For a modern look I would go for white rather than magnolia. Pretty much all the more expensive and more modern new build apartments we viewed we white - it looks much cleaner. And keep all flooring very plain and neutral also.
Our kitchen units were beech with a dark worksurface and stainless steel fittings. Kitchen was integrated. Very neutral although I actually would have prefered a more modern kitchen - maybe a high gloss white or red finish.
Ohhh I like the use of accent colour in that apartment.
I did a soft roman stone colour and cream in the last kitchens I did up.
This one is much smaller so I think more design has to go into it. The plans I have show a corner sink and one row of units. Though I think the stand alone cupboard that can house ironing and vacuum would be wise.
Sounds good. Would recommend going to a decent bookshop and having a browse too, Borders usually has good selection of Design books. Have never lived in an open plan place but would think about creating a laundy/utility space sectioned off or a separape room (in Scandinavia they dedicate cellars to this even in communal blocks of flats). I think washing machine running and then washing on airers drying would def spoil the uncluttered look. Lots of storage (prob behind full height doors) also prob necessary....
Yes, if possible have storage. Our apartment had a cupboard in our bedroom - could have benn made into a single door wardrobe if we'd gotten round to it. Also airing cupboard in entrance hall had enough room to house ironing board and hoover. Could have done with more if possible though - but difficult if you don't want to compromise on size elsewhere TBH.
The down lighter spots in the kitchen were great. We also had additional lights inder the wall units. There was no main light in the living area - we had 3 wall lights instead, keeping it all neutral and open.
Panacotta, There is hopefully going to be a store for two washing machines and two dryers and a worktop for folding etc...
I also want to buy a book recommended by another mnters called Hideaways, Huts and havens. So I`ll look at some maybe swedish style books. Which would also work on the white theme with maybe white and blue that is very Gustavian style.