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Kitchen trends we love

Clean lines, natural materials, and monochromatic colour schemes with bold accents are some of the top looks for kitchen designers in 2020. With thoughtful attention to functionality, clever technology is quickly making its way into contemporary kitchens, while striking design continues to take centre stage.

Read on for our favourite kitchen trends of 2020.

 

Mixed materials

Using mixed materials continues to be a strong trend in kitchen design. It allows you to create a unique result that reflects your own personal style. Contrasting textures, such as wood, brick and marble create a layered effect that’s liveable and luxe.

Glass-door cabinets

Open and glass-door cabinets with a lighted back are becoming a popular feature in many contemporary kitchens. As well as looking ultra sleek and stylish, they make a great place to display decorative items, glassware and favourite collections. They can also create the illusion of more space, thanks to their light and airy feel.

Poliform Trail Kitchen, photo credit: Studio Italia

 

Irregular shapes and soft curves

“Irregular shapes are now being used for the barstool area… This creates a more fluid design and a friendlier space for socialising,” says Joanna Hoeft, Designer Manager at Studio Italia. The Shape Kitchen by Poliform for Studio Italia has integrated handles for a seamless and sleek look.

The Shape Kitchen by Poliform for Studio Italia, photo credit: Studio Italia.    

 

Thoughtful, smart design

In 2020, we’re seeing an advancement when it comes to simple kitchen design. Every detail is carefully considered, with softly gliding drawers, LED lighting and magnetic knife racks.

Poliform kitchen drawer, photo credit: Studio Italia

 

Marc Jacobs is selling his personal art and décor

Fans of Marc Jacobs now have the chance to bring more of his style into their home, with the American fashion designer selling items from his personal art and décor collection.

Jacobs is selling off various furniture items and art pieces via Sotheby’s Home ahead of his move from New York City to a home in Westchester County.

Among the unusual collection of items for sale are a $395 lobster candle holder, a $495 sheep sculpture, and two $12,995 upholstered fauteuils.

Jacobs also sold a number of paintings and artworks from his Greenwich Village townhouse at the end of 2019.

The designer is moving into a Frank Lloyd Wright home known as the Max Hoffman House in Rye, New York.

He revealed the motivation behind selling off the items in an interview with Sotheby’s last year.

“I’m not Marie Kondo,” he said. “I didn’t decide everything must go.…When you move into a Frank Lloyd Wright house, there isn’t a lot of wall space and you can’t hang a lot of paintings.

“As much as I will have a difficult time parting with them, I just felt it’s time to give myself this window to start again.”

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