Published at Thursday, May 18th 2017. by Ambra Morel in Design.
Regardless of the lack of exposed brick, the loft gets its New York flair from iron-framed windows. These extend across the entire main room, opening it up to the city views much like it is done in the New York lofts. The white walls, columns, and staircase, however, give it a classic Scandinavian look. There aren’t many decorations or design elements, so the frosty minimal atmosphere very much translates into the Nordic aesthetic.
Kitchen islands have also been an integral part of contemporary kitchens for a while. They’re beautiful, they’re convenient. And there aren’t many furnishings that can include so many functions at once. Versatility is their main virtue, however. We’re especially enamoured with D90 design by TM Italia.
The kitchen is an odd room. It’s a space originally designed for cooking but, with time, it has also become a social space where friends and families spend time together, where they chat while someone is making dinner or where they simply gather to socialize. But a kitchen needs to be, first of all, functional. It’s a space where style comes second but, nevertheless, doesn’t have to be ignored. It’s a space where everything has to be perfectly balanced.
A monochromatic color scheme is very modern for any space, and the kitchen is no exception. If monochromatic is what you’re after, be sure to vary the tones and tints of the color itself, as well as the sheen and texture. Notice the variation between all the grey aspects of this kitchen among the floor, cabinetry (uppers and lowers), countertops, and lighting fixture. When combined, the effect is interesting with great visual depth.
Since many contemporary kitchen furniture designs are made to be sleek and minimal, kitchen units get more attention than cabinets. These bring about modernity and style to the kitchen. Lack of additional countertop material expenditures is one of the more practical advantages of these monolithic units.
This rich, color-infused combination is warm, cozy, and welcoming. It works best with a natural light source, because the colors themselves lean toward the darker end of the spectrum. This updated kitchen is from the slightly post-mid-century modern era (70s), but it couldn’t be more relevant to today’s popular aesthetic.