As we approach the final weeks of Spring, we asked our resident kitchen expert and River North Design District (RNDD) designer member, Scott Dresner of Dresner Design to share with us a few of the design trends he’s been seeing this Spring and easy ways to incorporate them into your home.
Function is key, especially when it comes to a high-traffic space like the kitchen. That’s why we’ve seen a trend this year towards making parts of your kitchen serve double duty, like this desk Scott designed, which has a sliding door that closes to hide your laptop, paperwork, and any other kitchen clutter, keeping your kitchen – and your mind – in order.
Another trend we are seeing this year is bright, bold colors in the home – especially the kitchen. Color is the easiest way to add some personality into your home and liven up any space. Bold colors can be intimidating, but the key is balance.
Scott paired his blue kitchens with light, natural wood elements to balance out the color. Be bold. Try adding some color into your home!
This laundry room/office combo Dresner designed in Highland Park packs a serious punch. The red gloss lacquer cabinets with aluminum edging are from Stosa Cucine. The red really pops against the stained concrete floors and white formica countertops.
All photos by Jim Tschetter.
About Dresner Design
Scott Dresner is a prominent kitchen designer and custom builder who has designed and installed over 7500 kitchens and baths across the country during his 30-year storied career. He approaches each project from both a practical and creative point of view understanding the big picture; seamlessly blending design and function while using quality and innovative building methods. Scott’s aesthetic is influenced by European design and he masters style, balance and proportion using exquisite his own private label of Italian made cabinetry. Visit www.dresnerdesign.com for more information.