Welcome to my first instalment of my “Pinterest Picks” series!
I plan to post something interior, architecture and urbanism inspired every first of each month! Since I have mentioned before, that I am a practicing (working) architect by day and truly enjoy perusing around the internet for anything innovative, space spacing and tasteful. This also gives me the chance to open up my Pinterest account to my readers!
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So I chose “The Kitchen” as my first area of discussion just because I feel that in my household, the kitchen is where I have a lot of fond memories, eating(duh), secretly eating(tru tho) and learning how to cook. I come from a family of AMAZING cooks and sharing recipes and sending goodies to each other to taste are just one of the few things we love to do for each other in my family.
Whenever I am put to a task of designing spaces, I always like working with a lot of white surfaces and backgrounds. Not only because it makes the space look more clean but also allows you to play with some color when designing.
When working with white in an interior space, it makes it easier to add a pop of color and texture as shown below to avoid the glare a bit because too much white can look a bit much at times. The light moss and wood easily balance out the glare of the room and look especially nice tied together with the matte marble counter top.
An area of the kitchen that I ALWAYS look into is the black splash. Right now, I love the idea of a subway tile backsplash with white grouting or maybe hexagonal tiles? They are so easy to tie together with pale or pantone shades as cupboards and solid surface countertops.
Aside from loving the old and rustic warehouse charm, adding a kitchen with white as a base helps brighten up a somewhat preloved space and make it look brand new! I love her the designer of this space just used 3 key elements, white, rustic charm and copper. You never need too many elements to make a space WORK but just a manageable few to balance everything out. Ceiling drop lights also look perfect when point down at a certain thing. As for this photo above, it focuses on the sink.
When it comes to kitchen shelving, I really admire the idea of having open shelving. It allows the user to actually see what they already have, avoid buying more than they need and it just makes it so much easier to find things, to be honest. I love how they used reclaimed wood as shelves! It blends so well with the Italian marble(i’m assuming) and dark green cabinetry.
As for floors, I wouldn’t recommend any porous or cloth type material that’ll easily stain especially near the sink and stove! If you would still want a wood finish without the hassle, there are so much options for synthetic wood planks that look so real in the market that don’t need the extra TLC that real wood needs.
I hope you liked my first try on this “Pinterest Picks” series!
Can you guess what room will be next? Check back on June 1st!
**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**
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