Discriminating homeowners in search of luxurious design can be stymied by coldness in high-end style, leaving them longing for a warm environment that still portrays a unique point-of-view. Mediterino does this by marrying old world charm with luxurious modern appointments.
Diana Schrage, interior designer at the Kohler Design Center, says the styling of Mediterino makes it seem as though the "kitchen has lived there for some time, though updates like the flat screen television and contemporary chandelier affirm this kitchen is living in the present."
The timeless elegance of Mediterino is reinforced in nearly every design element, from floor to ceiling. The floor's great slabs of Ann Sacks® Antique Belgian Java Stone look as though they have lain there for decades. The warm-hued CANAC Mediterino™ Suite, which evokes all the comfort and craftsmanship of a traditional old world Italian kitchen, lends ambiance.
"The Canac Mediterino cabinetry has a rustic, yet refined beauty" says Schrage. The countertop features creamy white Carrara marble that conveys both luxury and a rustic atmosphere. The space is further enhanced by antique shutters over the Dickinson™ apron-front, undercounter kitchen sink and the reclaimed wooden beams that run overhead. Schrage says of the space, "timeless elements like honed Carrara marble countertops contrast beautifully with imperfect stucco walls." This kitchen, rustic only in appearance, is laced with modern conveniences. Situated under the gentle tiled arch that houses the range is the PRO CookSink™ - a 15" self-rimming sink that performs all the functions of a standard sink plus steaming, boiling, poaching, blanching and other water-based cooking. The HiRise™ wall-mount kitchen pot filler, a soon to be staple in many households, is conveniently installed to reach any of the pots on the range, as well as service the PRO CookSink, thus eliminating the need to carry water-laden cookware around the kitchen.
In addition, a flat panel television and modern chandelier bring subtle, modern juxtaposition against the rustic design in this warm and refined sanctuary and are sure to delight the gourmet chef in every home. The Dickinson apron-front, undercounter kitchen sink brings distinctive styling to a standard sink space and is constructed of durable KOHLER® Cast Iron. Paired with the Dickinson sink, the Antique™ wall-mount kitchen sink faucet enhances the old world essence of the space. The Iron/Tones® self-rimming undercounter kitchen sink, nestled in the Carrara marble topped bakers island - indispensable in preparation and display - is the perfect addition for anyone who loves to entertain. The Fairfax® Tall single-control lavatory faucet, mounted above the Iron/Tones sink, evokes images of a provincial water pump. A thoughtful mixture of antiquity and modern luxury, Mediterino produces an inviting, functional haven and a welcome breath of fresh design air.