details We Love in the Kitchen

Little Details We Love in the Kitchen

Nancy Mitchell
Aug 9, 2015
(Image credit: My Domaine)

Mies van der Rohe, one of the best-known architects of all time, once said: "God is in the details." That man knew what he was talking about — often times it's not the big, dramatic elements of a design, but instead the little ones, that capture our attention. And nowhere is that more true than in the kitchen.

Above: This kitchen transformation from My Domaine is quite lovely, but the thing that really caught my eye is the scalloped edges of the marble backsplash.

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

The green and black color scheme of this kitchen is especially striking, but if you take a second glance, you might also be intrigued by those diamond-shaped cutouts, which are perfect for finger pulls — no hardware needed. Photographed by Jonas Ingertedt for Elle Decoration.

(Image credit: Ecora)

This beautiful, uber-modern kitchen from Ecora has a special treat: a mirrored toe kick.

(Image credit: Yatzer)

This kitchen, spotted on Yatzer, has a glowing light strip recessed into the countertop.

(Image credit: Il Granito)

We've done a bit of coverage before on the world's most beautiful kitchen sinks, but I think this integral marble sink from Il Granito might take the cake.

(Image credit: Gisbert Poeppler)

Even if you're not into the unusual color scheme in this kitchen from Gisbert Poeppler, here's a clever detail to steal — a shallow drawer, situated on the back of the countertop, that's perfect for storing tiny little sundries. Glassware can live on top.

(Image credit: Eric Bommel)

Here's an especially lovely integrated drain board in a kitchen designed by French architect Eric Bommel

(Image credit: Balingslov)

A copper sink is a bit humbler than a marble one, but no less lovely. From Balingslov.

(Image credit: NY Times)

This pegboard toe kick, in a kitchen spotted on Pocket Witch, is weird and quirky and wonderful.

(Image credit: Nordic Design)

I love the inset stone countertop in this kitchen from Nordic Design — not nearly as expensive as installing stone in the entire kitchen, but just enough for a little grace note.

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