This is the kind of design I’ve become more and more attracted to lately, and it’s a style I think must be terribly difficult to achieve well. The level of restraint used, combined with the terrific eye for selecting exactly the right pieces, leads to an overall feeling of sophistication within a somewhat bare space. Only exactly what’s needed is used, and that’s used perfectly. Yet this is no minimalist museum–it’s still so inviting.
What’s caught my eye in this small kitchen is the wood (in the third image it appears to be wallpaper made to look like pieces of old crates) used on that back wall inset. It really adds interest to what could otherwise be a pretty sterile looking space.