Kitchen Design by Villa Young

I currently can’t get enough of Bali-inspired kitchens. Balinese designers keep things natural and neutral, editing rather than over-layering. They’ve cornered the market on simple and relaxed design. 

My ideal kitchen is a welcoming space where family and friends can gather around a big island and laugh into the wee hours. Because seriously, don’t guests always gravitate to the kitchen? 

If I had a choice in my current kitchen, I’d replace the upper cabinets with floating shelves. Some people worry about open shelving looking messy. I’m a neatnik, so keeping it tidy isn’t a problem. I love the idea of blending functionality with aesthetics by displaying plates and bowls we use everyday alongside potted succulents and framed black and white photos.

There’s something magical about a kitchen full of family, friends, music and tacos.

BALI-INSPIRED KITCHEN DESIGN INSPIRATION

Kitchen Design Inspiration, Bali Interiors 2
Kitchen Inspiration, Bali Interiors

In Bali, they utilize clean lines, light woods, baskets, plants and above all, comfort. As I peel back the aesthetic layers within each of the Bali-inspired images, all I can think is, “Man, they know how to enjoy life.”

Bali designers are onto something. Their design philosophy is to edit rather than over-layer. Less is more – more time for the beach, café, books, connection and well-being. I want more of that. How about you?

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