Matthew Mau's Creative Kitchen

Matthew Mau's Creative Kitchen

Kristen Lubbe
May 24, 2010

Just because a kitchen is small doesn't mean it can't pack a punch. We've seen small kitchens with as much impact as an industrial sized kitchen and they prove to be quite the inspiration. Matthew Mau's kitchen is among those and even though he didn't have a ton of space to work with &mdash he did an amazing job.

Matthew Mau's Creative Kitchen may only occupy one wall, but it's a show stopper. The use of different materials, colors and textures add so much interest you aren't sure where to look first.

Matthew's apartment is located in the Chapman Building in Downtown Los Angeles. The building dates back to 1912 and features some of the original architectural details. What's great about the apartment is that it's a combination of old and new. The kitchen has obviously been updated, but the original flooring is still a great compliment.

The dark cabinets stand out against the white walls and serve as a great frame to the stainless steel appliances. The kitchen table looks as though it was made to perfectly match the cabinets and appliances. We really enjoy that not all of the cabinets are solid &mdash a great way to add the mirage of extra space is to include glass cabinets, or shelving without doors.

See the full tour: Matthew Mau's Creative Loft in the Chapman Building

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(Images: Marcia Prentice and Matthew Mau)

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