Designing a Mid Century Modern Kitchen

There's something really magical about taking an old home and completely revitalizing it. And when the home already has some major mid century vibes, you run with it. I completely fell in love with the idea of a warm kitchen space with pops of black and brass, some dynamic textures and, of course, some killer shelf styling. But before I get too ahead of myself, here was the inspiration for the Ottewell Oasis' dreamy mid mod kitchen:

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As you can see, I was really inspired by the mix of warm and cool tones, as well as, mixing textures. To really hit that mid century modern style, I needed to include some gorgeous walnut cabinetry, with a contrasting island. Though I love a lot of brass, I decided to keep it really subtle and opted for the main metal to be a sleek matte black. Here's how it all came together...

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To see the rest of this beautiful house, head here

All renovations completed by Revive Developments // Photos by Tracey Jazmin for Kristina Lynne

2018 Design Trends: Matte Black Finishes

I think it's safe to say 2017 was the year of satin brass and while we still LOVE brass, this year there's a new finish that's taking the spotlight in kitchens and bathrooms and it's matte black. We adore matte black as a finish for many reasons. Every space needs a little bit of black so adding in black hardware, faucets and other fixtures is a great way to include this design staple into your space. Matte black may be naturally modern but it works well as a transitional finish too, don't count out matte black on your other more traditional or eclectic projects! And, black is a classic design color that never goes out of style so, chances are matte black fixtures are ones you won't tire of too quickly; so go ahead and take a chance on matte black! And in case we haven't convinced you with words, take a look at a few photos that are sure to inspire you to give matte black a try....

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