Here you have it–an insider’s look at Wood-Mode’s 2010-11 new designs. Ken and I had the opportunity to preview these new kitchen cabinetry designs during a private viewing at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago (KBIS). These new design themes range from timeless country to quite contemporary.
“Easy elegance is an idea that is being seen in both traditional and contemporary décor,” according to John Troxell, Wood-Mode’s Director of Design. “Whether it’s a classic Southern home or a repurposed urban condo, the details are restrained but striking. In some cases these two seemingly diverse trends are layered on top of the other.” Keeping in mind the ever-changing tastes of its clientele, Wood-Mode will introduce a variety of new design themes.
Here is what the new lifestyle collections will include:
SOUTHERN RESERVE KITCHEN CABINETRY: This elegantly traditional design draws its inspiration from such key southern coastal cities as New Orleans and Charleston.
Southern Reserve: (Wide China Hutch) Features the new “Georgetown” Wood-Mode door style with a new rubbed finish, “Antique Leather,” that creates the aura of fine burnished furniture with a higher sheen and Gothic Chippendale mullion.
Southern Reserve: (Tapered Feet Hutch) Features a new finish, “Tavern,” on Cherry as well as an additional new Chippendale mullion pattern. This new door style is called “Passage.” The decorative striped inlay on the top drawer is optional–a perfect look for a wine-tasting room.
Southern Reserve: (Shutter Door Hutch) This armoire unit takes on a casual flair with an Opaque EGGSHELL finish and new “Shutter” construction door style — perfect for the beach house.
MODERN HISTORY THEME: Living up to its name, this unique design theme introduces innovative modern amenities to a historically inspired interior space. A new wood species, “Quarter-Sawn Walnut,” is shown in a rubbed finish and paired with a high-gloss white acrylic with white edge banding. The door style is Wood-Mode Vanguard.
PENTHOUSE VIEW: Sophisticated and contemporary, this striking unit has an Art Deco flair that will appeal to the discriminating client. Set within the broad door frames, X-mullions over recessed wood panels are highlighted with a silver metallic finish that enhances the custom gray opaque finish. The door style is Wood-Mode Sonoma.
WOODLAND MEADOWS THEME: Embracing the appeal of a cozy family home, this design theme proves that traditional elements never go out of style.
Woodland Meadows: (White Hutch) Features Brookhaven’s new “Madison” inset door with beading around the perimeter of the door and drawer head. The finish is Vintage Lace.
Woodland Meadows: (Credenza) Features Brookhaven’s new “Winter Haven” door. The finish on this piece is brown with black glaze on maple.
Woodland Meadows: (Country Hutch) Features a new wood species, Knotty Adler, for a country flair. This piece is shown in matte autumn with black glaze. The door style is Square Edge Andover.
EXPRESSIONS THEME: Sophisticated and contemporary, this design theme evokes the feel of an urban condo. A new laminate, “Smokey Pearwood” is shown in a textured finish. It features Brookhaven’s Vista door style with C-Channel pulls.