….. can be flat slab doors, but stile-and-rail square edged. To have an effective look for this design, doors must be asymmetrically balance and glass patterns must be introduced or…
A good way to describe this type of interior is a “softer contemporary”. Naturalistic patterns and materials predominate throughout the kitchen; for example, slate or limestone on the floor. These natural materials are combined with hard-edged surfaces such as stainless steel colored cabinetry. These interiors are oftentimes inspired by Art Deco geometric symmetry and most often are definitely eclectic environments.
The cabinets are made of straight-grained woods. Oak is returning in popularity, maple in specialty cut woods and cherry. Door styles can be flat slab doors, but stile-and-rail square edged. To have an effective look for this design, doors must be asymmetrically balance and glass patterns must be introduced or woodworking cutouts.
The hardware that are used are pulled from the past in addition to the brushed nickel and brushed stainless steel finishes in modern environments, pounded antiqued and distressed metals can also be used.
Popular countertops work well with this design style. Choices can vary from granite, quartz or laminate. Some counters that add textures such as concrete are great. The most popular ones are soapstone, honed granites and limestone.
All colors form the color wheel can be used but low intensity is preferable. Deep earthen porcelain colors seen in pottery from the Arts and Crafts period works well.
Slate, stone, linoleum or vinyl patterns, reminiscent of the past are ideal for the floor.
The walls are textured- either plaster finished or faux with little wall covering.
Ceilings are painted. The rooms benefit from unusual angled ceilings, skylights or other overhead architectural elements.