By Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Sunday, April 30th 2017, 19:26:46 PM.
Layer your lighting. "In the last five years we've seen a huge change in the way that our clients look at kitchen lighting", notes Heather Moe of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath. "While function is still important, we now layer the lighting to give homeowners an extraordinary flexibility of effect. We routinely have seven levels of illumination: countertop and general lighting, under‐cabinet task lighting, over‐cabinet up lighting, accent cabinet lighting, some supporting sconce fixtures (mounted on walls or on cabinets), ceiling lighting and – to top it all off – a central accent fixture, usually something pretty and eye catching at the room's focal point".
Suitable for "Octomom", this auxiliary kitchen is outfitted with hanging bars, four laundry units, a refrigerator and a sink. Mimicking the stainless steel kitchen appliances, this washer‐dryer combo seamlessly blends with the overall design. Made for the productive American family, this kitchen‐laundry‐mudroom combo is a jack of all trades.
Dutch blue. Occasionally, one element drives the color scheme. "The owner chose the color to match the delft tiles", says James Crisp of Crisp Architects. "It's actually a faux finish with an overcoat of a black texture".