While there certainly was a time when the home kitchen was seen as the domain of women, that's far from the case today. From self-sufficient bachelors to egalitarian couples to wannabe celebrity chefs, more men than ever are cooking for themselves and for their loved ones. Of course, not many of these men want their kitchens covered in pictures of kittens in chef's hats or even the bright, spastic yellows or quaint ginghams of "country chic" and designers are catching on. These modern kitchens are sleek and ready for any style-conscious man to get to work.
Industrial influences define this sleek space. The chairs and stools are from the Steelwood collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec – named after the strikingly unusual combination of materials used in their design. It would be hard to go wrong with such a nice view through expansive corner windows like those. Uncomplicated decor preserves the emphasis on the garden outside, and a nice blue rug enhances the connection with the sky.
Each material seems carefully chosen to accent the brighter portions of the color palette. Yellow brings out the sunny tones of the wood, and the polished coppery bronze seems to reflect the depth of the orange. Other accents are more subtle but still fall along the spectrum of spicy appetizing hues – the deep carmine radio and coffee grinder and sage green scale are just two gorgeous examples.
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