Whether it’s being sat on our sofa watching the latest releases on Netflix and Amazon or catching up with family soap favourites, there’s one thing we are constantly looking out for… The kitchens!
Yes, TV and films have some of the best kitchen designs that we can all admire and even sometimes slightly critique. They give us an insight into how those characters live, how they interact and how they even use their kitchen.
So what are the kitchens that have caught our eye from TV and film? Here are just five to whet the appetite.
1. Killing Eve
The hit TV show from the golden girl, Phoebe Waller-Bridge. A must watch TV series if there were any from 2019! The characters were rounded, and Villanelle is just a plain psychopath… that said, there are two great kitchens in this well thought out TV series.
The first is Eve’s. A small house in the capital’s suburbs uses the space afforded with open shelving, hangers and an open galley kitchen design. It really works.
But the kitchen we all fell in love with was Carolyn Martens two tone kitchen delight! Slab, handleless doors, a fresh, modern design and all tied together with a feature chalk wall to break up the fun and the serious business of cooking/hosting. The colours combine beautifully, and the style is perfect for that open space.
2. The Holiday
The Christmas rom-com had a bit of everything. The “meet-cute” to bad driving and the most unlikeliest of storylines of Cameron Diaz falling for Jude Law… Ok, so not that unlikely but, in L.A. Kate Winslet got the taste of the modern and high life with one of the most outstanding kitchens on screen.
Deep blue cabinets, a muted steel countertop and a wooden table functioning as a make-shift island unit made the space look incredible. It’s how kitchen design should be, especially if you don’t just want an island unit all the time!
3. Modern Family
This series has been a hit everywhere. Modern family dynamics set to humour, drama and outrageous plots that we all find ourselves in at some point or another in our own homes.
But what really stands out are the kitchens, in all of the homes to be honest. The real stand out one has to be Phil and Claire Dunphy with the traditional cabinets and family layout. You know it’s a home where the kitchen is the heart of it.
4. This is 40
The comedy sequel to Knocked Up didn’t get a lot of attention both in the US or around the globe, but if there is one reason to watch this Judd Apatow film it has to be the kitchen.
It has everything a dream kitchen could want to have, and it uses the space so effectively as well. Glass fronted wall cabinets, built-in oven, microwave, TV and warming draw, as well as an island unit that steals the show along with dark wooden floors to bring warmth into the room. Stunning!
5. Nigella’s Kitchen
The food writer and presenter has been on our screen for nearly 20 years but her kitchen, with her midnight snacking obsession has been something that has stood out for a long time.
This is a kitchen where a lot of cooking happens so the layout has had to be perfect from the very beginning. We love how the use of the open shelves and the island unit are actually functional and not just for design purposes only. For some, it’s a little busy, for us, it’s a kitchen designed with the cook in mind.