What is soft modern? Modern design without the ‘coldness’ of what we associate with modern. Soft Modern incorporates ‘tactical’ elements to balance against smoothness, ‘friendly’ colors that are muted and relaxing. Round shapes are allowed to associate with rectangular shapes. I was happy to be selected as the designer for this Soft Modern kitchen.
I call this kitchen ‘Earth Water & Air’ because of the materials selected and their relationship to these natural elements. Usually, a design using ‘natural materials’ has a dominant color of browns which represent wood. In this case, soft reflective gloss green cabinets remind us of water, little globe lights bubble in the atmosphere. Blue and green mosaic tile creates a sense of air or smoke going up the hood and the satin textured granite counters say ‘stone’ in the very basic sense of the word. The granite has a very subtle color without normal busyness of granite patterning. The ‘hand’ of the stone, a subtle but distinct texture, along with the color, was the basis of the entire design, providing our first strong relationship to nature. The enlarged windows allow this family to be ‘one’ with the outside elements.
Take a look at all the pictures of this kitchen on our website www.christinesuzuki.com under portfolio/kitchens.
With gratitude, Christine