By Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Monday, May 08th 2017, 14:12:00 PM.
Barn red. Blackburn Architects notes that this kitchen is a "project that salvages a historic German‐style bank barn that fell into serious decay and readapts it into a private family entertainment space".
Emphasize repetition and balance. "I decided to do a black Hungarian crystal chandelier in the kitchen because this is a loft, and the dining area was in an 'L' off of the kitchen", says Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo of ABCD Design. "You could see the two smaller clear crystal chandeliers over the dining table from every angle in both areas". "Repetition, balance and scale are all important elements in a good design, so I felt I was left no choice", she explains. "I had two clear smaller ones on one side, so I had to have a large one on the opposite side. I also wanted the fixture to stand out against the white wood hood and kitchen cabinets, and it needed to play off the black enamel Viking range. We already had black and white happening throughout the kitchen, and I felt the clear crystal wouldn't pop like the black would. It was the obvious choice for the room".
Highlight historical flair. Charlie Simmons of Charlie & Co. Design says that in this kitchen, "the chandeliers were inspired by the wish of the homeowner to have a traditional kitchen that fit into the fabric of their historically important home, but still have a bit of flair".