FORECAST: Curved Cabinetry
 

Arches and curves add a playful element to design. With soft lines and visual balance, the new trend coming over cabinets is sure to catch your eye. We have been seeing the classic deign element paired with neutral tones and muted pastels. This trend will fast forward you into a spring state of mind.


Rounding the edges of the islands instantly gives them a fresh take on the kitchen staple. Giving the central component of the kitchen a sculptural detail allows for a more minimal balance on the rest of the space.

ISLANDS

@prueruscoe

@prueruscoe

@sivakpartners

@sivakpartners

@shakedesign_official

@shakedesign_official


@devolkitchens

@devolkitchens

Wall Cabinets

Wall cabinets are losing their spot in interior design as of late, what we are seeing are open shelves and streamlined niches; if anything at all. So when we are seeing them being used they are coming up in innovate ways, think radiused corner with hits of colour.

@derek_swalwell

@derek_swalwell


Built - In

Full length - full impact. Tall built in cabinets are the best way to give a custom look to cabinetry. Adding a curve elevates the look - screaming high end.

@batiikstudio

@batiikstudio

@evegwilson

@evegwilson

@mememelbourne

@mememelbourne

@yearandday

@yearandday


The Details

@a1architects

@a1architects

@dohertydesignstudio

@dohertydesignstudio

@dohertydesignstudio

@dohertydesignstudio


Be ahead of the curve with the new design trend thats taking over kitchen cabinet design! Bend the standards for millwork by avoiding sharp corners in your next project or home renovation. Don’t be afraid to mix in a little colour along the way for an extra wow factor. Check back in for more FORECASTS and keep up to date with the latest and greatest in interior design. Whats your favourite design trend going into 2019?

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INSPIRED IMAGES: August
 

New month brings new inspiration, and August is about being adventurous, and bold. Utilizing colour and texture with the warm tones that make summer perfect for a playful palate. Pulling hues from nature and providing high contract makes a statement that will last far past the end of the month. 

Inspired Images: August

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Because everyone needs this fixture from Moooi

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This is what ceiling dreams are made of

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Orche is the ideal shade of yellow and velvet

INSPIRED IMAGES: August

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This shade screams pool party 

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This arch frames the most lovely dining room

Inspired Images: August

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You can almost feel how beautiful it looks

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These geometric cement tiles | @cletile

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The texture, the fixture, oh my


Feel inspired this August with rich hues, bold prints and relaxed vibes. Summer is fading, make the most of the bright times with colourful cocktails and good design. What inspires you for August?

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The New Traditional
 

Traditional has taken a turn - from top to bottom warm wood with heavy detailing to deep charcoal, navy and forest green, as the new standard for the richness a traditional kitchen requires. Staying with the detailing and grounding elements, the door styles have stayed true to the roots, even as far as eliminating frameless cabinetry that has been so popular. We are going back to the concepts of a "Craftsman Style" with the handmade look. Go along to get the key points that changing the way we concive traditional kitchens.


1. Richly Painted Hues

Wood cabinetry is typical of the traditional style - most commonly stained maple + walnut. Now we are shifting into a painted style that gives a new edge. While keeping with the traditional mouldings and embellishments, once painted it conveys a monolithic effect and helps blend the elements instead of making them a focal point.

 

2. Built-In And Away 

Built-ins are a great feature of any house and makes the space look thoughtful and complete, adding millwork is always worth the extra time and money in the end. Having added storage thats cohesive elevates the design - panel ready appliances are a must for unifying a kitchen. 

Curatist Studio | The New Traditional
 
Curatist Studio | The New Traditional

3. Framed cabinetry

Frameless cabinetry has been all the rage lately, with its streamlined look - not only does it look clean but it enlarges the cabinetry usable space. Even with those benefits we are seeing people start going back to the framed cabinetry, it provides unique character and detail only obtainable with this style. 

 
Curatist Studio | The New Traditional

4. Away From Average Appliances

The range is one of the most grounded elements in the room - so instead of going with a sleek modern version try something more classic. French cottage style ranges boast an eclectic elegance that is unparalleled. Coming in many finishes they are perfect to match any colour scheme - and you don't have to stick with a builders basic stainless steel. 

 

The new traditional kitchen invokes the same sense of richness expected from the style, don't be afraid to use marry the ideas of both old and new traditional to get a mix thats just right. Using lots of wood and chunky detailing will never go out of style in a traditional home. 

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THE LOOK BOOK: Modern Bathroom
 

This bathroom exudes modern detail and encourages a clean atmosphere. Crisp lines and thoughtful details paired with lush greens keeps it from feeling sterile. Get the look below with a hand picked selection of products to help you get the fresh, modern bathroom you deserve! 


Image  via   @fourteen.oh.five  |

Image via @fourteen.oh.five |

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PATTERN PLAY  

Mix up the tile pattern with any of these contemporary geometric pattern to create a one-of-a-kind look. Fireclay Tile has tons of shape options and colours, don't be afraid to change up the colour to bring a punch! 

THE LOOK BOOK: Modern Bathroom

THE LOOK BOOK: Modern Bathroom
 
 

SAVE + SPLURGE

Like the look of a modern faucet? These options will give you the desired look - whatever the price point may be. Go for the widespread wall-mount look if you want everything to perfectly line up and be symmetrical - all the OCD people out there this is for you! 

riobel | kohler | vola 


Lighting Looks 

Lighting options are endless, here are a few that pair with the modern elements. For a industrial vibe use an Edison style bulb appose to a milk or frosted glass. 

 
THE LOOK BOOK: Modern Bathroom
 

Modern bathrooms are contemporary and clean, a neutral palette with contrasting geometrics and sharp lines completes the fresh look. Want to add some dimension with plants? Check out my post on EASY GREENERY: For Any Interior  for tips on how to implement a little life into any space! Check back soon to see another concept added into THE LOOK BOOK

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CURATED COLOURS: Caesarstone
 

Curating is what Curatist Studio does best! I’m here to help you find that perfect match for many different materials, today let’s talk Caesarstone. Caesarstone is one of the top manufactures or engineered quartz in the world. You can use it in many applications other then countertops - few personal favourites of mine would be for a custom bench, backsplash or on a vent hood. Find below a collection of my top rated slabs and colours that compliment them.  


Rugged Concrete 4033

 

Rugged concrete is a go to for me. With so much texture and subtle patterning, its effortless and chic. Pair it with bold saturated hues for an industrial punch.

CURATED COLOURS: Caesarstone

stormy | auric | marine blue | Lampblack 

 

Mont Blanc 5043

Crisp and refined Mont Blanc is the perfect alternative to a natural marble. With a graphic pattern that reads natural its a perfect fit for many application. Compliment it with dusty pastels to soften the deep veining. 

 
CURATED COLOURS: Caesarstone

Simply white | constellation | rose lace | Chelsea Grey

 
 
CURATED COLOURS: Caesarstone

wish | bourbon street | chambourd | salamander 

piatra grey 5003 

Dark and moody this slab is dominant, but used in a minimal way can ground the design. Mix it with deep jewel tones to bring out the rich texture. 

 

alpine mist 5110

Cool grey tones highlight sand-like swirls throughout this refined slab. Pair it will classic colours that feel everyday and polished, like a camel and deep green.

 
CURATED COLOURS: Caesarstone

rocky cliff | salamander | storm | camels hair 

 

Play around with hue and saturation to find a combo that speaks to you! Get creative with your use of the quartz and make a statement. 

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INSPIRED IMAGES: May
 

Spring is here and the colour palette has shifted. Goodbye cool toned greys and blues, hello pastels fresh greens and bright florals. Spring brings the essence of new beginnings and clean starts, let this mood board inspire a fresh change in perspective and new white bedding. 


images  via  Pintrest | @huntingforgeorge | @parkstudio_la

images via Pintrest | @huntingforgeorge | @parkstudio_la


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These palms on a pretty pink backdrop.

INSPIRED IMAGES: May
INSPIRED IMAGES: May

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These surfboards - I need one yesterday. 

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The most delicate linens. 

INSPIRED IMAGES: May
INSPIRED IMAGES: May

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A quick reminder not all art has to be oil painted flowers. 

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This material selection that is all of the spring vibes. 

INSPIRED IMAGES: May
INSPIRED IMAGES: May

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This dessert that is making me want to indulge, and somehow recreate that tablescape. 

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This peachy kitchen from the wonderful @parkstudio_la. 

INSPIRED IMAGES: May
INSPIRED IMAGES: May

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This quote - the spring motto. @esther

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This lush eating nook fulfilling my brunch and greenery goals. 

INSPIRED IMAGES: May

This month will be inspired by rejuvenation and maybe even some spring cleaning. A favourite habit of mine is to always have fresh flowers in the house to prompt a beautiful start to the day! Check in next month to see what images I'm finding inspired. 

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FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

This new trend is understating the typical statement piece. A modern take on kitchens is to let the details speak for them-selves and live cohessivly, rather then have major focal points. We are seeing alot of integrated appliaces, the next in command just so happen to be the main attraction - the hood fan. Known to be the grounding statment in a kitchen, normally in stainless steel or a custom metal finish, we see people shying towards the modest approach. 

 
 

 

1. Modern Painted Gypsum

Concealing the hood creates a streamlined effect perfect for the modern aesthetic. Painted gypsum board has a clean crisp look, but there are many options for making that focal point not so focal. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

2. Farmhouse Shiplap

Shiplap adds texture without being too overwhelming. Subtle lines create movement and detail. Bonus points for the rustic look of a barn board or reclaimed wood. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

3. Stone Sophistication 

Add a touch of glamour with a marble or slab of stone. Even with a bold veining pattern you won't be overwhelmed by the natural essence stone provides - even if engineered. There's an option to add strong presence by having the stone stand alone, or use a slab as backsplash to create unity. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

4. Traditional Details 

While this option may seem attention grabbing towards the hood, if you add elements  that pair with the details in the millwork it will feel harmonious - not over powering. This look elevates a traditional style, achieving a cohesive design.

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

5. All Trimmed in

Last but not least, theres the option to create a cooking nook. Leaving no trace of a hood at all, it feels reminiscent of a villa in Mykonos or a chalet in the south of France. Hiding the "new age" appliances gives an old world feel and provides character. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans

The five options above are a small taste of the possibilities for concealing an essential kitchen appliance that doesn't need to always take centre stage. I showed them all in white to help better compare and contrast. Incorporating colour into the kitchen is a huge trend right now, so utilize earth tones - navy blue, moss green, burnt blacks and neutral taupes will ground the space and instantly provide depth. Pulling back to the minimal side encourages a more tailored look. Using any of these options will take your house from a builders basic to a refined - thoughtful home. 

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THE ROUND UP: Flatware
 

Flatware is the jewelry of the dining room, although not normally sparkled and glittery, they can add a new dimension of unity when propery paired. With many diffrent styles and finishes flatware can compliment any tablescape. You could amp up the sophistcation with a polished brass set, add rustic charm with a wodden handle, or make a sleek statment with matte black. Whichever way you pair it as long as theres a spoon to make a toast, you can never go wrong! 


THE ROUND UP: Flatware

Find below a mix of styles and finishes to gain some insight on things that aren't classic sterling silver! There are so many options to explore to create a show stopper at your next dinner party. 

 
THE ROUND UP: Flatware
 

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Remember not all the finishes and styles have to match, play around to find the perfect balances of metals and finishes to create a custom look. Many of these options shown have multiple finish options so click over to your favourites to find the set that matches all your cutlery needs! 

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