images from: www.marthastewart.com
Who doesn't love Martha Stewart?
She was one of the first to forge the way for so many of us to even have the opportunity to be on TV talking about lifestyle. I am a big fan for many reasons that I will not bore you with, but her current kitchen, Cantitoe Corners, is definitely one of those reasons.
Most of my clients cringe when I start to talk about using the color gray. They feel it's cold and uninteresting. This kitchen is a prime example of gray tones working to make this space a functional, stunning showplace that is neither. The key to using a single color palette is all about creating a soothing, layered look and peppering it with a few clean, crisp contrasts. Adding a bit of bold color in an accessory or two can up your design game.
The sink, counters, storage, surfaces and accessories (check out that espresso machine!) all are driving this design to feel deceptively simple. There are so many details, from the look of the drawers, flooring materials to sophisticated lighting that all work together to create a kitchen that oozes warmth. PLUS, the island has WHEELS! I love wheels on furniture and cabinetry. It makes rooms feel more interesting and this room is at once familiar and new.
If nothing else, you have to admit that Martha is inspiring. Great design always inspires, so would an espresso right about now.