Steel and Wood in the Kitchen

November 3, 2010

Steel and wood kitchen

I love the clean white-on-white-on-white(ish) of the Casa kitchen. The white cabinets, white countertop and light colored marble base for the center island are perfectly “light bright,” which I always love. White is also great because the first floor is slightly sunken, so the kitchen can sometimes get a little dark in the afternoon. The kitchen is perfect — I wouldn’t change a thing.

But if I were going to change something, even though I said I wouldn’t (because I like that kind of subtle nonsense of contradicting myself), I’d consider a different look overall and go with the combination of steel and wood.

Steel Counters in Kitchen
I’ve already fallen in love with the reclaimed, rustic island in the center of a sleek modern “country” kitchen, and these are just more that showcase the same kind of contradiction. Contradiction is probably subconsciously why I like the combination so much.

Apart from the appeal of shine, steel, like white in the kitchen, feels clean and sanitary, which is a good thing for a place where food is prepared. I think it also makes me feel more professional, even though I have cooked at home all of about four times in the last year. At the same time, wood is warm, which is sort of the other half of a kitchen’s personality.

(On a tangentially related note, I do like the look of the lem barstools in the first picture, and we did consider them when we were looking for counter stools for our kitchen. But then I found out that they are more than $700.

A piece.

So that was the end of that consideration.)

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