“A lot of homes are starting to do a live edge countertop for the breakfast bar,” Matt says. “What a live edge is, essential it’s a piece of lumber but instead of it being a square cut on the end of it, it’s got the natural features of the log.”
In Your Home: The touch of natural wood at the edge of a breakfast bar counter is a subtle way to continue the wood texture throughout the house, without overwhelming the decor with one texture.
6. Chimney Style Range Hoods
Playing up the contrast of the stainless steel range hoods against wood walls and painted cabinetry makes for a very trendy, modern look.
“We used to see a lot of wood facade, but stainless steel are a lot more common,” says Nash. “That mixture of textures that’s a lot more common in log homes than it is in standard home. Because you’ve got this automatic texture everywhere, people are really playing off of that by picking up on different textures in the room.”
In Your Home: A smooth, reflective metal is a beautiful way to play up the contrast between your bold cabinets and the wood of a log home.
Your Kitchen, Your Style
Log home kitchens can be rustic and traditional, or modern and contemporary – it’s all in the details. We’ve seen our clients run the gamut in their own homes, or even mix up the two extremes together.
“Clients still want that rustic charm, but it’s more subdued,” says Katsis. “A rustic wood floor and a few rustic accents pieces will usually do the trick when mixed into a modern backdrop.”
While log homes may bring to mind rustic decor, don’t feel limited in your design options! Playing with texture and bringing modern color and finishes into the mix, you can create a modern, stylish kitchen in your log home.
What does your dream kitchen look like? Are you playing with texture for 2016, or are you in love with a more traditional log home look?