That’s because most of the modernistic red cabinets have a glossy red lacquer finish. With their clean lines and a slick surface these cabinets really look great in red. For me, it’s a dazzling look. As a plus, red is a natural partner for stainless steel so appliances tend to coordinate effortlessly with hardware and other contemporary style fixtures. A high rise “concept” kitchen [top] was created to showcase a Jenn Air pro-style range. Classically, it features a wall of high-gloss red cabinets with minimal handles in stainless. The concrete floor blends very well with the cool metallics.… Continue Reading
Modern, contemporary, minimalist and architectural kitchens in a variety of color schemes with modern, contemporary or European style cabinets.
A high rise apartment in Sydney with showstopping curved oak paneling plus a glassed-in extension.
One of the more interesting minimalist kitchens I’ve encountered features bold horizontal curved oak planks on a dividing wall [top]. The gray-oiled color reminds me of old French Limosin oak wine barrels. Actually, the radius curve is made possible by special wood planks made by mafi, an Austrian supplier of timber planks and oiled flooring with distribution in Australia. Extending from the entry of the open-plan apartment around and into the cooking-dining space, the paneling covers the interior wall and becomes a general backdrop. A central island has an induction cooktop set flush, and a base clad in matching oak planks.… Continue Reading
Dimensional tile can be a player in modern kitchens that feature flat surfaces, straight lines and integral appliances.
What a joy to find a white kitchen that’s packed with ideas, a surprise or two, and a design interesting enough to be inspirational. Once again, it’s the work of HammerSmith, an Atlanta based residential design and renovation company that also produced the award-winning Cappuccino Kitchen – an all-time favorite of mine. The two kitchens have a common denominator — the use of tile as a major component. I’ve made no secret about my love for tile in the kitchen.
Those pink and aqua kitchens of the 1950s are long gone but not forgotten. Occasionally, they are stylishly reprised by young hipsters and it’s always fun to see how updates are done. A dynamic decorating duo, Australia’s Colin & Justin, transformed a boring off-white country kitchen into this screaming bubble-gum-pink number that retains the 1950s kitchen colors vibe. I love how they made the Liebherr look built in (I did the same thing in My Old New Kitchen). And the modest L-shape kitchen space was economically planned by placing the oven below the cook top.… Continue Reading
One way for appliance manufacturers to market their products to designers and consumers is by sponsoring kitchen design contests. Wolf does it and and so does Miele, which just announced this year’s winner – a hyper-sleek minimalist galley kitchen in a Deco District high rise. Minimalist kitchens vary in terms of their adherence to flatness, simplicity and the way various surfaces are used. Often that creates tension between what shows and what’s hidden. In this kitchen, by Esteban Cruces and Lisette Aragon, less definitely is deemed to be more.… Continue Reading
A folding glass wall kitchen creates a working space that can be open or closed to the rest of the house but is never closed off visually. For me, this is like framing a kitchen with a gigantic picture window which an architect as experienced as Pietro Carlo Pellegrini certainly knows. Based in Lucca, Italy, Pelligrini redesigned this attic loft in a historic building for an art-loving hipster. The living room is super cool with a mosaic wall, freestanding fireplace and name-brand seating. But it’s the glass wall into the Boffi kitchen that where the artistry’s on display even before anyone chops an onion.… Continue Reading