Project Runway… plaster vent hood

Ventilation above the stove is critical in any kitchen, but, it also provides a BIG opportunity for design.  A stunning custom vent hood can make a major impression in the kitchen and transform this functional element into a sculptural focal point infusing a sense of artistry and uniqueness that becomes the jewel of the kitchen.



The Design Process:

Notice how all the perimeter surfaces are solid white.  This insures a light and airy feeling.  It creates a non-descript outline that doesn’t distract from the expansive island countertop running directly through the center.  It presents as a dramatic visual runway effect that leads your eye through this long kitchen. At the end of the runway, the artistic custom concrete vent hood strikes a pose.

Applying a faux concrete plaster technique added an organic element that turned the hood into a sculptural feature and elevated the ambiance of the kitchen. Its subtle texture, matte finish and cool demeanor offer a unique juxtaposition against the solid surfaces of the surroundings.   The bold gold accent line has the effect of the perfect jewelry on a simple little black dress.

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The runway design of this kitchen makes this island serve as the centerpiece of this fashion event.  Stretching gracefully above the entire stove area, this faux concrete vent hood creates a visually striking focal point and “fashionable” experience without breaking the elegant lines and sleek appeal of the kitchen.

Designed by:

Rick Dent

Mathews Furniture + Design

1240 W Paces Ferry Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30327

Phone: 404-237-8271

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Category: Architectural Details