Houzz of 2018 – Part 1 KITCHEN
A few weeks back we had the pleasure of popping along to the Houzz of 2018, pop-up event in Greek Street, Soho. Houzz of 2018, featured a 5-storey townhouse – showcasing the latest innovative products and inspiring trends coming to the world of interior design this year. Split across 5 floors were 5 different rooms; Living Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Bathroom and Children’s Bedroom. Our series of blogs will capture each room; Part 1 will focus on the designs, products and suppliers used for the Kitchen!
Firstly, the Kitchen…
This room was cleverly designed to integrate both function and aesthetic; this design really maximises small spaces to their full potential, to make a family home Kitchen practical yet stylish. Multiple ideabooks on Houzz currently feature dark Greens, Greys and Blues colour schemes for Kitchens. So, it was no surprise to see the Kitchen composed of Sherwood Charcoal kitchen shaker cabinets, finished with soft but modern Pewter metal handles and hardware (by Benchmarx Kitchen & Joinery). Coordinating with the woodwork were the integrated appliances, in sleek Black glass (such as the wine cooler and oven, by Miele).
Contrasting work tops in Apollo Ice White (by Benchmarx Kitchen & Joinery), made a bold statement whilst providing a fresh and bright accent to the area. Built into the breakfast bar area work top, showcased the 2-1 Induction Hob. The 2-1 Induction Hob (by Miele) combines two cooking ‘induction zones’ with an automatic extractor. This appliance effectively absorbs any vapours and odours from cooking in a family home but is also minimal, smooth and simplistic in appearance (from it’s modern composition of stainless steel and Black glass materials). Products such as this allow maximisation of space and inclusion of new cutting-edge technology; with attention being paid just as equally to the styling and appearance of a contemporary kitchen, thanks to the ever evolving access to vast new interior trends, products and design schemes!
Harmonising the striking monochromatic colour scheme is the Herringbone tiled splash back; the inclusion of the Misty Fjord tiles (by Topps Tiles) allows a softer and earthy component to be added to the composition, which co-ordinates fabulously with the open shelving above. Open shelving is a simple yet effective manner of not only storing kitchenware, but multi-purposely creating decorative display features. Combining the trend of soft Pinks and Copper tones; the ceramics (by Hend Krichen) provided an alternative texture and colour to the Kitchen’s scheme – establishing the perfect ‘between’ of natural and modern elements, in a characterful property.
We really did love this Kitchen’s scheme and consider it to be not only stunning but realistically achievable in a variety of interior environments. If you are in need of Interior Design services head over to our Contact page & get in touch to see how we can help make your house, your home. Keep an eye out for Part 2 of our ‘Houzz of 2018’ blog series, to see how equally perfect the other rooms of the house were designed (and to nab some more ideas for your own…)
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