I much prefer the use of wood and natural materials to shiny flat surfaces and this seems to have more personality than the modern style but detailed cabinetwork also means more cleaning… Not sure this is me. (Note from my husband: “I do all the cleaning – it’s a NO from me”).Clockwise from top left:
1 Framed Light Oak Timber kitchen
2 Copper Farmhouse Sink
3 Antique tile is mine – a selection can be found here
4 Framed Light Oak Timber kitchen (detail)
5 Heritage round casserole
6 Aga stove
Shaker style seems to be a halfway house between the stark minimalism of Modern and the ornamentation of Traditional. Cabinets are usually hardwood with inset panels but no excessive detailing. Emphasis is on functionality, simplicity and high quality workmanship.
I think I am on to a winner! The more I look into it the more I love everything about his style – it is contemporary but looks timeless and just FEELS right. Although I am almost certain I would find a way to create clutter (which the Shakers would hate) this is where my heart is. All I have to do now is convince my husband!
Clockwise from top left:
1 Shaker Kitchen in Oak & Mint Matt
2 Country kitchen in Sea Foam and Parchment Matt
3 Les Sablons Crackle Tiles
4 Vintage Ridged Glass Shade
5 Marble tiles
6 Shaker Kitchen in Super White Eggshell
7 KitchenAid Artisan Mixer in Ice Blue
8 Country kitchen in Sea Foam and Parchment Matt (detail)
9 Byron Outdoor Indoor Bench
I have collaborated with Wren Kitchens on this feature – but obviously in no way are you limited to their choices. There are tons of other kitchen companies available just a search on Google away.