31 January 2011

Back to Basics

Used with intelligence and restraint, a limited materials palette can make a vivid impression. A sensitive combination of lacquer, stone and wood gives this simple kitchen character beyond generic modern. While the design wouldn't be mistaken for being cutting-edge, it's hardly ordinary. My favorite detail: the dense, omni-directional swirls of the stone, which keep the eye moving around the otherwise boxy space. gregnatale.com

4 comments:

  1. The minimal pallete look is really good. Kind of a mute look to your kitchen. Mute yet trendy look!

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  2. I agree, MTJ: It's a calm look, but not boring.

    Thanks much for reading and commenting.

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  3. Thanks for this good reminder. We have to remember that the more simple and streamlined our designs become, the more the wood grain and granite swirls become the decoration.

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  4. Nature is a wholly original designer, indeed.

    I appreciate your observation, Gloria.

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