inspiration of the week: a bold pink, green & brass kitchen
here it is…
fun and bright in Melbourne, Australia
In 2017 this fun, bright, modern kitchen was renovated by one of the founders of Kip&Co, Alex McCabe. If you’re not familiar with Kip&Co, they sell fun, colorful, bedding for kids and adults along with home decor items. Be sure to find some time and check out this store. I’m sure you’ll see something you can’t live without!
There is so much I love about this kitchen. First, off it’s not very big but maximizes every square inch so that it’s incredibly functional. Functionality is the key ingredient to a great kitchen. Second, I love the window garden above the cabinets. The green leaves help to soften the sharp lines of the kitchen cabinets. However, I’m sure it’s a challenge to water the plants. I wonder if she has a built-in watering system of some sort?
The brass cabinets are a show stopper! The homeowner aged them all by hand using apple cider vinegar. As time goes by, they will look better and better. The warm aged brass works so well with the crocodile bamboo quartzite counters and backsplash. The movement in the stone is a nice contrast to the sharp cabinets and the wood-paneled wall. If you would like to learn more about the difference between quartz and quartzite countertops, click here.
A custom pink concrete island is the other showstopper in this kitchen. Pink concrete is something I’m not sure I would have ever thought of using, and I find it to be super crazy. However, can you imagine a different product or color in this kitchen? I can’t, and I love it!
I also love how the faucet and the thin island bar light are a brushed black and tie in with the molding on the wall of glass doors that lead to the back yard. White would have been too much of a contrast against the backsplash and chrome, or nickel would have just looked funny against the brass cabinets.
Would you be daring enough to use brass cabinets with a bold pink and green counter? Saying it out-loud sounds utterly crazy, however seeing it in person is utterly amazing! I hope you have a great week and have enjoyed this visual treat!