Let me first begin by admitting, not many homes have the space for two islands, but what this recently designed kitchen reveals in one space are a variety of textures and neutral colors that work together naturally, yet perhaps unexpectedly, to create a warm and inviting, and even timeless space.
Park and Oak Interiors recently revealed their Siena Home Kitchen, and as I am in the middle of trying to make some decisions regarding color combinations and pendant lighting choices, I appreciated many of the details shown.
- Not all of counters need to be of the same material or color. In fact, as some countertops are not ones upon which to place a hot pan or skillet, choosing two different countertops enables you to have what you want, but also what you need, and it might save money as well. (However, if you are going to choose two different counter tops, two different types of countertops is the best idea, so it indeed looks intentional.)
- Welcome a vintage wool rug, rather than a utilitarian rug into your kitchen, just do not place in front of the stove if you cook often.
- Choose a slightly different style, color or grout when it comes to subway tile. Subway tile should be the background detail (figuratively speaking, even though it is literally in the background) and be a timeless choice, so refrain from trendy choices, and rather something that blends into the background and enables your fixtures and stove shine (unless you want to have to remodel your kitchen more frequently).
- Choose clear pendants as it allows the space to remain open and vast, especially if you have a small kitchen.
- Pair cool textures (marble/quartz) with warm textures (wood – floors and trim), old brass metal, leather chair backing and wool (rug))
- Include plants and floral arrangements for a welcoming touch.
View the interior kitchen here.
Images: Park & Oak Interiors