Best of KBIS 2015
At Callier & Thompson, it’s our job to stay on top of the kitchen and bath trends. And what a fun job it is! . . . especially when we get to travel to Vegas for KBIS (the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) to see all those trends in one place! This year’s show took place just a couple weeks ago and was chocked full of inspiration and innovation. From coffee makers you control with your smart phone to textured back splashes inspired by geodes, we’re excited about what’s to come in the kitchen and bath industry.
Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite bits and pieces from the show:
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Tile manufactures are looking beyond the white subway tile and playing with shapes, texture and materials. The Geode Collection from Ann Sacks is a great example of thinking outside the 3×6 rectangle . . .
“Inspired by a natural geode’s duality of sparkling crystal within a seemingly ordinary rock, [Ann Sack’s Andy Fleishman Geode Collection] marries smooth surfaces with rough ones, and strict linearity with Geode’s designs are both visually intriguing and enticingly tactile. The repeating patterns, appealing colors and the interplay of the polished raised surfaces with the granular troughs create installations that are unusually beautiful and utterly unique.”
The rustic look will continue to gain even more traction in 2015. Rustic style is at its chicest when modern and clean materials like Carrara Marble are juxtaposed against reclaimed, knotty or weathered wood, heavy metals, earthy tones and other rustic materials.
Shades of Gray
Sophisticated, subtle, and not at all boring, varied shades of gray will run rampant in cabinetry, flooring and tile. The bathroom shown below makes use of the gray spectrum to create a luxe and serene tone-on-tone look.
Mix & Match
In fashion, nobody expects you to match your purse to your shoes. And in kitchen design, there’s no rule that your upper cabinets must match your lowers or that your island countertops have to be the same as all the others. The combinations are limitless . . . mix black with white, marble with butcher block or metal with weathered wood. No rules is the rule of the day.