Northcote home - Interiors photography
Suzi Appel Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Why hide It?A concealed or built-in chimney is integrated into the kitchen and out of sight. Hiding a chimney, or any appliance for that matter, helps focus the attention on the kitchen cabinetry and other design elements, rather than on the appliance itself. Concealed chimney are especially beneficial in a small kitchen, which can get visually cluttered when lots of appliances are out in the open.
Thanks to the incredible diversity of products on the market today, decorating with tiles is a much freer exercise than it was 10 or 20 years ago. “There are so many different looks you can bring through with tiles, and everyone’s able to introduce a little bit of their personality to their homes, which is fun,” Gilding says. Interestingly, colour seems to be taking a back seat – with black, grey and white dominating the palette – while pattern and texture take centre stage.