Designer Angela Free created a transitional San Francisco pied-à-terre kitchen using soft colors, restraint in details and oversized accents. The custom-color light blue kitchen cabinets seemingly float on quarter-sawn oak floors bleached to a light creamy finish. Calacatta marble and seagrass limestone mosaic tiles highlight the backsplash whereas cream-color counters fade away. A pair of large Hicks pendants by Thomas O’Brien feature bronze with antique brass accents and white glass shades. While grand decorative fixtures (especially lanterns) are overused jewels, these have such an elegant theatrical appearance it’s easy to forgive this trendy detail.… Continue Reading
Kitchens with blue color schemes or blue kitchen cabinets.
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. … Continue Reading
An artist’s touch is the pièce de résistance in this opulent guesthouse.
We all have favorite rooms that stay in our minds, the ones we’re always happy to run across again. I was reminded of a favorite kitchen while reading Jane’s recent post Delft Tile Kitchen Style. Her article’s first picture [below, here] prodded me to find my file on this amazing Napa Valley guesthouse kitchen. What lucky guests! San Francisco artist Michael Dute based his design for the barrel vault ceiling mural on classic Swedish rococo interiors. The homeowner was so pleased, she asked him to continue his work down the wall, creating a dramatic and airy space.… Continue Reading
Designer Mark Wilkinson evokes the spirit of Provence by combining sunny yellow stucco walls with pale, sky blue-washed cabinets under an antique beamed ceiling. Cabinet doors are pierced by rooster cutouts which crow “country” despite the thoroughly urban Miele dishwasher with an integrated wood panel. Drawers have wide, turned basket-pull handles above pull out basket drawers. There’s a brick floor and, in addition, a rooster-motif door made as an exact match to the cabinets.(Source mwf.com, via Angela Lin) Originally published: November 19, 2008… Continue Reading
Elegant cabinets and a beefy range hood in the color of distressed indigo blue jeans give this beautifully designed kitchen a real Wow! factor. It takes a huge space to carry off this highly original color combination and the loft ceiling with exposed wood beams contributes to the old-world atmosphere of a Texas ranch.
The kitchen– designed by Bunny Williams — has an all-glass arched door, screened by natural-wood plantation shutters, that opens to the outside and provides excellent natural light that’s needed with such dark cabinets.
On the striking range wall, an imposing chimney hood draws your attention to the cooking center with its Viking pro-style range and additional under-counter oven to the left.… Continue Reading
Who said white cabinets have to be boring? It’s the details that matter, and if anyone knows how to keep a kitchen from being bland it’s Diamond Baratta Design. Their signature harlequin pattern is achieved on the range wall by turning four-inch custom-color tiles on the diagonal and setting with minimal grout lines. The turquoise color is pulled onto the counters with French lava stone and glass door cabinet interiors painted Benjamin Moore Burbank Blue. A Franke pot filler provides water for the Viking professional range with stainless steel hood. … Continue Reading