When it comes to design, the kitchen is a space many homeowners want to keep current and updated. Not only does this keep the value of your home strong, but it’s become an extension of your living room so you naturally spend a lot of time there.
We attended the Boston Home Mag event featuring their Fall kitchen issue and below are four takeaways that we’re totally on board with.
The softening of lines is moving from furnishings to design. The kitchen is typically a square or rectangle room in shape, so adding curvature into the design creates movement within. We’re seeing this incorporated into arch ways around hood vents and smartly placed curves within cabinetry. Kitchen islands are also being made with softer edges and shapes, both visually interesting and practical, especially for those with young children
A white kitchen will never fully go out of style, but people are getting Carrara Marble fatigue. Thoughtful use of color in the kitchen is the new “it request” from clients. Quartzite is a wonderful option to bring color into an island – comes in hard to find jewel tones and is more durable than marble, yet more natural looking than granite. Darker hues of paint, more vivid shades and darker woods are also back on trend.
Illusion of Order
Reducing visual clutter creates a more peaceful space and we are being tasked with getting super creative to give clients both order and convenience. Think about a grand pantry with hidden appliances inside, or a back room separate from the kitchen some designers are now dubbing the “second kitchen”. Smaller tweaks can also be made in some cases by simply replacing cabinetry with drawers for more storage space.
Us designers are tired of clients asking for their friends kitchen, or Joanna Gaines kitchen or some photo from Instagram kitchen. Modern farmhouse may be your vibe, but our job is to design around what is unique about you, your home and ultimately how you want your space to feel. Your home is an extension of your personal style, and more and more clients are wanting to express their individuality and not cave to what “everyone else” is doing.
And if you’re looking for bold, unique design ideas for your space, contact us for a complimentary consult here.