New Kitchens as Living Art

Trends in kitchen are about to go crazy with things that are clean, sleek and even more convenient.  The kitchen is about to launch itself as a functional piece of living art!

Countertops are being reduced!  What???

They are being replaced with floor to ceiling cabinetry. Are you ready for this?

I am thrilled!

I am really ready to see something, not only fresh in kitchen design, but logical. Right, I said logical!

Today I am sharing some very simple, state of the art kitchens –  done in black and white. Black and white isn’t a new thing, of course – except now we are seeing both colors in combination, rather than all black cabinets or all white cabinets, or some combinations of wood and black and/or white.

I am more thrilled!

Go Modern photo

The upper cabinets (white) have lift up doors. The back splash  and cabinet fronts are glass and the lower cabinets are drawers.

 

Here is the whole kitchen.

Go Modern photo

Talk about Bling for the home!

Is it even possible to keep getting  more thrilled? 

 Because I am!

 

 Modern European photo

Notice the microwave and ovens are placed in cabinets that almost resemble former entertainment centers. The color is vanilla bean.

Out with jicky-jacked (Ok, I made up that phrase, but it works) cabinets and in with linear horizon lines.

Out with having superfluous kitchen do-dahs on the countertops and in with the generous storage, accessibility and privacy of pantries.

More emphasis is on storage, which translates to order and cleanliness!

Which then translates to BEAUTY!

aka: Living Art

I can’t get much more thrilled than this!

Imagine the sheer joy of having a functional, storage galore, organised, clean, uber-artsy  kitchen?!

European Design photo

 

Hold on to your frying pan, friends, because it is about to happen all over the country.

Next week I’ll post some more traditional (or classic ) designs for those of us who don’t live in contemporary homes.

 

Dianne Ross

Interior Designer / Phelan’s Interiors

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2 Responses to “New Kitchens as Living Art”

  1. Pam Says:

    I, for one, love this. It just makes so much sense. I like this new way of thinking. We did our own version of this in one part of the kitchen. True, ours isn’t modern looking but it doesn’t have to be. People think they need counters to set stuff on. No. Put that stuff behind doors. Less clutter, more zen. The cabinetry can be traditional and work with this type of thinking. Some surface space for food prep of course but roll outs behind doors are the way to go.

    • dross08 Says:

      Thanks for sharing your insights, Pam! This week I am focusing more on exactly that – your thinking AND done with a tradtional sense of style!


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