Eye Spy a Trend: Mixed Material Cabinetry

For those of us who feel that reclaimed wood isn't quite sleek enough,
 and laquered cabinetry is too sleek-
 these beauties have the best of both worlds..

I spotted this on the lovely Ashlina's blog, The Decorista

There's much to see here, but focus in on those lower cabinets..
that's not a door treatment you see every day.
From French Elle Decor - c'est parfait, non?

Another example, for those of who are us white kitchen lovers..

Here's the flipside, wood frames and laquered doors - I LOVE this one:

A whole kitchen is quite a commitment.
Perhaps a piece of furniture to update a room?

There's loads of mixed bag options floating about:

Gorgeous wood and leather cabinet.. 

Walnut Leather Cabinet

The sexy Seguro media console from Crate and Barrel..

The Pratt Desk from West Elm..

Pratt Desk

The Dandelion Graphic Dresser is a decorative take on mixed-materials:
Dandelion Graphic Dresser

A few of Ikea's newest products:

Mandal Series

MANDAL 4-drawer chest white Width: 31 1/8 " Depth: 18 7/8 " Height: 40 1/2 "  Width: 79 cm Depth: 48 cm Height: 103 cm  MANDAL 6-drawer dresser white Width: 54 3/4 " Depth: 18 7/8 " Height: 31 1/8 "  Width: 139 cm Depth: 48 cm Height: 79 cm

Stuva storage combo

STUVA Storage combination with bench white Width: 118 1/8 " Depth: 19 5/8 " Height: 50 3/8 "  Width: 300 cm Depth: 50 cm Height: 128 cm
and if you fancy a DIY, a so-easy-it-will-take-your-breath-away Ikea hack:

I like the contrast of rustic and refined,
smooth and rough,
light and dark.

It makes a space more interesting, yes?

til next time..

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