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Dark Kitchen Drama

From deep blue to black, kitchens go ultra-dark. More and more often I’m seeing kitchens that are very dark – so dark they seem designed for people with reverse lives — like rock musicians whose days begin at 4 or 5 p.m. But the high contrast and dramatic effect of extra-dark kitchens is upstaging the […]

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Sculptural Marble Range Guard

Protecting the wall behind a high-powered stove with some type of fireproof material is the idea behind a range guard. In a restaurant kitchen that’s usually a sheet of stainless steel although some pro-style ranges also come with a stainless range-guard option extending from the top of the stove to below the vent hood. But […]

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Popular Modern Bar Stools

Why five sleek styles are so often seen in kitchens. Bar stools moved into the kitchen some years ago when counter seating at islands came into vogue. Since then, a set of stools is a must-have — which is why we explored the different Kitchen Stool Style Statements last year. Lately, though, I’ve been noticing […]

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Five Greatest Kitchen Luxuries

Big-ticket built-ins that provide top style plus function. Christmas is coming and if there’s any time to put an ultimate kitchen item on your wish list, this would be the season. And while I know terms like ultimate and luxury tend to be relative, it wasn’t difficult to work up my short list. You listening […]

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Kitchen Hood Style Statements

Custom hoods are an essential piece in any well designed kitchen. This plaster range hood by Cantley and Company is loved for its simplicity and elegance.  No trim, no crown, no shelf – just clean lines and a small, slight Tudor-style arch.  Even the embellishment is understated.  A Persian runner underfoot is easy on the […]

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