•Learn the elements of Mediterranean design.
•Find out how you can create a warm, rustic feel in your kitchen.
Homeowners in search of luxurious design are sometimes put off by the spareness of high-end contemporary style. Mediterino, a kitchen located in the Kohler Design Center, finds the happy medium between high-end style and comfortable, Old World charm.
Diana Schrage, interior designer at the Kohler Design Center, says the styling of Mediterino makes it seem as though the "kitchen has lived there for some time, though updates like the flat screen television and contemporary chandelier affirm [that] this kitchen is living in the present."
The timeless elegance of Mediterino is reinforced in nearly every design element, from the Dickinson™ apron-front undercounter kitchen sink. The result is a room that evokes all the comfort and craftsmanship of a traditional Italian kitchen.
Says Schrage, "Timeless elements like honed Carrara marble countertops contrast beautifully with the imperfect stucco walls. The Canac Mediterino cabinetry has a rustic, yet refined beauty."
Rustic only in appearance, the kitchen features a host of modern conveniences.
The HiRise™ wall-mount kitchen pot filler is conveniently installed to reach any of the pots on the range, thus eliminating the need to carry pots of water around the kitchen.
- A flat panel television and chandelier bring subtle, modern elements to a predominantly rustic space.
The Dickinson apron-front, undercounter kitchen sink brings distinctive styling to a standard sink space. Paired with the Dickinson sink, the Antique™ wall-mount kitchen sink faucet enhances the room's vintage charm.
When entertaining and preparing food, it's almost a requirement to have a stainless steel sink. The Iron/Tones® self-rimming undercounter kitchen sink, nestled in the Carrara marble topped baker's island, is the perfect addition for culinary duties. The Fairfax® tall single-control lavatory faucet, mounted above the Iron/Tones sink, evokes images of a provincial water pump, emphasizing the kitchen's theme in blending old design with modern quality.