Today’s edited approach to designing interiors often includes relying on minimalistic details to provide balance in a room. Forget the stark white box method–incorporating graphic lines, natural materials and clean surfaces into kitchens allows other decorative elements to shine, creating harmonious and livable areas of the home.
The “less is more” concept is exemplified in this Los Angeles kitchen imagined by designer Windsor Smith, who masterfully mixes components including European antiques, industrial storage and rustic flooring. The final result is a minimalist space that, while both casual and comfortable, is “not overly thought through or contrived,” Smith explains.
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Luxury appliance fabricator Monogram has teamed with fashion designer Zac Posen to create a custom refrigerator column facade fit for a red carpet debut. Thinking about form, shape and how the delicate draping of cloth can be translated onto a flat surface, the designer came up with a graphic composition executed in a rich charcoal mirror finish.
PHOTO COURTESY MONOGRAM
For her first foray into tile design, interior designer Nicole Fuller decided there was no better medium than the one used by the ancient Egyptians: terrazzo. This idea combined with the contemporary patterns of her Whimsy collection for Ann Sacks “represents a blurring of the lines between modern and traditional,” Fuller says. Four patterns, including Ellsworth (left) and Palm (right), come in several colorways.
PHOTO COURTESY ANN SACKS
Originally created in 1928 by Jean Puiforcat and inspired by the exterior of the Hotel Martinez in the south of France, the updated Cannes Precieux collection includes the addition of semiprecious stone handles some 90 years later. Shown in onyx and available in jade, jasper and lapis lazuli, this sterling silver flatware is sure to elevate everyday dining.