Lyonette Tessier Kitchen November 01, 2017 11:22:12
Asian kitchen designs are pretty popular thanks to their distinctive form and the soothing effect they have on the surroundings. While not completely in that mold this kitchen merges lovely a modern design with elements of traditional Asian kitchen such as warm earthly tones attractive wooden surfaces and classic shelf spaces with glass doors encased in a wooden frame to offer the best of both worlds. Aesthetic and ergonomic this kitchen scheme is highlighted by its simple and serene aura.
From wood we move on to the more brilliant world of glass. Glass shelves in the pantry are a rarity since most of us tend to use this storage space in a ‘not so delicate’ fashion. But sliding glass doors for the pantry are far more common. You can use various styles of glass doors to alter the style of the pantry from industrial to modern and Asian to Mediterranean! For most homeowners it is the frosted glass doors that offer the best solution as they bring natural light into the pantry even while hiding the mess inside… A nifty choice that offers best of both worlds!
In some cases a window backsplash is preferred because of a lack of natural light. An interesting example is the summer house designed by BAK Arquitectos where concrete was used for countertop. Even though it has a very open layout there’s not really an abundance of natural light inside the house. In order to have a kitchen that’s both bright and functional in terms of storage space they chose the window backsplash strategy.
The small window seat can also provide a welcome break from the wall of shelves and cabinets in the kitchen ushering in some much needed contrast. The throw pillows cushions and fabric of the window seat also bring textural change to a space that is otherwise dominated by wood tile and metallics. Whether you use it as a after-school hangout for your kids (as you keep an eye on them) or as a wonderful conversation nook the small window seat in the kitchen comes in mighty handy.
There is no doubt that this kitchen is stunning and the mix of modern and traditional is so seamless! The center cooking area looks like it belongs in a professional chef’s kitchen and the stove blends right in with the cabinets. The result: the island stands as a whole like a kitchen within a kitchen. Even the cabinet pulls match the handles on the oven – it’s brilliant.
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.