It’s funny, writing this blog, at how it becomes so easy to fall in love with kitchen after kitchen, bathroom after bathroom – in styles that I never would have imagined liking before. I think it’s because, when an idea is well-executed, it … well, works… and is appealing for exactly what it is. You simply have to appreciate it.
This is one such kitchen – my week’s infatuation. It really shows how modern can be merged with colonial for a timeless look. The secret: The black and white color treatment is a sophisticated one — applied to an old-fashioned idea. It’s this twist that really takes the kitchen out of the realm of colonial cliche. I even love love love the colonial soldier wood carvings – again, their size and stark placement sets them up as modern art. Very cool.
It is completely possible to replicate this kitchen today. Use:
- Planked, stained cabinetry from Omega or Cabico
- Forged iron hardware from Acorn or Amerock
- Matte 1″ black tiles for the counter – a great touch that brings the kitchen into the modern
- Black ceramic tile, Armstrong Imperial Excelon black vct tile, or probably the best — commercial sheet
- Heat lamps from ? — I’m sure you must be able to get these from restaurant supply places
- And, if you have the ceiling height – dropping the wall cabinets from them, as in this kitchen, also is a definitive modern touch
Alas. If I only had house after house after house to renovate. But hey – I’m living vicariously through YOU! Send me photos of your latest projects!