Design May 02, 2017. While maintaining a minimal appeal, Cloe drives away any sense of blandness or monotony by combining different materials that surprise you with their textural variance. Knotted oak cabinets are coupled with eco-cement surfaces to paint a truly exceptional picture. Each knotted oak kitchen is specially treated with vegetable oils and waxes, and you can choose between either an unfinished look or polished lacquered surfaces. The eco-cement obviously brings a certain industrial vibe to this lovely kitchen.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 09, 2017. Choosing between a glossy finish or a honed finish for the island countertop can make all the difference to your kitchen’s ambiance over time. A polished, glossy finish definitely is more appealing visually, and it reflects light fabulously to give the kitchen a stunning focal point. But marble countertops with a glossy finish etch easily when exposed to acidic materials, and if you are not careful, the whole thing can turn into a big mess within just a few months. Honed marble on the other hand is already etched and hence far safer, but the downside is that it stains easily!
Design May 03, 2017. Apart from its interior architecture, the kitchen makes a more interesting part of the interior design. Consisting of three units, made of stainless steel, it looks positively industrial yet polished and even sophisticated. Regardless of size, the room seems to be very storage-friendly and capacious. Completely disconnected, it lays out perfectly and even connects visually with the adjoined dining area whose table also features a stainless steel tabletop.
Design May 02, 2017. 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.
Cabinets & Storages May 01, 2017. Straight lines are boring: Modern styled cabinets throw out all the ideas of straight lines and 90 degree angles. From curvilinear forms and sweeping lined cabinets, you can bring in a whole new dynamic into your kitchen or bath. Curvilinear cabinetry works well in open space floor plans where there is ample space to walk around and maneuver through the room. If using in kitchens that have a smaller space, opt for a galley kitchen, or kitchen islands where two functions can be served will the innovative shape. Seating and cooking is a great way to take full advantage of curvilinear forms.
Design May 03, 2017. Gone are the days when the kitchen was filled with just polished plastic surfaces and design that was typical of the 90’s ‘cubicle’ trend. Modern kitchens are once again going down the classic route and textural contrast is back in style, big time! With that mind, designers are turning towards both wood and natural stone to provide the necessary contrast even while keeping the ergonomics refined and cutting-edge. Apart from the warmth of wood, it is the exquisite elegance of marble that seems to be the preferred choice as cutting-edge kitchen compositions are being selectively draped in marble.
Design May 02, 2017. Storage options also abound in the world of kitchen islands! Not only do islands provide a culinary space with more surface area, they increase stashing possibilities. Take the large island below, complete with a plethora of drawers, as well as room for a microwave. Designed by Eddie Lee, this kitchen clearly makes the most of its space.
Kitchen Backsplash May 02, 2017. The kitchen doesn’t have to be your favorite room in the house for you to want it to look pretty and inviting. Even though this is mainly a utilitarian, there are plenty of ways in which you can give it a welcoming and beautiful look. One perfectly acceptable example is the backsplash. A mosaic kitchen backsplash, for example, will always stand out.