One of the most fun parts of being a location scout is getting a front row seat in some of the most fabulous homes in the Tampa Bay area. Everything from cozy and eclectic to ultra sleek and modern, to my personal favorites, the ones with boho elements and natural wood accents. I love to see how cleverly homeowners mix and match countertops, backsplashes, materials, colors and more.
The kitchen is the heart of any home and as such is requested for scenes in commercials most often, but the style will depend on the brands established look and feel, audience demographics, overall scene requirements; for example do you need a stove top that is in the center island so that cooking can be captured straight on, is natural lighting an important mood element, does it need to feel lived in and cozy or high end and modern and so on. How many talent need to be in frame at once and what else comes into frame if we widen out the shot?
The top three styles I see most often when scouting as as follows:
Modern and Sleek
The modern and sleek style is all about clean lines, minimalist design, and a focus on functionality. This style is characterized by the use of materials such as stainless steel, concrete, and glass. The color palette is usually monochromatic, with black, white, and gray being the most common.
Flat-panel cabinets with minimal hardware, a simple countertop, and an understated backsplash are staples of this design.. Lighting fixtures are be simple and unobtrusive, and appliances are often built-in and concealed whenever possible. A sleek, minimalist island usually mimics the look of the rest of the kitchen.
The boho chic style is all about mixing and matching different textures, colors, and materials to create a unique and eclectic space. This style is characterized by the use of natural materials such as wood, rattan, and leather, as well as bold patterns and vibrant colors. A romantic and worldly, lived-in vibe,
Open shelving to display a collection of colorful dishes and glasses. Textured tiles or a colorful backsplash to add visual interest to your walls. A wood-topped island or countertop can also bring warmth and texture to the space. Lighting fixtures are often bold and eye-catching, such as a woven pendant or a brass chandelier. To complete the boho chic look, adding plants and greenery to the space, such as a hanging planter or a collection of potted succulents is a welcomed touch.
The rustic farmhouse style is all about creating a warm and inviting space that feels like home. This style is characterized by the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, and brick, as well as vintage or distressed elements.
Often we see open shelving made from reclaimed wood or vintage metal. Subway tiles or brick as a backsplash to add texture to your walls. A farmhouse sink and vintage-style faucet brings charm and character to the space.
Lighting fixtures are warm and inviting, such as a wrought-iron chandelier or a series of pendant lights with vintage-style (Edison) bulbs. To complete round out the look a vintage rug and a modern farmhouse table create an inviting sit down space in the kitchen.
For homeowners, please know I am looking for ALL styles and sizes of kitchens since the needs and niches for each production vary so widely from project to project. Don't hesitate to submit your home for consideration. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT
For producers and clients, rest assured that I will find the perfect kitchen for your filming needs to bring your vision to life! Let's connect about the details of your project.