Now here's a kitchen with a difference!!! As most of you would have gathered by now, the current trend in interiors/ decor, is to marry what you've got (the old) with the modern, newer acquisitions. This can make for a pleasant effect, provided it's pulled together by a common thread, whether shapes, colours, textures, materials, etc.
To me this kitchen is a great example of "marrying" different styles, and it works, so let's dissect why ....
- this is evidently a large space, probably a loft style or barn style home, judging by the space and the rafters. To complement this the space, which has been well utilised, the items are generally large and/ or dramatic, but yet the room is not cluttered i.e. it still remains airy.
- the shell (walls/ floors/ ceiling) is sleek and clean.
- the materials used are mostly natural (granite/ stone, wood, slate, steel e.g. the counter top is apparently granite, the shelves on the wall are wooden and have been left "floating", further creating a clean, uncluttered look and feel.
- the kitchen cupboards are a harmonious blend between the two styles,
- and the floor slate would look good in any scheme anyway, so fits in rather well.
- now to the finishes: the table is vintage/ traditional in style and is complemented by modern stools which appear to be made of a steel base and topped with solid wood
- the remainder of the items in this kitchen are mostly vintage, for example the light fittings, containers and urns .....
- and of course the art is "earthy" and although not what you would find in a kitchen area normally, the colours and organic shapes, certainly go a long way to pulling the whole look and feel together.
So there you have it, an example on how one can successfully marry old and new and make a statement to boot!
Picture credit: Better Homes & Gardens Gallery