Well, this is something new and exciting! It’s Smarter Alec’s very first guest post from Mari at Arcadian Home. Lot’s of great pics and ideas. Enjoy! Xo.

Hi, everyone! It’s Mari here, from Arcadian Home blog, a great place to find home decor inspiration for everything from beautiful flush ceiling lights for the kitchen to colorful rugs for the floor.

Today, we’re going to take a little visual tour of some really cool kitchens. Taking liberties with a popular saying, cool is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, in the eye of those who love seeking out interior spaces that are special and intriguing, each in its own way. Here are eight kitchens we think are cool for a variety of reasons. Please enjoy!

Cool Kitchen

What could be cooler in an all white kitchen than a big splash of pink visible through an open doorway? Add to that almost floor to ceiling white subway tile and an oversize tiger portrait in black and white and you have one really cool kitchen.

Cool Kitchen

On a much smaller scale, this pale kitchen boasts a countertop that juts out to form a tiny breakfast bar with two metal stools. Who knew such a small space could have so much style?

Cool Kitchen

This fabulous kitchen is all dressed up in black and white. The words that come to mind are little black dress and a cool tuxedo. Perhaps that’s the result of too many red carpet images overnight on Pinterest. But, in any case this is a beautiful kitchen. Did you notice the red cords on those modern pendant lights?

Cool Kitchen

This sleek and stylish kitchen seems to be more art than functional room. Aren’t the glass panels eye-catching and so unexpected?

Cool Kitchen

For many, any kitchen with a SMEG is super cool. In this modern white kitchen a fiery red SMEG adds a brilliant pop of color.

Cool Kitchen

From open and airy white, we turn to a tiny kitchen that is distinctly darkly handsome with a touch of glam in the glass pendant light draped with beads. Isn’t the built-in oven and cooktop captivating?

Cool Kitchen

Totally cool is this sleek kitchen that can be transformed and opened to the outside through the ceiling.

Cool Kitchen

And lastly, not all cool kitchens are sleek and white or concrete gray. This appealing space with pale buttery tones, original wood flooring and rustic board cabinets is at the same time filled with ornate, glamorous and contemporary elements. Working in a kitchen surrounded by the things you love now that is the ultimate in cool.

What do you think of these kitchen spaces? Leave us your thoughts and comments below, and come by our blog for more interesting interior ideas, home decor inspirations, and mini pendant lights!

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