Denice Mallet Kitchen Design October 23, 2017 19:20:33
The beauty of Scandinavian design is such that you might already be enjoying its many benefits without actually realizing that you are adopting this timeless style. Born out of rough Nordic winters that demand simplicity efficiency and a sense of cheerful elegance it has been combined with other local eccentricities across the globe to create a fabulous array of new decorating styles! Yet at its heart it still showcases a clean-lined minimalistic setting that also embraces a hint of color warmth of wood and textural beauty. This makes the Scandinavian style perfect for the modern kitchen.
Polished-nickel faucets have always been popular in the kitchen as they proudly sit next to the sink and stainless steel is definitely no stranger to the kitchen thanks to its sturdy and easy-to-clean reputation. But the last few seasons have seen the warm glow of copper finding its way back into the modern kitchen that seems to draw inspiration from an era gone by. A revival of styles such as vintage rustic farmhouse and industrial have seen homeowners opt for copper cooking ranges and finishes that play into the overall ‘modern-meets-classic’ theme.
Mixing different metals is a relatively new phenomenon both in the world of interior design and fashion. Once dubbed ungainly and unnecessary it has been revitalized by smart kitchen designers bringing together gorgeous brass and copper finishes along with brighter and cooler metals like stainless steel and nickel to offer the very best of both worlds. This infusion of more than one metal in the kitchen can be done in a subtle yet striking fashion by using antiqued bronze pulls bold copper pendants and even a stainless steel backsplash all in one elegant unique space.
Contemporary kitchen islands come in a wide range of shapes sizes and finishes and those on display today epitomize the very best of 2016 both in terms of new-age technology and innovative design. From those with brilliant marble countertops to ones that open up to reveal a wide range of shelves and secret compartments these kitchen islands surely do not disappoint!
Do not be too caught up on using all that space under the island countertop to tuck in a plethora of cabinets. There are times when a couple of open shelves can make a big difference to the kitchen island. These sleek shelves not only alter the aesthetics of the island itself and offer a break from the visual monotony but also allow you to craft a stunning display that adds to the ambiance of your open plan living. Couple these open shelves with beautiful LED lighting and you have a kitchen island that is both functional and stunning.
Even though it is currently the season for warm metallic finishes that include everything ranging from brass and copper to those that mimic the allure of gold do not discard the cooler more silvery finishes all too soon. If you are thinking about an inimitable stainless steel backsplash or kitchen island then do go ahead as they might well outlast the current trends and could serve you well for years to come. Nickel hardware and those with a polished chrome finish never fade away from the limelight and adapt to the existing style of your kitchen with ease.