10 Cozy Kitchens To Copy This Winter

It doesn't matter how well you deck your (tiny-apartment) halls for the holidays. It's a truth universally acknowledged that all guests will end up noshing on appetizers in the kitchen. No one wants to miss out on Champagne-popping action or right-out-of-the-oven artichoke dip. The room is like a party command center, and it ought to be inviting.
But, above all, the kitchen is a work space; too many festive garlands just get in the way. With this in mind, we found 10 kitchens that are minimal, yet cozy to the max — thanks to wooden trays, open baskets, and a splash of red. Follow these tips, and your kitchen will feel so homey your guests won't even mind chopping the onions for you.
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Photographed by Lucy Hewett.
You may not live in a cabin, but this natural, wooden tray certainly makes it seem like you do.
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Photographed by Mindy Best.
Industrial metal lighting works well when paired with caramel wood floors.
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Photo: Courtesy of CB2.
Never fear mixing metals, woods, or textures. It all works.
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Photographed by Mindy Best.
A muted, red backsplash makes dishware the main attraction.
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Photographed by Liz Clayman.
Open fruit-and-vegetable baskets lend vibrancy.
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Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux.
A natural, hanging basket adds warmth and saves space.
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Photographed by Julia Robbs.
Cheery, red canisters pop against a white background.
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Photographed by Jessie Webster.
Save up for that Oriental rug.
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Photographed by Liz Clayman.
Being able to see all your cutlery and pans may sound like a cluttered move, but it actually makes the space more cozy,
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Photo: Courtesy of IKEA.
If you're feeling really adventurous, découpage your kitchen wall with a quirky print.
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