The black and white color scheme in this kitchen is its most striking feature, but it’s intriguing for other reasons as well. The design deftly mixes together a modern esthetic with traditional details—which make the room feel more homelike and avoids the sterility that a strict modern design (and the white color) can convey. For example, the island design has mostly simple, clean lines, except for the small columns on either side which add a bit of classical detailing. Likewise, the range hood has a bit of traditional design elements which are suggestive of a chimney.
Almost nothing interrupts the whiteness of the walls, cabinets, counters and even the bar stools. Although, there are intriguing hints of gray and silver—from the stainless-steel appliances and the gray stone of the range hood. The dark wood of the floors accentuates the brightness of the color scheme, but it is the island’s dark stone countertop that makes the most dramatic statement and draws the eye. The island also becomes a focal point in the room because of the unique chandeliers—made from a complicated design of metal loops, crystal and electric candles—which hang over it. This striking bit of decoration is echoed by the rounded metal wall art in the breakfast nook.
A galley kitchen design like this is very efficient, but there is enough openness to prevent the space from feeling cramped (as galley kitchens can). The breakfast nook is ideally positioned: close to the cooking area, but out of the path of other activities in the room. And the curved design of the windows puts the diners that much closer to the outdoors.
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Contrasting countertops and cabinetry bring a modern touch to an otherwise traditional kitchen in North Carolina.
This kitchen is all about drama.
Both traditional and contemporary elements define this kitchen.