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Spanish country kitchen with stainless steel range guard with decorative riveted border

Riveted Range Guard Kitchen

As a focal point, the wall above the range – called the range guard — takes on added importance. For a spacious kitchen in a newly constructed Spanish country home, architect Pablo Carvajal and designer Isabel Lopez-Quesada created a stunning range guard behind a white Lancanche Sully with an electric (or possibly induction) top. Protecting […]

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Mabilu home of Richard Shapiro from Architectural Digest

Masculine Black Lacquer Kitchen

Dark kitchens work best when light spills through windows and cabinets contrast with walls and flooring. Leave it to designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro to take a roofless surf shack on Malibu’s Broad Beach and turn it into an illusion of a centuries old crumbling villa.  Although a black kitchen may not appeal to […]

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modern green kitchen with etched glass cabinet doors and red accents

Modern Apple Green Kitchen

Etched glass door inserts feature letters for a fun, personal touch Apple green cabinets brighten up this year round beach residence while avoiding the usual coastal influence.  Cabinets rise to the occasion, and in this case to a Mondrian inspired ceiling.  Uppers are found resting on the corner counter, making this usually awkward area more […]

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black and white kitchen with marble subway tiles by Ty Larkin

Marble Subway Tile Kitchens

Marble subway tile enriches the black and white design formula Designers are always looking for ways to personalize kitchens, particularly the two standby classics: all white and black-and-white kitchens. Back in January I wrote that all-white had become formulaic. That post White Kitchens — Trend Over raised some hackles. Too bad. It’s true. Recently I […]

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black and white Smallbone kitchen

Black-and-White Smallbone Kitchen

In London, a 19th Century house with a 21st Century kitchen Modernizing a kitchen in a Victorian house in England is no small accomplishment, even for a designer as celebrated as Robert Couturier. When a longtime client moved from New York to London, Couturier chose the classic black-and-white color scheme using white Smallbone cabinetry with […]

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