Opportunities for inspiration are endless. At Beth Haley Design, we glean inspiration from nature, art, books, history and travel. As interior designers, we also admire the work of other designers and architects worldwide, and the show-stopping work often motivates us to create something exciting and new. Like our clients, we get a thrill from flipping through the pages of magazines to see interiors from Nashville to California. The six kitchens below caught our eye and set up camp in our brains. Their mid-century modern influence, tailored designs, creative application of materials, and celebration of natural light are three of many reasons to love these spaces. As we continue to create unique, one-of-a-kinds spaces for you, we will celebrate designers doing the same for their clients. Continue scrolling to see kitchen inspiration that got our creative juices flowing.

Modern Farmhouse Makeover

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Design by David Cafier | Architectural Digest

The list of things to love in the kitchen is long — from natural materials to the wide plank floors to the mixed seating at the island. Architectural Digest noted a rise in popularity for wood-clad kitchens, and this is one example. White oak covers the walls and the island and reflects the natural light that floods the space. 

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Photography by Nicole Cohen | Design by Nicole Cohen | Clever

Featured on Clever, an arm of Architectural Digest, this kitchen maintains its original midcentury modern aesthetic with upgraded design elements that feel at home in a contemporary design. The island is the first piece of the design puzzle we notice, but there are so many things to see and enjoy. Thankfully, we have hours to spend taking in every detail. Nicole Cohen, an interior designer and photographer, is lucky to call this space home. It is the ultimate kitchen inspiration. 

Inside Dakota Johnson’s Kitchen

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Photography by Simon Upton | Design by Pierce & Ward | Architectural Digest

When Architectural Digest photographed the home of Dakota Johnson, interior design enthusiasts across the country swooned over the Midcentury Modern design and we were among them.  In the kitchen, cabinetry is painted a lovely green by Benjamin Moore, and a rug adds additional warmth to the design. This is only the beginning of inspiring spaces inside her Los Angelos home.

Minimalist and Open

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Photography by Paul Dyer | Architecture by Steve Wisenbaker | luxe Interiors + Design

The interior design does not compete with the natural views from this oceanfront property. Instead, it complements them. The kitchen overlooks the water through an opening that creates a seamless transition from the inside to the outdoors. Architect Steve Wisenbaker envisioned the indoor-outdoor connection the homeowners desired, and the results are flawless. Featured by luxe., this California home has a permanent place on our inspiration boards.  

Ranch Home with a Minimalist Kitchen Design

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Photography by Rafael Soldi | Design by SHED Architecture & Design | Dwell

Aptly chosen as one of 25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations by Dwell, this space lives at the heart of a ranch-style home in Seattle. The extremely long island and table offer functionality and pizzaz, but the cabinetry is our favorite feature. With clean lines and a natural finish, the cabinets celebrate the ethos of Midcentury Modern design. 

Has this kitchen inspiration left you ready to renovate? Us, too! 


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