Warm Wood and Cool Black Makes for a Dynamic Kitchen Design

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Who: Kirsten Diane, designer

Where: Georgina, Ontario

Why we love this pic: The trendy black cabinetry gives this kitchen a cool edge that's perfectly complemented by the classic area rug. Meanwhile, soft wood and woven pendant lights balance the cool feel of the cabinets with plenty of welcoming warmth, creating a design that's equally dynamic and inviting.

The takeaway: Play with contrasts, like warm and cool, to add compelling dimension to a design.

Get the look:

Oriental Bazaar Bamboo Pendant Light, $29

Safavieh Hamadan Rug, $74.14

Leclair Vase by Surya, $78.03

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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