This spa-like bathroom shows its contemporary edge beginning with the long, sleek vanity Pure Vanity Design Interiors selected as a focal point for the room. The dark wood of the cabinetry harmonizes with the brown tones of the herringbone-patterned tile floor, while working with the lighter tones used for the rest of the room. Especially lovely is the half wall of light gray marble that wraps around the space and the free-standing, contemporary tub located adjacent to the vanity. The design here is simple, straightforward and functional for users.
The original kitchen was smaller, darker and enclosed. The Longs removed the wall separating the kitchen and den, extended the space out by two feet, and added a series of windows to open it up. The ceilings are the standard 8 feet high, but floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and long, linear shapes lend a sense of more height. They cut new doorways and covered up old doors here, completely reworking the space for a clean and contemporary kitchen.
Nina Magon predicts a shift from all white kitchens to a more colorful approach. "All white kitchens have been very popular and almost the norm for the past few years, but for 2018 we can expect to see an increase of color in kitchen designs from the cabinetry to the sink materials. Expect to see bolder color choices that range from natural neutrals to charcoal to sage providing a more chic and sophisticated alternative to modern homes. To complement the darker palette, we can also expect to see a shift from stainless and all white sinks to more color-rich materials such as copper, concrete, and granite."
One of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now is “tuxedo” cabinetry — or two-tone cabinets, usually a darker color on the bottom units with a lighter shade or white on top. Black and white is a classic combo, but gray and white or blue and white create a similar, but softer effect, as in this kitchen. “The two-tone color scheme complemented the stained original pine floors in this over-100-year-old home. And going lighter on the upper cabinets kept this smaller sized kitchen feeling light and open, without sacrificing storage,” says designer Carla Aston. You can get this of-the-minute look with one can of paint — if your cabinets are already white, just paint the lower ones.