My favourite 5 sources for unique kitchen inspiration

What is your favourite type of interior to check out? Living rooms, bedrooms, or even super organised pantries? I love being inspired by all types of spaces, but if I had to pick a favourite room, I would say kitchens (and super organised pantries), possibly because I’ve never had a spacious and well-functioning kitchen yet, but finally in my current home I’ll be able to renovate and design an open plan kitchen which has been on my wishlist for most of my adult life (sad but true).

Kitchens with unique design elements always grab my attention and whenever I’m looking for inspiration (i.e. when I fancy obsessing over gorgeous kitchens… What? Don’t you do that?), below are the companies that I first turn to. They are at the top of the game when it comes to beautiful kitchens that make you feel like you would magically turn into a domestic god/goddess if you had one of their kitchens in your home. I’m going to point out that these are very high-end kitchens, but the inspiration is amazing, with ideas that could possibly be translated to a budget kitchen to elevate it into a uniquely stunning space.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS KITCHENS: Beautiful mix of materials, colours and style ideas for contemporary and classic kitchens.


If a kitchen can be sexy, this is it. I’ll spare you the joke about a threesome and instead I’ll just say that oak, matt graphite and tarnished brass make a really striking trio of door materials. I also really love the way the wall cabinets have been combined with the tall units. Image: First Impressions Kitchens


A peg rail is a lovely idea if you like to have a few everyday things displayed close at hand. Image: First Impressions Kitchens

Follow First Impressions on Instagram: @fikitchens

PLAIN ENGLISH: Gorgeous colours and classic in a very fresh way.

Bold colour in the kitchen by Plain English
It’s not everyday you see such bold use of colour in a kitchen! It may not be what you’d opt for but it’s undeniable that it looks incredible here and is a refreshingly fun approach to kitchen design. Image: Plain English


Can a tiled or slab splashback be replaced by hardwearing gloss paint or varnish over standard emulsion? Hmm, food for thought! Image: Plain English

Follow Plain English on Instagram: @plainenglishuk

ROUNDHOUSE: Contemporary and glamorous kitchens packed with clever ideas that are executed beautifully.


Slide and hide doors allow this breakfast station to be a part of the kitchen when needed, and can be closed away at other times for a cleaner aesthetic. This idea would also be great for an appliance station or pantry too. Image: Roundhouse


How special does the brass detailing look with the matt grey and marble?? Image: Roundhouse

Follow Roundhouse on Instagram: @roundhouse_design

DEVOL KITCHENS: Timeless kitchens that suit many styles and spaces from bright and airy to dark and moody, urban to country, rustic to industrial.


This is one of my all time favourite colour palettes for kitchens: pale grey, white, wood and brass – so pretty and totally timeless. The open shelf instead of wall cabinets gives this kitchen a beautifully casual and open feel. (I’d get a mixer tap though.) Image: deVOL Kitchens


A Shaker kitchen goes glam with black cabinetry, brass hardware and a mixed quartzite + copper worktop. Image: deVOL Kitchens

Follow deVOL Kitchens on Instagram: @devolkitchens

SUSTAINABLE KITCHENS: Industrial elements, interesting materials and fun colours.


Luxurious marble combines with industrial-feel steel and rustic reclaimed oak for a one-of-a-kind kitchen. Image: Sustainable Kitchens


Classic shaker marries industrial style. The blue cabinets work beautifully with the chunky concrete worktop on the island, copper pipe tap and factory lights. Image: Sustainable Kitchens

Follow Sustainable Kitchens on Instagram: @sustainablekitchens

Where do you turn to for inspiration? If you’re as kitchen obsessed as I am, you’ll love my Kitchens board on Pinterest. 🙂


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6 Comments

  1. May 18, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Great kitchen inspiration Meera! The Roundhouse one is absolutely gorgeous. We’re a few years off our kitchen extension so I’m stuck with my bit of a nightmare one for now but I’ll be dreaming of that brass and marble. So nice!

    • Meera
      Author
      May 21, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      I can totally sympathise with having to deal with a bad kitchen, my current one is terrible and a source of constant frustration. Sounds like we both have kitchen renovations in our near future, yay! In the meantime, we can distract ourselves with these beautiful ones.

  2. May 21, 2018 / 10:09 am

    HA! Who DOESN’T do that?!!!! I definitely do — I spend my life obsessing about beautiful kitchens!! I literally can’t wait to do our extension so I have some real cause to start looking!! DeVol and Neptune both tie for first place on my kitchen wishlist — love their kitchens so much! #HomeEtc

    • Meera
      Author
      May 21, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Right?! I am the same, and now that we have started planning our home renovation, the kitchen dreaming has ramped up a notch! I’m already excited about your extension in the near future, I know you’ll do a beautiful job with it!

  3. May 23, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I could look at kitchen photos all day. Your inspiration is fab. DeVol have beautiful ones, don’t they? #homeetc (sorry, I am really late with this!)

    • Meera
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Happy you like the kitchen inspiration here, Fionnuala! Yes, deVol are a big inspiration for my own upcoming reno, I love how they do kitchens. And no worries at all, please don’t apologise 🤗

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