The Metropolitan kitchen is a striking example of contemporary minimalist design. Vanguard Plus Rift-cut Veneer is shown in two variations. The kitchen cabinets feature vertical wood grain with a Champagne finish, while the horizontal wood grain and Steel Grey finish on the media center complements its lighter counterpart. Countertops are a combination of steel and granite. Playing to the concept of clean, contemporary European styling, the Metropolitan Design Theme maintains a focus on the overall look of the space and the materials used. The open floor plan and minimal accessories also help to uphold the room’s focus. Photography by Wood-Mode.