Mixing metals is a great way to add visual interest, particularly in a kitchen. When you mix metals, like bronze and brass, you are creating depth. This works so well in a kitchen because you have the opportunity to use different finishes in your plumbing, hardware, and lighting. A matte finish combined with a shiny one creates a great balance. Strive for a coordinated look rather than a matchy-matchy one and the end result will be far more interesting than selecting the same finish throughout.
Using two-tone cabinetry can work just as well in a traditional transitional kitchen as it does in a more contemporary/modern space. I love using two different paint colors as well as using one paint color and a more natural-looking wood together.
They are embracing the idea of a space that’s inviting and durable by choosing leather bench seating or Sunbrella-upholstered benches and opting for freestanding furniture instead of built-in banquettes. I think of it as this: My clients should have the best table at the restaurant in their own home.
Select the right lighting based on the size of the space—and counter you're covering. Many islands are accommodated by two or three small pendants, but some require as many as four small lights or alternatively fewer large lights. In this instance, two large Glendale Chandeliers perfectly cover a long marble island.