I love spaces that make you reconsider what you think is your "style". If I had to categorize myself, I would figure fancy myself a lover of streamlined modern rooms, free of clutter and anything that might translate as aging. But I've been surprised by so many rooms that fall outside that box, rooms that break through the invisible barrier of what I'm supposed to like and not like. This is one such room.
I might not replicate the design in its entirety in my own home (a cook's kitchen is so personal), but there are so many wonderful things to love and learn from in this kitchen. I look at this space and I instantly smell coffee brewing and feel a strong urge to huddle up and cook here on a rainy day. Certainly it would be bathed in beautiful lighting with the prominent mixed metal fixtures placed strategically throughout the kitchen. I'm particularly fond of task lighting over the counter these days - over any counter actually be it kitchen, bath or office. Here, they no doubt play a pivotal role in the owner's cooking experience. But what surprises me most though is that there is room for both rustic and modern in this space - the bank of drawers under the counter and appliances certainly skew modern while many of the other furnishings, even if new, keep the space grounded and homey.
There are other details in this kitchen to study and love. Click on over for some close ups and more out of the box ideas.
Design by Asa Myrberg