I’m always happy to see a new house visit over at The Dos Family. They photograph and style so beautifully that they manage to make the most the most lived in spaces look like a magazine spread. This kitchen is a case in point:
The kitchen itself is nothing special – it’s tiny, old cabinets (from when, 1970 something?), standard white tiles, and a bare light-bulb hanging from the ceiling. It’s really the opposite of what most of us try to show when photographing our latest work. But with bold paint, cheerful accessories, and especially, the way it is photographed, suddenly it’s charming and inspiring. And although it’s shooting myself in the foot as far as the kitchen design business goes, I’d rather look at something cheerful and life filled like this than, for instance, this kind of “$9,900 Flat Custom Remodel”:
I’m know I’m preaching to the choir, if you read design blogs you are probably not looking for this style of kitchen (I hope!). This is almost an example of “timeless design”, isn’t it? Actually timeless lack of design – it looked bad in the 80′s and it looks bad now. Better to save your $9,900, spare the trees and the planet until you can do something that actually has value. And check out The Dos Family and others of that ilk (even here) for plenty more examples of what paint and imagination can do.