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Antique Gray Hutch Kitchen

antique French gray hutch set into wall of kitchen cabinets - House Beautiful via atticmag

The French gray hutch in a wall of new cabinets is one trick of the trade used in this soft palette kitchen.

Many from the kitchen obsessed crowd would start buying for their dream kitchen with a French range. But the first purchase for designer Samantha Lyman and her client was the pair of vintage Dutch ship lights for her kitchen.  The large scale vintage pieces are copper with an enamel coating — an amazing find — and flawless over the island.

The lighting beautifully complements the charming gray hutch, also antique. Lyman inset the 19th-century French bibliothèque into the wall of modern cabinets painted C2’s Architectural White. … Continue Reading


White Oak Cottage Kitchen

rustic white oak cottage kitchen by Melanie Pounds - House Beautiful via Atticmag

The starting point of this elegant cottage kitchen was the idea of living simply.

The desire to keep it simple led interior designer Melanie Pounds and her husband to purchase a small 1920’s cottage. Then Pounds designed the kitchen around their first joint purchase — an antique worktable the couple planned to use as an island.  The room is full of visually heavy pieces, yet they don’t weigh it down.  To my untrained eye, the trick is the use of only two colors — off white and black in addition to wood tones. That helps keep each element visually equal.

It’s hard to take my eyes off the warm wood of the worktable, but the dramatic soapstone range wall (above)  does the trick. … Continue Reading


West Hollywood Italianate Kitchen

italianate kitchen with custom round steel hood owned by designer Dan Marty

Original features almost a century old are still sought after details today.

It’s not often you run across a magazine kitchen that has been virtually untouched since its completion in the 1920’s.  Los Angeles designer Dan Marty was the lucky occupant of this historic Villa d’Este apartment when these pictures were taken several years ago. I originally kept the article for the building’s Italian architecture and the quirky stove hood, which looks like a cross between a submarine telescope and a flattened Victrola phonograph horn.  The hood is a feature worth repeating, as are the arched barn wood doors hiding cupboards. … Continue Reading


Blue and White Mural Kitchen

blue and white tile wall behind range in kitchen by Erin Martin Design

An artist’s touch is the pièce de résistance in this opulent guesthouse.

We all have favorite rooms that stay in our minds, the ones we’re always happy to run across again.  I was reminded of a favorite kitchen while reading Jane’s recent post Delft Tile Kitchen Style.  Her article’s first picture [below, here] prodded me to find my file on this amazing Napa Valley guesthouse kitchen.  What lucky guests!  San Francisco artist Michael Dute based his design for the barrel vault ceiling mural on classic Swedish rococo interiors.  The homeowner was so pleased, she asked him to continue his work down the wall, creating a dramatic and airy space.… Continue Reading


Concrete Trough Sink Kitchen

Erin Martin Design kitchen with raw steel range hood and concrete trough sink

Materials and design were kept simple, so large statements don’t overwhelm.

A Northern California kitchen boasts a raw metal custom range hood worthy of respect –  but it’s not what drew me.  It was the island’s over-sized concrete trough sink featuring a pair of faucets from Ann Sacks.  This outside-the-box Italian style home is located on a vineyard, so I can see the custom sink working in overdrive during large gatherings.  A comfortable kitchen dining space was created by pairing a small upholstered sofa with a zinc top table.  Two stools continue the industrial theme and provide portable extra seating but, let’s be honest, they are uncomfortable. … Continue Reading


Decorative Steel Range Hoods

custom stainless steel hood by O'Brien Harris

Don’t miss an opportunity to make a visual impact in the kitchen with a custom hood.

No matter where a range or cooktop is located in the kitchen, a hood is necessary to vent steam, smoke and odors.  Designs and materials vary as much as prices, but custom doesn’t always mean expensive.  These steel wall mounted versions discretely hide vent hood liners and create a pleasant focal point without being overbearing.  The seamed design of this custom scalloped-edge zinc hood, from Calhoun Design and Metalworks, resembles a canvas awning and has a playful spirit. (Calhoun Design also provided the zinc base for the island.… Continue Reading