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Contemporary Ranch Kitchens

contemporary ranch kitchen - yellow and gray barn ceiling ranch house kitchen - onsitemanagement via atticmag

Those of us who live east of the Mississippi don’t see many contemporary ranch kitchens these days.

I adore the tongue-cheek style of the log cabin kitchen in the Designer Log Cabin. And I’m a huge fan of Weathered Wood Kitchen Islands. So was quite taken by the full-on wood looks of these contemporary ranch kitchens in upscale Wyoming and Montana ranch houses. Well equipped, but casual, they fit the definition of rustic in very special ways. Best of all, there isn’t a white cabinet in the bunch!

I have a special affection for light wood and yellow kitchens.… Continue Reading

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Black and White Illusion Kitchen

Steven Gambrel kitchen - black and white New York illusion floor kitchen - S.R.Gambrel via Atticmag

I’ve long admired the great design of a handsome black and white Steven Gambrel kitchen.

What’s interesting to me about this iconic Steven Gambrel kitchen is how it skillfully employs the ultra-popular black-and-white theme though not in the usual way. Rather than focusing on white cabinets with black counters, the designer has taken it very boldly to the floor and walls through the use of tile. Glossy black bricks tiles behind the range and on the remaining backsplash essentially create black walls articulated by high contrast light grout. Equally dramatic, and even more muscular in terms of effect, is the 3-D illusion floor created by a black, white and gray small-scale pattern on cement tiles.… Continue Reading

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Aspects of Yellow Kitchens

yellow kitchen features - white kitchen with taxi yellow backsplash - barry dixon via atticmag

Did you know that yellow is the most visible of all colors? That’s why yellow kitchen features show so well.

That’s also why yellow used for traffic signs, pavement markings and for low-vision computer keyboards. I knew it was the lightest hue but never connected that with it being so easy to see. It’s also the color of the sun as well as many foods, and known to be mentally stimulating and cheerful. So while it might not be the most popular kitchen color (though I chose it for mine) yellow kitchen features are a logical choice to draw attention to some aspect of the room.… Continue Reading

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Contemporary Fireplace Kitchen

kitchen fireplace - Contemporary Downsview cabinet kitchen with fireplace in the wall - ledesign via atticmag

A stunning way to take the idea of  “warm” literally is to install a kitchen fireplace.

A sleek gas kitchen fireplace – installed into a wall of cabinets – is a unique feature of a post-industrial-style Vancouver kitchen. Sometimes referred to as a “hole in the wall” fireplace, this one floats in the wall, spreading the warmth of its flickering flames at eye level. The fireplace  occupies prime real estate on this wall but it’s a unique idea and a focal point. There’s ample storage in drawers below the fire box and open shelving on each side plus a SubZero wine refrigerator nearby.… Continue Reading

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Red Gingham Ceiling Kitchen

red theme Diamond Baratta kitchen

Our final “Kitchen Week” offering is super-vibrant & one-of-a-kind, based on an owner’s collections.

When the dynamic hand of New York’s Diamond Baratta (now Anthony Baratta as William Diamond has retired) goes to work in a house expect knockout color, exceptional pattern and amazing attention to detail. All those elements are present in this nostalgic Connecticut kitchen, which nails the 1940s and early 50s red fruit motifs such as watermelons, cherries and strawberries and mixes in bunnies and roosters. It’s sweet and so much fun it makes most of those serious white kitchens feel pretty pretentious.

I love the idea of a high-end kitchen that makes you chuckle without being the least bit of a joke.… Continue Reading

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Modern Mountain Kitchen

bold red Shaker style cabinet mountain kitchen by John Oetgen and Sally Ann Sullivan

A strong design statement brings a warm contemporary feel to a normally rustic space.

To brighten the darkest room in this home, designer John Oetgen and kitchen designer Sally Ann Sullivan put a modern twist on mountain aesthetics. Jewel tones were pulled from the living area of the open plan, setting the foundation for the kitchen’s bold look.  The Shaker style base cabinets and island are painted a vibrant red, while rich wood dominates the uppers and paneled fridge. Sullivan says using a recessive door style allows the color and finish to carry the clean, uncluttered look. Green marble was used on the counters and backsplash to bring in the colors of the natural surroundings.… Continue Reading

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