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The New Art Gallery: 12 Favorite Kitchens with Paintings on Display

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The New Art Gallery: 12 Favorite Kitchens with Paintings on Display

February 13, 2018

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.

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 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.
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 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.
A modern framed piece gets its own shelf in Kitchen of the Week: A Shaker-Inspired Kitchen in East Dulwich.
Above: A modern framed piece gets its own shelf in Kitchen of the Week: A Shaker-Inspired Kitchen in East Dulwich.
 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: 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.
Botanical-esque art creates some height when placed on a high shelf. See more of this project at Sonoma Farmhouse by Houseplans.
Above: Botanical-esque art creates some height when placed on a high shelf. See more of this project at Sonoma Farmhouse by Houseplans.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.

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