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Kitchen Cabinetry | Furniture by Hamilton Holmes
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Kitchen Cabinetry - Furniture

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This house was located in a beautiful neighbourhood, among other classic homes. The existing kitchen, although large, was old and falling apart. It was due for a change, and an upgrade in style and function. There is an impressive amount of storage and space in this kitchen, including a long eat-in island, and a GIANT recessed pantry that could hold a year's worth of food.
The clients knew that they liked the two tone look, and together with KMSalter Design, we decided on a white upper cabinet, with a deep blue lower. The white uppers gave a clean simple perspective, while the moody blue lowers gave the right base weight. The overall look leans toward nautical with the long wall of windows that exaggerated the open breezy feeling. But rather then play on the nautical with brass accents, we went with black to bring the kitchen back down to earth. The result is a kitchen that seems to float. Simple and clean, but grounded and dignified. The excellent styling choices made by KMSalter Design round out the look with interesting artisanal lighting, mixed with old pine antiques.

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History and tradition through a Contemporary perspective.

Nicholas Hamilton Holmes runs a studio that practices traditional artisanal techniques in unique and contemporary ways. Material knowledge and craft, technical skill, and human labour run deep in the studio and give the designer the ability to make anything.
Holmes focuses on blending traditional techniques with contemporary forms in interesting ways, and this has created a design language that is both of the past and future. Tradition dictates that what has proven itself in the past should be carried forward and thus transformed by contemporary needs and desires.

The studio produces a variety of works for different purposes. Working in close relationships, Holmes produces bespoke pieces of furniture specific to client’s needs. He also produces a growing number of furniture and art products that are sold in showrooms and online all over North America and Europe. The past two years have seen Holmes experiment with sculpture--using known techniques to produce work that is not always useful, and sometimes useless. This experimental side of the studio producing art and design objects has been widely accepted by the design oriented public and will continually be an outlet for the designer.

Holmes lives with his young family and works in downtown Hamilton, Ontario where art and design are staples in urban development.