May 5, 2014
Before and After: An Industrial Kitchen Gets a Sophisticated Makeover
[caption id="attachment_53132" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Before[/caption] It can be difficult to add warmth and homeyness to industrial spaces, but that's no style challenge a good designer can't tackle. Sunday night on Nate Berkus's home renovation series American Dream Builders, the team led by Chicago-based designer Lukas Machnik brought its A-game. The designers transformed dim, depressing empty room with exposed beams and dreary paint into a bright, sophisticated modern kitchen with traditional touches. After installing sleek modern cabinetry and a streamlined dining table, they created depth and warmth with cognac leather dining chairs and an oversize gilded mirror. A small tree, a silver tray, and groupings of pillar candles added a little femininity, which balanced the more modern shapes and lines beautifully. [caption id="attachment_53133" align="aligncenter" width="650"] After[/caption] [caption id="attachment_53134" align="aligncenter" width="650"] After[/caption] [caption id="attachment_53135" align="aligncenter" width="650"] After[/caption] Like what you see? Tune into American Dream Builders on Sundays at 8/7C. The next episode airs on May 18.