DESIGN LINES – The Living Kitchen Show – Part 2 by Cheryl Torrenueva

Spring is just around the corner (or at least that’s what the ground hog is saying) and it’s time to get inspired! Luckily the KDC has done all the work for you and scouted some of the coolest and hottest trends from the Living Kitchen Show in Germany! Emphasizing lines is huge this year and there are some very innovative ways that designers around the world are demonstrating this. Check out my top picks for the coolest “Design lines” from the show.


Ohhhh…I love how these lines are used on these base cabinets to look like “Burberry” plaid. This classic fabric pattern instantly adds a unique fashionable edge to any kitchen island. It’s the perfect way to add personality and style without having to renovate your entire space.


Design Trends at the Living Kitchen Show – like a “Burberry” plaid



Layers of painted wood sandwiched together add instant drama to this drawer unit. The vertical arrangement and colour placement mimics an equalizer or barcode giving it a very digital feel. I could picture this going into a modern loft kitchen space instead of a traditional sideboard.

Modern look with vertical lines


Open wood and metal pendant shades are replacing the traditional round fabric drums of the past. The idea here is to have all the function of a practical light, but to cast shadows on the walls at the same time, giving your space that extra “cool factor” when entertaining. Group several fixtures together over a large harvest table for a more dramatic look.


New look pendant shades in wood and metal


Wowza! I absolutely love the lines of this chandelier. Since the arms are covered in rope, the fixture feels lighter and the soft lines add character to a piece that would normally feel quite heavy. Gone are the days of linear arrangements of mini pendants above your kitchen table. Go for large statement pieces and clusters which are a “must have” for 2013.


Character building chandelier


Do you remember the last time you doodled? Well this time, you can make it count. Sketching random lines and doodling on the walls is not only fun, but it adds texture and visual interest to any boring wall.


When doodling becomes design

Emphasizing linear elements don’t have to stop at the vertical and horizontal lines of your furniture. Let your imagination go and add some European flare to your space this year!

More great inspiration to come from the KDC!



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