Warm Contemporary

Dec 28, 2016

Warm and contemporary go together like water and wood, right? Think again! This year, at KBIS 2017, Wellborn Cabinet Inc. will have customers and designers alike taking a second look at this stunning design.

Wellborn Cabinet Inc. is elated to reveal their new Full Access Frameless line, Aspire Cabinetry, at KBIS 2017. Available in the first quarter of 2017, the introduction of this product is sure to add the finishing touches to the mountain of product currently available with Wellborn Cabinet Inc. This Full Access Frameless vignette combines modern elements, with a warm and welcoming feel that is sure to turn heads.

Weight and Balance

Balance is the distribution of visual weight. This is especially important in kitchens because of the many materials included in one space. When looking at this vignette, notice the eye drifting towards the darkest material in the room. The storage cabinet, located on the far right, was outfitted in the rich Modesto Espresso Maple. Here, the designer balanced the look by pulling this color and texture across the kitchen with the open shelves and open wall cabinets.

Opposite the dark Espresso Maple you will find the Morristown Husk Alder covering the Larder Cupboard. The visual weight of this lighter material also has a rippling affect as it has been pulled horizontally starting with the Larder and skipping onto the upper wall cabinets.

This vignette provides visual weight of objects, space, and color; each working together to achieve visual variety and balance.

The Return of Larder Cupboards

The traditional Larder — a small storage room used to store food — has long been replaced by modern refrigeration. But Larder love is still out there, only this time it’s more commonly seen in the form of a Larder cupboard.

In this vignette, the Larder is most important as it provides much needed room for storage. Outfitted with an Illuminating Pantry Storage Kit and Full Extension Soft Close Sliding Shelf’s, this unique use of space is perfect for this extensive design.

Design Details

For added charm, the designer used Illuminated Super Seedy glass doors to form a hand-crafted look above the wall cabinets and storage unit.

The base cabinetry showcases more of a modern look with the Arcadia Sorrell Alder door style featuring all wood drawers with natural wood interior.

This vignette also features mat gold metal hardware and a stainless steal hood. Combined, the mix in metal’s add to the warm contemporary design.

Dual-Purpose Island

This kitchen was truly built to entertain. Entertaining requires space and functionality and this kitchen provides both! This island was fitted with two different elevations, with each elevation serving it’s own purpose: the lower island holds entertaining essentials and acts as an impromptu buffet line, while the raised section serves as a counter-height breakfast bar. The lower section features Midtown Bronze Leather and the raised area features Espresso Maple. Also, a unique feature of the raised section is the You Draw It legs. Each leg was customized using the Chunky Shaker Table Legs to create added detail on the foot.

Excellence Is in The Details

With the kitchen truly representing the heart of the home, it is most imperative to stock it with limitless accessories. See below for everything available in this vignette:

  • Deep Drawer Pegged Dish Organizer’s
  • Wood Drawer Spice Rack
  • Curved Knife Block Insert
  • Cutlery Organizer Insert with Wrap Holder
  • Under Sink Caddie
  • Wooden Sliding Drawers

With this design contemporary may have been the arrangement, but warm and inviting was the result. Space is bountiful, functionality is ideal and the visual variety is charming—making this vignette perfect for all design trends.


Ashley Robinson


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Full Set Vignette
Dual-Purpose Island
Cutlery Organizer Insert

Wood Drawer Spice Rack
Storage Cabinet