Contemporary Modernist Kitchen, Los Altos, CA
Photographed for Rutt of Los altos and Rutt Hancrafted Cabinetry
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I was attracted to the energy of this stunning contemporary design. The strong contrast of the cabinetry and counter were enhanced by adding the nearly overexposed windows visible beyond the pass-through.
The composition was strong but unbalanced. We kept the styling of the counter uncluttered to be in keeping with the clean lines of the cabinetry. We added the painting in the foyer, seen through the doorway, which gives the eye somewhere to go after being launched deep into the image by the line of the counter. I included the chair, orchid and part of the ceiling fixture to create visual balance. By using these elements to visually close the composition the viewer’s eye is directed back into the image, so the contrast of the cabinets and the geometry of the stove’s back splash can capture the viewer’s attention.