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.
The sleek wood cabinets in this Asian-style kitchen boast an eye-catching vertical grain that gives the space texture and movement. A modern dining table with a curved banquette provides a comfortable, casual spot for dining.
Rustic and Asian styles combine to create this striking kitchen. The rectangular wood range hood above the stainless steel oven doubles as a shelf to display art and accessories. Black granite countertops carry through to the niched backsplash featured behind the oven.
Entering from the dining room, custom pocket doors in a fretted work pattern frame the kitchen. An antique Japanese mizuya chest is separated by an iridescent gray backsplash, which adds depth and a touch of glamor to the space.
A 19th-century Japanese Mizuya is wall mounted and split into two sections to act as upper and lower cabinets in this Asian-inspired kitchen. Custom cabinetry mimics the style of the client's prized tansu chest in the adjacent dining room.
Custom Island & Table for Two in Rustic Zen Kitchen
Gorgeous and sophisticated, this kitchen combines rustic and Asian styles for a look that is soothing and stylish. At the center, a spacious island provides space for prepping and storing supplies. A tall bar table for two proves the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.
Gorgeous wood paneling and cabinets give a refined cabin feel to this open concept kitchen and dining area. Spare, clean-lined elements are expertly mixed with organic accents like the wood table and stools.