KITCHEN DESIGN IDEA 4: CONTRAST APPEAL
Having featured in our Best of Black and White Interiors article (and won House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year 2014), this Steven Miller creation continues to inspire us with its semi-gloss Kraftmaid cabinetry, unique take on wood panelling and an intrepid colour scheme.
A Phillip Jeffries wall treatment of mica shavings and herringbone patterned tiling glisten against such a dramatic backdrop.
KITCHEN DESIGN IDEA 5: THE NEW COOL
Apart from being expertly executed, this Fulham kitchen by London firm Interior Desires scores in the on-trend category as the designers integrate traditional elements with modern flair.
A large-scale riveted hood and Lacanche range cooker represents the traditional whilst modern marble and smoky grey woods inlaid with brass detailing (to match the cooker’s contrasting stainless steel and brass hardware) say contemporary.
A trio of radial glass pendants with exposed bulbs gives an industrial edge to the pure white marble breakfast bar they hang above. The result is a look that’s classic and cool at the same time.
KITCHEN DESIGN IDEA 6: MIXING IT UP
Wendy Labrum brings loft and country styles together in this city kitchen. Its classic all-white aesthetic and paned display cabinets are decidedly more refined than the traditional loft look but a slate worktop, stainless steel appliances (including a loft-perfect hood) and a trio of hanging brass pendants strikes the balance.
A wall of faceted metro tiles – an easy upkeep favourite – reflects the light, elevating the look even further.
KITCHEN DESIGN IDEA 7: UPDATED ELEGANCE
Giving a fresh look to grand fitted cabinetry, this design by Oliver Burns is the definition of modern kitchen glamour.
In the centre of the room, a delicate crystal chandelier hangs over an informal dining area of a royal blue buttoned banquette, modern dark wood dining table and dropped arm chairs.
Between two sets of French doors nestles the stove, elaborately framed by custom cabinetry painted in a soft dove grey, an antique mirror backsplash and a corbelled crown moulding.
KITCHEN DESIGN IDEA 8: SLICK FINISH
Taking its colour palette from stainless steel – the eternal kitchen mainstay – this design by Millier offers the ultimate bachelor-pad aesthetic. Everything but quality is pared back.
Essentials are tidied away into a neat configuration of handle-less (so as not to ruin the slickness) cupboards, a brushed metal backsplash houses floating cabinetry and all appliances are sunken, flush with the surface.
Even the upholstered are perfectly understated. Grey on grey on grey never looked so good.
KITCHEN DESIGN IDEA 9: OFF-BEAT GLAMOUR
Again mastering the art of unique material and pattern combinations, Kelly Wearstler marries her signature cerused wenge with a hypnotic wall covering and subtle brass to create glamour in this off-beat kitchen.
Glitzy ceiling lights and a brass and marble bar gives it a modern Streamline Moderne appeal.
Incorporating her own furniture and decor designs (a pair of flailing bronze legs here, a neat row of those Marmont barstools there) the space is a tribute to Kelly’s iconic style.
KITCHEN DESIGN IDEA 10: BREATH OF FRESH AIR
For this airy, light-filled kitchen, Boston-based designer Nina Farmer kept cabinet motifs and hardware simple for a modern but familiar twist. Its fresh take – thanks to a white colour palette and silver appliances – is complimented by a customised Saarinen Tulip dining table and informal B&B Italia chairs.
“This is were my clients eat the majority of the time so it needed to be a really functional space,” explains Nina, “We upholstered the chairs and banquette in a heavy duty vinyl to withstand the wear and tear of two small boys. We also added drawers to hold toys to entertain them while they wait for supper to be served.”