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 Barcelona designed by Monica Dalla Polvere. Image via DXW.
Above: An oil painting rests casually on the countertop in the Kinderhook Retreat by Steven Harris.
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: Ted Muehling's New York kitchen, via Automatism; photo by Christophe Kicherer for Maison Francaise.
Above: A kitchen in London, from Living Etc.
N.B.: This post in an update; the original story ran on January 14, 2010.