Design Trend: White Kitchen Cabinets

Happy Friday! Today, House Beautiful did a feature on white kitchen cabinets to which I was completely drawn. White kitchens always seem so fresh, clean and crisp to me and would be my first choice should I have the opportunity to choose for myself. Like a little black dress, white cabinets are appropriate almost anywhere, whether your kitchen is sleek and modern or warm and traditional. However, anyone who has ever tried to choose a shade of white, knows that not all white is the same! There are a plethora of choices!

For a contemporary look, use a minimalist profile on the cabinets and use a similar style sleek hardware to complete the look.



A super modern look will use high gloss cabinetry as the focal point of the kitchen.



For a more traditional look, use an off-white glazed or distressed technique to create a more rustic appearance.




The glazing and relief to the cabinets will give them a worn patina look that adds a richness to your design.




You can also break up an all white kitchen by using darker floors, countertops and back splash or even some bright color if you dare!





Thanks for reading!



Contemporary Luxe Design

Good morning! I have been a little off the radar the past couple days, so today is my first blog post since last Friday! Anyhow, going through my morning emails, I came across this design using Williams Sonoma Home products. This design exudes sophistication and is not too feminine or masculine. I love the monochromatic look and straight lines paired with luxe accents such as tortoise shell and mirror.











Painted Floors

After reading a recent post in House Beautiful, I decided to do a little research on painted floors. At first, the idea of painted floors seemed cheesy and cheap to me and conjured up ideas of a painted garage floor. However, it seemed interesting to me how many well respected designers were using this technique. I must admit, my initial reaction was completely wrong and unfounded as there are some beautiful floors in chevron patterns, faux stone, and stencil – just to name a few. Check out these impressive floors. What are your thoughts?

Alex Papachristidis'A handpainted finish can create the look of inlay. (Alex Papachristidis via Elle Decor)

nick olsen hbA bold graphic pattern completely changed this formerly drab space. (Nick Olsen via House Beautiful)

miles reddThe color king creates a graphic pattern the resembles marble. (Miles Redd via Elle Decor)

Bunny Williams - HBBunny Williams via House Beautiful

celerie kemble hbCelerie Kemble via Elle Decor

Jeffrey Bilhuber elle decorJeffrey Bilhuber via Elle Decor



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