Eight dining room and kitchen interiors featuring natural materials

Our work redefines modernity in the luxury cooking space, seamlessly blending elegance and functionality. With each project, we balance form and function for exemplary luxury living spaces. Get started with John Michael Studio for your custom luxury modern kitchen designs. The New York City modern kitchen style is known for its clean lines, minimalistic look and use of bold colors. Opt for glossy white cabinets, marble countertops, and statement appliances in bold colors such as red or black.

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She began her career as an assistant editor at Elle magazine and has more than a decade of experience. Deirdre contributes content for brands including The Spruce and Realtor.com, and has been a featured speaker at various conferences. The streamlined design stands in provocative contrast to the graceful kitchen alcove arch.

Tile your island to add pattern and texture

Modern kitchen design is all about a clean, pure aesthetic, so choice of cabinetry and finish will play a big part in this. Clever and exciting use of textures, materials and finishes is another big trend that’s coming through for modern kitchens, from wood panelling, fluted finishes, textures surfaces and curved edges. While dramatic use of color is key too, from unexpected color pairings to bold and playful brights, as well as dramatic all-black kitchens also being seen more and more. ‘Adding a statement piece such as this striking white marble kitchen island against the dark cabinetry prevents the overall look from becoming too dark and helps open up the space and make it appear even larger’. Give a modern kitchen extra wow by adding a statement stone-topped island as the centerpiece of the scheme.


This kitchen seems like the type of welcoming place where you’d like to sit down and prep for Thanksgiving. Don’t be afraid to embrace color just because you’re short on space. This tiny kitchen gets a heavy dose of beautiful sage green in this modern design. From the turned wood on the chairs to the delicate details on the backsplash to the dramatic hood, this white kitchen is anything but plain. In this kitchen, modern lights highlight an arched built-in and the plant and rich wood cutting board that are styled within it. Choose a contrasting color, like this dark island against light cabinetry, then tie it together with the same or similar countertop.