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Modern Kitchens 2007

Here is a collection of modern kitchens, snapped at the kitchen show a few months back in Las Vegas. I have not put these images up till now, and it's interesting to compare them with the Scandinavian modern kitchens I just photographed in August. Some of these kitchens were made to showcase appliances, and some were showcasing cabinetry. Perhaps you can see that the trend of tile walls is strong. A bright color trend is seen, as well as dark shades of cabinets in these images, also strong. Quite frankly, I think some of these are uninspiring, at least to my eye, a few others are good, and the second to last image is a great example of just way too much going on...putting different materials together just because you can!

What's your take...and preferences?


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Being more of a traditionalist, I like #9 and love #10. The cabinetry in 9 is more traditional and I do like the stainless quilted looking backsplash. And I love the white cabinets and pale blue glass backsplash in #10. That I could totally see in a little city pied-a-terre!

Mmmmmmmmm, nice, to #10, even thought it's just a little shot, that's all that's needed.

October 9, 2007 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

It's funny - I like some items, colors and materials here or there but not any of the combinations.

The tile in #10 is called Venetian tile (in Germany) and was modern in the 1970s. Had it in red on the kitchen floor once.

But it's interesting: there are so many things out there and it's hard to find combinations and arrangements that just feel *right*.

October 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

Connie, thanks for your input, I was hoping you'd see this and come back to give me your impressions. I think it's interesting to see what's being shown in the US show.

At this moment, I'm in a hotel room in Pennsylvania, having gone to a northeast regional kitchen show. I'll fill you in on what I saw maybe tomorrow or the next day. I also have images!

October 9, 2007 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

I agree. Too much in that 2nd to last photo. I love the last one. I tend to like less trendy and more classic, especially with more permanent areas of the home like kitchen. I like contemporary, but tailored, with that "less is more" attitude.

October 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatiedid

You hit the nail on the head with that description, katie! I'm with you, there.

October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

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