Natalie Lemoine Kitchen Design February 26, 2019
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!
Paige Guillaume Kitchen Design February 26, 2019
The single-wall kitchen has come a long from its more simple origins and some of today’s exceptional designs seem like as much a work of art as they feel like an extension of the posh living space. Once again, do not be constrained by the classic definition of the one-wall kitchen and work with what your specific needs are. Some might not really need a giant fridge in the kitchen while others could do with a minimal and unassuming prep zone. Even a traditional single-wall kitchen frees up space for a more spacious dining room next to it by eliminating the unnecessary island and ensures your small living space feels even roomier.
Jacqualine Pruvost Kitchen Design February 06, 2019
Pick and choose the exact features you wish to incorporate into the single-wall kitchen. One way to maximize storage here is by turning to wall-mounted cabinets and modular shelves that provide both storage and display space. These shelves can be arranged around the kitchen countertop, refrigerator and other appliances to make the most of vertical space on offer without making it seem far too cluttered. Under-cabinet lighting and sconce lights add another layer of functionality to this single-wall kitchen where one even finds a hint of room for an ultra-small breakfast nook.
Jocelyn Chauveau Kitchen Design February 06, 2019
A corner in the open plan living is the perfect space for a single-wall kitchen. This might not fit into the traditional definition of the one-wall kitchen, but it sure helps in maximizing space. The corner kitchen is typically L-shaped, but you can use just one wall for the kitchen sink, refrigerator and prep zone. It is the second wall in the corner that can hold storage units and additional cabinets. Strictly speaking, this is not the one-wall kitchen, but it still brings the same functionality but with even more cooking and storage space.
Macey Giraud Kitchen Design February 06, 2019
It is generally the ‘summer colors’ that agree with this style, but stronger hues also seem at home when used with restraint. Remember that whether it is pattern or color, moderation is a mantra that you need to stick to when it comes to the classic Scandinavian look. Cabinets in gentle green or light aqua along with matching chairs in the adjacent dining space take the appeal to a whole new level!
Nanette Lelievre Bedrooms Design February 06, 2019
A lot of people misinterpret color for something definitely ‘bold’, but that is far from the truth. You can bring a colorful bed frame and headboard into your bedroom without actually splurging on a whole lot of vivaciousness! Pick out a bed frame in orange, red or even purple, but in a lighter tone and with a matte finish. These chic and smart beds are ideal for bedrooms with styles varying from shabby chic, modern, minimal and contemporary to something as extravagant as Hollywood Regency and retro. Once again, make sure you choose the right headboard as this makes or breaks the look of the room in an instant.
Natalie Lemoine Bedrooms Design February 06, 2019
While Andy is all about throwing in an unexpected curveball, Stage brings clean, minimal style and simple straight lines to the bedroom. Much like Andy, Stage can also be used as both a versatile bedside table and a standalone unit that offers additional storage. You can combine as many as 6 individual drawers to create the unmistakable ‘tallboy’ or use a single-drawer unit as a nightstand for your low-slung platform bed.
Paige Guillaume Kitchen Design February 06, 2019
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.
Macey Giraud Kitchen Design February 05, 2019
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.