Don't confuse a traditional kitchen with Old World or country. Although, like the latter two, the traditional kitchen design style is "warm and classic," with elements of English and French taste, "the colors are different," says Mary Broerman, a California-based interior designer who owns MDB Design Group in Altadena.
There is also a plenty of choice when it comes to the counter-top material. You can pick from Calacatta and Statuary marble, various wood finishes and even quartz depending on the usage of the kitchen station and the island. Traditional kitchens are all about attention to detail; from the cabinets and the sink to the dining stools and the windows!
Whenever we say Farmhouse kitchen, we always imagine that cast-iron sink with the double drain boards, the pine-topped island, and open shelving. We usually see the 1920 sinks which everyone loved because of the unique beauty it gives to the kitchen. We also have that salvaged rug which we can cut down and rebound into a chichi kitchen mat. We’re sure that there are more to what a Farmhouse kitchen can actually offer – but we prefer you’d see them for yourself.
They wanted a more open kitchen with better function and flow. We also added some new architectural features and contrasting colors to give it the classic, traditional feel they were going for.
The discussion about style is often a controversial and touchy subject even among the best interior designers on the planet. While some are obvious and distinct, others have blurred boundaries and a multitude of individual elements borrowed from other styles. At times, we tend to recognize style by the visual in front of us rather than sticking strictly to the conventional definitions. Contemporary kitchens seem to be similar in nature. They are epitomized by the use of high-end appliances and a design that seems both assertive and ahead of its time.
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