Subway Tile and Industrial Accents Complete a Contemporary Kitchen

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Who: Brit Arnesen, interior designer

Where: Laguna Beach, California

Why we love this pic: The foundation of this fresh and contemporary kitchen, with its sleek white cabinetry and warm wood countertops, is plenty compelling on its own. But the addition of trendy accents, like the subway tile backsplash and bare-bulb pendant lights, takes it to the next level, creating a design that's as cool as it is inviting.

The takeaway: Thoughtful, on-trend accents are a killer way to elevate a contemporary kitchen.

Get the look:

Rejuvenation Eastmoreland Bare Bulb Pendant, $156

Danica Studio Gem Fruit Basket, $24.99

CB2 Bell Black Flush Mount Light, $59.95

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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