For this Walnut Creek, Calif. kitchen remodel, designer Yuko Matsumoto combines contemporary and Asian styles for a sophisticated and streamlined look. Matsumoto uses clean-lined wood cabinetry and a stunning counter-to-ceiling emerald-green backsplash as focal points in this stylish and eye-pleasing "Zen" kitchen. For the backsplash, smaller tiles are used around the hood and set vertically to mimic the look of bamboo.
Carter Design opened up a wall and created a counter to eat at and enjoy the view to exclude the need for a table, as space was limited.
The bleached walnut was a material used on all the cabinetry throughout the condo to bring in an organic wood element that did not overtake the art. Jason Koharik's custom light and the vintage Bertoia chairs add just the right pop.
Floating shelves have a warm wood finish that matches the lower cabinets in this contemporary kitchen renovation. The design team mixed walnut and white cabinets in the room to keep the vibe funky and young. The tile backsplash adds subtle texture, while sleek white countertops are clean and crisp. The cabinetry features Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts, a time- and cost-saving feature.