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panels, under-counter or under-bench lighting to create
mood and task lighting at night."
A natural kitchen space imparts a sense of connection
to land, reminding us of the relationship between the
food we eat and the earth from which it's generated.
In the bathroom, natural materials and tones create
a tranquil ambience, transforming the space into a
sanctuary where we can relax and unwind.
Teresa says the process of designing a natural room
should be just that: natural.
"It is our approach to search for the inevitable solution,
reducing elements to their essence without being
preoccupied about minimalism.
"After understanding the site, the program and the
client, the solution should always feel as though it could
be no other way."
The Bulthaup b2 kitchen epitomises the simplicity
and warmth of a well-designed natural kitchen.
Pale wood and earth tones make it an inviting space
where you can be creative and draw inspiration from
That's the beauty of natural kitchens and bathrooms
-- they make life's little problems seem insignificant in
context of the land.
The Materia Collection, designed by Carlo Colombo for Antonio Lupi,
is a fusion of wood veneer cabinets, stainless steel fittings and crisp white
basins. Available at K&B Exclusive Group.
These three bathrooms by Retreat Design give
consideration to light, natural materials and warm tones.
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