Design Trend: Statement Appliances

We've all heard of the statement necklace- the oversized or attention-grabbing accessory that brings an outfit together. Maybe you've also heard of the statement lipstick, statement shoe, or even the statement wall. Now; we're very happy indeed to report a statement trend we're loving- the statement appliance. Yes, this year we're seeing a huge upswing in the use of appliances in the kitchen not only as necessary and convenient, but they also genuinely contribute to good kitchen design in their own right as well. 

Don't worry, we're not talking about bringing back Harvest Gold or Avocado-hued appliances, but about the modern designs that are breathing new life into vintage-inspired appliances for today's kitchens.

lecorneu

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This range is hitting so many of the right notes for today's kitchen design- mixed metals, vintage-inspired detailing and luxurious finishes make this an incredible design feature for any kitchen. The gas range and legendary quality of Le Corneu's ranges also guarantee it ticks the boxes for kitchen performance- beauty and brains all in one.

smeg

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This Smeg mini-fridge perfectly illustrates how a vintage-inspired piece can add soul to a new space, while keeping it feeling fresh and modern. Using a white-on-wood colour palette, this space screams modern Scandanavian design, yet the round corners and warm white of the refrigerator makes the space both warm and approachable.

hoodrange

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This stunning kitchen has a beautiful modern gas range - but it is the range hood which steals the show in this kitchen. With an old-world feel, this zinc range hood pays tribute to classical kitchen elements. While oversized, this range hood feels appropriate for the space thanks to its simple design. This kitchen also uses a combination of vintage-inspired and modern materials for a perfect blend of old and new.

Inspiration from bygone days is nothing new in design- but what is new is the increasing ability of the consumer to find unique styles to fit their homes perfectly. We're always so excited to see retailers offering such a wide variety of  products, because it allows our customers to create a kitchen that is truly one-of-a-kind.