BEFORE: While not compact, the previous kitchen looked small and cramped because it was so dark. In addition, the family had to cart food and drinks through another room to their backyard entertainment space. However, their appliances, granite countertops and cabinet bases were in great shape.
“At first they thought they wanted an all-white Shaker kitchen, but I thought that could wind up looking too stark and antiseptic for them — I wanted them to have something more cool updated to reflect them,” Alfin says. So she nudged them toward a two-tone cabinet scheme that injected the room with more color.
One of the biggest cost savers was refacing rather than replacing the cabinets. The designer added new custom Shaker doors and drawer fronts, updating the classic style with long bar pulls.
Lower cabinet paint: Refuge, No. 6228, Sherwin-Williams; upper cabinet paint: Ice Cube, No. 6252, Sherwin-Williams; bar pulls: Emtek
She had the built-in bench refaced in white, with new drawer fronts and hardware that coordinates with the cabinetry. The eat-in area is an important part of the room, as the family enjoys almost all their meals together in here.
New recessed lighting and vintage-style glass pendants help brighten the room. Framed groups of vintage bottle caps add an eclectic touch. In case you’re wondering, the door leads to the existing pantry.
Chairs: Crate & Barrel; bottle cap artwork: Bed Bath & Beyond; Eastmoreland pendant lights: Rejuvenation
Rowten fabric: No. 4354 in Fiesta, Pindler & Pindler
Callahan welt fabric: No. 2381 in turquoise, Pindler & Pindler
She also added LED lighting underneath the cabinets. Previously the only source of light on the counters had been from the vent hood.
Arctic White subway tile: Daltile; Frost Iridescent accent tile: Water & Light series, Boyce & Bean
The floor looks like weathered driftwood but is actually porcelain tile. Because the homeowners have dogs, they needed the durability of porcelain.
Sidecar floor tile: SpeakEasy series, 36 by 12 inches, Crossville
“They should do good prep work on the cabinet bases first, filling in all the holes,” she says. She also says it’s best if the painter has a spray booth in which to paint the doors and drawer faces before bringing them to the house to install. “It’s not cheap, but it’s still a lot less expensive than buying all new cabinetry,” she says.
Hi, everyone! How are you today? Do you remember the other day when I mentioned I had done a little decor shopping for my house? Well, I must confess that the shopping was bigger than I planned it to be and it really inspired me to do a huge cleaning around my house. I didn’t change any piece of furniture, just moved them around and I changed the decor – pillows, rugs and decorative items and, together with a REALLY deep cleaning, my house now feels new, fresh and completely renewed – without going through a real renovation. I look around and I’m in love with my home and that’s a wonderful feeling. Now, don’t ask about my back… I can barely move today! 🙂
Now, let’s talk about today’s Home Bunch’s Top 5 Picks! If you’re new to it, I started this new series on my Instagram, where I choose my “Top 5 Picks” with the goal to inspire you and bring you some extra information on interior design. While I was preparing this post, I realized that it would be impossible for me to pick only 5 kitchen island design ideas so I hope you don’t mind but I have chosen a few extras! 🙂
Make sure to click the links provided under each photo so you can see the full posts and know all details and sources.
Have a great time, my friends, and thank you so much for you presence and continuous support. I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of you!
1: Walnut Kitchen Island: If you read the blog for a while now chances are that you have seen the kitchen above. This grey kitchen became one of the most popular posts on Home Bunch and I am sure this kitchen island has a lot to do with it. The island is Natural American Black Walnut with 25% sheen. Design: @the_brothers_stonington 📷 @chrisveithinteriors.
2: Traditional Kitchen Island Design: Talking about popular posts, this entire home got a lot of love when I shared it on Instagram. This kitchen features a white kitchen island with a traditional and timeless design. Design: @gerrardbuilders 📷: @joepurvisphotos.
3: White Oak Kitchen Island: There’s nothing I don’t love here! The White Oak kitchen island brings warmth to this entire space. The double x insets are custom and the island countertop is Calacatta marble slab, polished. Design: @Pattersoncustomhomes & @Brandonarchitects 📷: @chadmellon.
4: X Inset Kitchen Island: This is a very popular design used on both sides of the island. The paint color is Deep Space by Benjamin Moore. Design: @graystonecustombuilders & @blackbanddesign 📷: @ryangarvin.
5: Narrow Kitchen Island: Let’s be honest, not all of us have a huge kitchen and this is when a narrow, but functional, kitchen island comes handy. This one is perfect from every angle! See dimensions on this post. Design: @briahammelinteriors 📷: @spacecrafting_photography.
6: Long Kitchen Island: I mean, who needs go to the gym having an island this long at home? Just run around it a few times and you’re done for the day! Jokes apart, this is a dream kitchen and this is, by all means, a dream kitchen island! 🙂 Design: @akconstructionent.
7: Double Islands: I will be honest with you, I have never been a fan of kitchen with double islands until I saw the kitchen above. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Software. 📷: @pictureperfecthouse.
8: Dark Kitchen Island: This gorgeous modern farmhouse kitchen features a combination of Maple cabinets, white cabinets and a dark kitchen island. Paint color is Dark Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Design: @kelseyleighdesignco & @mcgregorhomes 📷: Nested Tours.
9: Hickory Kitchen Island: This is yet another very popular post on Home Bunch. The Hickory island features X insets and shiplap. The finish is a natural stain. Design: @timbertrailshomes 📷: @stofferphotographyinteriors.
From Wolford and Home Bunch!
|Interior Design Ideas: Modern English Tudor Design….
Hello, my wonderful friends! It’s great to have you here for a new “Interior Design Ideas”.
Meticulously built by Hendel Homes and with interiors by Danielle Loven of Vivid Interior Design, the architectural direction of this Modern English Tudor residence expertly balances modern and traditional elements, reflecting on the common threads of an English Tudor country house and Hamptons grandeur. The result? A casual, sophisticated home that feels perfectly at ease in its Midwestern foundation.
This modern reinvention of timeless design delights with highly refined and detailed living spaces spread over three floors and I am sure this house tour will inspire you from the beginning to the end.
Interior Design Ideas: Modern English Tudor Design
This home is a flawless modern interpretation of English Tudor architecture and it’s situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood in Minnesota.
The stucco is custom color.
Windows are Marvin Windows in “Bronze”.
This idea aligns with some broader trends as well. The 2018 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study shows that half of homeowners are opening up their kitchens to interior spaces, and that the most popular kitchen layout is the L-shape. This openness means the kitchen is always on display and therefore in need of a good focal point. A full-tile feature wall draws your eye in, whether through shimmer and texture with something like a simple white subway tile or through bold color and pattern as with a Moroccan design.
It’s also a relatively cost-effective way to achieve a stunning effect. Buying an extra several square feet of tile won’t break the budget, but it looks high-end.
3. Wood on wood (on wood). Many of the most popular kitchen photos in 2018 featured lots of wood, and it’s easy to see why. Wood adds loads of warmth and character, and it pairs well with whites and grays, two of the most popular colors for kitchen cabinets and walls.
Ott says she’s seeing an increase in interest for medium-tone woods rather than super dark or light ones. Wood also adds charm that aligns with the trend toward farmhouse style, which has been gaining in popularity every year for the past three years, according to the recent Houzz kitchen trends report.
4. Cream-colored cabinets. White is still the top choice for cabinet color, according to the Houzz kitchen report, but no two whites are created equal. Some paint companies offer more than 150 white paints — how do you choose?
Many homeowners are moving away from the bright, stark whites and embracing off-whites that feel warmer and cozier, like Skimming Stone by Farrow & Ball, shown here in a Boston kitchen by Lisa Tharp Design.
5. Quartz countertops. Engineered quartz was finally crowned the most popular countertop material in 2018 following a three-year decline in granite, according to Houzz research.
The natural stone and resin material is incredibly durable and can visually mimic the look of more expensive and maintenance-heavy materials like marble and slate.
In fact, quartz is so popular that even risings costs associated with trade tariffs haven’t dissuaded homeowners, who save elsewhere in their remodeling budgets in order to still get quartz countertops. “Prices for quartz that either was made in China or routed through China are now seeing 20 percent markups to make up the increased purchase price,” designer Carl Mattison says. “I find in my world people are relying on me, the designer, to help offset costs so they can still get what they want.”
6. Emerald and deep teal islands. As you’ll see later in this article, darker, moodier colors seem to be catching on. Mattison sees a lot of emerald and deep teal being used in kitchens, especially for islands, like the Deep Sea Dive by Sherwin-Williams on the island in this St. Louis kitchen by Jennifer Chapman Designs.
“The perimeter cabinetry can be a neutral from white to gray and the island can bring a pop of color to the space,” Mattison says. “By doing only the island a color, people can see the color without it being overwhelming.”
7. A new take on white subway tile backsplashes. A backsplash in standard white 3-by-6-inch subway tile is a classic look that works in almost any style of kitchen. But as with everything that peaks in popularity, design fatigue can set in and designers and homeowners start looking for an alternative while sticking with the freshness of white tile.
Larger-format tiles in herringbone, chevron or stacked patterns — anything other than the traditional offset brick pattern — gives the same crisp look but with a bit more nuance and interest, without taking a huge design risk. “With the larger size, the grout lines are minimized, and a clean, fresh take on the old is just what people are looking for,” Mattison says.
Ott is seeing even more of a departure from standard rectangular tile. “Sharp, linear geometric patterns are being nudged aside by softer, curvier, abstract organic patterns and nature motifs,” she says.
8. Custom drawer inserts in an unexpected color or stain. Designers often suggest that homeowners splurge on the areas they interact with the most. Cabinet hardware is a good example, because you’ll be touching the handles or pulls several times a day. But designer Sarah Robertson likes to go a bit further.
She often encourages clients to go with a custom drawer insert in an unexpected color or stain, different than what’s on the cabinet drawer exterior. Shown here inside her own kitchen are custom stained walnut drawer inserts. “These are something I really try to talk clients into doing,” Robertson says. “You don’t think about how often drawers are open in the kitchen. You’re in and out of them all the time. It’s such a beautiful touch to have inside drawers.”
11. Black is back. OK, it’s not like black ever went away, it’s just that we’re finding homeowners are more open to really taking a chance on embracing a heavy dose of the dramatic color in their kitchens.
Large swaths of black range hoods, island accent colors and even full-on all-black cabinetry has been popping up a lot lately. Many of the most popular kitchen photosuploaded to Houzz in 2018 featured black or dark cabinets.
Pair black cabinets with white walls, backsplash and countertops for a dynamic, sophisticated and high-contrast look.
Black’s reemergence is probably a reaction against all the whites and bright colors that have been popular for so long, Ott says. But there’s also a confidence element at play. Ask homeowners to imagine black cabinets in their kitchens and they might think you’re crazy. But show them a stunning photo and they might reconsider.
As homeowners see photos on sites like Houzz that show big doses of black cabinets or painted millwork, and as they work with professional designers and color consultants who tout black’s design strengths, they become more confident that they can pull off this elegant, luxurious look in their own home.
Karen Dubinsky of Marcia Moore Design says she used photos she found on Houzz to persuade her clients to go with all-black cabinets and trim in the St. Louis kitchen shown here.
13. Gray, white and wood. While the aforementioned kitchen trends will certainly show up again and again in 2019, it’s worth looking at what’s likely to be the most dominant kitchen trend. This photo of a Boston space by Hawthorn Builders is a good example of the type of kitchen you’re likely to see more of in the coming year.
This kitchen combines almost every top trend from the recent Houzz kitchen report: an L-shaped layout, transitional style, white Shaker-style cabinets, white quartz countertops, gray walls, a white backsplash, wood floors and stainless steel appliances.
14. Destination bathtubs. There’s been a lot of debate over the years over whether you should keep a bathtub when remodeling your bathroom. But it’s clear that those who enjoy taking baths really enjoy taking baths. Couple that with people spending more to increase the size of their bathrooms and create a spa-like environment and you’ve got some homeowners who aren’t just keeping the tub, they’re celebrating it.
The ever-popular freestanding tub is now more like a free-range tub, out in its own pasture, creating a destination all its own, with a great view and other accessories to turn bathing into a significant event.
If you’ve got the room, it’s worth considering putting a freestanding tub off on its own. Most people don’t use their bathtub every day, so keeping it out of the more frequent daily path from shower to vanity makes sense.
15. Natural wood vanities.Bathrooms can often look and feel cold with all that tile, glass and metal. Wood vanities help bring a large dose of warmth. And while wooden vanities aren’t new, what’s catching on is a turn away from dark stained and lacquered vanities — which hide things like grain pattern and knots — toward reclaimed wood or light wood with clear stains that celebrate the details of the grain.
16. Electric fireplaces. Going back to the destination tub and the idea of creating a spa-like environment in the bathroom, is there anything more luxurious to go with a good soak than flickering flames from a fireplace?
Electric fireplace inserts are relatively low-cost and easy to install, so they can be a worthwhile investment for all the pampering they afford.
17. Easy-reach shower controls. Reaching in to turn on the shower in the morning and getting hit with a cold blast of water is no way to start the day.
Relocating the shower controls to an opposite wall during a remodel solves that problem. You can see in this shower by designer Bronwyn Poole how the controls are on the wall opposite where you enter, far from the shower spray to the left.
Talk to your designer and builder about the additional cost that might come from adding the extra plumbing to get this feature.
19. Moroccan tile floors. Moroccan-patterned tile has been a popular choice for kitchen backsplashes and fireplace surrounds for years now. Increasingly, though, it’s showing up in large swaths as bathroom flooring. You get the clean feel of tile with all the color and style of a bold rug.
In this bathroom by designers Alexandria Hubbard and MJ Englert of Case Design/Remodeling, concrete tiles with various Moroccan-inspired patterns read as one pattern, and correspond with a shower niche.
20. Drying station. Few things convey a sense of luxury in a bathroom more than a designated drying station, as evident in this space designed by Howell Custom Building Group and Leana Porter of Shutter Dog Design.
The station features an inset white oak drainable drying platform, a linen closet made of custom maple in a driftwood stain, a built-in bench and a skylight.
21. No-glass showers. Glass shower enclosures are great for controlling water spray while keeping an open and airy feel. But cleaning such enclosures is no day at the spa.
If you’ve got the room, you can create a completely open shower area like the one in this Tiburon, California, bathroom by Schneider Design Associates. A small curb and partial wall offset a large marble-tiled wet area with enough room for multiple wall-mounted shower heads, a rain shower head and a freestanding tub.
22. Spanish style. Implementing Spanish-inspired style and other Mediterranean influences in a living room will automatically check a lot of the boxes on many homeowners’ wish lists. Light, airy, relaxing, casual, comfortable — these are all elements that come naturally with the style.
Creamy white plaster walls, linen upholstery, a collected look, wrought iron light fixtures, large fireplaces and natural wood architectural elements like ceiling beams define this approachable look.
23. Mix of fabrics. “After years of iconic midcentury modern furniture being all the rage, there’s a shift toward softer, more comfortable pieces that have a ‘lived in’ vibe,” Ott says.
One way designers and homeowners are embracing this is by mixing various fabrics and patterns for a generous collection of textures and sheens.
This New York living room by Studio Aubergine Interior Design features a mix of leather and upholstery, a deep-pile rug and textured wallpaper behind the display shelves.
24. Custom wood wall treatments. No, this isn’t the wood panel wall look of yesteryear. Rather, many designers are creating custom wood feature walls as a way to add warmth and texture. Mattison had the wall shown here handcrafted out of tongue-and-groove flooring, with the “tongue” removed.
With other projects he’s nailed up 1-by-2-inch wood strips directly to the wall, and has played around with creating diagonal or herringbone patterns or other style treatments. “Having a custom wall or walls in any home easily gives it a higher-end feel,” he says.
25. Glass-and-steel room dividers and interior doors.Glass and steel have been popular materials in recent years for front doors and shower enclosures. But good ideas spread quickly.
Expect to see a lot more glass-and-steel dividers and doors between interior rooms. They create an open feel and allow light to pass between rooms while still providing some privacy and noise control. Plus, they just look cool, adding a stylish graphic element or contrasting color to otherwise white walls.
29. Dark and moody. As mentioned earlier with kitchen cabinets, the dark side is expanding its force. “There’s been a sharp turn toward deeper, darker, moodier shades such as navy, black and forest greens,” Ott says. “It’s a reaction against all the whites and brights that have been popular for so long. Colors swing in and out of popularity, so it’s darker, moodier colors’ turn in the spotlight.”
31. Voice-assisted appliances. Indeed, the robots are here, and more are coming, whether we like it or not. Home tech is a tricky thing. Everyone seems to like the idea of the convenience promised by more technology in the home, but many people find a headache where there should be relief.
Still, voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home seem to be here to stay. Houzz research shows that home assistants in kitchens, for example, increased in 2018 compared with 2017. And with the devices showing up in more and more homes, more appliances that integrate with voice assistants will become more prevalent.
In 2018, for example, Amazon launched its own microwave, seen here. The appliance connects with an Amazon Echo and allows you to ask Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, to “reheat, defrost or microwave your desired cook time and power level.” Whether or not that’s a feature you think you need in your kitchen is up to you.
32. Video chat. In October 2018, Facebook announced Portal, a device with a 12-megapixel camera on the front that allows you to video-chat with your Facebook friends. Put it on your countertop or in your living room and you can make a video call with anyone who has Facebook Messenger — they don’t also need a Portal.
It’s a nifty feature that feels like something sci-fi has promised us for a long time. The timing, however, isn’t great. With all the security and misuse-of-data issues now dogging Facebook, some homeowners may think twice about giving the company a literal peek into their homes. Nevertheless, die-hard early adopters will make this something you can expect to see in homes in 2019.
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1) Wolford Built Homes
Website | 502.228.5885 | 7804 Springfarm Glen Drive PO Box 767 Prospect, KY 40059
Wolford Built Homes is one of Louisville’s premier luxury custom home builder and remodeler. The company was established in 1974 by Ron Wolford, a registered home builder that has built over 700 projects in Louisville and Northern Kentucky. He has won many awards including The Home Builders Association of Louisville’s Tour of Remodeled Homes “Best of” and was featured on the international TV show Cribs. The company’s homes have also been featured in Homearama and The Dream Factories’ “Dream House”, an 800-square foot traditional home with four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a master suite, a finished lower level and a three-car garage. The firm also received multiple awards from the Home Builders Association of Louisville including the 2012 Best Builder/Remodeler, Best Model Home, Best Remodeling Project Over $100k, and Best Home Design under $1.2M.
Throughout the years, the company remains one of the area’s finest luxury custom home builders that incorporates the latest trends in home design with traditional architecture and details perfectly blended with innovative technology.
How does it accomplish this? Through a process called photocatalysis, which uses a semiconductor in the surface to enhance a reaction to light, killing bacteria and breaking up pollutants.
And the concrete look is carrying over into other materials as well. The stoneware tiles shown here (Beton Chic from Ricchetti’s Manifattura del Duca range) mimic the texture of concrete and come in a variety of colors.
Whether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is a journey of discovering who you are, what you want, how you want to live and where you want to be. It’s a chance for you to define your relationship to the world, to your family and to yourself. Creating a home is more than building “three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms.” It is so much more than the sum of a few parts.
As with any journey, you’ll want to do some research and plan your trip. You’ll want to have a sense of what the end result should be and how much it’ll cost. And while you’ll no doubt be able to go it alone, having a seasoned and experienced guide show you the way will likely mean a more enjoyable, more enriching and overall better journey.
Let’s look at the steps, in chronological order, involved in creating a home.
1. Set goals. Creating a new home for yourself is all about setting goals and taking the steps to achieve those goals. You’ll want to establish the answers to a whole host of questions so that you can set these goals.
Goal setting requires satisfying both left- and right-brain activities. So your list of goals will include two sides: a practical, meat-and-potatoes side and an emotional, ice-cream-and-pie side. Each is important, and each needs to be recognized so that the end result will reflect a totality.
Questions to ask:
• What do you want to achieve?
• Where do you want to be?
• What will this cost?
• Can it really be achieved?
• Does plan A make sense?
• What’s plan B?
2. Establish a budget. While a budget should be in any goal statement, it’s such an important piece that it’s included here as a separate task. When making your budget, of course you’ll begin with what you can afford, and how the cost of your house fits in with your overall plans for the future. When you’re ready to get down to details, include everything that will go into the project: the cost of the land, local fees and taxes, design and engineering fees, construction of not just the home but the landscape, plus furniture and decorating.
3. Find some land — or a neglected older house. Where do you want to be? How do you want to live? What are you looking for? Maybe you want that house in the mountains or with the ocean view, but it’s not in the cards right now, for economic or other reasons. No matter; you’ll likely be able to reinvent yourself later. For now, it’s the burbs with the good schools or some other place. The point is, find a spot on the globe that you can claim as your own and build what will be a home.
And maybe that land isn’t a few acres that’s never been trampled on. Maybe it’s an existing house that’s just old and tired and has suffered some neglect. The house whispers to you that it really does want to shed those avocado-colored appliances, that shag carpeting and those single-pane windows, and you know you’re the person to do that.
So take heart if you decide to transform that sow’s ear into a silk purse. You’ll be amazed at the transformation that can take place.
4. Assemble a team. While you might think you can go it alone, assembling a team of tried and true professionals is the better approach. After all, you wouldn’t represent yourself in court. So why wouldn’t you entrust your single largest investment to an experienced team that won’t be learning on your dime?
An architect and a builder (if not one and the same) are going to be your most important team members. These people will act as guide, therapist, advocate and counselor throughout the journey that creating your home is. And, as with all good professionals, the right guide can ensure that the journey is all the more enjoyable.
As you embark on this journey, you will likely want to add team members. A kitchen and bath designer, perhaps; maybe an interior designer, too. Certainly a landscape architect, who shouldn’t be the last person hired when all the money is gone; you want to create a beautiful yard that will complement the house.
5. Plan, plan and plan some more. Every large project I’ve ever worked on has had this one thing in common. The owner, whether a private developer, government agency or corporate entity, knew the importance of planning the project in detail before starting to build.
These owners knew that moving walls on paper is a whole lot cheaper than moving walls after they’re built. So embark on a robust planning and design phase.
6. Accept the inevitable. You’ve made the plans, gotten the permits and secured the money; now the only thing left to do is build your house. You’ve accounted for everything, so it should all come together as smooth as silk. Easy, right?
Oddly enough, stuff happens. That’s a given. How you and your team react to these hiccups will be important. My advice is to stay calm, keep your sense of humor and work with your team to address the issue. This is where having the right team in place can pay dividends. An architect, a builder and others who can work together and share ideas without criticizing one another will go a long way to helping you keep your sanity.
Some tips for staying sane during construction:
7. Enjoy your new home. You’ve worked hard and spent more than a few dollars to create your new home, so enjoy it to the max.
Revel in the way the light falls across a room and how it changes with the seasons. Find unexpected places to talk with family members.
Discover how this place gives shape to your life and allows you to become the person you want to be.
In the end you’ll be amazed that your new house is so much more than the sum of just its three bedrooms, living room and so on. It’s the place you get to call home and make uniquely yours.
Thank you to Houzz and
Things to Consider
Metal tiles, though durable, can still be dented and scratched. Extra caution should be taken during installation to protect the metal finish. Use nonsanded grout because sanded grout may scratch the finish.
Additionally, keep in mind that metallic tiles can be cold to the touch, making them a chilly flooring choice. One option is to lay the metal tile over a radiant heating system. Another is to add them as accents to a ceramic or hardwood floor, rather than making them the main floor material. Remember, too, that metal conducts electricity. Therefore, extra caution should be taken when installing metallic tiles around power outlets to make certain they do not come in contact with any exposed electrical wire.
Most metallic tiles come with a protective sealant to make them resistant to scratches and stains. To clean, just wipe them down with a little soap mixed with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
2. Cool Warm Ceiling
The bronze ceiling tiles in this photo are a very cool and modern alternative to traditional tin ceiling tiles. This is one way to add some industrial chic to your home. One side benefit of placing metallic tiles on your ceiling instead of your floors is sidestepping the radiant heat issue mentioned previously. Since you won’t be touching them, you don’t need to worry so much about their temperature, as you would with floors.
6. Mix it Up
Peppering metallic accents into a mixture of stone and ceramic tiles juxtaposes the soft silver sheen of metal with the organic texture of stone. The element of shine adds a contemporary flavor to a kitchen backsplash. In addition to stone and ceramic, metallic accents also look great blended with glass tiles.
8. Beyond Modern
Once seemingly relegated to modern applications, metallic tiles can be successfully incorporated into traditional designs as well. In this photo, the copper tiles behind the range add shine and shimmer, creating an exciting focal point in the kitchen.
The look subtly blends narrow dark interior steel mullions and white wood picture frame molding to guide the identity of this kitchen successfully to a fresh yet traditional feel.The details and color could be read as traditional or modern. The blend does a bang-up job of invoking the past while hinting at a clean, modern style of the present.