In my last post, I introduced you to my design concept for the Browns, an Omaha couple who loves international travel and minimal, modern spaces:
Now I want to talk fixtures and finishes, as they’re an important piece of the design puzzle. Here’s what I proposed:
- White gloss cabinets with a rich, warm walnut accent in the toe kick and proposed furniture
- White quartz countertops with a simple white backsplash to achieve a minimal, relaxing look
- A light wood-look tile for the flooring that’s also easy to clean
- A cast concrete “makeover” for the old brick fireplace that includes a vertical inset shelving unit for display space
- A matte black/gray finish on the cabinetry in the new sitting area/buffet and new powder bath to contrast with the white gloss cabinets
- Irregular, dynamic cabinet door reveals to create a modern art effect
- Cabinet panels to cover the majority of the appliances
- Plumbing fixtures that will act as a graphic accent to the mostly white space – little bursts of “ooooh” in an “aaaah” space
Take a look…
With each large project, I love to work in a signature element that serves as a focal point for the overall design. In this case, I proposed a custom inset ceiling detail made of mosaic accent tile over the island. The inset will be lit by cove LED strip lighting – no pendants for this project!
Take a look at the ceiling inset example below…
Up next, an update on our actual progress.
Until next time, I’ll be keeping an eye on design for you.