ITALKRAFT MANAGING PARTNER DIANA VIERA SHARE THE TOP KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS OF THE SEASON.
Colored kitchen cabinets in a private residence
The bespoke home design brand ITALKRAFT (@italkraft) gives your home a luxurious Italian influence with its individual, elegant and innovative designs for the kitchen, bathroom and cupboard. Traditional Italian craftsmanship combined with current contemporary design styles is applied throughout the process, maintaining four main pillars: advice, design, manufacture and installation. Diana Viera learned the business directly from founder Alex Xakoustis, and her passion and commitment to the company have guided her through many founding roles. Now, at just 29, her expertise and creative mind has enabled her to become a managing partner. Given the new emphasis on home design over the past year, we talked to Viera about trends she noticed in the kitchen.
Colorful blue tinted kitchen
Tell us about some of the kitchen design trends that are happening right now.
In the past year, the wishes and needs of customers for their home have changed in the design world. The trends include colorful kitchens: we’re seeing a strong comeback in colorful kitchens. A stronger relationship with nature: With more time being spent indoors in the past year, people are trying to incorporate nature into future designs as much as possible. Texture, texture, texture: as expected, we are already seeing an increasing demand for more texture and depth. Metals as Accents: Bringing in a metal like bronze or gold is the perfect way to maintain simplicity while creating a more dynamic look. Movable islands to maximize space requirements: Mobile kitchen islands will become an increasingly popular design trend in the future.
Glass and metal accents in a kitchen, all designed by ITALKRAFT.
We noticed a lot of missing devices. Can you tell us more about this trend?
This is a big trend for 2021. There’s something so sleek and satisfying about a clean, uncluttered, minimalist kitchen. With our new designs, customers can keep all of their gadgets and items they need while also having the ability to hide it all and create a chic space.
HOW DO YOUR NEW YORK CUSTOMERS ADAPT TO LIFE IN SOUTH FLORIDA?
The New York vibe is beautiful and more advanced. New Yorkers bring their interior design style with them. We are working on several projects with our moving customers in New York. They also bring their interior designers who want their home to look just like it does in town. This brings a different, multicultural sense to the traditional Miami design that we see so often.
TOP TIPS FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO IMPROVE THEIR HOME KITCHEN WITHOUT APPLYING A COMPLETE REDESIGN?
One option is to install various accessories that add a touch of uniqueness and individuality. Upgrading goes a long way. Another tip could be to swap out the countertop and bring in completely different materials or colors. Lastly, I recommend working with your existing cabinets but integrating glass doors throughout to replace traditional doors. This adds so much to the look of the closet wall space and brings new beauty with a 3D effect.
Photography by: COURTESY OF ITALKRAFT