A Kitchen for the Cook

Pound Ridge, NY

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A luxury kitchen is often defined by having state of the art technology.

The ingredients I use most for a luxury kitchen are layers of textures and a variety of materials. I’m proud to share that this special kitchen was featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens “Kitchen and Bath Ideas” In the initial meeting with my new clients, they told me how much they enjoy spending time at their rustic lake cottage in Maine. They asked that my design incorporate a bit of that comfortable look and feel but appropriate for the sophistication of their fulltime NY home. The ceiling is the fifth wall in kitchens and is often overlooked. When I introduced the idea of using reclaimed hemlock wood for the ceiling my clients loved it and the rest of the materials fell into place as the design unfolded. The copper island pendants from Urban Electric added a special patina to convey a sophisticated vintage feel. Other materials include the jewelry like Mother of Pearl quartzite countertops highlighted with a beach glass like mosaic tile.

Custom designed and built cabinetry made my clients every storage wish a possibility.

A little hidden gem in this kitchen is a counter-wall armoire style cabinet that houses small appliances set atop a set of Subzero refrigerator drawers which was specially designed as a “self service” breakfast center for the kids in this busy family. The large island, perfect for multiple cooks, has a variety of practical storage below as well as room to spread out and serve family style buffets for friends and family.

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