Best of 2023: Kitchens

It’s the last week of the year, so it’s time to look back at the best interiors and outdoor spaces posted on The Nordroom in the past twelve months. In the Best of 2023 series, you will find this year’s most beautiful rooms and gardens.

In this post, you will find the best kitchens of the past year. When making this post, I realized what a fantastic year of kitchens we’ve had, whether you like colorful kitchens, cottage-style kitchens, or serene Scandinavian kitchens.

It’s been a joy to share all these beautiful homes with you this year. And I hope you will stick around next year to see more beautiful home tours, design news, and more. If you want to stay up to date with the latest blog post of The Nordroom, you can subscribe to the newsletter.

Make sure to check in with The Nordroom this week to take a look at all the best interiors of this year. In this post, you will find the best kitchens of 2023. Enjoy!

photo: Astrid Templier

The first of several deVOL Kitchens that you will see in this article. The former playroom in the Victorian house of interior designer Maddalena Minerva has been transformed into a grand family kitchen with exposed beams.

photo: Haris Kenjar

With slanted ceilings on both sides, it’s a small and unusual room for a kitchen, but interior designer Heidi Caillier transformed this space in a San Francisco apartment into a beautiful kitchen.

photo: The Nordroom

I think almost everyone loves a cottage kitchen. This green kitchen with a terracotta floor can be found in the ‘Green Kitchen Design Ideas’ article.

photo: Shootfactory
photo: Shootfactory

A Victorian house in London has been extended in the back to create a large kitchen and dining space. The black cabinets are paired with warm yellow tilework and decor.

photo: deVOL Kitchens

Another deVOL kitchen that was designed in collaboration with designer Uns Hobbs. The Shaker cabinets are painted in a beautiful deep red shade called ‘Refectory Red’ by deVOL.

photo: Inigo

The English cottage of photographer Carole Poirot was put up for sale this year, and the home includes one of the finest kitchens I’ve ever seen. Her French-style kitchen is made of deVOL cabinets, and it’s perfect. You can see her house tour here, and more pictures of her kitchen can be found here.

photo: Inigo

A Victorian apartment that is decorated in bold colors features this cozy kitchen with cabinets made from reclaimed pitch pine and yew imported from Ireland, and they are topped by a hardy green onyx marble.

photo: Inigo
photo: deVOL Kitchens

The renovated country house of Clarence & Graves features in almost every Best of 2023 article. The colorful kitchen is made from deVOL cabinets, which are paired with striped wallpaper and yellow walls. You can also find more pictures in this article.

photo: Inigo

Bonus: the laundry room in Clarence & Graves’ colorful countryside home is equally beautiful. The deVOL cabinets are painted in a beautiful coral-pink shade.

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photo: Inigo

Genevieve Harris, also known as Mrs Trufflepig on Instagram, restored an old English farmhouse into a warm and cozy home. The old farmhouse includes this cozy kitchen with bright yellow cabinets.

photo: deVOL Kitchens
photo: deVOL Kitchens

This deVOL kitchen has an all-green color palette; the walls, cabinets, and ceiling are all painted in a deep green shade, which is paired with a classic checkerboard floor and brass fittings.

photo: deVOL Kitchens
photo: deVOL Kitchens
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I told you.. there are a lot of deVOL kitchens in this article. The Sebastian Cox kitchen in deVOL’s Cotes Mill showroom has been updated with soft pink walls, blue cabinets, and copper worktops.

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A Georgian home in England is packed with history and color and you can certainly see that in the kitchen. The kitchen is adorned with plank and muntin paneling, painted in a warm ochre hue, and features a sturdy brick subfloor.

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styling by Lindholm and photography by Boukari for Historiska Hem
small kitchen table wooden floor
styling by Lindholm and photography by Boukari for Historiska Hem

A serene light colored apartment in Stockholm features this beautiful kitchen with solid wood kitchen cabinets from Funkiskök that are painted in linseed oil and combined with a granite worktop and white tiles.

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photo: Inigo

A Victorian watch shop was transformed into a sustainable home. The dark green oak kitchen cabinets are from Naked Doors

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photo: The Nordroom

Paint company PPG has chosen a pale yellow called ‘Limitless’ as their Color of the Year 2024. A color that will also look beautiful in a kitchen.

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styling by Lind and photography by Jahnson for Historiska Hem

A cozy Swedish apartment has an eye-catching kitchen with bold green cabinets and brass accents.

photo: deVOL Kitchens

deVOL Kitchens has teamed up with Lee, founder of handmade tile company Bert & May, for a warm and slightly retro-style kitchen in their Yorkshire home. The Haberdasher cabinets were used to create an L.A. meets Southern Europe vibe.

photo: Stadshem
photo: Stadshem

The kitchen cabinets in a Swedish apartment are made by Skandinaviska Shakherkök in solid pine. The feature wall is painted in ‘Burnt Red’ by Little Greene.

photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo

The kitchen in a charming English cottage has cabinets painted in ‘Sudbury Yellow’ by Farrow and Ball and views of the cottage garden.

photo: Inigo

Artist James Adams transformed parts of a colorful house in Bath. His work is also visible in the green kitchen; he applied gold leaf to the cornicing and mixed gold paint with olive green for the walls.

photo: Pluck

That kitchen cabinets don’t have to be one color can be seen in the ’57 Stylish Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinet Ideas’ article, which includes this pink, yellow, and green kitchen.

photo: deVOL Kitchens
photo: deVOL Kitchens

A 17th Century Barn House has been fitted with a new deVOL Sebastian Cox kitchen. Together with the brick floor and exposed wooden beams, the room is packed with charm and character.

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styling by Gärde and photos by Borgelin

This black kitchen was featured on The Nordroom’s Tumblr page. I love the combination of black cabinets, shelves, and the exposed brick wall.

photo: Inigo

Bonus: This beautiful pantry can be found in a unique historic house with an old fashioned shop in Bath.

photo: John Stoffer

Bonus: The utility room in the Grand Rapids home desgined by Jean Stoffer is painted in a beautiful plum color called Chelsea Taupe.

photo: deVOL Kitchens

Bonus: The laundry room of Pearl Lowe may be small but it’s also magnificent. She used deVOL cabinets paired with curtains, vintage items, and old-looking tiles. You can also take a look at her beach house, which was featured on the blog this year.

These were my favorite kitchens of 2023. If you want to look at the best spaces of previous years, you can check out the entire best of category by clicking here.