Little Venice, LondonContemporary Kitchen, London
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54 Ways With Mirrors Part IV: Mix modern and antiqueIf you don’t want, or can’t fit in, a vintage, framed mirror, choosing antiqued glass for a mirrored splashback instead can add interest and soften an ultra-modern scheme, as seen here.Check out, too, that nifty built-on dining table. It’s a nice alternative to the classic breakfast bar. What could have been a slimline extension has been cleverly enlarged with a curved oval tabletop, which maxes eating space without taking up floor space in this compact kitchen-diner.
Go half and halfIt’s not unusual to see a bank of one colour on wall cupboards and a different shade on base units, but why not try dividing materials vertically, as in this stylish design? The contrast of slick, plain white units on one half of the kitchen works incredibly well against the exotic striped wood doors on the other – with the white dining chairs offering a clever visual link between the two.