Getting that “retro” look
There’s a growing design trend out there for mid-century design. Just look at anything Jonathan Adler is doing and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
My last blog post was a look back into the ’60s, and the evolution of the “modern” look in appliances. I get such a kick out of some of the cool designs that came out of that era, so I started looking for new materials that are available today that can give you that retro look with a fresh new approach.
Here’s some products I’ve found that are classically modern and stand the test of time.
CABINETRY: Kraftmaid‘s square recessed panel door design in the Willow color, combined with the same door in white and trimmed out in Cinnamon stained cherry, is a contemporary take on a typical Shaker style. I love the way the cherry trim softens the hard edges on the white cabinets and gives it a whole new look.
HARDWARE: I love Atlas Hardware’s Modernist cabinet pull.
COUNTERTOP MATERIAL: Wilsonart‘s Linearity laminate from its commercial line has a retro look with a slightly modern vibe…
PLUMBING: Chicago Faucets’ deck-mounted faucet with attached soap holder is priced under $300. Love its wall-mounted one too!
A sink with built-in drainboard from Oliveri for around $600.
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