Concrete floors offer a fair advantage to this kitchen designed by Studio DB. While classic wood panels or fun colored tiles also work well in this family, the softness of polished concrete is a welcome surprise. This sculptural lamp also gets some style points in this modern kitchen. Real estate property
Choose a strategic layout
When you have a small kitchen, it must be strategic. In this kitchen designed by Hecker Guthrie, the layout is perfect for cooking, there is a lot of space for the story, as the furniture reaches the ceiling and the discreet bar stools do a good job of moving from the kitchen to the room space since dinner. The modern circular hood and the surface of the worktop that extends to the wall add a perfect intrigue.
Add a splash of color
Know the exercise: whiter = brighter. Keep everything white and add splashes of color serving dishes, vases and flowers. The crackles of red break enough in this Leanne Ford Interiors kitchen, and we also love recycled soup cans for a cheap decorating solution that channels pop art.
Hide the hood
If a classic stainless steel exhaust fan looks too commercial or rigid in your space, you do not necessarily need to replace it completely. In this kitchen, Hecker Guthrie found a clever solution: to hide it behind a beautiful glass envelope. This adds graphic fun and also makes things better.
Modern design is simplified, of course, but that does not mean that there is no room for experimentation and bold choices. In modern kitchens, in particular, lighting offers the perfect opportunity to play with design and size. Arent & Pyke has assembled a pair of long, narrow cylindrical pendants to compensate for the formality of this kitchen, rather than using a classic island pendant lamp.
Work with peculiarities
If you live in a space with extravagant interior windows (interesting fact: many old condominiums have them because they were built to increase air circulation as a preventive measure against tuberculosis), here’s how to make them intentional and incredibly elegant. In his Brooklyn apartment, Harry Nuriev, designer of Crosby Studios, looks out of a pink window every day. He used plexiglass the size of a shop on Canal Street, according to Architectural Digest. It is like a stained glass window, but with a turn of the 21st century.