18 Inviting Eat-In Kitchens

The kitchen is home base for family life, and in these spaces, gathering around the table is a beautiful thing.

18 Inviting Eat-In Kitchens
white kitchen by Timothy Godbold

This Timothy Godbold–designed Bridgehampton, New York, kitchen offers ample seating, including counter stools at the island, an elevated breakfast nook and even a child-size table and chairs by Eames. Photo by Alec Hemer

In renovating this Indiana home, Angie Hranowsky opened up the kitchen, adding more windows, an island and space for a dining area. The table, which has a McGuire base and walnut top, is surrounded by vintage cane-seat chairs sourced from 1stdibs. Photo by Julia Lynn

grey kitchen by Rafael de Cardenas

A channel-tufted banquette runs along a wall of this Manhattan kitchen by Rafael De Cárdenas/Architecture at Large. The cabinetry features brass hardware and accents, which is echoed in the brass-framed dining chairs. Photo by Floto + Warner

white and mint green Nantucket kitchen

This Nantucket beach house by Ike Kligerman Barkley features an open kitchen and dining area with a farm-style table and chairs in front of a fireplace. Photo by Peter Aaron

yellow and white kitchen

A sunny yellow ceiling pops in this Kelly Behun–designed New York pied-à-terre, which features an Eero Saarinen Tulip table and chairs with matching seat cushions. Photo by Daniel Kulka

neutral kitchen

“It was adapted to fit within the existing envelope, with its regular pattern of fenestration,” David Powell, a principal at the Toronto-based design firm Powell and Bonnell, says of this historic home renovation. “On the other hand, a massive island floating free of the constraints of the walls was handled with a decidedly contemporary approach.” Photo by Ted Yarwood

white kitchen with orange dining chairs

In this Long Island, New York, kitchen by Brian J. McCarthy, the vibrant orange dining chairs pop against the room’s neutral palette. Photo by Fritz von der Schulenburg

rustic kitchen by Peter Dunham

This rustic Aspen kitchen by Peter Dunham features exposed beams, open shelving and a dining area that comprises a farm table and a set of rush chairs. Photo by Karyn R Millet

white kitchen with red chairs

A red tufted banquette and French bistro chairs and stools, along with contemporary art, imbue this Manhattan kitchen by Kemble Interiors with a whimsy vibe. Photo by Francesco Lagnese

Nate Berkus designed this Seattle kitchen with a massive marble-topped island that also serves as a dining space, complete with BDDW counter stools. Photo by Christopher Dibble

Allan Greenberg created this light-filled kitchen in a 1760s Connecticut house that was completely destroyed in a fire. The space features glass-fronted cabinetry and a marble-topped island and dining table. Photo by Jonathan Wallen

Block Island kitchen by Ike Kligerman Barkley

In this airy Block Island split-level home by Ike Kligerman Barkley, the living space is on the upper level, including a combined kitchen and dining area featuring a neutral palette and natural materials. Photo by William Waldron

Fiona Barratt created a sleek kitchen in this London apartment, with hardware-free cabinetry and an irregular-shaped marble island paired with leather-upholstered counter stools. Photo by Ray Main

Manhattan kitchen by the Mendelson Group

The Mendelson Group created a breakfast nook in this compact New York kitchen with a pair of banquettes and a marble-topped table. Photo by Eric Piasecki

California kitchen by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

In this Malibu kitchen by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the massive wood and marble island includes dining space, which is surrounded by a set of yellow stools that add a punch of color to this white and gray space. Photo by Roger Davies

mid-century modern kitchen in Palm Springs by Vance Burke Design

This mid-century-inspired Palm Springs kitchen by Vance Burke includes sleek, light wood cabinetry and a high glass table, along with contemporary artwork. Photo by Richard Powers

This 1930s Tudor-style cottage in Los Angeles, updated by Thomas Callaway, features vintage lighting and painted signs, along with a distressed farm-style dining table. Photo by Manolo Langis and Peter Vitale

This 1929 home in Ojai, California, updated by Unheim, features an eclectic kitchen with a glossy tiled ceiling and walls, and a marble Saarinen Tulip table. Photo by Robert Ransom

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