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Kitchens EUROPEAN INFLUENCE 14 French Seduction 20 English Beauty 24 Welcome Patina CONTEMPORARY CHIC 32 Organic Blend 38 Natural Splendor 42 Modern History
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TRADITIONAL CHARM 50 Gorgeous in Gray 56 Relaxed Elegance 60 Precious Metals 64 Tailored Approach
PERSONAL STYLE 72 Rustic Appeal 78 Blast of Blue 82 Industrial Arts
Baths CLASSIC ELEGANCE 90 Celestial Retreat 96 Artful Expression 102 Lofty Ambitions
VINTAGE GLAMOUR 126 Dramatic Details 132 Hollywood Style 136 Twice as Nice
MODERN SERENITY 110 Soothing Sanctuary 116 View from the Top 120 Graceful Transition
DEPARTMENTS 5 6 7 140
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IT’S INEVITABLE: WHEN GUESTS VISIT, THEY END UP CONGREGATING IN THE KITCHEN. So, we’re betting that you want your cooking zone to be both welcoming and hardworking, a parties feel warm and inviting. And after the party is over, we’re guessing you’ll want to escape to a relaxing master suite where you can soak in a luxurious tub or wash your cares away in a pampering shower. (That’s what we would be dreaming about doing!) Kitchens and baths are two of the most important rooms in any house, so we want to help you transform them into spaces that suit you—and make your guests feel at home. That’s why we’ve filled this issue with a host of kitchens and baths that blend practical function and glamorous style. We’ve got something for everyone—whether you want a streamlined, clutter-free room that’s calming and contemporary, a warm and welcoming European-inspired space, or a design that’s uniquely your own. For tips on creating a classic white kitchen with unforgettable country French charm, turn to “French Seduction” on page 14. If you’re thinking about adding a dash of gray to your cooking space, take a look at the sophisticated kitchen in “Gorgeous in Gray” on page 50. And if you’re looking for new ways to jazz up your plain-Jane kitchen, see how Gail Daly brought an industrial edge to her suburban floor plan in “Industrial Arts” on page 82. If a new bathroom is on your wish list, take a look at the treetop retreat in “Soothing Sanctuary” on page 110. We’ve all fallen in love with its spa-inspired style and warm, contemporary vibe. (Oh, and did we mention those amazing views?) Whether you’re working on a kitchen or bath design now—or planning for a future project—we hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration on the following pages to help you create the look and lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about! The Editors, Dream Kitchens & Baths™
Great Ideas Online Whether your style is traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between, you’ll find inspiring tips and helpful advice online to help you create a kitchen or bath you’ll love for years. Here’s a peek:
Stylish Vanities TraditionalHome.com/Vanities Eye-catching vanities pair good looks and smart storage. Get a classic look with traditional cabinetry and a vintage-style faucet, go modern with a streamlined design, or add personality with an antique cabinet.
Entertaining Made Easy TraditionalHome.com/ Entertaining If you entertain at home often, you’ll need a kitchen design that’s open and inviting. Check out some of our favorite kitchens that gracefully streamline entertaining tasks, thanks to smart appliances, dedicated gathering spaces, and generous walkways. Use these ideas in your kitchen and your guests might never want to leave!
White kitchens continue to be a popular choice, but how do you make yours stand out? Take a look at a variety of white kitchens that all shine with personality. You’ll see ideas for adding dashes of color, incorporating an interesting ceiling treatment, and warming up the space with rich wood accents.
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You’ll find plenty of inspiration in this online magazine. It’s full of beautiful cooking spaces to inspire your new kitchen design, as well as recipes and dinner party ideas. Influential designers share their favorite product picks and highlight smart design trends in showhouse kitchens.
Dramatic Contrast TraditionalHome.com/BWBaths A classic black-and-white color palette is always in style—and always glamorous. These stylish bathrooms showcase this high-contrast palette with elegant fixtures, bold wallpaper, and decorative accents.
Going Green Whether you want a soothing backdrop or a dash of bold color, this versatile hue can freshen up your kitchen or bath.
PANTRY POWER Green cabinets might be too much for an entire kitchen, but they bring a touch of welcome drama to a walk-in pantry. The color repeats in a backsplash in the adjacent kitchen.
GREEN IS A COLOR THAT IS CONNECTED TO NATURE, BUT ALSO WELLBEING. IT’S A RESTORING COLOR THAT CAN RESET YOUR SYSTEM.
Judith van Vliet, Color Marketing Group
GLITTERING DETAILS Bring a bit
of drama to your kitchen’s casual dining space with the La Scala Green Glass Chandelier ($1,873) from Cyan Design. Lamps Plus; lampsplus.com.
Seeking Serenity Want your bathroom to feel like a spa? Add green, says Judith van Vliet, designer at Clariant ColorWorks Europe/IMEA and vice president of PR and communications for the Color Marketing Group. “Greens are great for bathrooms, as they restore and relax,” van Vliet says. Curtains and wallpaper in this traditional bathroom, left, showcase a soft bluish-green that’s inspired by nature. Fabrics and towels can be a great way to introduce color, as they can be easily changed later.
Bold Moves If you select a bold green hue, use it to accent a key feature in the room for dramatic impact. For example, lime green sets off an island, opposite top, amid gray wood-grain cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. Bright greens work particularly well in modern spaces.
Elegant Accents A little green here and there can go a long way—just be sure to repeat the same shade of green throughout the room for a cohesive look. In this charming dining area, opposite bottom, a fresh honeydew melon color beautifully sets off the dining chairs, adding a modern appeal to traditional forms. The same hue is repeated on beaded-board paneling inside glass-front cabinets.
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MOOD LIGHTING Add style
to your kitchenâ€™s bar area with this 24-inch Beverage Center ($3,534), above. The appliance features 14 color options, including Emerald Green, shown. True Refrigeration; true-residential.com.
custom color inspired by the greens you see around you: in apples, artichokes, grass, or the blue-green of the sea. Colors are shown on Austere, Lakeview, and Shaker door styles, above, from left. Plain & Fancy; plainfancycabinetry.com. BHG.COM/KITCHENSBATHS
ACID GREENS AND NATURAL, CLEAN GREENS LIKE PISTACHIO WILL LIVE TOGETHER IN OUR HOMES FOR 2017. Judith van Vliet, Color Marketing Group
Subtle Color Introduce just a hint of color with soft greens, such as khaki and sage. These subtle green hues can help you create rooms with an elegant mood. Celery-green draperies in the tub alcove, left, brighten this soothing master bathroom without straying too far from the room’s neutral palette.
Vibrant Vision Glass backsplash tiles introduce a splash of drama in a vibrant green hue, opposite top. The bold hue is surrounded by classic white cabinetry, so it adds welcome personality without overpowering the room. Patterned window treatments incorporate the green hue and repeat the fabric used in the adjacent dining area (not shown).
Quiet Backdrop Refresh your kitchen with a blue-green hue to create a soothing space. “Aqua colors that tend to green are currently very popular in kitchens, as they recall summer, the sea, and holidays,” van Vliet says. A backsplash of aqua tiles, opposite, bottom right, repeats the color of barstool cushions and offers a fresh twist on traditional subway-style tile.
DISTINCTIVE TILES Go bold with the Beau Monde
June tiles in Peridot and Quartz ($179–$241 per square foot), top. Get a classic look with MADE Original by Barbara Barry Diamond and Oval Drop tiles in Celery gloss ($49 and $11 per square foot), above right. Or add subtle texture with the Tipped Gotham field tiles in Lemon Grass ($41 per square foot), above. Ann Sacks; annsacks.com. 10
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CUSTOM COOKING Make a bold statement with a range in
your favorite hue. The Discovery IQ 36-inch Dual-Fuel Range ($8,999) can be finished in any Pantone color to match your personal style. Itâ€™s shown here in DacorMatch color Emerald. Dacor; dacor.com.
INFLUENCE WARM AND WELCOMING, THESE CUSTOM KITCHENS CELEBRATE OLD-WORLD CHARM AND FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH FURNITURE-STYLE CABINETS, TEXTURAL SURFACES, AND DISTINCTIVE MILLWORK.
Well-blended textures and a whisper-soft palette give this timeless kitchen its European flavor. Field Editor Heidi Pearson Photographer Werner Straube
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Off-white cabinets and blue-gray herringbone tile soften the dark ceiling beams in this Minnesota kitchen. A flirty chandelier balances two handsome iron lanterns.
DESIGN STRATEGY iiDistinguish an island with a contrasting countertop to introduce created-over-time appeal. Wood countertops, such as this walnut version, will show nicks and patina over time, adding to their vintage appeal.
ALTHOUGH THE KITCHEN WAS BUILT FOR A MINNESOTA HOME, IT SPEAKS WITH A FRENCH ACCENT. Inspired by the simple charms of country French style, designers Marita Simmons and Krysta Gibbons blended the home’s formal sensibility with the casual tone of a centuries-old château to create a cooking zone that’s both elegant and welcoming. The design duo worked from the ground up—ﬁrst convincing the homeowners that a light white-oak ﬂoor with wide planks was a must. “The lightness of the ﬂoor feels very French, yet relaxed and simple,” Simmons says. The oak’s soft amber hue is balanced by dark ceiling beams and a dark walnut countertop on the island prep area. “The countertop isn’t stained to achieve that color,” Gibbons says. “It’s just oiled. You wouldn’t get that same richness using maple.” Rather than stark white cabinets that might have made the room feel cold, Simmons and Gibbons steered the homeowners toward of-white enamel-painted cabinets for a softer look. Bracket-style feet distinguish the toe-kicks, and the glass-door cabinets feature scalloped arches. Ornate pilasters embellish the island, while elaborate crown molding adds formality up top. The cabinets stop just short of the dark ceiling beams to mimic designs of the past. “In historic French country homes, the beams would already be there; then you’d bring in the cabinetry,” Simmons explains. “It lends an authentic feel.” The designers’ layered approach gives the room an evolved-over-time ﬂavor. And yet, nothing feels overdone or overwrought. Restraint, says Simmons, is the key to this kitchen’s understated elegance. “That beautiful herringbone backsplash above the range would not have had nearly the same presence if we’d run it around the entire perimeter of the room,” she notes. To help the tile stand out, she and Gibbons chose simple wood panels for the rest of the backsplash and had them painted to match the cabinets.
Although the overall look is gently aged, the kitchen’s functionality is fully up-to-date. The appliance suite includes a separate cooktop and wall ovens, which creates a distinct baking zone and allows cookware to be stored under the cooktop. The two-sink ﬂoor plan accommodates multiple cooks and ensures easy entertaining. Just past a breakfast table that sits at one end of the island, a wall of glass doors opens wide, marrying the kitchen to an outdoor living room and poolside terrace. Comfortable but composed, this timeless kitchen proves that an otherwise formal American home can relax in style when desired—and capture the romance of centuries-old architecture. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
OPPOSITE Bracket-style feet, pretty nickel hardware, and a wood-panel backsplash give cabinets a furniturelike feel. Horizontal planks back the glass-front cabinets, while a display area above the range hood helps lighten the look. ABOVE A bridgestyle faucet and apron-front sink add vintage flavor. Counter-toceiling windows continue the home’s elegant millwork.
ABOVE LEFT Subway-style tile in a
herringbone pattern introduces visual texture above the range, without screaming for attention. ABOVE An integrated refrigerator pairs with double ovens to introduce modern function near the island prep area. LEFT Glass-front cabinets feature scalloped arches for a decorative flourish. A doorway (seen at right) leads into the walk-through pantry, which connects the kitchen to the mudroom. OPPOSITE A built-in sideboard provides an elegant backdrop for the breakfast area. Glass insets reflect light from south-facing glass doors across the room (not shown).
Highly detailed custom cabinetry, a chef-worthy range, and an antique table nestled next to the island create a handsome cooking zone in this South Carolina kitchen. Polished-nickel fixtures and stainless-steel appliances add gleaming contrast.
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english beauty Field Editor Bonnie Broten Photographer Brie Williams
An interior designer takes her kitchen from plain to posh with handsome new cabinetry and a family-friendly floor plan.
DREAM KITCHEN? HARDLY. THE DECADESOLD SPACE WITH DATED OAK CABINETS SEEMED MORE LIKE A NIGHTMARE, designed with a massive island that hindered traffic flow and a refrigerator that jutted out so far it blocked cabinet doors from opening. Worst of all: A powder room appeared mere steps from the range—convenient for the cook, perhaps, but not an appetizing concept to ponder during a dinner party. “No matter where you stood, it always seemed like you were looking right into it,” says homeowner Linda McDougald, principal and lead designer of Linda McDougald Design/Postcard from Paris Home in Greenville, South Carolina. “It was horrible.” Still, the one-wall galley kitchen belonged to an English country-style house Linda adored for its good bones and location within a great neighborhood for her kids. And the designer knew she could create a kitchen that deserved its impressive surroundings. She expanded the work zone and improved the layout by losing the too-big island, shifting the refrigerator to a nearby pantry, and moving the powder room doorway—all while retaining easy access to the adjoining family room and breakfast nook. Then Linda designed custom cabinetry that delights all who see it with its old English soul. Crafted by the designer’s frequent collaborator, Jose Florez, the cabinets’ crown molding, X-motif doors, and faux feet call to mind upper-class British kitchens of the early 20th century. A mix of finishes—two upper cabinets painted creamy beige, and surrounding cabinetry boasting a rich walnut stain—enhance the premise while suggesting an addedover-time history. Polished limestone countertops deliver substance as well as style. The new island (with the primary sink facing the range) also features a lustrous walnut stain, limestone top, and X-motif doors—the latter decorated with elaborate hardware. Pushed up against the storagepacked piece is a 19th-century English table with turned legs and matching upholstered stools. “That’s where the kids sit when we’re having casual meals,” Linda says. Anyone who hangs out at the island faces the room’s focal point: a monumental walnut-stained maple hood
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paired with a French-made gourmet-quality range. Linda admits the “culinary masterpiece” is more than she really needs. Instead, her favorite cooking appliance (along with a matching steam oven) is a speed oven housed in the cabinetry tower that replaced the awful powder-room entrance. “I use that speed oven for everything,” she says. “You can microwave, bake, broil ... It’s amazing.” Likely the friends who once told Linda she was crazy for buying the house are amazed, too. They predicted the kitchen would be impossible. Linda thought differently. “It was a disaster, but a challenge,” she says. Her new floor plan works beautifully. Florez’s craftsmanship is phenomenal, she says. And the kitchen is as perfect for her family as is the house itself. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE All eyes gravitate toward a focal-point cooking area that
includes a 48-inch nickel-and-stainless-steel range, a backsplash of glittering crushed-glass tiles, and an arched range hood that reaches to the ceiling. Built-in niches provide discreet cheffriendly storage on either side of the hood opening. A tiled shelf just above the range displays cooking staples.
1 A formerly closed pantry now holds the family’s new side-by-side refrigerator as well as nonperishable foods behind cabinet doors. 2 Clear-coated crushed-glass tiles provide a reflective backdrop above the range. Better than a butler, an English pot-filler faucet ensures that heavy pots are easy to fill. 3 Refrigerator drawers turn the side of the island that faces the adjoining breakfast nook into a kid-friendly area stocked with healthy snacks. The island’s cleanup zone, positioned on an adjacent side of the island, includes a sink and dishwasher. The pantry’s entrance is steps away from island seating. 4 Glass-front cabinets (painted the same shade as surrounding subway tiles) lighten the visual load on either side of the range hood. Handcrafted metal knobs add character. 5 Beeswax-covered electric candles enhance the antique aura of a handmade, hammered-metal chandelier that hangs in the pantry. 6 Vintage-look cabinetry includes X-motif doors that open with a simple touch. Part of a cabinetry tower to the right of the range, this unit includes a display space for Italian-made pewter cups. 7 Smaller and more upscale than its predecessor, the island now boasts a polished limestone countertop, an apron-front sink, and a vintage-look bridge-style faucet in polished nickel. When working at the sink, Linda can look directly into the family room or through French doors that lead to a light-filled atrium.
THIS PHOTO The refrigerator and
freezer are hidden behind cabinetry designed to look like a large armoire in this country French-inspired kitchen. Contrasting cream-colored cabinets set off the prep island. OPPOSITE A hammered-bronze sink set into the islandâ€™s walnut top brings rustic texture to the work zone.
welcome patina A mix of materials and finishes brings old-world charm to a once-boring builder kitchen.
Field Editor Jessica Brinkert Holtam Photographer Werner Segarra
TEXTURAL TREATS ABOUND IN THIS PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA, KITCHEN: Travertine tile graces the floor, a walnut top highlights the island, and a cast-stone hood adds old-world appeal above the range. The space feels as if it’s been slowly decorated over time—as all good country French-inspired kitchens do. In reality, the cooking space is a relatively new space that was once a dark and depressing builder kitchen filled with wood, wood, and more wood. The amazing transformation comes courtesy of Los Angeles-based interior designer Jennifer Dyer. It’s not often that designers get carte blanche to make over a space, but the homeowner in this case willingly handed over the reins. “He told me to treat the kitchen like it was mine—to do what I would do if I were going to live in the house,” Dyer says. She envisioned a light, airy room that would be a warm and inviting space to gather with friends and family. To accomplish that, her first task was to paint and glaze the stained knotty-alder cabinets, covering the too-dark wood with a blue-green paint and a smoky gray glaze. “In all my designs, I try to incorporate painted cabinetry,” Dyer says. “It’s a more custom look and much more interesting to me than brown tones.” Next, she replaced a wood range hood with a new caststone model that sets the room’s old-world tone—country French with a bit of Mediterranean thrown in. With its classic curves and textural surface, the hood now serves as a stunning focal point for the cooking zone, instead of blending into the background. “It just changed the whole kitchen,” Dyer says. She also ripped out an awkward elevated sitting area that once accommodated two desks and replaced it with an inviting banquette that serves as a seamless continuation of the kitchen’s style. Turquoise armchairs (a lucky junk-store find) mix with an upholstered bench to create a welcoming dining area. “I love using actual, real furniture in a kitchen,” Dyer says. “You need to have something that’s a little more comfortable and inviting than hard kitchen chairs.” Filled with tantalizing textures and contrasting finishes, the cooking zone is now a more comfortable space where imperfections—a chip here, or a scratch there—will only add to the beauty over time. It doesn’t look brand-new—and that’s a good thing. “This kitchen has personality now,” Dyer says. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
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Painted and glazed cabinets lighten a once-drab space with soft color. Travertine floor tiles add pleasing texture underfoot.
ABOVE LEFT A second island
holds the main sink and dishwasher as well as a bar-height counter for snacks and casual meals. Pewter knobs and an oil-rubbed bronze faucet showcase the room’s mix of finishes. ABOVE A cast-stone range hood stands out from surrounding cabinetry and gives the room a distinctive focal point. A pot-filler faucet and pro-style range provide up-to-date function. LEFT A metal bread box—a flea market find— contributes to the kitchen’s collected-over-time appeal. Cabinets extend to the ceiling for maximum storage space. OPPOSITE The new dining area helps soften the kitchen’s hard edges, thanks to a cozy upholstered bench designed to look like a settee. A stone base adds heft to the table.
CHIC WITH WALLS OF GLASS, STREAMLINED CABINETS, AND STAINLESS-STEEL ACCENTS, THESE COOKING ZONES SHOWCASE SLEEK MATERIALS AND NATURAL BEAUTY.
High function meets high style in this sleek and serene San Francisco kitchen. Field Editor Sarah Alba Photographer Paul Dyer
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Riftsawn walnut, high-gloss acrylic, and understated quartz-surfacing blend smoothly in this streamlined cooking zone. The large island narrows at the breakfast bar to ease traffic flow.
HE LOVES WARM, EARTHY STYLE. SHE CRAVES CUTTING-EDGE MINIMALISM. Created for a couple with divergent tastes, this San Francisco kitchen marries both aesthetics in an ultrachic space that everyone enjoys—including their guests. Designer Vin Leger put an organic spin on modernism using mixed materials and a soft tonal palette. The countertops and backsplash are a sophisticated pale-gray quartzite. Upper cabinets feature etched glass and a pale, high-gloss acrylic, which amplify natural light. To add warmth and ground the space, the lower cabinets feature riftsawn walnut with a horizontal grain. Charcoal gray casing around the cabinets distinguishes the design. “It adds dimension and creates a Mondrianesque pattern on the storage walls,” Leger says. This kitchen’s beauty is more than skin deep, however. Leger began the project by puzzling out an ideal plan for the long, narrow space, which culminates in a soaring box-bay window with a small sitting area. An 11-foot island with a breakfast bar and a prep sink divides the kitchen into two distinct zones: a “hangout” space for guests, and a work area for their hosts. A peninsula (opposite the sitting area) with a cleanup sink separates the kitchen from the dining room, keeping the entire ﬂoor plan open and airy. Tall cabinetry spans both kitchen walls. “It makes the kitchen feel balanced and cozy,” Leger says. Because the room is narrow, the storage on the guests’ side of the room is just 12 inches deep, but it’s packed with function, incorporating a wine bar, cofee station, TV, and charging station. Next to the sitting area, the cabinetry provides convenient shelving for cookbooks. The homeowners frequently whip up elaborate feasts for their family and friends, but they wanted to minimize
the messy sight of dirty dishes when they entertain. Leger’s solution was to give the peninsula a 56-inchhigh backsplash that’s deep enough for storage cubbies. The design preserves the open plan, but when guests are seated in the adjacent dining room, dirty dishes and kitchen clutter are hidden from view. (A deep sink helps, too.) For added function and form, the diningroom side of the peninsula features an equally high mahogany cabinet, which functions as a sideboard. Orderly and earthy, this contemporary kitchen imparts calm—even in the midst of culinary chaos. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
OPPOSITE The working side of the island includes a prep sink,
oven, and microwave. Pullout baskets add textural appeal. ABOVE A custom range hood continues the kitchen’s rectilinear
style. Quartz countertops feature a 3-inch eased edge.
A rectangular window adds a visual surprise beneath a row of acrylic cabinets. Skinny aluminum frames surround the glass doors.
DESIGN STRATEGY iiEnhance function with smart and sophisticated storage. Stretch cabinets from floor to ceiling to maximize available space, and vary door designs to add visual interest. Frosted-glass doors or open cubbies can help lighten the overall look.
1 Pocket doors open to reveal the TV, which faces the kitchen’s work area. 2 A walnut panel conceals the peninsula’s dishwasher. Quartz surfacing continues vertically for a sleek effect. 3 A glass-door pantry consolidates ingredients by the refrigerator (far right). Shallow shelves curtail rummaging. 4 This 12-inch-deep storage wall incorporates a wine bar, buffet, coffee bar, and hidden TV. The cabinetry steps upward as it approaches the bay window. 5 An articulated faucet serves the peninsula’s cleanup sink. 4 BHG.COM/KITCHENSBATHS
THIS PHOTO A vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling glass open this kitchen to light and views. A wood-top table extends from the island, offering a handy spot for everyday dining. OPPOSITE Rustic pottery stands out against the islandâ€™s black-granite countertop.
A wall of glass connects this textural, natureinspired kitchen to spectacular mountain views.
Field Editor Bonnie Broten Photographer Brie Williams
WHEN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH CAROLINA ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS, you want to embrace the views. In this kitchen, where modern lines and industrial-chic accents meet subtle hues and honed finishes, a vaulted ceiling and a wall of glass do the trick very well. The edgy but lodgelike kitchen was designed in a collaborative effort between interior design firm Linda McDougald Design/Postcard from Paris Home and the architectural firm Johnston Design Group. The clients were a Baltimore couple who wanted their getaway home to include a professional-caliber kitchen with clean lines and abundant natural light. The resulting open kitchen boasts layers of textures and colors that play off the home’s surroundings. Rustic oak floors, stone and wood countertops, and a backsplash of stonelike porcelain tiles set a warm, nature-inspired theme. A tongue-and-groove ceiling with exposed wood beams continues the room’s textural emphasis, and Shaker-style cabinets celebrate rustic simplicity with warm gray paint and matte-finish bronze hardware. Of course, function is just as important as style— and the space is expertly designed to work hard for homeowners who love to entertain and who both contribute in the kitchen. (Interior designer Adrienne Stone says the division of labor is clear: “She does all the cooking and prep work; he does the dishes and cleanup.”) At the kitchen’s center is a massive island sporting two sinks and dishwashers to accommodate multiple workers. One side of the island faces a professional-style range; the other attaches to a woodtop table perfect for casual dining. Upper cabinets by the range were waived in favor of large windows that give the cook a view of the landscape when she looks up from food prep. Lost storage is regained with a storage wall anchored by a wall oven and microwave (opposite all the glass). The refrigerator stands on the same wall, on the other side of a doorway. 40
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Additionally, a tall storage unit anchors a corner to the left of the range, conveniently situated by a dishwasher in the island. To streamline entertaining, the kitchen easily transitions to adjoining spaces. The island is just steps away from the living room, so the chef can chat with guests. And heavy French doors—part of the wall of windows—open to a screened-in dining area. “They’re in this beautiful natural setting,” Stone says. “So being able to move seamlessly from inside to outside was really important.” RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE A large industrial-style pendant above the island sports the same matte-bronze finish as the cabinet hardware. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT Across from the window wall, cabinetry surrounds a built-in microwave oven, wall oven, and a slice of granite countertop that serves as a landing spot for hot dishes. Open shelves break up the cabinetry with displays of cookbooks and pottery. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT Serious cooks gravitate toward a cooking zone furnished with a pro-style gas range, architectural range hood, and articulated pot-filler faucet. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT Two people can work together without bumping elbows, thanks to two apron-front sinks placed on either side of the island. A cabinet adds storage space above the built-in refrigerator. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT Adjustable stools—made with recycled wood seats and metal shop clamps—bring an industrial attitude to the island’s dining area.
Early-20th-century factories inspired this Seattle kitchenâ€™s industrial accents.
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Field Editor Linda Humphrey Photographer John Granen
Steel, stone, and wood combine in this contemporary kitchen that seamlessly mixes old and new. Vintage-style pendant lights above the island are reminiscent of models often used in early-20thcentury industrial buildings.
HISTORY CAN BE REINTERPRETED IN VARIOUS WAYS. Gay Gilmore and Troy Hakala appreciated the lineage of their 1909 Seattle home, but they didn’t love the dark millwork and ornate moldings. So they turned to a diferent version of history. They found inspiration in the design of early-20th-century factories and injected industrial-style details to help modernize the space—while still respecting its history. The couple hired architect Tom Kundig and designer Nancy Burﬁend to help them open the 372-square-foot kitchen to an adjacent dining room and convert an enclosed porch on the other side of the kitchen into a cozy family room. “We are very informal people,” Gay says. “I wanted it totally open so we could all be together in a large space.” With the kitchen open to surrounding rooms, the home was better suited to modern life and the team could focus on reconﬁguring the kitchen’s work zones. Here, marble and granite countertops contrast with transitional-style wood cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances (including a refrigerator with a glass panel) add an industrial edge. Thin steel shelves span the windows above the sink, ofering easily accessible storage and updating the look. Throughout the space, Burﬁend incorporated vintage forms but added a fresh, modern spin. For example, instead of a standard apron-front sink, she suggested a contemporary stainless-steel model that complements the kitchen’s appliances and open shelving. Similarly, nickel scoop pulls on the cabinet drawers are reminiscent of vintage-style bin pulls, but they sport more modern, squared proﬁles. And instead of traditional ceramic subway tiles on the backsplash, the team selected glass tiles that add a little extra shimmer.
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Supplemented by a walk-in pantry for food storage and a walk-through butler’s pantry converted from a former servant’s hall, the kitchen is as much about utility as style. Professional-style appliances and a compact work zone emphasize efficiency for the cook. Generous walkways that ease traffic ﬂow and a marble-topped dining area at the island allow family and guests to be close at hand without getting in the cook’s way. With its retro details and gleaming industrial accents, the kitchen ofers a nod to the past while looking ahead to the future. And with its efficient layout and heavy-duty ﬁxtures and appliances, you might even say that it works as hard as any factory. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE Absolute Black granite countertops add classic style to the
cooking zone, where a pro-style range and stainless-steel hood ensure modern function. Glimmering glass tiles adorn the backsplash, offering a modern twist on classic subway tiles. A steel shelf above the range keeps cooking staples close at hand. OPPOSITE Thin steel shelves extend across the large windows above the sink, adding accessible storage without blocking light and views. The shelves are reinforced at the ends and on the vertical window mullions.
OPPOSITE TOP A rolling blackened-steel door slides to conceal a pantry for food storage. The doorway to the left leads into a butler’s pantry and wet bar. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT Outfitted with a prep sink and two undercounter refrigerators, the butler’s pantry adds storage and prep space outside the main cooking zone. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT A double refrigerator with a glass front enhances the kitchen’s industrial look. THIS PHOTO Calacatta marble covers the island top and extends down its side to create a waterfall effect.
CHARM SOPHISTICATED GRAY HUES, WARM WOOD TONES, AND SPARKLING METALLIC ACCENTS ADD UNEXPECTED ALLURE TO CLASSIC KITCHENS DESIGNED FOR THE AGES.
Elegant but comfortable, this Minnesota kitchen serves an active family with grace and style. Field Editor Heidi Pearson Photographer Werner Straube
Bright pops of orange energize this sophisticated gray kitchen. Painted white, the coffered ceiling maintains an airy look.
CAN A KITCHEN FEEL ELEGANT AND REFINED—YET STILL HAVE A HIP, FUN SPIRIT TO SUIT AN ACTIVE YOUNG FAMILY?
Interior designer Carrie Ellington answered the question with a resounding yes, partnering with colleagues Andrea Surtel and Kristy Conlin to create this luxurious—and lively—example in Minnesota. “The homeowners have two children, and the kitchen area opens to a backyard pool, a basketball court, and a veranda,” Ellington says. As a result, the kitchen has a gravitational pull for the kids and their friends, their parents’ friends, and a large extended family. “This space sees a lot of traffic,” Ellington says with a smile. On the surface, the room is a classic beauty. The countertops are Carrara marble, and the cabinetry is exquisitely detailed. But several aesthetic choices— including a durable gray paint for the cabinets—give the decor an unexpected lift. “A gray kitchen has the classic, enduring feel of a white kitchen with a slightly dialed-up ‘wow’ factor,” Ellington says. Here, it’s also practical. “This project is a remodel, and we were able to save some of the cabinets by adding molding and painting them,” Ellington continues. “Before, they had a dark stain, and the entire kitchen looked sad.” To ﬁnd the perfect gray for the project, Ellington’s team ﬁnished large sample boards and put them in the room to gauge how the changing light and the surrounding materials would impact the color. “There are myriad shades of gray,” Ellington says. “Some are cool, some warm. Some are beige-ish, but others are greenish, and some lean toward blue or lavender.” In the end, they chose two slightly diferent shades for the kitchen’s cabinets. “We made the island one shade darker,” Ellington says. “It feels less imposing.” Gray is a neutral backdrop, so just about anything works as an accent color, especially brights. Here, it’s an
energizing poppy orange, seen on the stools at the island and the throw pillows in the breakfast bay, where a painted table cozies up to a built-in window bench. A contemporary chandelier adds lively contrast. “It’s the little touches that can make kitchens real standouts,” Conlin says. Gray kitchens may be au courant, but that’s not the reasoning here. “We advise clients to select colors they personally adore,” Conlin says, “instead of following trends.” Bright, fresh, and ﬁt for a crowd, this kitchen will serve its owners for many years to come. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
OPPOSITE The kitchen borrows views and light from the southfacing breakfast bay. Matching “tables” at both ends of the large island help keep it from feeling too bulky. ABOVE Turned legs ﬂank the range, echoing details from the island. A stainless-steel appliance suite blends with the gray cabinets while adding shine; the pro-style six-burner range includes a griddle and two ovens to help the homeowners cook for a crowd.
1 A triple-light chandelier in polished nickel with pleated linen shades illuminates the island. The fixture’s X details continue a motif of crisscrossing curves. 2 A built-in coffeemaker anchors a breakfast station just to the left of the refrigerator. 3 Both ends of the island feature a curved skirt and turned legs for a furniture-inspired look. 4 Easy to clean, this glazed porcelain backsplash above the range is both practical and pretty. 5 A new built-in sideboard to the right of the refrigerator offers an elegant storage space for everyday dishes. Curved muntins, bracket feet, and a walnut-stained “counter” enhance the furniture-style treatment. 6 The high-arc faucet includes a pulldown sprayer. A push-button disposal adds convenience. 7 Curved panels embellish the painted range hood. 4
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An ornate, painted table cozies up to a built-in bench in the breakfast bay. A modern chandelier adds lively contrast.
Bleached wood and polished-nickel accents upgrade a classic white kitchen.
Photographers John Bessler and Marco Ricci
Riftsawn oak accents update traditional white cabinets in this beachside kitchen. Polished-nickel pendant lights add sophistication overhead; they can be dimmed for intimate dining.
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ALL-WHITE KITCHENS ARE A COMMON ELEMENT OF NEW HOMES IN THE HAMPTONS, but designer Robert Bakes took a slightly different approach for the kitchen he designed for the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Inspired by the sandy beaches that lure visitors to the summertime getaway, Bakes added accents of riftsawn white oak bleached to the shade of driftwood for a fresh twist on tradition and a signature look that seamlessly blends warmth and elegance. “When oak is bleached and stained, it takes the heavy orange color out and translates into a softly textured surface, appropriate to the ocean setting,” Bakes says. “And rift oak with its linear grain injects texture and a slightly more modern feel. I like to mix things up.” The riftsawn oak distinguishes the island, the range hood and drawers on either side of the pro-style range, and two built-in refrigerators, where hefty polished-nickel latches call to mind old-fashioned iceboxes. Surrounding white cabinets feature traditional inset doors for a classic, sophisticated style. Glass-front upper cabinets near the ceiling offer display space and lighten the look along the range wall. On the adjacent wall, an apron-front sink continues the room’s traditional vibe, while diamond-shape muntins on windows above the sink add unexpected pattern. Stone surfaces also blend a classic look with a touch of the unexpected. White quartz-surfacing countertops dress up the perimeter, while a slab of quartzite with strongly linear gray-toned veining accents the island. The quartzite (which is stain-resistant like granite but looks like marble) also shows up on the backsplash above the range, where the veining runs vertically. Marble tiles on surrounding backsplash areas are accented with mirror-like polished-nickel rounds that sparkle in the sunlight streaming in from the kitchen windows. The room’s neutral palette helps unite the mix of surfaces and emphasizes the kitchen’s classic style. “It’s nice to have the clean palette that brings everything together,” Bakes says. “My concept was to create a kitchen that warmly envelops and gives a feeling of comfort and safeness to those in the space.” No matter whether the nearby sea is rough or as calm as glass, this kitchen takes it in stride—offering a refuge for guests drawn to the home’s beachside setting. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
OPPOSITE Twin refrigerators with freezer drawers below hide behind
riftsawn oak cabinet fronts. A matching island features pullout wine racks. ABOVE RIGHT The quartz-surfacing countertop bumps out on both sides of the sink, varying the counter depth for visual interest. RIGHT The oak range hood features polished-nickel bands and rivets. White stone surfaces form a quiet backdrop for the hardworking cooking zone.
Shimmering surfaces, elegant cabinetry, and hidden appliances set the standard for luxe living.
Field Editor Lisa Mowry Photographer Anthony-Masterson
Centered beneath a spectacular vaulted ceiling, this sophisticated kitchen fuses glamorous details with utilitarian features concealed behind mirrored and glass-front doors. The dining tableâ€™s curved end repeats the circular motif seen on the attached island.
AS THE CO-OWNER OF AN UPSCALE JEWELRY STORE IN ATLANTA’S BUCKHEAD DISTRICT, Lynne Halpern knows all about the art of accessorizing Atlanta’s elite. Mixing metals. Layering different looks. Expressing one’s personal style with jewels. All are part of her store’s trendy appeal. So when it came time for Lynne and her husband, Jack, to remodel their penthouse kitchen, they asked designer Matthew Quinn to downplay the room’s practical nature. “I wanted the kitchen to be pretty, since it’s right off the sitting area where we spend the most time,” Lynne says. The symmetrical space looks more like a stylish living room than a kitchen destined for cooking. As with many fashion-forward looks, the space shows off a tastefully neutral foundation: creamy white walls and the same limestone flooring selected for the rest of the home by interior designer Bill Stewart. The glam level ramps up with the countertops, for which Quinn chose Calacatta Viola marble accented by dramatic streaks of taupe and deep violet. The marble’s veining inspired the cabinetry’s painted taupe finish, which was glazed to bring out the shapely contours of recessed door panels. Select upper cabinets feature seeded-glass door inserts; others sport mirrored fronts that reflect the room’s architecture while hiding the contents. (Both types of inserts wear curved fretwork that enhances the overall look of the kitchen.) Polishednickel hardware adds a jeweler’s touch to the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Elegance reaches the center of the room via a furniture-style island with a matching marble top and panels that display a circular fretwork pattern that’s similar to that on the perimeter cabinets. An attached table infuses the kitchen with the warmth of wood—a gleaming cherry that pulls out tones seen in the range wall’s shimmering backsplash. Polished-aluminum chairs and a mirrored inset on the table pedestal glamorize the casual dining area. Because the homeowners did not want the kitchen to look utilitarian, the cooktop is the only exposed appliance in the whole room. “I love paneling appliances and wanted to test my abilities with this kitchen,” Quinn says. “Every single appliance with the exception of the cooktop is either paneled or hidden behind retractable doors.”
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That treatment even includes the wall ovens, which— along with a full-size refrigerator, freezer, appliance alcove, and pullout pantries—are hidden behind mirrored panels. “Because the home is fairly formal in design, we wanted the kitchen to have that same elegant refinement,” Quinn says about the finished space. All the guests who look in vain for appliances amid gleaming and glazed surfaces can attest to the results. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE Just beyond the island’s edge, a wall of cabinetry relies upon mirrored doors to keep the refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and wall ovens under wraps. The marble-top island disguises a dishwasher and trash receptacle in the same fashion. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT Circular fretwork on the island’s paneled end repeats a motif seen throughout the space. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT Directly across the aisle from the island, an elegant bar area includes glass-front upper cabinets that display sparkling glassware. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT Textured backsplash tiles with a shimmering bronze raku ﬁnish counterbalance the cooler tones of polished stainless steel and chrome. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT Dotted with rock crystals, a metal chandelier achieves focal-point status. “The No. 1 thing people love in this kitchen is that light ﬁxture over the table,” homeowner Lynne Halpern says. “It sparkles at night and is just so magical.”
THIS PHOTO This classic white kitchen—with a hint of gray—is pretty but not pretentious with traditional cabinetry, handscraped flooring, and a pair of jewelrylike chandeliers above the island. OPPOSITE Polishednickel faucets and a Calacatta marble countertop suit the room’s vintage mood.
Classic cabinetry, traditional millwork, and a standout hood give this kitchen a relaxed formality that suits any occasion.
Field editor Megan Chaffin Photographer Werner Straube
ELEGANCE IS ALWAYS ON THE MENU IN THIS CHICAGO-AREA KITCHEN. Part of a new house with the feel of a French country estate, it’s always dressed for a party but feels warm and inviting enough for casual family gatherings. The balance lies in the mix of smart function, quiet sophistication, and classic architectural details. “There’s an inherent richness to the room when you use the right materials and finishes,” says kitchen designer Laura O’Brien, who worked with interior designers Mary Ann Holzl and Nancy Samuelson to outfit the space. O’Brien layered design details to create quiet drama, combining white perimeter cabinets (handpainted on site to get the color just right) with a generous island painted a soft gray-blue. Inset doors with a classic raised-panel design, thick crown molding, and polishednickel hardware dress up the custom cabinets and help set the room’s classic style. Calacatta Gold marble on the walls and countertops continues the sophisticated look; its warm gray veining repeats the gray tone of the island. On the floor, handscraped walnut planks add instant age and warmth to the light and airy cooking zone. These details alone would have ensured that the space felt charming and distinctive, but O’Brien layered in another signature element to really upgrade the look: A curved zinc range hood that’s nearly 81⁄2 feet wide serves as the room’s focal point. Unlike shiny stainless steel, “zinc has a softness and a feeling of age,” O’Brien says. Straps of polished zinc accent the hood’s brushed finish and repeat the glimmer of polished nickel on the faucets and hardware. This kitchen isn’t just another pretty room, though— it packs in plenty of function with a cooking zone that’s well-equipped for entertaining a house full of guests. A 60-inch range features two ovens, the island includes a warming drawer and microwave oven, and the main sink is flanked by two dishwashers that make it easy to clean up after a crowd.
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A hardworking storage wall across from the main sink surrounds the refrigerator and freezer with hutchlike cabinets that provide stylish dish and food storage. Mirrored doors with X-shape muntins add distinctive detailing and reflect light coming in from the arched window above the sink. The careful attention to detail throughout the kitchen results in “a classic, timeless envelope,” O’Brien says. But a smart floor plan, ample storage, and a suite of hardworking appliances beautifully update the cooking zone for the modern age. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 140. ABOVE A curved zinc hood stretches nearly 81 ⁄2 feet and offers
a dramatic focal point above the range. On the adjacent wall, a cleanup zone includes an apron-front sink and two dishwashers. A walnut accent under the sink helps catch drips and protect the cabinetry below. OPPOSITE TOP Hutchlike cabinets flank the builtin refrigerator and freezer, creating a storage wall that packs in a lot of function without feeling imposing. The island features a microwave oven and a warming drawer. OPPOSITE BOTTOM Mirrored doors in cabinetry surrounding the refrigerator and freezer open to reveal rich walnut interiors that complement the hand-scraped walnut floor.
THERE’S AN INHERENT RICHNESS TO THE ROOM WHEN YOU USE THE RIGHT MATERIALS AND FINISHES.
Laura O’Brien, kitchen designer
THIS PHOTO A large arched window above
the sink floods the kitchen with natural light. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT Marble paneling dresses
up the range area, where a pot-filler faucet enhances function. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT Corner pilasters and a distinctive countertop edge elevate the islandâ€™s look. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT Cabinetry in the butlerâ€™s pantry showcases the same gray-blue paint used on the island. Refrigerator drawers hide behind custom panels. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT Metal strapping and rivets on the curved zinc range hood help give the statement piece definition and style.
STYLE CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN, VIVID COLORS, AND RUSTIC WOOD ACCENTS CREATE EYE-CATCHING COOKING ZONES THAT EXUDE PERSONALITY AND A BOLD SENSE OF STYLE.
Weathered wood and handcrafted details bring warmth and distinction to a coastal kitchen. Field Editor Sandra L. Mohlmann Photographer Brie Williams
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White oak doors on the island introduce instant age and patina amid white perimeter cabinets. The ceilingâ€™s distinctive beams and arches mimic an old European detail the homeowner found in a photo.
TEXTURAL FINISHES AND SIMPLE FORMS LEAD TO A MODERN TAKE ON TRADITIONAL STYLE IN THIS AIRY KITCHEN that overlooks the harbor in Charleston, South Carolina. Old-world details blend with oak surfaces and white cabinetry to create a space that complements the home’s coastal setting and welcomes guests with ease. Designed with two distinct zones—a hardworking cooking space for the homeowner and a more public space where guests can congregate and move freely between the kitchen and adjacent dining area—the kitchen blends a rustic, organic feel with modern function. At the center of the work zone, a multipurpose island houses the main sink, dishwasher, and a casual eating area. Featuring cabinet doors made from weathered planks of white oak and a concrete countertop, the island’s surfaces look almost like they’ve been worn away over time by the sand and sea just outside the kitchen’s door. Behind the island, a matching band of white oak on the plaster range hood accents a wall of textural white tile, while a vintage-style range pairs yesterday’s style with today’s technology. Storage surrounding a cofee station, microwave drawer, and refrigerator and freezer completes the cooking zone at one side of the island. On the opposite side of the room, an entertaining area with a bar sink and beverage refrigerator allows guests to help themselves to a drink without getting in the cook’s way. Lead interior designer Theresa Bishopp and her team lightened the overall mood with white cabinetry in these perimeter spaces, but they added instant age with a hand-worn ﬁnish and a pewter glaze. Hardwood countertops, oak molding along the ceiling, heavy bronze cabinet hardware, and metal light ﬁxtures also enhance the room’s rustic appeal.
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Overhead, an unusual ceiling treatment adds an ideal ﬁnishing touch for a room ﬁlled with old-world style details. White-painted arches bridge spaces between beams, repeating curves seen in the custom range hood and corbels at the upper cabinets. Terra-cotta tiles inset into the kitchen’s wood ﬂoor outline the island and then reappear in the dining area. Details like these showcase the room’s craftsmanship and attention to detail. Filled with natural materials and textural surfaces, the room is striking without begging for attention. “Every piece here can stand on its own, but nothing leaps out to steal the show,” Bishopp says. “It’s all very nuanced.” RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 140. ABOVE A tall, commercial-style bronze faucet at the island’s 48-inch-wide sink streamlines cleanup tasks while complementing the kitchen’s vintage look. OPPOSITE The room was designed around an English-style range, which “will never go out of style,” says interior designer Theresa Bishopp. Textural backsplash tile and wood trim on the range hood add visual interest without competing for attention with the range.
THIS PHOTO White oak on the countertop, backsplash, and trim connects this perimeter prep area to the island workstation. Cabinets extend nearly to the ceiling to maximize storage. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT Metal mesh inserts dress up glass-front cabinets in the bar area. Chunky bronze hardware adds dramatic contrast. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT The bar area is outfitted with a sink and beverage refrigerator to allow guests to help themselves to drinks. OPPOSITE BOTTOM Hand-sanded cabinet fronts and old-world-style hardware distinguish the island. A plaster finish adds to the authentic look.
WE CHOSE MATERIALS THAT WERE SUBTLE AND SENSORY. THEY FEEL LIKE THEY’VE BEEN THERE FOREVER. Theresa Bishopp, interior designer
A country French kitchen gains a transitional edge with a wall of brilliant blue appliances. Field Editor Susan Salomon Photographer James Salomon
Two star-quality cobalt ranges and a matching hood stand out against this kitchenâ€™s neutral backdrop of white cabinets, marble countertops, and stainless-steel surfaces.
IT’S EASY TO ADD COLOR WITH PAINT OR FABRIC; AFTER ALL, BOTH CAN EASILY BE CHANGED LATER. Introducing color with appliances, on the other hand, requires a much greater level of commitment. So it was a bold move for kitchen designer Jodi Geran to use cobalt blue appliances in an otherwise neutral country French kitchen in New England. Geran, formerly with Dalia Kitchen Design and now with Christopher Peacock Boston, chose to ﬂaunt the fabulous hue atop a 60-inch gas range, a 24-inch companion range, and an 11-foot hood so big it had to be painted in a rented auto body shop. But she didn’t do it lightly. “No matter how you decorate, appliances in bold colors will be the focal point of a kitchen,” Geran says. And she’s right; it’s nearly impossible to turn away from 18 linear feet of glossy blue metal in a kitchen that otherwise murmurs country French via traditional white cabinetry with recessedpanel doors, marble countertops, arched doorways, and a classic apron-front sink. Unexpected choices—such as a metallic porcelain-tile ﬂoor, a dazzling stainless-steel tile backsplash, and sleek stainless-steel cabinets framing the range—add a contemporary edge to the colorful space. “Incorporating such modern kitchen design into a country French house could have been jarring,” Geran says. “But blending the old with the new made for a smooth, softer transition.” Because Geran outﬁtted the kitchen to suit a restaurant owner, the list of high-performance equipment goes beyond pro-style ranges to include a charbroiler for crisping dishes, two 36-inch-wide refrigerator/freezers, and two dishwashers (one in the island, the other by the perimeter sink). The large island also includes a single-bowl sink and a generous overhang to accommodate casual dining. Geran softened all the hard stone-and-metal edges by incorporating a bleached-walnut hutch topped with crown molding. The homeowners use it as a mini office and pantry, but the hutch’s placement also helps transition the kitchen to a dramatic circular dining area. That window-lined space boasts streamlined modern furniture that allows the room’s sumptuous shape to be the star attraction.
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All in all, Geran’s transitional interpretation of country French design marries a chef-worthy work space with the home’s classic architecture. “It’s all the little things that you can’t quite put your ﬁnger on—the scale, proportion, edge detail of the countertops, the lighting—that make this kitchen work,” she says. “They all blend so well together that the efect is not over the top but integrated.” RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE Just steps from the range, the island combines a honed Calacatta marble top with a built-in walnut cutting board that slides out for easy cleaning. A large bleached-walnut hutch, which sports vintage icebox latches, softens the kitchen with the warmth of wood. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT The cleanup zone includes a deep apron-front sink that helps link this room to the home’s country French persona. White recessed-panel cabinets and muntins in the casement windows add traditional style. Stainless-steel backsplash tiles and a contemporary pulldown faucet deliver a transitional vibe. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT Chef-worthy from top to bottom, the cooking zone includes a stainless-steel backsplash that extends to the range hood behind a pot-filler faucet, warming shelf, and charbroiler for finishing dishes. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT Two 36-inch-wide built-in refrigerators are big enough to handle catering trays for the homeowner’s frequent parties—in addition to everyday food. A glass door and soft, bright interior lighting turn one refrigerator into a dazzling display case. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT Each diner enjoys a view of the outdoors from within a circular dining area lined with windows. Three tiers of clear-glass drops hang from the chandelier’s nickel frame.
Gray-washed hickory, raw steel, and streamlined forms join forces in this industrial-chic kitchen. Chandeliers made from industrial floor grates highlight the island, which features a Madre Perla granite top with a 3-inch edge.
industrial arts An edgy and organic cooking space brings urban sophistication to a suburban home.
Field Editor Hilary Rose Photographer Werner Straube
I THIS PHOTO A steel-framed window with industrial safety glass backs the range, offering a view into the family room. OPPOSITE TOP Skinny aluminum frames and textured glass doors give cabinets on the refrigerator wall a modern lift. Matching glass panels on rollers conceal storage in the backsplash. OPPOSITE BOTTOM A pivot from the range, the islandâ€™s prep sink partners with a butcher-block counter.
IT’S RARE THAT A SUBURBAN HOME GETS A MAKEOVER INSPIRED BY A DOWNTOWN WAREHOUSE, but for homeowner Gail Daly, typical suburban style just wouldn’t do. When she bought her traditional two-story house near Chicago, she appreciated its good bones, but the interior felt dated and dull. Soon, Gail began dreaming of a whole-house remodel—one that would blend clean, modern lines with industrial-chic style and natural materials. “We call it soft industrial,” says designer Megan Arity, who helped Gail with the renovation. The new kitchen exempliﬁes the look. Arity gutted the space but kept most of the layout intact to preserve the existing wood ﬂoor. The kitchen’s primary focal point is a 60-inch range, staged against a newly added backdrop of aged Chicago brick. “That brick was the perfect choice,” Gail says. “We had the mason embed old bolts and angle irons in the wall for character.” The backsplash for the range—an industrial steel-framed window—is equally perfect. Fitted with mesh-reinforced safety glass, the window creates a much-needed connection to the adjacent family room and borrows views of the woods beyond. Continuing the steel-and-glass theme, Arity commissioned a see-through L-shape cabinet, which stretches counter-to-ceiling beside the range. Extended onto a peninsula, it preserves light and views from the adjacent breakfast room. To inject an organic ﬂavor, Arity balanced the industrial elements with gray-washed hickory cabinets that feature slab doors and handcrafted rectilinear hardware. Granite countertops with a leathered surface line the perimeter, cascading down the ends of the cabinet runs. “The granite is called Elegant Brown,” Arity says. “It looks like wood.” To keep the room airy, the designer had the walls and most of the ceiling painted white. The kitchen has no exterior windows of its own, so Arity added wall cabinets with textured glass doors opposite the breakfast room—another light-amplifying trick. Pale Madre Perla granite brightens the island and ofers unexpected comfort. “We put heating under the breakfast bar, so it feels good when you rest your arms on top,” Gail says. The remodel wasn’t just a turning point for the house— it also marked a new beginning for Gail herself. She and her contractor, Kurt Vanden Berg, fell in love. Today, they’re married and co-own a custom-remodeling business. You might say that this once-typical suburban home brought unexpected surprises in more ways than one. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
THIS PHOTO A cubby in the backsplash behind the cleanup sink holds soaps and supplies. The beamed ceiling in the breakfast room is original. OPPOSITE TOP Steel cabinets back the kitchenâ€™s peninsula, creating a sideboard that faces the breakfast room. Their tall profile conceals kitchen clutter from seated diners. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT A niche beside the breakfast table (left, not shown) includes a serving station with a warming drawer and a microwave. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT A sliding metal door with a leather-wrapped handle conceals the walk-in pantry.
ELEGANCE ALWAYS IN STYLE, THESE INVITING BATHROOMS FEATURE TIMELESS DETAILS, SUCH AS RICH WOOD PANELING, TRADITIONAL CABINETRY, AND MARBLE SURFACES. SOFT COLORS AND NEUTRAL HUES KEEP THE MOOD SERENE.
Pale marble, painted millwork, and mirrored surfaces play up the natural light in designer Hillary Taylorâ€™s bath. Crowned by an arched transom, French doors opposite the bathâ€™s entry open to a balcony.
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Sumptuous white marble and plush blue textiles create an inviting bath that mirrors the Utah sky.
Field Editor Robin Tucker Photographer Ed Gohlich
WHEN INTERIOR DESIGNER HILLARY TAYLOR MOVED TO SALT LAKE CITY WITH HER HUSBAND AND FOUR CHILDREN, she fell in love with the Utah sky. “I was raised just south of San Francisco,” Taylor says. “The winters here are longer, but the skies are beautifully blue in every season. It’s a real gift for us.” Not surprisingly, she wanted her master bath to capture that beauty. The view from the upper-level bath is jaw-dropping. French doors in the master bedroom align with matching French doors across the bath, which showcase a view of Mount Olympus. A balcony stretches the space outdoors, while a soaring transom ﬂoods the bath with light. “Large windows make any room feel more open and inviting,” Taylor says. “This bath is part of a new home, so we had the luxury of precisely choosing the window placement.” Wrapped in pale marble, the white-and-blue retreat recalls a ﬂufy cloud drifting lazily across the heavens. As the sun gives way to stars, the bath maintains its heavenly appeal. The marble is lavishly applied, with Turkish Carrara adorning the heated ﬂoor and the aptly named Blue Celeste distinguishing the walk-in shower, tub deck, and vanity tops. Crisp white built-ins and elegant molding treatments complement the home’s traditional architecture. “The vernacular borrows from American Federal Revival style,” Taylor says. Plush textiles—sumptuously long drapes, a tufted pouf, and a skirted chair—introduce soft blues that complement the marble’s soft veining. The bathroom’s layout includes a private toilet compartment, leaving the core of the room calm and uncluttered, despite the full array of amenities. The luxe two-person shower is equipped for steam, and the
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bubbling whirlpool—cozily nestled in a dormer—claims treetop views. The two sink vanities are identical, but each has a distinctive treatment: Hillary’s vanity is the centerpiece in a long row of built-ins that includes a sit-down makeup table by the French doors. In contrast, her husband’s vanity stands alone, with plenty of elbowroom for shaving and grooming. “The layout maximizes the available square footage,” Taylor says. “And the view makes you feel like you’re on top of the world.” RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE The platform tub nestles into a dormer amid the treetops, offering comfortable headrests at both ends. Mirror-lined niches reflect the view. OPPOSITE TOP Hillary’s vanity is flanked by tall storage and a sit-down makeup table. Elegant trimwork frames the soaring mirrors, which capture light from all the room’s windows. OPPOSITE BOTTOM A polished-nickel tub filler complements the marble’s gray and blue tones.
THE VIEW MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD.
Hillary Taylor, homeowner and interior designer
THIS PHOTO Floor-to-ceiling glass traps steam in the marble-lined shower. With a showerhead installed at each end, the space easily accommodates two.
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1 A tiled niche tucked into the shower wall keeps toiletries handy. 2 Part of a pair, this sconce is mounted on the vanity mirror to provide shadow-free lighting. 3 Pulls are placed in the center of each vanity drawer for a symmetrical look. 4 Framed marblemosaic panels highlight the shower fixtures (not shown) and add textural interest. 5 Hillary’s vintage-look faucets add to the bath’s classic beauty. 6 A slender linen closet makes full use of a narrow space near the tub. 7 Hillary’s husband’s vanity is near the private toilet compartment (left). A mirror with a thick custom frame tops traditional-style cabinetry accented by nickel hardware.
THIS PHOTO Sensuous lines give the freestanding tub its sculptural presence. “I love the shape of this tub,” says homeowner and designer Charmean Neithart. “It makes the bath.” OPPOSITE A polished-nickel tub filler with a telephone-style hand shower gleams against walnut paneling.
Glistening marble surfaces and rich walnut paneling suit a master bath designed to merge art and function.
Field Editor Laura Hull Photographer Edmund Barr
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INTERIOR DESIGNER CHARMEAN NEITHART KNOWS ALL ABOUT TURNING LEMONS INTO LEMONADE. When a leaky
A substantial slab of distinctively veined marble forms the back wall of the steam shower. Between the shower and the vanity, a mirrored door leads to a private toilet compartment.
shower ruined her master bath’s hardwood ﬂoor, she viewed it as an opportunity to start anew. For Charmean and her husband, Robert, starting over meant gutting the space and creating a new bath that merges art and pampering. The renovated room features a striking palette of dark and light. Handsome walnut-paneled walls and a matching furniture-style vanity—set against Calacatta marble countertops and mosaic-tile ﬂooring—rival the elegance of an Edwardian Era smoking room. Polished-nickel ﬁxtures sparkle throughout. Pewter-tone silk draperies turn the tub alcove (across the room from the vanity) into a destination. A lustrous Fortuny silk chandelier hangs above the tub, adding to the nook’s luxurious feel. The shapely tub becomes a sculpture silhouetted against walnut paneling when the drapes are open and against gray silk when they’re closed. Just steps away, a roomy steam shower showcases a stunning slab of veined marble on the back wall, visible through a frameless glass enclosure. Centered between the large mirrors that hover above the vanity sinks is a painting of pomegranates (Charmean’s favorite fruit) paired with a painting of a belly dancer that reminds the family of a memorable vacation. More artwork hangs on the walnut paneling behind both the head and foot of the tub. “I really love my art, so I wanted to showcase some favorite pieces using an elegant backdrop,” Charmean says. In addition to its aesthetics, the bath ofers other sensuous pleasures. The tub promises relaxing soaks— for one or two people—enhanced by soothing swarms of air bubbles. And the spa-worthy steam shower features three showerheads as well as a marble-clad bench. “I love to come home, close the transom on the shower, and just sit on the bench and run the steam,” Charmean says. “It’s paradise to me.” It’s paradise to everyone, apparently, because Charmean, Robert, their three children, and their two dogs spend time in the room every day. She’s happy with the arrangement, saying, “I really love how this room feels so comfortable for all of us.” RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
The vanity includes a long expanse of marble countertop and plenty of storage space for grooming essentials. Framed art stands out against a wall covered with grass cloth.
1 Polished black-and-white marble tiles create a ruglike installation amid a field of tiny Calacatta Gold mosaic tiles. 2 Twin sinks on the vanity each feature a gooseneck faucet with a bridge design that complements the bathâ€™s classic look. 3 A spa-quality steam shower entices bathers with two showerheads gracing columns of Calacatta marble. Above the marble bench, a handheld shower offers a flexible bathing option. 4 A leather-covered barrel chair provides a cushy spot to sit and put on shoesâ€”or wait for the other spouse to get ready. 5 Art dazzles on the walls and overhead, where handwoven strings suspend a glamorous Fortuny decoratedsilk chandelier above the tub. 4 BHG.COM/KITCHENSBATHS
THIS PHOTO A sumptuous bench with acrylic legs and nickel nailhead trim lets the homeowners linger in front of a skyline view. OPPOSITE Geometry rules this floorâ€™s mosaic design, where hexagons, squares, and rectangles create an intricate marble pattern.
Sophistication meets comfort in a penthouse bath that offers plenty of pampering.
Field Editor Lisa Mowry Photographer Anthony-Masterson
A PENTHOUSE APARTMENT OVERLOOKING THE ATLANTA SKYLINE CALLS FOR ROOMS THAT SHINE AS BRIGHTLY AS THE GLITTERING URBAN VIEW. That’s why the homeowners asked bathroom designer Matthew Quinn and interior designer Bill Stewart to create a master bath worthy of the vista and as elegant as surrounding rooms. The designers showcased a refined palette of silver, gray, and white—neutral shades that lighten or deepen depending on the amount of light that comes through a dramatic floorto-ceiling window at room’s end. That lone window—the axis of a symmetrical floor plan—is framed by metallic-gray drapery panels that filter light beautifully while adding texture to the monochromatic setting. The bathroom’s cabinets feature a satiny pewter-gray finish that complements the lustrous platinum-and-white marble surfaces throughout: countertops, flooring, the shower surround, and even the wainscoting that raises two toilet compartments to luxury status. Glass knobs and pulls, acrylic chairs, polished-nickel fixtures, and multiple mirrors above each vanity reflect the sunlight—or moonlight—that washes over the room depending on the time of day. The design also includes numerous conveniences built for two. Dual vanities are positioned on opposite walls to give each spouse plenty of elbowroom when getting ready for the day. His vanity includes easy-to-access medicine cabinets behind the mirrors, while her vanity has a custom makeup drawer and a cabinet for hair dryers and accessories. A spaquality shower and two toilet compartments are accessed via an art-lined hallway that connects the main bath space to the master bedroom. “This is such a luxurious bathroom with nice attention to detail,” Stewart says. “They designed it for hanging out together, but they each have their own space, which is ideal.” When the owners want to enjoy the space together, they can sit on an elegant upholstered bench positioned in front of the arch-top window. With its deep button-detailed cushion and shapely cabriole legs, the silvery bench is every bit as alluring as the skyline beyond. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE LEFT An oversize bronze pendant light balances the cool tones of the room with its warm, cozy glow. Ceiling molding traces the pendant’s silhouette, then radiates out until it connects with the deep crown molding encircling the room. LEFT Clear acrylic inserts keep a cosmetics drawer organized. Glass pulls sparkle on every vanity door and drawer. OPPOSITE The vanities feature elegant gray cabinets with plenty of concealed storage for grooming gear. Zebra-stripe upholstery adds a touch of whimsy to modern T-back acrylic chairs.
DESIGN STRATEGY iiMake room for artwork in your bathroom. The sculpture niches in this bath were planned during the layout stage. Sculptures or paintings on canvas (rather than paper) work well in a bathroomâ€™s humid environment.
OPPOSITE A hallway leading to the
master bathroom offers access to separate toilet compartments (one on each side) and a marble-lined shower. Designer Bill Stewart built in two niches to hold sculpture—a look that helps offset all the hard surfaces. “I like the surprise of having art in the bathroom,” Stewart says. ABOVE LEFT No hardware needed: Vanity mirrors open with a touch to reveal built-in storage. ABOVE Decorative insets in the marble shower surround repeat the pattern used for the floor, albeit on a smaller scale. Polished-nickel fixtures bring out silver tones seen in the marble. LEFT Cylindrical wall sconces with a polished-nickel finish provide plenty of light for shaving and applying makeup.
SERENITY POLISHED FINISHES, SPARKLING TILES, AND EYE-CATCHING CHANDELIERS BRING DRAMA TO THESE CONTEMPORARY BATHING AREAS, WHERE BEAUTY IS FOUND IN SLEEK FORMS AND CLEAN LINES.
Warm wood and abundant natural light connect this spacious master bathroom to its wooded setting. Streamlined cabinetry and teak accents create a contemporary vibe.
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Walls of windows and a sleek design transform an upper-level master bath into a treetop retreat.
Field Editor Cathy Still McGowin Photographer Jean Allsopp
N DESIGN STRATEGY iiTransom windows added above the cornerwrapping windows in this bath help maximize light and views. Also consider using transom windows to bring in natural light above a vanity mirror or to balance light and privacy in the shower.
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NATURE HAS A WAY OF CALMING THE MIND AND SOOTHING THE SOUL. So what better place to find inspiration for a relaxing master bathroom? Architect Alex Krumdieck and interior designer Jeannie Krumdieck enlisted natural materials—and installed plenty of windows—to create an upper-level bath that serves as a soothing sanctuary for busy homeowners in Birmingham, Alabama. “We wanted the room to be an extension of the outside,” Jeannie says. “The bath is literally in the treetops.” To take advantage of the views, the designers installed a series of tall windows, with a row of transoms above. They placed the tub right in front of the best view, so the homeowners can soak and imagine they are outside. A teak walkway extends in front of the tub and over to the shower’s entry, creating a practical water-resistant floor covering that complements the wooded view. The teak slats also help define the bathing areas within the open room. Throughout the bathroom, the designers used varying materials to define separate areas while retaining an open and airy feel. A frosted-glass partition and lacquered cabinets separate the bathroom from the adjacent dressing area; limestone flooring distinguishes the grooming area in the center of the room. Another partial wall creates an entryway for the shower. Iridescent mosaic tiles with colors that suggest verdant leaves, brown tree trunks, and powder blue sky define the shower itself. With the tub at the outskirts of the room where bathers can enjoy the best views, the Krumdiecks placed the vanities back-to-back at the room’s center. This unusual arrangement allows each spouse to enjoy a semiprivate grooming area on busy weekday mornings. Located at the center of the room, the vanities are close to both of the bathing areas and the dressing area on the other side of the bathroom.
Throughout the space, clean lines and a neutral color scheme add a sense of spa-like serenity. Natural materials such as teak and limestone create continuity between indoors and out. No matter how stressful or busy the day has been, the homeowners only need to step into this nature-inspired sanctuary to feel their worries slip away. And if that doesn’t do the trick, the window-lined soaking tub or the pampering shower with its rain-style showerhead is sure to finish the job. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 140. OPPOSITE Tall windows and transoms wrap the deep soaking tub, creating a tree house view for bathers. A teak floor and trim add warmth to the bath’s neutral color scheme. ABOVE Back-to-back vanities anchor the bath’s central area, allowing the tub and shower to be placed near windows along the room’s perimeter. Custom three-way mirrors at the vanities slide out on each side so the homeowners can view themselves from multiple angles.
THIS PHOTO A teak bench outside the shower provides a convenient spot for toweling off. A tiled room divider helps define the bathing area while retaining light and views.
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1 Teak slats offer a nod to European spas and provide a water-resistant and slip-proof material thatâ€™s ideal for wet areas. Grates allow water to drip through to a drain. 2 A curved tub filler contrasts with the bathâ€™s overall linear design. 3 Iridescent square mosaic tiles glisten in the large shower. 4 A glass door allows light from the shower window to illuminate the tiled entry. Two oversize rain-style showerheads help the homeowners enjoy a rejuvenating rinse. 5 Chrome faucets and soap dispensers at the back-to-back vanities serve as sleek accents for the surrounding natural materials.
THIS PHOTO A sculptural tub made of engineered stone takes advantage of city views, thanks to a glass “conservatory” that juts out from the rest of the bathroom. OPPOSITE A sleek, single-lever faucet complements the bath’s contemporary lines.
view from the top A designerâ€™s penthouse bath celebrates high style and stunning views of the Atlanta skyline.
Field Editor Lisa Mowry Photographer Emily J. Followill
STEPPING INTO THIS 22ND-FLOOR PENTHOUSE BATHROOM, THE AMAZING VIEWS OF THE ATLANTA SKYLINE TAKE CENTER STAGE. So it’s easy to understand why the views helped sell designer Matthew Quinn and his partner, Ric Parrish, on the space. “Ric and I were visiting the building with a friend who was interested in moving, and we flipped out over the views,” Matthew says. Needless to say, they were the ones who did the moving—and they created a stylish bathroom that gives the stunning city view a run for its money. The star attraction of the bathroom is a contemporary freestanding tub that’s placed on a pedestal two steps up from the rest of the bathroom. Surrounded by windows, the tub offers the perfect place to soak up surrounding views. “We were able to build this glass conservatory for the bathtub, which gives us the feeling of bathing outside,” Matthew says. The tub itself is from Matthew’s Intarcia collection and features a flared, contemporary style. “Growing up around boats in Key West definitely influenced the lines of this tub,” Matthew says. If time doesn’t allow for a luxurious soak, Matthew and Ric can step into the spacious steam shower, which anchors one long wall of the bathroom. With a built-in bench, multiple showerheads, and built-in storage niches, it seamlessly blends smart function and spa-like pampering. Silver-veined travertine brings dramatic veining and color variation to the shower surfaces and repeats the material used on the steps up to the focal-point tub. A large-scale anthracite porcelain tile brings bold contrast to the floor and connects the shower to the vanity on the bathroom’s opposite wall. Here, sleek cabinet fronts show off a mix of high-gloss lacquer and wood finishes. Above-counter square sinks are from the same design collection as the tub and repeat its flared sides for dramatic effect. Sleek cabinet pulls add to the modern look, while tall mirrored medicine cabinets above each sink hold everyday grooming items as well as electrical outlets. The interior of the vanity cabinets features smart storage that Matthew finds just as pleasing as any of the bathroom’s stylish elements. “I find peace when I open my vanity drawers with custom plexiglass inserts and see individual compartments for dental floss, ChapStick, scissors, nail clippers, and cotton balls,” he says. From the smallest detail to the large sweeps of stone tile, this bathroom seems to have it all: smart function, high style, and amazing city views. The only surprising thing is how Matthew and Ric manage to leave the room at all. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 140. ABOVE RIGHT Vanity drawers feature a high-gloss lacquer that contrasts
with the wood cabinet doors. Engineered-stone sinks repeat the tub’s contemporary styling. RIGHT A frameless glass enclosure shows oﬀ the shower’s silver-veined travertine. A mix of tile sizes adds visual interest. 118
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1 Built-in niches add smart storage in the shower; theyâ€™re backed by mosaic tile that repeats on the shower floor. A built-in bench pairs practical function and style. 2 Travertine steps create a pedestal for the focal-point tub, which features a contemporary design with flared lines. Linen curtains add softness to the tub alcove; just beyond, a rooftop deck offers another way to enjoy the city views. 3 High-gloss lacquer drawers lend a stylish look to the vanity. Inside, plexiglass inserts keep small items organized. 4 A narrow hallway at one side of the shower leads to a separate toilet compartment. Textured walls lend subtle drama. 5 The tub fillerâ€™s chrome finish repeats in glimmering accents around the room.
THIS PHOTO A band of marble mosaic tile frames the freestanding tub and the vanity on the opposite wall (not shown). Sheer draperies have a wavy pattern that complements the tile. OPPOSITE The chandelierâ€™s circles and swoops resemble contemporary jewelry.
An airy, clean-lined bath blends safety, sophistication, and soothing luxury.
Field Editor Lisa Mowry Photographer Anthony-Masterson
THERE’S NO FIGHTING OVER THE BATHROOM FOR SALLY AND TED GREEN. That’s because the master suite in their Atlanta home boasts two separate baths. And now that one of the baths has been remodeled with a luxurious soaking tub and walk-in shower, the formerly dated space has become Sally’s private spa. Designer Mary Kathryn Timoney teamed with interior designer Leigh Nunnery to remodel the bathroom, adding a dramatic tall window that showcases a garden view and floods the room with natural light. Adding even more visual interest is a marble mosaic, which forms a wide band that visually links the vanity to a freestanding tub across the room. The wavy pattern of the tile complements curved muntins in the transom window, which are repeated on a mirrored cabinet next to the vanity. A contemporary chrome chandelier extends the feminine shapes overhead. “It looks like silver bracelets,” Nunnery says. The room’s second “big wow” is a sliding door made of aqua-color glass. Suspended from a chrome rail, the glass panel serves both the toilet compartment and a curbless shower, which are located opposite the window. “The glass door glides beautifully and eliminates the need for cased openings,” Timoney says. “Since this bath is for one person, there is never a time when both compartments have to be closed at once.” In fact, the garden view is private, so closing the door to the shower is optional. Because Sally has Parkinson’s disease and uses a wheelchair, the designers created the bath with her needs in mind. “I love this bathroom more every day,” Sally says. “It’s not ADA-specific, but it functions well for me.” The
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design includes several features appropriate for aging in place. The threshold-free shower is free of tripping hazards, for example, and the mosaic flooring in the shower and toilet area increases traction underfoot. Sculptural acrylic-resin grab bars prove that high style and safety measures are not mutually exclusive. And the spacious layout leaves plenty of maneuvering room—a key feature for accessibility. Durable in form as well as function, this extraordinary bath will be a rejuvenating retreat for many years to come. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE A sliding-glass door serves both the toilet compartment and a curbless marble shower—an ideal arrangement in a bath for one. The light aqua color of the glass breaks up all the white in the room. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT A handheld shower, built-in bench, and slip-resistant mosaic flooring enhance the shower’s functionality. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT Elegant in light gray, the streamlined vanity features a marble top, chrome feet, and acrylic-resin knobs. The linen cabinet’s mirrored door (far left) matches the transom window. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT An arched faucet at the vanity mimics the dramatic curve of the tub filler. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT A curved, translucent grab bar proves that safety features can be chic.
GLAMOUR SCULPTURAL FREESTANDING TUBS, FURNITURE-STYLE VANITIES, AND ELEGANT STONE SURFACES PAIR WITH PAMPERING AMENITIES TO CREATE BATHROOMS THAT BLEND THE BEST OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
THIS PHOTO A sculptural tub is the centerpiece of this octagonal bathroom. A marble-lined dressing-table alcove creates a stunning backdrop. OPPOSITE A vintage-style tub filler serves the modern tub. The marble flooring is a custom mosaic.
dramatic details Historic accents meet classic glamour in this elegantly appointed bath.
Field Editor Anna Molvik Photographer Tria Giovan
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ENGLISH TUDOR STYLE IS KNOWN FOR DARK WOODWORK AND HALF-TIMBERING, but it
takes a lighter turn in this Florida bathroom. Overlooking Fort Lauderdale’s Tarpon River, the house has a fresh slant throughout—the doors and flooring are bleached oak, for instance, and the moldings are painted white—but the distinctive archways, paneled walls, and carved details all hark to English Tudor style. No single room expresses the home’s star power better than this master bath, created by architect Dan Cooper and interior designer Phyllis Taylor. They began with a large square on the floor plan, then started “playing the angles.” By lining the walls with a series of alcoves and angling the corner compartments between them, they made the bath’s interior an octagon. Matching toilet compartments flank the entry from the bedroom, creating a vestibule between them. At the room’s center, a freestanding tub is crowned by a glittering chandelier. “We had to use that light fixture!” Taylor says. “It was the most Hollywood thing we’ve ever seen.” The tub leans toward modern, but the room’s other details reflect the old-world architecture. The floor and the back wall of the dressing-table alcove feature a marble inlay with a quatrefoil pattern (a four-leaf design popular in Gothic churches). An antiqued wall mirror partners with the dressing table to up the glamour quotient, while white sink vanities feature raised carvings in a stylized Tudor rose pattern. Despite the bath’s glamorous shine, gray-and-white marble establishes a quiet mood. “There is a real serenity to gray,” Taylor says. Here, the gray softens the strong Florida light and keeps the space from feeling “too glitzy.” For visual interest, Taylor used various shades of gray. The painted paneling is a pale bluish gray, for example, which complements the Carrara marble countertops; the floor’s quatrefoil mosaic is a foggier gray; and the velvet-covered stool at the dressing table is deep charcoal. Neither too masculine nor too feminine, the glamorous bathroom features modern luxuries fit for Hollywood royalty. It has “a serious, stately side,” Taylor says—and just the right amount of bling. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
OPPOSITE Painted paneling surrounds the matching sink vanities (this one’s twin is across the room, not shown). ABOVE RIGHT The sleek and
stylish tub is centered on the entryway to the bedroom for dramatic eﬀect. The doorway at left leads to one of two corner toilet compartments that ﬂank the entry. RIGHT The mirrored dressing table is paired with an antiqued wall mirror and patterned wall tile that repeats the ﬂoor’s design. Paneled side walls and a matching ceiling lend traditional elegance to the alcove.
DESIGN STRATEGY iiCurbless showers make a bathroom more accessible, plus they make the room feel more open and spacious. Pair a sloped shower floor with a sleek linear drain or opt for a glass enclosure.
OPPOSITE Showerheads are placed
on opposite walls in the large curbless shower. Carrara marble links the shower to the floor’s border tile and the vanity countertops. ABOVE LEFT The dressing table’s tiled wall, silvery mirrors, and charcoal vanity chair (not shown) introduce various shades of gray and textures to boost visual interest within the bathroom’s monochromatic color scheme. ABOVE Cross-handle faucets with porcelain accents add vintage style in the shower. LEFT A polished-nickel faucet shows off graceful curves and complements warm tones in the marble countertop.
hollywood style Glittering details and classic marble craft a bath with timeless appeal. Field Editor Helen Thompson Photographer Ryann Ford
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Calacatta Gold marble on the floor, countertop, and trim creates an elegant backdrop for shimmering accents. Glass doors lead to the private toilet compartment (at left) and the shower (on the right).
IT MAY BE MORE THAN 1,000 MILES AWAY FROM LOS ANGELES, BUT THIS AUSTIN BATH HAS HOLLYWOOD CONNECTIONS. Previous owners of the 1930 Federal-style home hosted Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, and Van Cliburn as guests. Architect Paul Lamb and designer Fern Santini used this star-studded history as inspiration for a glamorous bathroom renovation. “We went with a ‘Cole Porter twisted into the 21st century’ look that brought glamour back, improved the layout, and created classical connections,” Santini says. To begin the transformation, they added a large window to the exterior wall and stretched the footprint to allow for a pair of walk-in closets, a separate toilet compartment, and a walk-in shower. This created a spacious bathroom with a light-filled central area for the vanity and tub. The focal-point vanity area sits along the window wall and features dual sinks with a lowered dressing table in between. It fits beneath a fabric canopy that softens the surrounding stone surfaces and enhances the room’s dramatic effect. “That whole assembly was inspired by Chinese architecture and the idea of a draped pavilion,” Lamb says. “I came up with the look because of the home’s Federalist architecture. Historically, the Federalists looked to Chippendale, who looked to the Chinese for inspiration. I skipped Chippendale and went right to Chinese.” Marble countertops and flooring continue the vanity’s focus on elegance. “The clients wanted the space to feel airy, glamorous, and timeless,” Santini says. “Marble seemed a natural choice.” Santini used one type of marble—Calacatta Gold—for a cohesive look, but she varied the finish to add visual interest. A freestanding tub backed by polished mosaic tiles creates a striking composition on the wall opposite the vanities. With graceful curves and a floor-mounted tub filler with a telephone-style handheld shower, it complements the room’s classic look.
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Just as any red-carpet gown needs a few glamorous accessories to make the look complete, the designers of this bathroom knew the luxurious space wasn’t complete without a bit of bling. A 1920s crystal chandelier shimmers overhead, 1930s-style rock-crystal sconces highlight the vanity mirrors, and Baccarat crystal handles sparkle on the room’s polished-nickel faucets. These glittering accents offer the perfect finishing touch for a Hollywood-inspired space. RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE
ABOVE The freestanding tub is set oﬀ by a wall of polished mosaic tiles and a contemporary watercolor painting. A mirrored door (one of two that ﬂank the tub) leads into a walk-in closet. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT The wood vanity cabinets are ﬁnished with silver leaf over a tinted undercoat. Antiqued mirror inset panels in the drawers and doors add a glamorous touch. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT A prismatic 1920s crystal chandelier at the room’s center sparkles day and night. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM LEFT A canvas canopy supported by poles in a silver ﬁnish crowns the vanity wall, which includes dual sinks and a lowered makeup table. Rock-crystal sconces shimmer at the vanity mirrors. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT Polished-nickel faucets at the vanity complement the gray veining in the marble countertop. Crystal handles introduce another vintage-inspired element.
THIS PHOTO An oval tub sits between
a glass-enclosed shower and an elegant seating area in this Atlanta bathroom. OPPOSITE Decorative accessories and a rococo-style mirror add style above a fireplace.
twice as nice
A showhouse bath provides a luxurious space for two that rivals any traditional living area.
Field Editor Lisa Mowry Photographer Emily J. Followill
MARRIAGE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE— SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO BE TOGETHER, and other times you would like your own space. Atlanta kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn and interior designer Clay Snider took note of this simple truth when they designed the bathroom for the Atlanta Symphony Showhouse. “A majority of our clients want separate his-and-her bathrooms,” Quinn says. The space in this showhouse didn’t allow for two complete master bathrooms, so they created the next best thing by designing separate but equal spaces within a 17×20-foot room. The bath’s symmetrical layout centers around a shared bathing space in the middle of the room. Here, a freestanding tub with a wall-mounted tub filler sits in front of a large walk-through shower with a glass enclosure that shows off multiple showerheads and distinctive tile panels. The spacious shower features doors on either side, which open to separate grooming areas—each with its own vanity and separate toilet compartment. One side of the room includes a dressing table, while the opposite side features a cozy sitting area. The mirror-image floor plan allows the homeowners to interact with each other or relax on their own when desired. “It’s the best of both worlds,” Quinn says. Elegant details throughout the space ensure that the bathroom feels as luxurious as any living room. Calacatta Gold marble tile adds a classic beauty to the floor, while decorative tile panels in the shower provide an eye-catching accent behind the tub. Overhead, a crystal-and-brass chandelier adds drama in keeping with the home’s 1920s Italian baroque architecture. Draperies also elevate the bathroom’s status from a utilitarian space to a luxurious living area. Snider not only hung linen draperies at windows, but he also hung
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them perpendicular to both sides of the sink vanities and in front of the dressing table. The draperies add softness but also act as architectural elements that help to define areas within the room. “We wanted the bathroom to feel like a special place, a respite,” Snider says. “The layers of draperies add drama and luxury.” The designers also retained an existing fireplace, which serves as a cozy backdrop for a sitting area at one side of the tub. They debated about taking out a rococostyle mirror above the fireplace but ultimately decided to keep it. It now serves as a focal-point anchor for a wall of artwork. “I encourage my clients to collect things they love,” Snider says. “And I wanted to show that you can hang art in any room. What better way to see your art collection than lying in your freestanding tub?” RESOURCES BEGIN ON PAGE 140. ABOVE Artwork surrounds the ﬁreplace, creating a focal-point wall near the bathroom’s entrance. OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT Draperies swagged in front of a window niche create a cozy alcove for the shapely dressing table and swivel chair. OPPOSITE, TOP RIGHT Pink-tone marble columns add subtle color on either side of the tub. The spacious walk-through shower easily accommodates two, with showerheads mounted on the wall as well as the ceiling. OPPOSITE BOTTOM An additional seating area is tucked into one corner of the bath.
WE WANTED THE BATHROOM TO FEEL LIKE A SPECIAL PLACE, A RESPITE.
Clay Snider, interior designer
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EUROPEAN INFLUENCE French Seduction Pages 14–19 Residential design: Jef Murphy, Murphy & Co. Design, Bufalo, Minnesota; 612/4705511; murphycodesign.com. Interior design: Marita Simmons and Krysta Gibbons, Kipling House Interiors, Minneapolis; 612/803-9544; kiplinghouse.com. Cabinetry custom enameled—Cabinetry Reﬁned, Inc., Minneapolis; 612/695-6386; cabinetryrefined.com. Cabinet paint Bone White—Benjamin Moore; 888/236-6667; benjaminmoore.com [P]. Hardware in polished nickel—Restoration Hardware; 800/910-9836; restorationhardware.com. Countertop Delicatus with eased edge— Amsum & Ash, Minneapolis; 763/5718400; amsumash.com. Backsplash tile Gramercy Park in Wedgewood Blue, similar items available—Walker Zanger; 877/6110199; walkerzanger.com. Flooring handscraped white oak with custom Tromso ﬁnish—WD Design, Laona, Wisconsin; 877/674-2210; wdflooring.com. Perimeter faucet bridge in polished nickel, island faucet single lever in polished nickel—Perrin & Rowe, presented by Rohl; 800/777-9762; rohlhome.com. Wall ovens, cooktop—Wolf Appliance, Inc.; 800/332-9513; wolfappliances.com. Cofeemaker—Miele, Inc.; 800/463-0260; mieleusa.com. Island lanterns French lantern—Charles Edwards; firstname.lastname@example.org; charlesedwards.com. Chandelier—Julie Neill Designs, New Orleans; 504/899-4201; julieneill.com. Light at sink Randolph in aged brass—Hudson Valley Lighting, Inc.; 800/814-3993; hudsonvalleylighting.com.
English Beauty Pages 20–23 Interior design: Linda McDougald, Linda McDougald Design/Postcard from Paris Home, Greenville, South Carolina; 864/233-6622; postcardfromparis.com. Cabinetry and range hood design—Linda McDougald, Linda McDougald Design/ Postcard from Paris Home, Greenville, South Carolina; 864/233-6622; postcardfromparis.com. Cabinetry and range hood fabrication, countertops Caesar brown limestone—Florez Fine Woodworking, Greenville, South Carolina;
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864/233-5583. Field backsplash tile Architectonics in Alpaca Gloss Crackle— Waterworks; 800/998-2284; waterworks .com. Range niche tile Tantrum in River— Sonoma Tilemakers, Inc.; sonomatilemakers.com for a dealer near you. Cabinet paint Foothills SW7514—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; 800/474-3794; sherwin-williams.com [P]. Range Chateau 120 in stainless steel with nickel and brushed stainless-steel trim—La Cornue; 800/457-1356; lacornueusa.com. Refrigerator BI48S/S/PH in stainless steel, refrigerator drawers 700BR—Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/222-7820; subzero.com. Oven H 4084 Speed Oven from the Master Chef series, steam oven DB 4084, warming drawer ESW4084-14, cofeemaker CVA 4066, dishwasher from the Diamante series with exposed controls G2143SCSS—Miele, Inc.; 800/463-0260; mieleusa.com. Apronfront sink RC3018 in Biscuit from the Shaws Original collection, bridge faucet Perrin & Rowe U.4719 in polished nickel, pot ﬁller faucet at range Country Kitchen A1451 with ﬁve-spoke handle in polished nickel—Rohl; 800/777-9762; rohlhome.com.
Welcome Patina Pages 24–29 Interior design: Jennifer Dyer, Jeneration Interiors, West Hollywood, California; email@example.com; jenerationinteriors.com. Cabinet reﬁnishing—Larry Harp and Jon Innis, L&J Contractors, Cookeville, Tennessee; 931/260-4227; landjcontractors .com. Knotty alder cabinetry, granite perimeter countertops, walnut island countertop, and travertine ﬂooring original to home—contact local kitchen construction professionals. Porcelain tile for backsplash— Arizona Tile & Stone; 480/893-9393; arizonatile.com. Sinks—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Faucets— Rohl; 800/777-9762; rohlhome.com. Range—Viking Range Corp.; 888/8454641; vikingrange.com. Cast-stone range hood—Francois & Co.; 888/313-3237; francoisandco.com. Refrigerator integrated with cabinetry—Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/2227820; subzero.com. Dishwasher—Bosch; 800/944-2904; boschappliances.com. Banquette benches and table custom— Jeneration Interiors, West Hollywood, California; jenerationinteriors.com. Window treatments at banquette custom—Evelyn’s Custom Draperies, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona; 602/273-7347. Barstools—Erika Brunson, Los Angeles; 323/931-3225; erikabrunson .com. Banquette chairs vintage— homeowners’ collection. Blue vase on table, white ceramic jar, wood charger, pizza cutting board, blue napkins—Pottery Barn;
800/922-5507; potterybarn.com (product line varies). Glass vase on table, cutting board, copper pot, utensil holder, yellow colander—HomeGoods; 800/614-4663; homegoods.com (product line varies). Cheese stand, silverware, yellow dish towel, white plates—Target; 800/800-8800; target.com (product line varies).
CONTEMPORARY CHIC Organic Blend Pages 32–37 Design: Vin Leger, EAG Studio, 2443 Fillmore St., Suite 215, San Francisco, CA 94115; 415/300-0585; eagstudio.com. Design of cabinetry throughout and island— Vin Leger, EAG Studio, San Francisco; 415/300-0585; eagstudio.com. Fabrication of glass-front cabinets and acrylic cabinets Parapan Acrylic Option—Element Designs; 877/332-3396; element-designs.com. Fabrication of cabinetry at storage wall— Etagere Cabinetry, San Francisco; 415/8224939; etageresf.com. Countertops for island and storage wall Cinder, backsplash and perimeter countertop Light Gray with 3-inch eased edge—CaesarStone US; 877/978-2789; caesarstoneus.com. Kitchen cabinet hardware Proﬁle Square pull, hardware on storage wall cabinets—Mockett & Co., Inc.; 800/523-1269; mockett.com. Hardware on ﬂoor-to-ceiling glass pantry Mercury—Handles Accessories; handlesaccessories.com. Pullout baskets— Häfele America Co.; 800/423-3531; hafele .com/us. Island sink Precision Super Single undermount sink—Blanco America, Inc.; 800/451-5782; blancoamerica.com. Island faucet swivel kitchen faucet with Laminar Flow—KWC Faucets, Inc.; 888/592-3287; kwcamerica.com. Perimeter sink—Julien, Inc.; 800/461-3377; julien.ca. Perimeter sink faucet—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Refrigerator Freedom Fresh Food Column from the Professional series— Thermador; 800/735-4328; thermador.com. Cooktop ﬁve-burner gas cooktop with Hexa grates, dishwasher Energy Star Diamante Plus with cutlery tray—Miele, Inc.; 800/463-0260; mieleusa.com. Cooktop hood—Modern-Aire Ventilating; 866/7312007; modernaire.com. Microwave oven— GE Appliances; 800/626-2000; geappliances.com. Window—Fleetwood Windows and Doors; 800/736-7363; fleetwoodusa.com. Wood ﬂooring custom oak—contact local ﬂooring professionals. Barstools Pam in Yellow—Ligne Roset; 800/297-6738; ligne-roset-usa.com. Chairs at bay window Anda and Plural—B&B Italia, USA, Inc.; 800/872-1697; bebitalia.it. Side table—West Elm; 866/428-6468; westelm
.com (product line varies). Pendant lighting Cross Suspension pendant—Foscarini; foscarini.com. Television—Samsung; 800/726-7864; samsungusa.com. Toaster— Oster Appliances; 800/334-0759; oster.com. Trays and oils, flower vase, gray bowl, white dishware, wine cooler, copper candle holders, succulent plant, soap dish—Crate & Barrel; 800/967-6696; crateandbarrel.com (product line varies). White bowls and pitchers, wooden bowls, scrub brush, soap, white dish towels—Sur La Table; 800/2430852; surlatable.com.
Natural Splendor Pages 38–41 Architecture: David Andersson, LEED AP, BD+C, and Scott Johnston, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C, Johnston Design Group, Greenville, South Carolina; 864/250-0701; johnstondesigngroup.us. Interior design: Adrienne Stone and Linda McDougald, Linda McDougald Design/ Postcard from Paris Home, Greenville, South Carolina; 864/233-6622; postcardfromparis.com. Cabinetry—Jose Florez, Florez Fine Woodworking, Greenville, South Carolina; 864/233-5583. Paint for perimeter cabinets, island base, and table legs Foothills SW7514—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; 800/474-3794; sherwin-williams.com [P]. Refrigerator B148S/S/PH in stainless steel— Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/222-7820; subzero.com. Range DF486G-LP, wall ovens S030-2F/S-TH from the E series in stainless steel, microwave oven MW24 in stainless steel—Wolf Appliance, Inc.; 800/332-9513; wolfappliances.com. Range hood Euro-Style NEPXTH18-348 in stainless steel—Vent-AHood Co.; 800/331-2492; ventahood.com. Dishwashers—Miele, Inc.; 800/463-0260; mieleusa.com. Main sink Verity K3086 in stainless steel—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Prep sink Gourmet ELUHAQD32179 in stainless steel—Elkay; elkayusa.com. Faucets Venuto in Brilliance stainless steel 64070LF-PC—Brizo; 877/345-2749; brizo.com.
Modern History Pages 42–47 Architecture: Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig Architects, 159 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; 206/624-5670; olsonkundig.com. Interior design: Nancy Burfiend, NB Design Group, 1932 First Ave., Suite 826, Seattle, WA 98101; 206/441-7754; nbdesigngroup.net. Cabinet pulls Scoop pull 8683 in polished nickel—Nanz; nanz.com. Steel barn door custom from the Tom Kundig collection— Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle; 206/6245670; olsonkundig.com. Tile for backsplash
Glacier ES58 in Super White—Stone Source; stonesource.com [T]. Prep sink faucet Concetto dual spray 32665—Grohe America, Inc.; 800/201-3407; groheamerica.com. Range hood—Vent-AHood Co.; 800/331-2492; ventahood.com. Range—Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/222-7820; subzero.com. Perimeter sink Farmhouse 0110—Julien, Inc.; 800/461-3377; julien .ca. Perimeter sink fixtures Tara Classic 33826888 single-lever mixer—Dornbracht USA, Inc.; 800/774-1181; dornbracht.com. Japanese container on island—Glenn Richards/Honeychurch Antiques, Seattle; 206/287-1877; glennrichards.com. Wood bowls, pepper mill—Mrs. Cook’s, Seattle; 206/525-5008; mrscooks.com. Flooring aged Bleu Chinois limestone—Exquisite Surfaces; xsurfaces.com. Perimeter countertop Absolute Black granite, countertop and sides at island Calacatta marble—contact local cut stone suppliers. Refrigerator—Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/2227820; subzero.com. Pendant lighting at island Single Prismatic Pendant—Urban Archaeology; urbanarchaeology.com. Barstools—West Elm; 866/428-6468; westelm.com (product line varies).
TRADITIONAL CHARM Gorgeous in Gray Pages 50–55 Interior design: Carrie Ellington, IFDA, Kristy Conlin, CKD and Allied ASID, Martha O’Hara Interiors, Minneapolis; 952/908-3150; oharainteriors.com. Interior design: Andrea Surtel, formerly with Martha O’Hara Interiors, now with Blend Interior Design, Minneapolis; 612/260-2226; blendinteriordesign.com. Construction: John Kraemer & Sons, Inc., Edina, Minnesota; 952/935-9100; jkandsons.com. Cabinetry custom, refinishing of existing cabinetry—John Kraemer & Sons, Inc., Edina, Minnesota; 952/935-9100; jkandsons.com. Darker gray paint 0553 Techline, lighter gray paint 0534 Subtle Shadow—Hirshfield’s, Minneapolis; 612/377-9970; hirschfields.com. Cabinet bar pulls Normandy in polished nickel— Top Knobs USA, Inc.; 800/499-9095; topknobsusa.com. Cup pulls 40-3015 in polished nickel, knobs 175-14 in polished nickel—Colonial Bronze Co.; 800/3557894; colonialbronze.com. Tile at range niche Paramount in white from the Studio Moderne collection—Walker Zanger; 877/611-0199; walkerzanger.com. Countertops statuario white Carrara marble—contact local cut stone suppliers. Range, warming drawer, toaster—Viking
Range Corp.; 888/845-4641; vikingrange .com. Microwave oven—Dacor; 800/7930093; dacor.com. Refrigerator-freezer—SubZero, Inc.; 800/222-7820; subzero.com. Sink faucet similar item available as KPF-2150SD20—Kräus USA; 800/775-0703; kraususa.com. Lighting at island Grosvenor Three-Light Downlight—Circa Lighting; 877/762-2323; circalighting.com. Counter stools, kitchen table and chairs—through Martha O’Hara Interiors, Minneapolis; 952/908-3150; oharainteriors.com. Chandelier Bling—available through Ylighting LLC; 866/428-9289; ylighting .com. Table Gustav with Figure-8 Apron, painted after purchase—Hickory Chair Co.; 800/349-4579; hickorychair.com [T]. Pot on range similar available as LeCreuset Signature Round Dutch Oven in Matte White—Williams-Sonoma; 800/541-2233; williams-sonoma.com.
Relaxed Elegance Pages 56–59 Interior design: Robert Bakes, Bakes and Kropp, New York Design Center, Suite 430, 200 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016; 888/206-0015; bakesandkropp.com. Cabinetry from the Delamere collection, tan finish on cabinetry hand-painted, bleached and stained riftsawn white oak, cabinet hardware custom in polished nickel, range hood custom, bleached riftsawn oak, backsplash, insert on range hood—Bakes and Kropp, New York City; 888/206-0015; bakesandkropp.com. Backsplash material at perimeter counters Diamond Blanco Marmara Mirror—Stone Source; stonesource .com. Perimeter countertop Pure White 1141—CaesarStone US; 877/978-2789; caesarstoneus.com. Island countertop and range niche wall polished white Macaubas vein-cut quartzite—AKDO; 800/811-2536; akdo.com. Microwave oven, warming drawer, wall ovens, cooktop, range—Wolf Appliance, Inc.; 800/332-9513; wolfappliances.com. Island sink, island faucets, apron-front sink Shaws Original single-bowl fireclay RC3618, faucets bridge with sidespray U4719-2 by Perrin & Rowe—Rohl; 800/777-9762; rohlhome.com. Large copper pot—Brooklyn Copper Cookware, Brooklyn; 347/866-2600; brooklyncoppercookware.com. Cream-color jugs at range, canisters—English Country Antiques; ecantiques.com. Barstools Constance ST306—Ballard Designs; 800/536-7551; ballarddesigns.com (product line varies). Hanging lights over island Gresham Park 5644-PN—Hudson Valley Lighting, Inc.; 800/814-3993; hudsonvalleylighting.com. Ceramic pears, green bowl on counter—English Country Antiques; ecantiques.com.
Dream Kitchens & Baths™ Precious Metals Pages 60–63 Kitchen design: Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 234, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/261-0111; designgalleria.net. Interior design: Bill Stewart, Stewart Mohr Designs, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite B-3, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/816-2501; williamstewartdesigns.com. Cabinetry Verona with custom ﬁnish— Downsview Kitchens; 905/677-9354; downsviewkitchens.com. Hardware— Matthew Quinn Collection, Atlanta; 404/974-3560; matthewquinncollection .com. Countertop Calacatta Viola—Marmi Natural Stone, Norcross, Georgia; 770/9217601; marmistone.com. Backsplash tile Raku in bronze—Waterworks; 800/9982284; waterworks.com. Range hood custom, table black walnut—through Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, Atlanta; 404/2610111; designgalleria.net. Cooktop, wall ovens—Wolf Appliance, Inc.; 800/3329513; wolfappliances.com. Refrigerator, freezer, icemaker—Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/222-7820; subzero.com. Dishwasher— Miele, Inc.; 800/463-0260; mieleusa.com. Sinks 8 Degree—Kohler Co.; 800/4564537; us.kohler.com. Faucets—Dornbracht USA, Inc.; 800/774-1181; dornbracht.com. Sconces—Holly Hunt Collection; 800/3203145; hollyhunt.com [T]. Chandelier custom—through William Stewart Designs, Inc., Atlanta; 404/816-2501; williamstewartdesigns.com. Chairs—By Design; bydesignfurniture.com.
Tailored Approach Pages 64–69 Design-build firm: Karl Strassburger, Strassburger and Associates, 1004 W. Old Mill Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045; 847/7697010. Interior design: Mary Ann Holzl and Nancy Samuelson, Interior Motives by M&N, Lake Forest, IL 60045; 847/226-9906; 847/4201732. Kitchen design: Laura O’Brien, O’Brien Harris, 500 N. Wells St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60654; 312/464-9460; obrienharris.com. Cabinetry, range hood, butler’s pantry, paints for cabinets and island custom— O’Brien Harris, Chicago; 312/464-9460; obrienharris.com. Cabinet hardware— Katonah Architectural Hardware; katonahhardware.com. Stone for countertops and backsplash Calacatta Gold marble—Terrazzo and Marble Supply, Wheeling, Illinois; 847/541-8905. Wall treatment Venetian plaster in custom color—Jill Daly, Pretorius Studio, Chicago; 773/489-9771; pretoriusstudio.com. Range—Wolf Appliance, Inc.; 800/332-
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9513; wolfappliance.com. Pot filler at range Traditional wall-mounted pot ﬁller with lever handle in satin nickel 3100-SN, island sink faucets Annapolis prep faucet with lever handle BVD in polished nickel 4800-PN— Waterstone Co.; 888/304-0660; waterstoneco.com. Perimeter sink RC3618WH, island sink 6737-00—Rohl; 800/777-9762; rohlhome.com. Sconces flanking sink Eric sconce 1S10321.1 in polished nickel—Remains Lighting; remains.com. Chandeliers Italian chandelier 10-01590-27-09 in Chalk Rust ﬁnish CO1— Niermann Weeks; 212/319-7979; niermannweeks.com [T]. Square planters flanking window mirrored cachepot— Samlesbury Hall, Ltd., Lake Forest, Illinois; 847/295-6070. Pot on range—WilliamsSonoma; 800/541-2233; williams-sonoma .com. Island chairs Gentry counter stools in walnut ﬁnish with Halyard natural fabric— Ballard Designs; 800/536-7551; ballarddesigns.com (product line varies). White pitcher in cupboard—Ebanista; ebanista.com [T]. Table Bausmann style 2954 in Dark Chocolate with medium/high distressing—deAurora Showroom, Inc., Chicago; 312/644-4430; deaurora.com. Fabrics for chairs—Nancy Corzine; nancycorzine.com [T]. Silver bowl, bowl on dining table—Pasquesi Home and Garden, Barrington, Illinois; 847/381-5511; pasquesi .com. Tiered fruit stand—Chalet Nursery, Wilmette, Illinois; 847/256-0561; chaletnursery.com. Case on dining table— World Market; 800/267-8758; worldmarket .com (product line varies). Glass vase with peonies—Pottery Barn; 800/922-5507; potterybarn.com (product line varies).
PERSONAL STYLE Rustic Appeal Pages 72–77 Architecture: Steve Herlong, Herlong & Associates, Inc., 2214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843/883-9190; herlongarchitects.com. Interior architecture: Layne Nelson and Elizabeth Jakubowski, Herlong & Associates, Inc., 2214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843/270-9320; herlongarchitects.com. Interior design: Theresa Bishopp and Heather Allison, Herlong & Associates, Inc., 2214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; 843/883-9190; herlongarchitects.com. Cabinetry custom, cabinet finish Crystal White with Light Pewter Glaze, perimeter and island cabinets custom quartersawn white oak, cabinet wire doors, installation of brackets, fabrication of range hood, built-in wine bar—William C. Pritchard Co., Inc.,
Johns Island, South Carolina; 843/889-1313; wcpritchard.com. Shelf brackets custom design, range hood custom design—Herlong & Associates, Inc., Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina; 843/270-9320; herlongarchitects .com. Cabinet hardware—Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC; foxworth-hardware.com. Terra-cotta wineholder inserts in wine bar—Superior Clay Corp.; 800/848-6166; superiorclay.com. Ceiling—Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp., Charleston, South Carolina; 843/7446281; southernlumbermillwork.com. Island countertop glass-ﬁber-reinforced concrete, custom color—Stone Casting, Inc.; david@ stonecastinginc.com; stonecastinginc.com. Backsplash tile—homeowners’ collection.
Blast of Blue Pages 78–81 Kitchen design: Jodi Geran, formerly with Dalia Kitchen Design, now with Christopher Peacock Home, Boston; 888/889-8891; peacockhome.com. Interior design: Dee Elms, Terrat Elms Interior Design, Boston; 617/451-1555; terratelms.com. Construction: Whitmore Brothers Construction Co., Marblehead, Massachusetts; 781/631-8818; whitmorebrothers.com. Range hood—Prizer Hoods; 610/376-7479; prizerhoods.com. Range—BlueStar Cooking; 610/376-7479; bluestarcooking.com. Refrigerator—Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/2227820; subzero.com. White and stainless-steel cabinets—Downsview Kitchens; 905/6779354; downsviewkitchens.com. Hardware on white cabinets Sutton Place collection—Atlas Homewares; 800/799-6755; atlashomewares.com. Stainless-steel backsplash tile similar available as MOS46— Constructions’ Outlet USA; 800/607-3027; constructionsoutletusa.com. Bleached walnut hutch, hardware for hutch—Christopher Peacock Home, Boston; 617/209-4500; peacockhome.com. Perimeter sink, faucet fixtures at perimeter and island sinks—Rohl; 800/777-9762; rohlhome.com. Island sink— Franke Kitchen Systems Division; 800/6265771; frankeksd.com. Flooring Argento metallic porcelain—Stone Source; 866/2718722; stonesource.com [T]. Pendant lights at island Aurora Modern Pendant Light— Niche; firstname.lastname@example.org; nichemodern.com. Table, chairs custom— Mortise and Tenon, Los Angeles; 323/9377654; mortisetenon.com. Chandelier at table Arctic Pear—Ochre; ochre.net. Blue grass cloth Island Raffia in Key Largo—Phillip Jefries; 800/576-5455; phillipjeffries.com. Counter stools Finn—Room & Board; 800/486-6554; roomandboard.com.
Industrial Arts Pages 82–87 Design: Megan Arity, Megan Arity Design, Hinsdale, Illinois; 312/371-7548; info@ meganaritydesign; meganaritydesign.com. Construction: Paragon Homes, Inc., Hinsdale, Illinois; 708/408-8512; paragon-homes.com. Metal-and-glass cabinetry custom, hickory cabinetry custom, pantry barn-style door on rollers—Michael Holtz, Der Holtzmacher, Ltd., Sycamore, Illinois; 815/895-4887; holtzmacher.com. Hammered polished stainless-steel sink at island, cabinet hardware, refrigerator pull—Tim Thompson, Tim Thompson Designs, Hinsdale, Illinois; 630/654-8558; timthompsondesigns.com. Island countertop Madre Perla granite, perimeter countertops Elegant brown granite with leather finish— Tribeca Marble and Granite, Inc.; Plainfield, Illinois; 815/609-9222. Range Dual-fuel range with six burners, griddle, and grill, microwave oven, warming drawer—Wolf Appliance, Inc.; 800/332-9513; wolfappliances.com. Refrigerator integrated with cabinetry, freezer, freezer drawers— Sub-Zero, Inc.; 800/222-7820; subzero.com. Peninsula sink Classic Undermount Sink 3259—Julien, Inc.; 800/461-3377; julien.ca. Faucet fixtures at both sinks Karbon collection—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Stools at island Wishbone— Design Within Reach; 800/944-2233; dwr.com. Light fixtures at island— Architectural Artifacts, Chicago; 773/3480622; architecturalartifacts.com.
CLASSIC ELEGANCE Celestial Retreat Pages 90–95 Architecture: Jon Jang, Jon Jang Architect, Inc., 722 Maple St., Redwood City, CA 94063; 650/679-8394; jon@jangarchitect .com; jangarchitect.com. Architecture: Craig Kitterman, Craig Kitterman Architects, 1079 Murray Holladay Rd., Salt Lake City, UT 84117; 801/2708606; craigkittermanarchitects.com. Interior design: Hillary Taylor, Hillary W. Taylor Interiors, Salt Lake City; email@example.com; houzz.com, search: Hillary W. Taylor Interiors. Construction: Markay Johnson Construction, Riverton, Utah; 801/5203399; mjconstruction.com. Cabinet hardware—Classic Brass; 800/869-3173; classic-brass.com. Sink—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Sink fixtures—California Faucets; 800/822-8855; calfaucets.com. Tub Neptune—Hydro Systems, Inc.; 661/775-0686; hydrosystem
.com. Sconces—Visual Comfort & Co.; 866/344-3875; visualcomfortlightinglights .com. Drapery fabric Glacier linen— F. Schumacher & Co; 800/523-1200; fschumacher.com [T]. Drapery trim—Samuel & Sons, New York City; 212/704-8000. Fabric for ottoman—Summer Hill, Ltd.; 650/363-2600; summerhill.com [T]. Flooring Turkish marble—Terico Tile, San Jose; 408/441-8868; terico.biz. Stone for tub surround, shower, and vanities Blue Celeste marble—Integrated Resources Group, Inc.; 888/263-1543; marblecompany.com. Towels—Leontine Linens; 800/876-4799; leontinelinens.com.
Artful Expression Pages 96–101 Interior design: Charmean Neithart, Charmean Neithart Interiors, South Pasadena, California; 626/441-4288; charmean-neithart-interiors.com. Vanity custom design, chair custom Domenica Barrel Chair—Charmean Neithart, Charmean Neithart Interiors, South Pasadena, California; 626/441-4288; charmean-neithart-interiors.com. Fabrication of cabinetry—Marc Charlton, Charlton Cabinets, San Marino, California; 626/795-0005; charltoncabinets.com. Fabric for chair 29838-106 Shale—Kravet; 800/645-9068; kravet.com. Vanity knobs Quincy 1¼-inch Knob 2408.0325, vanity pulls Quincy 4-inch Pull 2408.0335, both in polished nickel—Restoration Hardware; 800/910-9836; restorationhardware.com. Tub Michelangelo Freestanding Air Tub from the Maestro collection—Hydro Systems, Inc.; 661/775-0686; hydrosystem.com. Tub faucet fixtures Perrin & Rowe U.3520L/1 Exposed Floor Mount Tub Filler with handheld shower and lever handles, showerhead Country 8 Jet Shower Head WI0123—Rohl; 800/777-9762; rohlhome.com. Sinks Undermount Sink K-2339 from the Memoirs collection—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Sink faucet Sancerre Bridge Lavatory Set with 484 handle 7.5748408, shower faucet fixtures 3⁄4-inch Thermostatic Shower Set with Sussex Handle and Deluxe Plate 1.007897D—Sigma Designer Faucetry; 877/621-8383; sigmafaucet.com. (Tub, sinks, and all faucets and fittings available through George’s Showroom, Pasadena, California; 626/792-5547; georgesshowroom.com.) Sconces SC2109PN-WG—Visual Comfort; 866/344-3875; visualcomfortlightinglights .com. Floor tile 1⁄2 -inch polished Calacatta Gold, shower tile 3×6-inch Brick G215—Tap ’n Tile, Pasadena, California; 626/405-0098;
tapntile.com. Floor inset tile Beau Monde stone in Grace 8935—Ann Sacks; 800/2788453; annsacks.com. Soap dish with olives from the Olive Branch collection by Michael Aram Designs—Salutations Home, Pasadena, California; 626/577-7460; salutationshome.com. Fabric for outer curtains 2206 in Ivory—Pindler & Pindler, Inc.; 805/531-9090; pindler.com [T]. Fabric for inner curtains Hampton Shale 2042-11 by Villa Nova—Romo Fabrics & Wallcoverings; romofabrics.com. Trim Pewter Tassel Fringe 5874-15—B. Berger Co.; 800/288-8400; bberger.com [T]. Fabrication of draperies—Fine Draperies, Van Nuys, California; 818/989-5567; finedrapes.com. Small table next to tub antique Moroccan table—Summerland Antique Collective; summerlandantiquecollective.com. Chandelier over tub Silk Scudo Saraceno— Venetia Studium; venetiastudium.com.
Lofty Ambitions Pages 102–107 Bath design: Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 234, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/261-0111; designgalleria.net. Interior design: Bill Stewart, Stewart Mohr Designs, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite B-3, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/816-2501; williamstewartdesigns.com. Cabinetry custom finish—Downsview Kitchens; 905/677-9354; downsviewkitchens.com. Cabinet hardware— Matthew Quinn Collection; 404/974-3560; matthewquinncollection.com. Countertops Calacatta Gold marble—Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, Atlanta; 404/2610111; designgalleria.net. Sinks—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Sink and shower fixtures—Waterworks; 800/9982284; waterworks.com. Floor tile—Walker Zanger; 877/611-0199; walkerzanger.com. Bronze light fixture—Nancy Corzine, West Hollywood, California; 310/652-4859; nancycorzine.com [T]. Acrylic chairs—Travis & Co.; 800/258-2214; travisandcompany .com [T]. Bench—Allan Knight & Associates, Dallas; allan-knight.com. Fabric for window treatments—Pollack; 212/627-7766; pollackassociates.com [T]. Sculptures— Corbin Bronze; corbinbronze.com for a showroom near you.
Dream Kitchens & Baths™ Soothing Sanctuary Pages 110–115 Architecture: Alex Krumdieck, AIA, Krumdieck A + I Design, Birmingham, Alabama; 205/324-9669; krumdieck.com. Interior design: Jeannie Krumdieck, Krumdieck A + I Design, Birmingham, Alabama; 205/324-9669; krumdieck.com. Construction: Stone Construction Co., Birmingham, Alabama; 205/328-8300. Undermount tub, vanity sinks—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; us.kohler.com. Tub filler Tara—Dornbracht USA, Inc.; 800/774-1181; dornbracht.com. Shower fixtures AXOR— Hansgrohe; 800/334-0455; hansgrohe-usa .com. Sink faucets from the Fantini Mixers collection—Fantini Rubinetti; italyfaucets.com.
View from the Top Pages 116–119 Bath design: Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 234, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/261-0111; designgalleria.net. Cabinetry with custom color lacquer— Downsview Kitchens; 905/677-9354; downsviewkitchens.com. Tub and sink basin Intarcia in Raven from the Matthew Quinn collection—MTI Baths; mtibaths.com. Vanity top Pebble, honed—CaesarStone US; 877/978-2789; caesarstoneus.com. Tub and sink basin faucets, other accessories from the Matthew Quinn collection—The Rubinet Faucet Co.; 800/461-5901; rubinet.com. Shower door glass—Smyrna Custom Glass and Mirror, Smyrna, Georgia; 770/4364342. Tile—Renaissance Tile & Bath, Inc.; 800/275-1822; renaissancetileandbath.com. Sconces—George Kovacs Lighting, a division of the Minka Group; 800/221-7977; minkagroup.net.
Graceful Transition Pages 120–123 Bath design: Mary Kathryn Timoney, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 234, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/261-0111; designgalleria.net. Interior design: Leigh Nunnery, John Kilmer Fine Interiors, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; 843/785-2227; johnkilmer.com. Construction: Tom Williams Residential, Inc., 227 Sandy Springs Place, Suite D-233, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; 404/869-0333; tomwilliamsresidential.com. Cabinetry—Downsview Kitchens; 905/6779354; downsviewkitchens.com. Cabinet hardware—Matthew Quinn Collection, Atlanta; 404/974-3560; matthewquinncollection.com. Tub— BainUltra; 800/463-2187; bainultra.com.
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Floor and wall tile, sink and shower fixtures—Renaissance Tile & Bath, Inc.; 800/275-1822; renaissancetileandbath.com. Sink faucet Empire Royal—Joerger; joerger .de. Mirror—Robern, Inc.; 800/877-2376; robern.com. Shower door Kinetic—Advanced Glass Designs, Roswell, Georgia; 770/4758433; advglassdesigns.com. Chandelier— Masterpiece Lighting and Architectural Hardware, Atlanta; 404/897-9977; masterpiecelighting.com. Drapery panels— Ravan, Inc., Atlanta; 404/231-3929; ravaninc.com.
VINTAGE GLAMOUR Dramatic Details Pages 126–131 Architecture: Dan Cooper, Cooper Johnson Smith Architectures, Inc., Tampa; 813/2730034; cjsarch.com. Bath design: Phyllis Taylor, ASID, LEED AP, Taylor & Taylor, Miami Beach, Florida; 305/534-9862; taylorntaylor.com. Construction: The Marker Group, Fort Lauderdale; 954/767-9767; themarkergroup.com. Floor and shower tile Aqualinea Casablanca, tub, tub fixtures, sinks, shower fixtures— Waterworks; 800/998-2284; waterworks .com. Large ceiling light fixture—Jerry Pair & Associates; 800/367-7247; jerrypair.com [T]. Sconces—Charles Edwards; charlesedwards .com. Mirrored makeup table—Showplace Antiques; nyshowplace.com. Mirror at makeup table—Andrew Martin; andrewmartin.co.uk.
Hollywood Style Pages 132–135 Architecture: Paul Lamb, Paul Lamb Architects, Austin; 512/478-7316. Interior design: Fern Santini, Abode, Inc., Austin; 512/300-2303; fernsantini.com. Cabinet hardware—Alexander Marchant, Austin; 512/462-1444; alexandermarchant .com. Marble for flooring and mosaics on floor and walls Calacatta Gold marble— Architectural Tile & Stone, Austin; 512/4209989; architecturaltilestone.com. Canvas canopy over vanities, chandelier, Roman shade, vanity chair from the Cameron collection—through Abode, Inc., Austin; 512/300-2303; fernsantini.com. Tub Empire—Waterworks; 800/998-2284; waterworks.com. Sconces—Chameleon Fine Lighting, New York City; 212/355-6300; chameleon59.com.
Twice as Nice Pages 136–139 Bath design: Matthew Quinn, Mary Kathryn Timoney, Laurie Lehrich, Kelly Carlisle, and Debbie Blumencrantz Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 234, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/261-0111; designgalleria.net. Interior design: Clay Snider, Clay Snider Interiors, Atlanta; 404/541-9495. Paint Wickham Gray HC-171—Benjamin Moore; 888/236-6667; benjaminmoore.com [P]. Countertop and flooring Calacatta Gold Extra, honed, decorative mosaic in shower custom with Irene mosaic from the Talya collection—Crossville Tile and Stone; crossvilletileandstone.com. Subway tile in shower Savoy 3=6-inch, decorative trim white gloss, handmade—Crossville, Inc.; crossvilleinc.com. Columns Breccia Aurora marble—Marmi; 770/921-7601; marmistone.com. Mantel custom Mont Richard limestone with cream finish— Francois & Co.; 888/313-3237; francoisandco.com. Vanity, dressing table— Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, Atlanta; 404/261-0111; designgalleria.net. Hardware for vanity and dressing table— Matthew Quinn Collection, Atlanta; 404/974-3560; matthewquinncollection .com. Oval bathtub Parisian 4, Designer collection—MTI Baths, mtibaths.com. Vanity faucet Viaggio widespread faucet with cross handles in English bronze; bath and shower fixtures from the Country Bath collection in English bronze; rain shower Bordano in English bronze—Rohl; 800/7779762; rohlhome.com. Shower stall custom— Atlanta Glass & Mirror; 404/378-2896. Sink Dantesca Oval in Sedona Beige—Toto USA, Inc.; 800/350-8686; totousa.com. Sconces Double Horn sconce CHD1162, discontinued; chandelier Belvoir in antique burnished brass CHC1547—Circa Lighting; 877/762-2323; circalighting.com. Box on vanity antique, small clear vases on mantel, table beside slipper chair antique—Clay Snider, Clay Snider Interiors, Atlanta; 404/541-9495. Mirror Ogden, clamshell bowl, drapery Trilby Basketweave in Natural, slipper chair Sadler, chair fabric Queen’s Velvet, étagère Wilton, dressing table Genevieve Desk, lamp Suzanne Kasler gourd lamp in Smoked Gray, skirted chair Francie swivel chair, chair fabric Chippendale in Spa, similar fabrics available, white vase—Ballard Designs; 800/536-7551; ballarddesigns.com (product line varies). Artwork above mirror and on vanity—Tew Galleries, tewgalleries.com. Mirror over mantel—original to home.
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STYLE-CENTRIC DESIGN FUNCTIONALITY SMART TECHNOLOGY These are just some of the criteria that make up the most dynamic and innovative kitchen and bath products as selected by Samantha Hart, editor of Beautiful Kitchens & Baths. This year, DXV and Jacuzzi Luxury Bath stood out from the inventive list of 30 with new products that defy expectations in both style and performance.
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