AT THE ELM. Carpenter Crisow von Schulz constructed the cabinets in this Amsterdam houseboat kitchen from a single elm tree. The organically curving lines were intended as a contrast to the rectilinear architecture of the houseboat. Photo by: Rene Mesman
Complement a modern vanity with a hand-plastered backsplash made to mimic concrete. Troweling gray plaster created this handcrafted look; a strip of stainless steel provides protection. Pair with pops of green for a serene mix of earthy and industrial.