Furniture Design – Surface Textures

One of our favorite places in the home to explore our creativity is in the kitchen.  The kitchen is a natural gathering place where people are typically relaxed and enjoying each other, especially if there’s a talented chef in the family.

There’s just something magical about cooking or entertaining in a beautiful kitchen.  The food looks better, the wine is tastier, and the company lingers…

As we consider the design concept of a kitchen as part of the home's overall furniture design, we take into account not only functionality, but also visual appeal.  In the kitchen featured in this photo, we combined a glass and stone backsplash that complimented the chocolate stain, with grey overtones of the cabinets; which, in turn, contrasted nicely with the sandy driftwood tile floor planks.  The unique granite countertops incorporated this beachfront home’s color palette of grey, taupe, white and even hints of the spa blue/green and provided a classy, yet functional surface for kitchen prep, cooking, as well as entertaining.

Sophisticated, yet casual and comfortable…… this kitchen will serve these homeowners, family and guests for years to come.


Decker Ross Interiors has successfully served the Tampa Bay area for over twenty years.  Our accomplishments include Destination Tampa Bay Magazine’s recent designation as “Design Expert”, where our work is featured in their articles.  Other honors and awards include winning HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge, as well as “Business of the Year” from the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. Our work has been featured in both national, local print and television media, including a series of segments as “Design Guru” on NBC’s Daytime Show.

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