It’s nearly Spring time! Your kitchen windows open up again with loads of Arizona sunlight and warm weather. The gloomy skies fade away, and so should an old and tired kitchen design. We have fabulous ideas to give your space a makeover. We’re talking gorgeous fabrics, exquisite countertop materials and accessories to instantly bring a personal touch to the kitchen
The family recipe for a delicious dinner or dessert calls for exact ingredients and measurements, but what happens when you want to stray from the standard? Just like a chef, breaking away from the original family recipe could bring about a new and improved meal. We feel the same way about designing the kitchen to fit your personal style. Following the trends calls for mixing and matching materials. As the modern design era emerges, we’re seeing an influx of homeowners straying from the norm.
If you want to completely redesign the look and feel of your kitchen start with a new counter top. The key here is to stick with the same color families; use tones that are either cool or warm. Mixing both warm and cool tones appears scattered fostering poor aesthetics. Also make sure the contrast is strong enough to appear intentional. If you want to utilize marble or granite contrast it with quartz for a subtle elegant look. White is the safest choice here since it acts a base, and appears modern and minimalistic. Do not try to incorporate too many materials to keep the look streamlined. One of our favorite trends is matching stone counters with butcher block. Butcher block appears modern and clean but also has the most functionality. We suggest a stone or granite closer to the sink and leaving the block theme for all other countertop surfaces.
Lighting is another easy way to mix and match materials in your luxury kitchen. This year, warm metals trump the more sought after choice of chrome hardware. Try bronze, copper, brush nickel or gold instead! Copper is one of the more popular materials in 2015 kitchen interior design trends, but if you want a more subtle look brush nickel or gold is your go-to. Pendant lighting above an island will add drama to the kitchen and at La Maison Interiors we have a variety of beautiful lighting options sure to revamp your kitchen this year. Remember to create a sense of harmony though, as you can go crazy mixing metals, but without a central focus or design aesthetic you might miss the bill. If you love neutral colors stick to lighter tones. The most popular trio is wood, glass and metal. Both elegant and simple but interesting to the eye.
At La Maison, we have gorgeous dining room chairs you will love! We suggest experimenting with mixing and matching your chairs. This does take some planning and thought, but our talented interior designers are more than happy to meet with you and offer guidelines to choosing the perfect luxury furniture dining room chairs for your home. The easiest way to do this is through purchasing the same chair in different colors or wood finish. Keep a consistency no matter what; the same shape, material and style will help to bring this look to fruition. A burst of color is always acceptable in the kitchen especially if you have a neutral color base to start with; the fun comes in when you want to contrast these chairs. Take advantage of the many luxury furniture options at La Maison Interiors today! If color just is not your thing, stick with neutrals by choosing chairs that are black, white and wood. Go simple with this to avoid overloading on design elements. Another fun way to add interest is by mixing seat cover fabrics. Again, stick with a theme to create harmony, but don’t be afraid to mix stripes with a print if the color palettes match up.
Whether you’re looking to incorporate new materials in the kitchen, fabulous lighting options or luxury dining room chairs, La Maison Interiors is here to help! Visit our showroom today for more great ideas from our interior designers!