The blogosphere is filled with all sorts of design ideas – from repurposing old shipping pallets into kitchen islands all the way to painting walls with chalkboard paint for a solution to entertaining little ones. Some may even leave you thinking, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” It’s hard not to get lost in all of these great ideas, but what if you’re looking for something with a clean, modern atmosphere?
One might say that this kitchen is primarily contemporary, and we would have to agree. But did you notice the rustic wood ceiling and floors? It hints a little bit at farmhouse design, just like the marble countertops. With that being said, everything is balanced out by a functional layout, with crisp lines and finishes. Dual sinks let two people work at once – one can prepare meals on the island, while the other could wash dishes at the same time. I know that I would be campaigning for the latter, just to catch a glimpse of the mountainous view!
For added functionality, the cabinets have lights mounted underneath for the appropriate workstation lighting, along with a few recessed lights installed in the ceiling. Over the breakfast bar, there is a pair of sleek modern pendant lights. The brushed aluminum finish on the metal lighting coordinates with the oven hood, hardware and appliances – they almost go unnoticed. Check out the Atlantis Pin-Up Pendant for a similar chic look in your home. The adjustable eight foot cord allows for it to be mounted as high or low as you like, and is available in Satin Silver or Satin Black finishes. While this kitchen island light looks pricey, we promise it isn’t. At only $135 each, you may even want to throw in a matching wall sconce. Quality lighting doesn’t have to make a dent in your wallet, especially when you’re shopping with us.
Top Photo Courtesy of Forum Phi Architecture