Some of our favorite kitchen spaces feature artwork casually propped on a countertop or a shelf (no need to confine the art to the more formal rooms of the house).
Above: A kitchen in Paris by architect Phillippe Harden, a portrait propped on the wood counter picks up the color scheme of pale blue and olive green.
Above: A painting on the counter of a London chef's kitchen from In the Kitchen with Skye Gyngell, London's Chef du Jour.
Above: A kitchen in Barcelona designed by Monica Dalla Polvere.
Above: A kitchen in London, from Living Etc.
Above: An abstract work in a Marylebone kitchen by London architects McLaren.Excell.
Above: Remodelista reader Danielle Arceneaux's DIY Kitchen Remodel for Under $500 (go to the post to see the Before).
Above: An oil painting rests casually on the countertop in the Kinderhook Retreat by Steven Harris.
Above: Ted Muehling's New York kitchen, via Automatism. Photograph by Christophe Kicherer for Maison Francaise.
N.B.: This post in an update; the original story ran on January 14, 2010.