Vertical-grain walnut cabinetry pairs elegantly with white walls, stainless steel appliances, a modern kitchen island and the rich hue of the walnut floors. Glass-front kitchen cabinets add to the impression of open space and shows off eye-catching dinnerware and glassware. Lighting under the island creates depth and adds to the elegance, illuminating leather bar chairs.
The spacious display cabinets in this Los Angeles clothing store are made of glass, allowing for plenty of storage, and visibility as well as accessibility of product. A crystal chandelier hangs in the room, with other lighting provided by store front windows and recessed lighting in addition to the bounce back of light from the numerous mirrors.
The beautiful details in this space are what pulls it all together. Custom, glass front cabinets have been added as a display case for the homeowners to show off their lovely dishes. An elegant subway tile backsplash has been installed to accentuate the timelessness of the space, and stainless steel appliances have been installed for both their functionality and their looks.
Although this kitchen, designed by TriplePoint Design Build, continued the subtle tones of brown and taupe, the coordination of colors in the top and lower cabinets add interest and appeal. Especially fetching is the white iridescent backsplash that frames and accents the more subdued color choices. A modern glass table decoration in blue and artwork in brown and yellow provide an added pop of color.
Storage abounds in this neutral, traditional kitchen, part of a luxurious 10-acre estate in Fall City, Washington. A wide window allows the cook to enjoy views of nature while prepping food and cleaning up. Glass front cabinets on the opposite wall help to open up the space, as does the sleek vent hood mounted from the ceiling above the center island.
Make your storage do double duty as decor. While the vanity cabinet in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning powder room is custom made, a standard vanity without doors on either side can add decorative storage to any small bathroom, says designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design. Bruntz says the diagonal slats in her custom cabinet are one of the more expensive elements, so adding a horizontal shelf or no shelf at all would be much cheaper. She adds that a stylish pendant can also create a designer look without breaking the bank. You can buy frosted mini glass pendants at Home Depot for under $20, while regular sizes range from $80-$100.
Classic meets contemporary in this black and white living room. A traditional white sofa is a solid element joined by zebra-print chairs, a glass coffee table and a vintage mirror-front bar cabinet. An artistic photograph pillow adds a contemporary and artistic detail on the couch. A black rug covers the floor while a red window curtain brings a pop of color.
Wood reclaimed from a barn in Texas' Hill Country lines the ceiling of this butler's pantry, providing the newly constructed space with a sense of history. Matching scraps of wood are laid in a herringbone pattern below the counter to tie in with the ceiling, and the rustic wood is contrasted nicely with an elegant pendant light, mint-green cabinets with glass fronts and a marble countertop.
Create interest and texture with a collection of everyday and vintage bathroom items. This Victorian Gothic wall cabinet is filled with vintage cosmetic jars, ivory grooming implements, shells, sponges, towels and soaps. “If you have glass-fronted shelves, use it as an opportunity not just for storage but for display of interesting objects,” says Susan Sully, author of the book “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques” in which this home was featured. Sully also recommends painting the back of a cabinet a dark color to make light objects really stand out.
A soft blue tint to the glass show door matches the tufted blue seat set in the open floor over a fluffy, faux fur rug. The white marble floor extends up the shower walls decorated with a tile accent panel. A large double vanity set up turns the corner opposite the bathtub. White marble countertop and built in cabinets surround the his and hers sinks under large mirrors and victorian sconces.
The homeowners wanted a home space that seamlessly combined country and city styles to create their perfect space, so designers took elements such as the gray and white tile floor and glass front cabinets from the country style and blended it with clean lines, strong hardware and stainless steel, all looks of the city, to create this elegant, comfortable space that perfectly meets the needs of their family.
To add more personality and color to the space, this kitchen's blue retro-style double ovens were installed to give the homeowner plenty of ways to prepare meals for guests. The vent-a-hood above the ovens has scalloped edges, adding personality to an ordinary kitchen appliance. The glass front cabinets allow the homeowner to display her colorful dishes, while the counter is home to unique, colorful items such as a striped utensil holder and a yellow vase.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris has taken this small, outdated kitchen and has turned it into a bright, inviting space. This French bistro inspired kitchen has beautiful glass front cabinets to display the family's dishes, and new appliances for cooking and preparation. The silver backsplash gives the space a hint of glamour, while the accent wall with silver serving trays nods to the vintage style the family desires. The breakfast bar gives the family a place to sit and enjoy their meals.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”