Will blue-and-white fans love this modern take on the theme?
I do. Every time I look at these deep blue kitchen cabinets they make me feel that someone stole some of the rich blue color from an ancient piece of blue and white china and painted these cabinets. That’s silly, of course, since European-style modern cabinets come in many blues as saturated as this one. What makes them look so cool, I think, is the super-sharp contrast with the white walls, counters and pale beige floor. Stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf pro-style range and hood, slip in so neutrally between the two extremes they are hardly noticeable. While the space looks thoroughly today, the styling of the Edison bulb cluster chandelier and bar stools seem like references to mid-20th century design. But a fact-check proves that Kartell’s polypropylene Spoon Stools are only having their 10th birthday this year.