Designer Martina Carpelan (the official website is currently down right now, but check back soon) came up with an idea that is both creative and functional. This simple and elegant storage unit we found on bookofjoe can be positioned anywhere in the house, where two walls intersect. Made entirely out of wood, it goes well in a traditional decor, but in a contemporary one as well. Moreover, it can be of great help in various interiors, from the kitchen to the living room. Here is a small description from the designer: “Kulma, corner in Finnish, is a shelf to be hung either in a positive or a negative corner of a room. The idea is to utilize and highlight both the space within the shelf and the corner surrounding the shelf.” We salute the simplicity and versatility of this design and would like to know if you find it as practical as we do.
Thinking of giving your kitchen a refined and refreshing makeover as you head into summer and fall? Few colors out there bring that perfect balance between sophistication and eye-catching elegance like gray and yellow. A combination that is quickly catching on across the globe largely because of the new-found love for gray in the last few years, it is still a novelty when it comes to the contemporary kitchen. While gorgeous gray and yellow bedrooms and stylish living rooms with this classy color duo are far easier to find, kitchens still seem to be largely stuck in the ‘white along with bright color’ mode.
Another great use of tiles to give the kitchen its dose of yellow and gray, this is an idea for those who are not too keen on too much yellow disturbing the existing color scheme of their home. The dozen or so lemon yellow tiles combined with gray and white pieces still make plenty of visual impact and yet also seem to gently melt away into the backdrop. Notice here how the LED strip lighting literally puts the smart backsplash under the spotlight.