The kitchen is the hub of the home: it’s not just a place for cooking and cleaning, but a place to gather as a family, entertain and enjoy life’s special moments. A functional space is a must for a smooth-running family, but today’s kitchens can be far more than merely practical. With custom cabinetry, decorative hardware, sleek appliances, work islands and an endless array of countertop options, the kitchen can be an inspirational composition of balance and beauty. Take a look at these beautiful kitchens, the work of Birmingham-based Cantley & Company, for some serious style inspiration!
When asked about trends in kitchen design, Cyndy Cantley tells me her company doesn’t follow trends, per se, preferring to keep things classic, which makes them timeless. While white kitchens with stainless appliances seem to be the most popular, there are many way to personalize this central family space to allow for added warmth, texture and custom detail. For example, contrasting a light kitchen with darker wood accents–like mahogany, walnut or cypress–creates a space that feels more like other rooms in the home.
Similar to a white color scheme, soft, earthy neutral tones are appealing in kitchens, as well.
It’s the details that really make for an extraordinary kitchen. Decorative hardware, cabinet detail, custom hood creations and fabulous farmhouse sinks are just some of the myriad accents that can up the wow factor of a kitchen.
Many thanks to Cyndy Cantley of Cantley & Company for sharing these photos today. To learn more about Cantley & Company, visit their FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/Cantley-Company and look for their new website at www.cantleyandcompany.com coming soon.
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