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the short list: current cabinetry obsessions

the short list: current cabinetry obsessions

as of late, I’ve been working a lot more than usual with cabinetry and I’ve developed crushes on the “this and thats” of it. it’s not generally the type of thing that makes me jump out of bed excited, but right now in design it seems like the kind of thing where the cabinets are classic, but then there’s always one special element. then you see it everywhere, like your dreams.


cremone bolts

cremone bolts are those long, cabinet or door-length bolts that have a turn-key like handle and are usually substantial generally with a substantial amount of baroque detail that makes you melt. these have been popping up more and more on the standard shaker cabinets for that “farmhouse chic” vibe. I’ve always said that the easiest way to update your house/home/apartment is with cabinetry hardware, and cremone bolts are taking that to the next step! these are an instant design classic.

decorative cremone bolt
cremone bolt cabinetry with antiqued mirror inset
cremone bolt white shaker cabinet
modern farmhouse living room rustic black cremone bolt cast iron
modern rustic farmhouse shaker cabinet black cremone bolt herringbone fireplace
classic french doors unlacquered brass cremone bolt traditional
grey oak french closet doors with black cremone bolts
light maple cremone bolt french doors

pocket doors

I had a client come in a few days ago, wanting to squeeeeeeeze the tiniest powder room you ever saw into an alcove under his stairs. his main issue wasn’t with the 3’ x 5’ footprint, or that you weren’t going to be able to turn around in the space, but that he would have to have a pocket or a hinged door that swung out. seriously, this guy almost scrapped the project because he couldn’t stand the thought of a pocket door. I almost cried because of how much I LOVE pocket doors! they’re space saving and can have beautiful elements to them. don’t get me started on french pocket doors. in all seriousness though, you can save so much space with these doors - and they have inset handles.

white french pocket doors with leaded glass grid insert
white french pocket doors with mid century stained glass leaded insert
traditional white pocket door frosted glass
tri-fold white pocket door with grid mullion
traditional white moulding pocket door brass inset pull
blue pocket door
white french pocket doors half glass

leaded glass

at some point, we’ve all had a crush on leaded glass. despite my recent gothic-glam type of mood, I’ve always had a penchant for leaded glass. leaded and stained glass panels are prominent in design more than ever, especially in kitchens and bath cabinetry. stray away from that standard shaker door and go for the timeless “wow” factor. just a cabinet or two with a leaded insert can make your space last forever.

leaded glass traditional grey cabinet insert
leaded glass diamond blue cabinets brass pull
leaded glass white cabinet traditional
traditional leaded glass bathroom windows
leaded glass mirror appliance panel light grey
leaded glass fixed panel white

mesh cabinet panels

mesh/wire/metal panel cabinet inserts are a new love for me, despite being one of the most classic. the authentic, radiator-looking ones are often found in homes from the 1800-1900’s, or you can get modern shaker cabinets with new inserts that have such a nice and refreshing look. these are so perfect for bathrooms too; you still get the cabinet privacy and functionality, but with the practicality and durability of a metal partition and an extra-special, unique stylistic element. if you’re looking to hide away some speaker equipment, these are the ideal way to do so; they won’t muffle the sound/base and that bose won’t be an eyesore that haunts your space!

dark grey inset cabinets brass mesh metal panel insert
moss green overlap cabinet mesh insert
mint inset cabinet brass wire mesh insert unlacquered hardware
taupe overlap cabinet with antiqued mirror and wire mesh insert
arched mint inset cabinet with wire mesh panel insert
full overlay brass hardware cabinets metal mesh panel insert
wood closet french doors wood grid panel insert
light grey pocket door with decorative mesh insert
dark gray cabinets with brass hardware and wire mesh insert
cream cabinets with wire mesh panel insert
black cabinets with wire mesh panel insert and brass cremone bolt
light cabinet with brass wire mesh panel insert

mirror mullions

when designing my parents’ room, I fell in love with doors and cabinetry with mirror & mullion inserts. they have a wall of closets with horrible sliding doors along the entire wall. wanting to put a floor mirror where two thos mosers and a brass peacock table were destined to live, we needed to find a way to incorporate a mirror into a different part of the room. some 3am pinterest browsing ended up with the ultimate idea and the obsession that has yet to leave my mind: a wall of antique glass french doors with a contrasting mullion.

incorporate your floor mirror (subtlety) and add an architectural detail that will kill.

gray cabinet with antiqued mirror and decorative mullion insert
gray cabinet with antiqued mirror and decorative diamond mullion insert
black cabinet with mirror and decorative mullion insert
light cabinet with mirror and decorative mullion insert
light cabinet with mirror and decorative mullion insert
dark wood cabinet with mirror and decorative mullion insert
dark wood cabinet with mirror and decorative diamond mullion insert
dark wood cabinet with mirror and decorative diamond mullion insert
white cabinet with mirror and decorative mullion and wire mesh insert
white cabinet with antiqued mirror and mullion insert
taupe cabinets with mirror and mullion inserts
white cabinets with antiqued mirror and decorative mullion inserts with unlacquered brass hardware
white sliding barn door with antiqued mirror and decorative mullion insert
light gray wood inset cabinets with antique mirror and mullions with black cremone bolts
light gray wood mirror with decorative mullion
traditional cabinets with mirror and decorative mullions
white french door cabinets with mirror and diamond mullion insert

are you as into any of these cabinetry trends as I am right now? is there anything that this short list didn’t hit that you wish it did? let us know in the comments!

x - mk

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