USA Kitchen Trends US Kitchen Trends Vol. 30/09 - Page 14

Above: The kitchen has a wealth of storage and behind-the-scenes functionality. Large cabinets to the left and right of the entry to the living room conceal refrigeration. Extending the room and adding a bay window provided space for a breakfast area. Right: Crown moulding and wall panels in the dining room are true to the home’s 1930s origins. The new design relocates the kitchen closer to the dining area. 12 search | save | share at trendsideas.com tile format. Under-cabinet lights illuminate the polished tilework and double as mood lighting when the kitchen is not in use. Transitional cabinet doors strike a mid-point between the old and modern accents. Hardware is also fairly neutral. While the overall impression is a picture of gleaming white, there are subtle tonal accents. Gray veining in the island countertop complements the gray walls just beyond the kitchen, as do the backsplash tiles in a similar stone. The Black Kodiak granite perimeter work surfaces and dark wood floors are the only dramatic