Warmth and elegance were the clients' desires for this kitchen remodel of a private contemporary residence in suburban Chicago. Rich cherry wood tones compliment the yellows of the limestone flooring and marble back splash and the greens of the granite counter tops. Black accents in the tile, furniture and cabinetry add to the elegance of this contemporary space.
Contemporary Prairie style describes the living area of this townhouse residence, which features custom designed wall cabinets housing stereo equipment on one side and china and silver on the other. The clean styling enhances the unique grain of the anigre wood, allowing it to compliment the owner’s collection of antique African currency. Each shelf subtly curves outwards, mimicking the curves of the fascia boards above and creating a pleasant tension with the rectilinear shapes of the shelves.
Re-arranging the layout of this kitchen by moving walls and doorways allowed for a more functional traffic flow for this busy family of four. Cream cabinetry, applied decorative moldings and soft green stone counter tops provide an elegant, welcome to this graceful Bay Area Kitchen.
The unique architecture of this round, rustic home in Sonoma, CA drove the design concept for this kidney shaped kitchen. Functionality was key as both of the owners are accomplished chefs and entertain frequently. Concrete flooring, knotty alder cabinetry in a Shaker style, gorgeous Crema Bordeaux granite on the peninsula, and textural tile contribute to this unique space.
Another most unusual room from the same round house project above features a powder room with rich textures of cast concrete, glass tile and hand forged copper piping. These textures combine with the earthy, moody color palette to create an ethnic, rustic theme while the layered cantilevered counter tops and suspended back-lit mirror add architectural interest to this extraordinary small space.