This “mid century modern” home was starting to resemble more of a “shabby chic” personality than the “vibrant retro vision” that the homeowners desired.
The budget was not overly large, and the designer (Cheryl Clendenon of InDetail Interiors) had to be creative in the approach to solving some of this kitchen’s style challenges.
The client wanted a sleek modern look. The “husband” half of the client, anyway! The “wife” half preferred more a kitschy & colorful palette. To get the kitchen to harmonize as well as the two clients (marital counseling not included!), the designer melded sleek lines with a colorful backdrop on the walls. The darker stained walnut cabinets were chosen to counterbalance the intensity of the eggplant wall paint.
The designer chose “Blizzard” Caesarstone material to provide a stark contrast to the dark cabinets, and coordinated the backsplash with an iridescent white porcelain cut into large squares. Instead of a stainless “table” for the electric cooktop, the designer opted for a less expensive laminated metal material to fabricate the legs of the cooking island.
The electric cooktop is ventilated by the sleek stainless-steel “Jupiter” range hood from Futuro Futuro. The polished surface of the range hood complements the stainless-steel refrigerator, and the tubular shape matches the light over the dining area. Since the ceiling is slightly sloped, a soffit box had to be built in order to provide a level mounting surface for the hood.
The opposite side houses the refrigerator, oven/microwave and two pantries – a large-sized pantry with pullouts, and a shallower pantry for food and overflow dishware. The glass in the doors mirrors the cubist glass in the front door, and the handles are classically retro in design.
All in all, this small kitchen has a powerful presence – and the clients are happily cooking in perfect harmony!
“Jupiter” series range hoods are available in a variety of styles:
* The 14″ Jupiter models (Island and Wall) have a removable bottom portion for custom panel installation. Custom panels can be made by a local glass shop or metal fabricator, to accommodate any design challenge.
The 36″ Jupiter Glass models (Island and Wall) include a clear, tempered-glass panel.
The “Jupiter” range hood is also featured in the project review of “Contemporary Kitchen with Zebra Wood Cabinetry“