Ivonne Meunier Kitchen October 23, 2017 21:01:06
Available in a variety of compositions finishes and colors EKO can be custom-crafted to suit the floor plan of your house to perfection. Designed to become a natural extension of the living and the dining spaces in an open floor plan the stylish kitchen can squeeze into even small and narrow spaces to ensure that you always get the kitchen of your dreams. With cabinets that can be tucked away easily space-saving serving and dining areas and exquisite shelves that double as posh display units EKO is the perfect blend of style and substance!
New company Plykea launched a series of birch ply doors and worktops that can be attached to IKEA’s ‘Metod’ kitchen cupboards. Digital product designer Tim Diacon wanted a speedy way in which to create a handsome kitchen on a finite budget. Already possessing an IKEA kitchen Tim searched for a company that could make a set of birch ply fronts. Unsuccessful in his quest Tim turned to his friend Adam Vergette for help—Adam is a furniture designer and a one-time production worker with Vitsœ. The two men hatched a plan to create an online service that would provide reasonably priced bespoke plywood doors drawer fronts worktops and cover panels for IKEA kitchen cabinets: and so Plykea was born.
The brushed steel is a refreshing look for the stainless steel kitchen which almost looks white with the light shining on it. The beauty of this design is in the subtlety of the mixture of materials. The wood cabinetry almost seems out of place until you notice the huge pantry to the left and it all comes together.
The most noticeable and iconic feature of this new kitchen series is the ‘frame door’ that combines a dash of Shaker furniture style and traditional kitchen door design with contemporary refinement and minimal modernity. The fusion is simply spectacular as these understated additions give the kitchen an entirely new look and set it apart from other contemporary compositions. Even in a crowd Carattere is instantly recognizable thanks to this signature feature that is available with two different variants. Whether it is with fixed handles or with grip integrated into the cabinet door these frame doors definitely make an immediate impact.
Apart from the doors beautiful LED lighting custom backsplashes five new warm veneered finishes sleek floating shelves ergonomic breakfast stations and space-savvy islands allow you to compose your dream kitchen with complete ease. And adding the final touches to this dream kitchen is the wondrous ‘Orizzonte’ illuminated magnetic backsplash. Another modern masterpiece from Scavolini.
Red as a color gets plenty of bad rap when it comes to home decorating because it can seem far too overpowering when used excessively. But a red island coupled with a neutral backdrop can make a big visual impact in both contemporary and traditional kitchens alike. Red combines well with black in modern kitchens while a red island at the heart of a Mediterranean kitchen can instantly bring brightness to an otherwise mellow and inviting space. Make sure though that you pick a matte shade of red to ensure your red island is not ungainly and out of place.