When a house wins architectural awards, the kitchen rarely plays a role in its design. But in the case of Elliott House, a four-story contemporary glass and concrete home in London, the kitchen is key due to its location on the top floor and to the retractable skylight in the ceiling. With the roof open [top], the kitchen is instantly transformed into an indoor/outdoor room with “natural” ventilation. Like the rest of the house, the kitchen has poured concrete walls and black granite tile floors. And hewing to the aesthetic of sleek flat, minimalist surfaces, architects Eldridge-Smerin added white lacquer cabinets, stainless steel counters, and Gaggenau wall ovens for the owner, travel photographer Richard Elliott.… Continue Reading
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A balance of details creates a successful stainless steel range niche with a classically modern look.
Sometimes less is more. On the other hand, sometimes more is better. That’s the case with this stainless steel range niche. It’s not unusual to see a sheet of stainless used for the cooking area backsplash — something architect Ken Linsteadt often does, as we showed in the Modern Farmhouse Kitchen. For the handsome niche in this kitchen, custom inset stainless steel cabinetry was paired with Mockett cylindrical knobs and rod pulls similar to the architectural style seen on some appliances. The stainless steel flows from the counters up the back and side walls and onto the ceiling area of the niche which creates a lighted canopy over the vent hood. … Continue Reading
When I’m attracted to something strong in the kitchen it’s usually coffee, horseradish or the color green, particularly an acid – or sharp, yellow-green – hue like the one that gives these lime kitchen cabinets such amazing verve. It’s also great to be able to get specific about the color which, in this case, is Benjamin Moore’s Bright Lime. And there’s a juicy back story here, too, since the kitchen belongs to actor Anthony Edwards (formerly of E.R.) and his wife, Stila make up founder Jeanine Lobell, for whom color is serious business.… Continue Reading
Mixing styles creates a sophisticated industrial kitchen.
I’ve been a magazine junkie most of my adult life and in the last decade I’ve added several European journals to my list. This industrial chic London kitchen found its way into my idea file for several reasons. While I surround myself with vintage, I’m also attracted to rooms with a juxtaposition of styles. The exposed brick walls and original wood floors paired with sleek white cabinets and stainless steel counters make me want to explore loft living. In my mind’s eye, the wall to the left of the island was also washed brick, with a few lower cabinets and open shelving.… Continue Reading
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
The kitchen in our house was the project that led me back to school to get my interior design degree. It was built in 2004 and finished in 2005 — before the house renovation boom. A tour of that kitchen with photos of all the features always has been at the heart of our Yellow Kitchens album. I call it the Yellow Eurosplash Kitchen because the walls are tiled from the counters to the ceiling.