In the Showroom with Greg – 1 Kitchen, 2 Looks

Greg Laciak is Greentea Design’s lead designer.  When Greg’s not helping clients plan their dream kitchen he’s often in the showroom giving it that quintessential Greentea vibe.  With an unmatched eye for what’s beautiful and how it all fits together, The Design Tree is delighted to have Greg as a guest contributor.  Here he demonstrates the versatility of design and aesthetic of one Greentea Kitchen.

Craftsmanship and beautiful Asian-inspired detail sum up Greentea’s Kitchens.  But that hardly means you’re tied to one look.  Here we have one kitchen done two ways, where it’s all about accessories:

Imagine the scent of that fresh baked pie cooling on the island (it’s apple with a cinnamon sugared crust if that helps).  This kitchen really captures the feeling of fresh-baked goodness:  warm, inviting, and comfortable.   To get this look, we outfitted the kitchen with antique and vintage pieces like the McCoy pottery collection.  The green here works to lend a fresh contrast to the warm honey tones of the fruitwood cabinetry.  And we played up that down-home feeling by adding the antique wall shelf.  What guest wouldn’t want to wile away an afternoon in this kitchen sipping tea and sharing a slice of pie?  That’s the good life.

Now here’s the chef’s kitchen: at once edgy and glamorous, ready for impressive multi-course dinner parties. To achieve a decidedly upscale look we married a range of pieces including art, found objects, and high-end cookery.  The driftwood serving platter is a bold feature that balances the refined collection of art and framed French plaster impressions; while the matte black cookware works to capture both the organic rawness of the driftwood and the sophistication of the art. And the luxury of having your own herb garden right in your kitchen? C’est magnifique, n’est pas?

A close-up look at some of the art, accessories, and dishware that tie this look together.  Those beautiful acacia wood nesting bowls on the counter could be yours.  Hop on over to our Facebook page for your chance to win 1 of 3 sets of the beautiful bowls. Best of luck!

Contest closes May 31, 2011. Full contest details are available here.

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2 Responses to In the Showroom with Greg – 1 Kitchen, 2 Looks

  1. stephanie delgado says:

    Very beautiful! A true work of art.

  2. Linda S Andrews says:

    I love the way the cabinets are designed so that your china and crystal can be shown as the works of art that as they should be. I searched in Japan for many months before picking my china and making the purchase and it is beautiful. I love showing it off so I really like your cabinets and I hope to one day be able to own cabinets of this design.

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