|Kitchen #1 - Dark wood is the order of the day in this chic modern kitchen with cabinetry flush to the ceiling. (above)|
Was absolutely delighted a few weeks ago to meet Kevin Walsh of Bear Hill Interiors and his sister when they stopped by the COCOCOZY booth at the NY International Gift Fair. I have featured Bear Hill's work time and time again. Love their style so I was truly thrilled to meet Kevin ...who was just as nice as can be!
After seeing Kevin, I got to browsing around the Bear Hill website and came upon this kitchen. A rich modern open kitchen with dark wood cabinetry with the grain of the wood peeking through, luxurious brown wood floors, marble island counters, a mosaic tile backsplash and some hints of lavender here and there. Over the last week or so, I keep coming back to this kitchen. It is not my normal white kitchen but I was really liking the simplicity and elegance of it. That's kitchen #1 in today's THIS OR THAT.
Then there is kitchen #2. All white. Totally different in feel with checkered stone floors, white cabinetry, bead board ceilings and an arched window above the sink. Just the opposite tone...more classic and traditional.
|Kitchen #2 - All white with checkered marble floors and an arched kitchen window is more traditional in feel. (above and below)|
Tough one in today's THIS OR THAT...clean modern with dark wood grain cabinetry vs. white traditional with a stone floor? Hmmm...I'm having a tough time here with this one. Would it be cheating to say that I would take a little from both kitchens...the clean lines and wood floors from #1 and the color (or lack there of) from kitchen #2? I know...I'm supposed to pick...but I can't help it!
Which is your favorite kitchen if you had to chose? Which might work in your own home? #1 or #2? No wishy washy answers like mine please!
P.S. Check out COCOCOZY Facebook to read about a funny tiny incident that happened to me just yesterday and weigh in...has to do with my weekend outfit choice! So funny to read all of the comments!
Photos: Bear Hill Interiors; Domenech Photography