There are many things about Italian culture that are attractive. From the leisurely lunches to the free flowing wine to a storied tradition of art and music. But perhaps what is most enviable about the Italian ethos is the dedication to cooking and food. These modern kitchens, from SCIC, updated for modern needs, put this on full display with plenty of counter space, welcoming seating areas, and beautiful spaces that make you yearn to start a meal from scratch.
All the walls are sunny yellow, the shelving unit is bold blue, and there are some cream-colored cupboards. The china collection on the shelves becomes a part of decor, and there's a rustic vintage dining table of wood. The kitchen countertop is clad with white marble, and the lamps are vintage brass ones. There's a vintage black hearth and a white tile backsplash around it with some shelves. The space is made cozier with a wooden dresser, curtains and a vintage upholstered chair with carved legs.
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This ultra modern living room uses its clean lines to create an overwhelming atmosphere that is clean and serene. The round columns in this living room divide the room and give an otherwise industrial apartment a bit of a romantic spin. In this smaller living room, the white color scheme makes things feel more open.
Quirky vintage appliances and artwork lend themselves to a purely contemporary style thanks to a vivid palette built from bright shades of lemon yellow and tangerine – a pairing reminiscent of technicolor daffodils. Although the first image shows wooden chair options, these yellow kitchen bar stools use slight variations as a great way soften the effect of a pure yellow theme without reducing the desired level of intensity.
The simplicity of this bathroom is the perfect contrast to the stunning views. By sinking the tub into the floor, the designer allows the bather to feel as if they are washing off in the still waters of a lake. The wood features in this bathroom mesh well with its views, letting you feel at one with the surrounding woods.
A contemporary atmosphere is hidden in the details. For an exhilarating effect,choose an open canopy bed to go with your large windows. This way the light can flow freely and flood every corner of the room without interruption, just like the example above, designed by Cleare Interiors.
Yellow is a bold design choice, but it's popular in adventurous kitchens for a good reason – it's a cheerful color full of energy and optimism, associated with cleanliness and freshness. Part of this energetic perception contributes to its association with the marketing of healthy foods. It's appetizing! Yellow is the color of ripe bananas and fresh citrus fruits like tart pineapples and lemons. And if you're working with an especially dark kitchen, there's simply no better way to brighten the space and let this warm natural tone bring nature to you. Check out our yellow room inspiration post to see ideas for the rest of the home.
A glowing white kitchen can feel a bit too sterile so U6 Studio has brought in some light colored wood to warm things up in this open kitchen design. Creative overhead lighting in this kitchen from Delta Tracing gives the room a very mod feel. Not all bachelor’s have space for a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, so this sleek design makes efficient and beautiful use of every square inch.
While there certainly was a time when the home kitchen was seen as the domain of women, that's far from the case today. From self-sufficient bachelors to egalitarian couples to wannabe celebrity chefs, more men than ever are cooking for themselves and for their loved ones. Of course, not many of these men want their kitchens covered in pictures of kittens in chef's hats or even the bright, spastic yellows or quaint ginghams of "country chic" and designers are catching on. These modern kitchens are sleek and ready for any style-conscious man to get to work.