Subway Tile and Industrial Accents Complete a Contemporary Kitchen

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:

Bare bulb pendant light with chrome base
credit: Rejuvenation
White geometric wire fruit basket
credit: Amazon
Flush mount matte black bell ceiling light
credit: CB2

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

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.