Archive | Modern Kitchen

Modern, contemporary, minimalist and architectural kitchens in a variety of color schemes with modern, contemporary or European style cabinets.

Curved Oak Kitchen

curved oak kitchen - Mafi curved planks in a modern Australian kitchen - cm studio via atticmag

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

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Dimensional Tile Kitchen

modern kitchen with Andy Blick discus dimensional tile - HammerSmith via Atticmag

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.

In this Atlanta beauty [top], Andy Blick’s Discus tile, in matte white, is large-scale.… Continue Reading

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1950s Kitchen Color

50s vibe aqua cabinet European loft kitchen - houzz via Atticmag

Mid-20th century appliances supplied the color. Today, it’s all about the cabinets.

Those pink and aqua kitchens of the 1950s are long gone but not forgotten. Occasionally, they are stylishly reprised and it’s always fun to see how an update is done. A dynamic decorating duo, Australia’s Colin & Justin, transformed a boring  off-white country kitchen into this screaming pink bubble gum pink number that retains the retro vibe but cleverly updated with stainless steel counters, back splash and appliances. I could see Kelly Osbourne living here. Double Bubble colors (remember blue mouth?) aren’t for everyone but aqua is gaining ground.… Continue Reading

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South Beach Kitchen

Miele award winning kitchen - Architizer via Atticmag

Miami’s South Beach is known for its hip minimalistic style and bold interior design — even in the kitchen.

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 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, which creates an inevitable 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

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Glass Wall Minimalist Kitchen

glass wall Boffi kitchen - corriere della sera via atticmag

This sleek beauty shows a new look for Tuscan kitchens.

A folding glass wall creates a kitchen 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 Boffi kitchen that where the artistry’s on display even before anyone chops an onion.… Continue Reading

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Gilded Island Kitchen

John Minshaw kitchen with a gilded center island - John Minshaw via Atticmag

Welcome to Kitchen Week 2013! Our theme of ‘special features’ highlights a kitchen island that’s glitzy and ritzy.

Some modern kitchens are designed to show very little of their function. This one by designer John Minshaw is an excellent example. I’ve taken to thinking of these as “no-kitchen” kitchens because until one looks closely it’s hard to see exactly how things are arranged. Storage is all pantry style with glass doors on the left and full-height slab doors elsewhere so while this isn’t truly minimalistic the working aspects are concealed.The lone stretch of open counter, on the far wall, houses the sink in a niche where a Dornbracht profi faucet is the only conspicuous fixture.… Continue Reading

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