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Hundreds of the most stylish kitchen design ideas and pictures from the House & Garden archive

It really can be the small, simple details of kitchen design – tailored to the way that you cook and use the space – that make your space a joy to use. From ergonomic islands to modular cabinets and hidden storage, in this gallery you’ll find hundreds of images from the House & Garden archive. Things to inspire whether you live in a stately home, a small flat or a tiny ancient cottage. Consult our online directory The List where you’ll find specialist kitchen designers, bespoke cabinet makers & joiners, carpenters, interior designers, architects and builders in your area to help you with your project.

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With its white Bulthaup units, this kitchen in the Hampshire vicarage of the couple behind Porta Romana is a bright and airy space.

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DEEP BLUE KITCHEN

This Arts & Crafts house was given a new lease of life by Ben Pentreath. Ben designed the cabinets, which were made by Symm and painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Hague Blue’.

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CITRUS AND GREY

The countertop and floor in this Martin-Hulbert-designed house are both in Scala Blue marble from Stone Interiors. The curtains are in an Irish linen by de Le Cuona, while Martin designed the hanging shelf, which holds rustic Tuscan pots. The citrus-painted cabinets are from Pinch. They are the ‘Joyce’ design, which has adjustable shelves and drawers and comes in a variety of finishes. It measures 187 x 132 x 42cm and costs from £6,970. Martin Hulbert designed the hanging shelf above the dining table. For similar, try the mango wood ‘Shelf With Black Iron Hanger’, from Tea and Kate at Trouva (£65).

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SLEEK MONOCHROME

Audrey Carden gave her London home a lightning-quick nine-month makeover. She designed the units in her kitchen, which were made by Ashburnham London.

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VIVID BLUE

John Beavan made the bright blue kitchen units in Edward Bulmer’s Herefordshire house to the Bulmers’ design.

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BOLD BLACK AND WHITE

Hexagonal cement tiles delineate the dramatic, monochrome kitchen area in this Shalini-Misra-designed London home, which has a steel and brass island from Officine Gullo.

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BLUSH PINK WALLS

Farrow & Ball ‘Setting Plaster’ was used on the walls in the kitchen of this eighteenth-century house in Bath. Vintage wall lights from Felix Lighting Specialists are positioned above the Plain English kitchen units, which are painted in Pure & Original ‘Summerset Mauve’; the island is in ‘Post Modern Mauve’. Pendant light shades salvaged from a factory in Hungary hang over the island. They are sold by Skinflint, which finds, restores and repairs mid-century industrial and decorative lighting from all over Europe. The ‘Eastern Bloc Factory Shade’ measures 51 x 31cm diameter and costs £330.

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LIGHT AND BRIGHT

Papers and Paints ‘Pure White’ paint has been used throughout this Somerset railway cottage, including in the new wing, which holds the open-plan kitchen and dining area. At the centre of this space is a large island with a dining table at one end and the cooking area at the opposite end.

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WOODEN COUNTRY KITCHEN

Known for their restoration of historic buildings in Scotland, conservation architects Nick Groves-Raines and Kristin Hannesdottir relished the challenge of saving Lamb’s House in Leith, where they now live and work.The wooden kitchen with original beams is decorated in the traditional country style.

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UTILITARIAN PLYWOOD

In this sleek coastal house in Fife, utilitarian plywood kitchen units, designed by owner Tibi Weir and WT Architecture, are topped by slim-profile Corian worktops in contrasting black.

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CLEAN LINES

An ultra-modern kitchen in an Edwardian villa extensively renovated by William Smalley. The custom 10-metre-long brushed steel worktop is made by Ottima.

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ELEGANT EXTENSION

Inside the timber extension of this Christopher Howe-decorated townhouse in Bray, the floor is made from cheeseboards, which were found on a trip to the South of France. Fifties Italian bar stools contrast with the island, which was salvaged from a fishmonger’s.

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MODERN MONOCHROME STYLE

Cameron Kimber designed the kitchen for his house in New South Wales. White panelling, metro tiles, a chrome pendant light and black worktops make for a sleek, modern feel.

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