rustic zen mid-century kitchen

December 5, 2011

I am working on an amazing mid-century home that is located up in the hills of Bel Air. The house has a very rustic zen vibe with lots of rich exposed wood and vistas of nature and the mountains.   We are pulling together the kitchen design and we are almost there.

My client loves glass tile and we all agreed that we didn’t want to go with the cliche glass tiles that you see everywhere now for the backsplash.  Instead we chose this beautiful textured glass from Ann Sacks that catches light and shimmers like water.

The cabinets are going to be faced with vertical grain rift cut teak and the floors are being finished in a deep warm walnut.

From the kitchen you see directly into the powder room which will be showcasing the amazing Chiang Mai dragon in Aquamarine.

The only thing left to select are the counter tops…do we go dark or light?  I have posted the 2 selections here, what are your thoughts…?

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One Response to “rustic zen mid-century kitchen”

  1. Hayley Says:

    my first instinct is to go dark. The space is so warm and rich, and the lighter swatch doesn’t seem to flow as well. That being said, there are alot of darker tones in the space, so a lighter accent could be nice. To me it would depend more on the size and lighting of the space. A smaller, more intimate space might call for the lighter counter to bring in some brightness, but a larger, open space with good natural lighting would benefit from the richness of the darker color.

    My vote is dark.


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