Some of our favorite kitchen spaces feature artwork casually propped on a countertop or a shelf (no need to confine art to the more formal rooms of the house, or even hang it). Here are a few favorites from our archives.
Above: A distinguished portrait is on display amid wooden spoons and pans in a stylist’s endlessly changeable cottage kitchen. See Kitchen of the Week: A Blank-Slate Queensland Cottage Kitchen for a Stylist for more. Photograph courtesy of Kara Rosenlund. Above: A portrait fills the space above the refrigerator in Kitchen of the Week: A Modern Kitchen in a North Carolina Log Cabin. Photograph courtesy of Fuzzco/Serious Buildings. Above: A modern framed piece gets its own shelf in Kitchen of the Week: A Shaker-Inspired Kitchen in East Dulwich. Above: Remodelista reader Danielle Arceneaux’s DIY Kitchen Remodel for Under $500 (go to the post to see the Before). Photograph by Manuel Rodriguez via One Kings Lane. Above: Botanical-esque art creates some height when placed on a high shelf. See more of this project at Sonoma Farmhouse by Houseplans. Above: A small painting is tucked on a shelf (and echoes the room’s palette) in Kitchen of the Week: An Industrial Yet Romantic Swedish Kitchen. Photograph by Anders Bergstedt for Entrance via Lovely Life. Above: Julie created a vignette of art and white-toned ceramics in her Mill Valley, California, kitchen. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; see more in . Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home Above: A painting on the counter of a London chef’s kitchen from In the Kitchen with Skye Gyngell, London’s Chef du Jour. Photography by Alexis Hamilton for British Standard. Above: Art hung in an unexpected place: in the space under the overhead cabinets. For a look at the full kitchen, see A Food Blogger’s Rustic DIY Renovation in Portland, OR, Dark and Moody Edition. Photograph courtesy of Eva Kosmas Flores. Above: A kitchen in Paris by architect Philippe Harden, a portrait propped on the wood counter picks up the color scheme of pale blue and olive green. Above: An eclectic piece of art leans casually on the counter in an otherwise moody kitchen. See Master Mix: A Shoppable Apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden for more. Photograph by Johanna Bradford, courtesy of Artilleriet. Above: In Kitchen of the Week: A Historic Kitchen in Shropshire, a ledge built onto the vent hood provides a stately place for the homeowner to display her artwork.
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N.B.: This post in an update; the original story ran on January 14, 2010.