This curvilinear kitchen, custom created for a metal sculptor who wanted something decidedly different in his kitchen design, uses curved and rounded elements and non-traditional lines. Curved metal hardware extends across cabinetry forming functional handles as well as adding a unique decorative touch.
The kitchen in this Oregon vineyard estate home turns into a public tasting room on weekends. To allow for privacy when desired, and openness when needed, a drop-down screen was installed to use during "wine tasting" hours to partition off the kitchen. When the homeowners want a more open flow, the screen retracts into the ceiling, a great idea for any home with an open kitchen that is sometimes better left unseen.
A cast oval inset of seashells around the perimeter of the ceiling helps distract the eye from the room's square contours. A curvilinear sofa in pale blue and green cotton adds to the fluidity. The over-mantel mirror from Dennis & Leen reflects light back into the space. Terrazzo floors are kept bare throughout the house for coolness.
A round fire pit made of crab orchard stone works best here because the whole landscape design is more curvilinear, according to King Landscaping in Atlanta. One of the curved, stacked stone walls was existing before they implemented the design. Marrying straight lines into the space would have been awkward.
An impressive feature wall is clad in Norstone stone veneer, and frames an inviting hearth area. The rectangular cut-out fireplace features decorative glass orbs set against a reflective black stone, providing a nice contrast against the rough hewn, neutral-toned wall. Curvilinear, white, architectural lounge chairs complete the space and complement the rigid, linear elements.