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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


String Bean Color Kitchen

bright green kitchen with modernist cabinets by Miles Redd

Shocking pink is the newest “color of the year” but green can have as much impact.

Recently, I showed several food-green kitchens – lime, pea, green apple and mint. Here’s another one in an even bolder hue redone by top New York designer Miles Redd, who is known for loving vivid color.

Clearly, this is a cramped apartment kitchen and rather than try to go neutral, Redd cranked it with high-gloss, modernist cabinets the color of green beans (Valcucine makes glass cabinets in colors like this) — relieved only by stainless steel counters. Redd used Fine Paints of Europe “Bamboo Leaf” paint to create the lacquer effect.… Continue Reading


Modern Apple Green Kitchen

modern green kitchen with etched glass cabinet doors and red accents

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 functional.  Etched glass-front upper cabinet doors feature letters and are a fun surprise.  A stainless steel range and unpretentious hood blend seamlessly with the backsplash without distracting from the cabinetry design.  Vibrant red windows and French doors used in this open concept floor plan are echoed in the table and chairs. … Continue Reading


White Pine Beach House Kitchen

simple rustic whitewashed pine kitchen with open cabinets

Whitewashed eastern white pine brings the colors of sand inside

Simplistic and rustic are usually not the first words that come to mind when I’m asked to describe a beach house.  But that is exactly what the owners of this timber-frame home received from their architect.  It is located in Seaside, Florida,  a “new urbanist” town that began development in the 1980s and is famous for its architecture, walk-ability and urban spaces.

The Florida Panhandle is known for its sugar white beaches, and the water and paint mixture washed over the eastern white pine brings the sand colors inside.  Open cabinets and a vintage plate rack display every day dishes. … Continue Reading


Warm White Kitchens

Charlotte Moss cream cabinets with delft tile backsplash and toile skirted sink

Mix a few opposites for a refreshing custom look and feel

Everyone has heard the phrase “opposites attract,” but when can that be applied to a kitchen?  Mixing the old with the new, the sleek with the chic, the hard with the soft, the dark with the light… well, you get the idea.

A chic custom island is made from an old chest of drawers, coffee table and a pair of night tables placed back to back.  I would love to see the entire piece and searched for it unsuccessfully.  The variety of shelves, doors and drawers are topped with granite and its classic detailing contrasts nicely with the stainless steel range wall. … Continue Reading


Alabama Stone Cottage

alabama stone cottage - stone house by Tulsa architect Jack Arnold - atticmag

Tour our Allison’s idyllic lakeside home

Calling a five bedroom four-and-a-half bathroom home sitting on 4-1/2 acres a European cottage is a way of describing the style of the house our Allison and her husband lovingly built on an Alabama lakefront lot.

Designed by Tulsa architect Jack Arnold – who the couple has never actually met – the house was three years in the planning. “I saw a house he’d done in a magazine years ago but never dreamed we would have a house designed by him,” Allison explains. “We sent off for his information and came up with a floor plan that would work with our lot.… Continue Reading