Kitchen interior: The new country
Contrasting colours Patina is a big part of the attraction of country style, and this space offers it in the mix of materials and textures chosen by Astro Design Centre. The charcoal grey paint shade, for example, is in a matte finish so it doesn't appear slick. Juxtaposed with light maple tones on the floor, shelves and window frames, the overall look is cosy, not cold.
Creative solutions Positioned underneath the gas rangetop from Wolf are cubbyholes to store kitchen essentials. It's a smart trick that makes the high-end cooktop seem less formal -- a contrast that's indicative of the ambience of the entire space. We also love the vintage-look black-and-white streetcar-style signs hanging to the right of the floating shelves.
Practical and streamlined Blackboard panels adorn the Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator, adding a casual yet refined character -- a perfect fit for the new country theme. Likewise, the choice of simple cabinetry is streamlined and urban, as well as being unaffected and serene. The effect of the whole is a unified room that's comfortable and easy to be in.