Uncommon Kitchens

A revolutionary approach to
the most popular room in the house.

We all know how to create the perfect white kitchen. Ready for something more? Uncommon Kitchens is your book.

Pals, this is a radical rethinking of kitchen design, an optimistic, inclusive, and uncompromising rallying cry for more lovable, comfortable, and beautiful homes — kitchen first.

Why you absolutely need Uncommon Kitchens:


Hundreds of tips you haven’t read elsewhere. (Truly, I’ve read them all).


Breathtaking and cool AF kitchens you’ve never seen.


Brutal and scathing, witty and warm commentary: Straight talk from me to you.


Optimistic, can-do ideas for you to try right away.


Conscious-expanding kitchen cabinet ideas, kitchen flooring ideas, clever storage ideas, and ways to break free from rigid kitchen thinking!


Tips for planning a kitchen, how to style your kitchen, and where to skip and save money — and and andhoney, there’s a lot.

Buy the book!
You’ll fold pages.
You’ll chortle and smirk.
You’ll make moves.
You’ll enjoy your life a bit more (for real).

Buy Uncommon Kitchens right away:

What The Cool Kids Are Saying

“Yoga, hypnosis, even love—none of it works. Only a fabulous kitchen can bring true happiness, and only Sophie Donelson’s inspiring tome can lead you to the promised land. Packed with pics of inspiring spaces, Uncommon Kitchens will guide you toward a kitchen of your own that is so chic, so functional, and so riddled with glamour that your friends might hate you a little.”

potter, designer, author

“Lick the batter! Start a spontaneous dance party! These are kitchens that say: Have some fun in here! If you believe this is a room for more than cooking and you want to get a jolt of inspiration for the heart of the home, this one is for you!”

designer, author, and founder of Jungalow

About the Author

Sophie Donelson, the author of Uncommon Kitchens

Sophie Donelson is a design journalist and sought-after speaker, moderator, and consultant; she previously served as editor in chief of House Beautiful. Donelson is a favorite (and repeat) speaker for the annual Future of Home Conference, and is an advisor to high-profile brands such as Ann Sacks, Vrbo, and Business of Home. She makes regular guest appearances as a design expert on Good Morning America, Today, and Open House. Visit her on Instagram, @sophiedow .

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