Published at Saturday, 26 August 2017 by Edgard Faure in Cabinets & Drawer, with total 30 drawings.
Gracefully lilting S-curve moldings and cabriole legs are hallmarks of French design, rooted in Louis XIV furniture. Here the relaxed S curve shapes the mullioned doors of upper cabinets. Carved cabriole legs support the farmhouse sink as if it were a piece of furniture and help blend it in with the base cabinets. The island boasts characteristic French accents as well: Reeded molding bands the top edge, and the sinuous corner corbels are carved with traditional shells and bell flowers. The island's soft blue paint was sanded, crackled, and glazed with raw umber for an antique patina.
Having glass kitchen cabinets doesn't mean you have to replace your cabinets. If your existing cabinets are in good condition, you can install glass inserts instead. Adding muntins to a plain glass design that mimics the architectural designs and moldings of the house will add a sense of continuity and bring all the elements together for a finished look.
A mix of open and closed storage is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. This kitchen mixes storage types and color for a bold look with an industrial edge. The base cabinets establish the clean-line modern setting with sleek slab-front doors and hidden hinges, while grounding the functional room with classic wood fronts. Vibrant red open shelves put dishes easily within reach overhead while displaying them with artistic appeal. Frosted-glass doors keep upper cabinets from overwhelming with bold color and top-hinge design provides easy access to the highest cabinets.