Thursday, March 10, 2011

Traditional Kitchens

This modern kitchen is visual proof that contemporary design does not have to feel cold. It exemplifies the creative use of dark and bold colors combined with stainless steel, natural materials and dramatic lighting. Photography by Ric Marder.

Exotic wood veneers, a black-brown bamboo shade, raw silk shaded pendants and unique green glass tile lend Asian flair to this open kitchen. Thick, concrete countertops ground and balance the tall cabinets and an expansive island that provides a large cooktop and prep surface as well as informal counter seating and base

This kitchen remodel involved all new espresso-stained custom cabinetry, a uniquely shaped Caesarstone-top island, stainless steel appliances, two full-height Sub-Zero wine refrigerators and marble floors.

The interior color palette is influenced by the breathtaking California coastline views seen throughout the house. Taking cues from the ocean and mountains, we use soft blues to accent the base palette of warm neutrals.

In collaboration with Henrybuilt and the clients, SPI chose sustainable materials—PaperStone countertops, FSC-certified cabinet base panels and FSC-certified birch veneer cabinet fronts for the state-of-the-art kitchen.

For a quick fix to this kitchen, we added Bendheim opaque mercury glass to the overhead cabinets, replaced the backsplash with a stainless steel quilted tile and refinished all of the cabinetry in dark ebony. Glass pendants were installed over the bar area.

A built-in breakfast bench, white subway tile and a stainless steel apron front sink add updated style to this 1940’s remodeled home in Phoenix’s downtown Willo historic district.

A green and white color scheme is a beautiful color palette and can be accented with black. Black accents are seen on the granite countertops, black wrought iron counter stools and other accessories throughout.

These eco-friendly kitchen cabinets were custom-made from a beautiful green material called plyboo, which is made from 100 percent rapidly renewable bamboo. It's just as easy on the environment as it is the eye.

Don't be afraid to use a deep color in a room with a lot of natural light.

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