Kitchen Styles: Which One Is Right For You?
Which kitchen style is ideal for you? Traditional or luxurious? Perhaps spicy and daring? Read on and find out your personal style.
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Feeling comfortable with number 4? You're LUXURIOUS
Another round of hors d'ouvres, madam? No, I think not, but the luxurious life is the life for me. Yes, Virginia, you can love luxury and be guilt-free at the same time!
The luxe kitchen transcends the whole kitchen label and is a masterpiece in and of itself, not unlike a Rembrandt. Incorporating the latest in kitchen gadgetry and convenience, everything thought through, every color meant to please the eye, all the senses are feasting, as well as taste.
To create the luxe kitchen, think of a fine restaurant when beginning your design. While this is a working space, be sure to include lighting that is secondary in nature, throwing that soft ambiance when entertaining, for the luxe kitchen is ultimately an entertainment room.
Don't be afraid to use more formal fabrics in the space. Damasks and moirés are right at home in your kitchen, as are silver trays and candlesticks, and Chippendale back bar stools. Use deep cherry finishes, or, the ultimate, mahogany, with gold bat-wing pulls.
Or, say, California High End is your high point. Seaside colors can create the luxurious kitchen as well. Sands, taupes, whites, mixed with raw silks and tumbled marbles and the perfect wine glass and carafe can go far when thinking luxury.
Whatever your style, fill your kitchen not just with appliances, but also with the colors, fabrics and accessories that make you feel great.
Mark McCauley is a senior designer at Darleen's Interiors in Naperville, Ill.
Darleen's Interiors www.darleensinteriors.com
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