Here's a peek at what our clients are asking for in the world of kitchens:
MIXING GRAY AND WHITE- Transitional with vintage accents is top o' the list!
And honorable mention to using lanterns in the kitchen.
(via Greige Design)
WHITE & BROWN
WHITE AND DARK GRAY or BLACK
Via Rachel Halvorsen
COUNTERTOPS: Mix-in it up with Carrera Marble.
Okay- I know, I hear it everytime, "It stains".
Here's the thing, when you want it, you want it. I have it in my kitchen and I have plenty of clients that do too and they love it. I have not had any issues on my kitchen counter and it makes me happy every single time I look at it. The kids eat at this counter every single day- juice, fruit, PB&J's, papers, mail, handbags and even a Sharpie(marker) encounter at least once a week. It's all good- this is life.
I did do gray quartz on the sink side of the kitchen just in case. ;)
(my kitchen counter)
Mixin' it up with black.
INDUSTRIAL MEETS MODERN: Mixing stainless with a rough stone.
Honorable mention: Rachel Halvorsen designed this kitchen(below) and this unbelievable light fixture.
If you haven't visited her blog, please do, because this girl is the real deal. She is gorgeous, stylish and talented to boot! I dare to say that she is my favorite design blog because she doesn't just plug in the" trend du jour" and call it design, she knows just how to execute what's trendy, make it look fresh, and- she's a Designer that actually designs things! She rocks.
GLAZED CABINETS: The distressed look- mix it up!
(Not your average) BRASS CABINET HARDWARE!
Go ahead and make that face but mark my word, if you don't want it already, you will.
I'm not talking about that brass...
Yes, you know it.
via Sasha Seymour's kitchen House and Home Mag.
Brass kickplates too! Um yes please. Lacquer cabinets + antique brass= so MAJOR.
Check out Violet Slipper's Etsy store for some fun finds. Mix it up!
Another accoutrement for the kitchen that can set you apart from the rest is,
"NOT YOUR AVERAGE" VENT HOOD
My current obsession is copper, but any unique vent hood with the proper scale is a good idea in my book.
Zinc hood and LOVE those beams!
SHINING STARS IN THE KITCHEN:
We've seen the lantern lighting going strong but if you're not into it, from industrial to vintage mod-
lighting is a major player.
Good ole Hicks pendants.I first saw these back in 2011 via Nicole Cohen of Sketch 42 and had to have immediately. Now we see them popping everywhere and I do love them so.
I'd love a vintage version of these or something equally fabulous. (If you find them- please share!!)
I'm so inspired by Rachel's lighting (up ^) that I want to design my own pendant lighting with some vintage lanterns or antique brass chain link or some found industrial object + nautical rope.
Another tried and true,
What's your favorite trend?
Are you getting ready for a kitchen update?
(Bueller? No one ever comments ;)
Have a great day ya'll!