art in the kitchen

Kitchen Art

I have always been a proponent of bringing art into the kitchen and bathroom, whether it be a painting, a hand-blown perfume bottle, or a sculpture for your counters or shelves. A beautiful piece of art can add drama (or whimsy) to a room and is also a reflection of your personal style …not to mention a conversation piece.

Today’s Wacky Wednesday features stools that are truly spectacular! The High Kick Stool was created by international artist and designer, Nick Davis, who produces bronze furniture and sculpture in his studio. Using figurative sculpture to explore emotions and narrative themes Nick Davis creates movement within a space of functionality. The stools are made of bronze and leather and measure 81 x 47 x 52 cms. The artist also takes commissions for any bespoke work and has a portion of his collection in a showroom in Brooklyn called Naula at 349 Suydam Street (3rd Fl) in Brooklyn, NY • 212-470-6796. He will also be bringing a new collection to New York in May 2013 to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).

The photos below showcase how our clients have added art in their kitchens. This client in New Hyde Park, NY added bronze sculpted dancers to the kitchen mantle. See detailed photos and our video of this kitchen here.


Designed by Mario Mulea, CR, Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly © All Rights Reserved – Sculptured Bronze Dancers on Kitchen Mantle


We did this kitchen in Oyster Bay, New York, and we love the contemporary hand-blown art glass in the upper stacked cabinets and on the countertops. It makes a beautiful contrast mixing modern art with traditional cabinetry. We added a spotlight above each art-glass piece, which casts the room with bold color. The glass mosaic tile mural above the AGA cooker is based on a family member’s original painting.


Designer Ken Kelly, CKD, CBD, CR © All Rights Reserved


This client in Roslyn, NY added a wall of framed botanicals. See more photos and a video of this kitchen here.


Designer: Ken Kelly, CKD, CBD, CR – Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc.  © All Rights Reserved


This client added a whimsical kitchen art piece called “Happily Dying of Chocolate.” This cookie jar looks great next to the cooktop. I bought this jar at the New York International Gift Fair for a showroom display. This piece has been a favorite among clients, and she has a sister who is ” Inclined Toward Dessert.”



What kind of art do you display in your kitchen or bath?


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