Sponsored: At the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Homepolish’s Mandy Cheng served as an expert on a panel about color in design and styled a model kitchen for Frigidaire with a “modern cottage” vibe.
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (aka KBIS) is an annual gathering of industry professionals and designers, centered around the latest and greatest in products, trends, and technology related to the world of K&B. Dipping our toes in the veritable waters, Homepolish was excited to participate for the first time this year with Frigidaire by our side. Frigidaire Gallery (if you are unfamiliar with the brand, chances are you’ll spy it somewhere in your kitchen), launched a new suite of appliances and asked for our help to style one of its five show kitchens for the three-day show in Orlando. Homepolish’s was put on the job.
The Frigidaire team took care of the shell of the kitchen, outfitting the booth with sleek, glass-fronted Ikea cabinetry with recessed lighting to illuminate the contents inside. Necessarily, the brand also incorporated appliances from its latest Frigidaire Gallery Smudge-Proof Black Stainless ® line: a French door refrigerator, dishwasher, double wall oven, free-standing gas range, and over-the-range microwave. The appliances add an upgraded modern finish to the kitchen and are super easy to clean (and smudge-proof!). The tuxedo black color is perfect for minimalistic kitchens, and allowed Mandy and the Frigidaire team to play with colors and finishes in the rest of the model kitchen.
In this particular case, the brand asked Mandy to style the space in a “modern cottage” vibe (perfect since she identifies herself as a “modern camp” aesthetic). As is the case with trade shows, the space wouldn’t be a reality until opening day. Luckily, Mandy has a background in production design, so she was able to quickly decide on a design direction for the space and execute it, working from the preliminary renderings Frigidaire provided. In keeping with our recent trend predictions, she mixed a variety of metal finishes such as gold and brass and adding in white accents. To bring some color and dimension to the glass-fronted cabinets, Mandy used books and baskets the same way you would show off dishware. For the tabletop, Mandy added tiny plants and herbs to bring life into the space and placed utensils in cups to add height. Honestly, we wish we could plop down at the table and have a bite.
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