in a 1920s Santa Monica, California, hacienda, David Dalton added hand painted Talavera tiles from Mission Tile West and a glass pendant from Global Views to brighten the kitchen, whose centerpiece is a 12-foot-long walnut-top island.
A great Kitchen Idea was Turning a former stable into a sophisticated kitchen in Lake Forest, Illinois, designer Mick De Guilio added modern touches and farmhouse style to the original country building.
This modern-meets-maritime New York City Kitchen designed by Anik Pearson uses a unique combination of wood, concrete and metal to create its sleek and urban, yet nautical look. A crown ceiling painted white, with Harbor lights from Urban Archaeology casts a glow over the island.
Susan Ferrier designed the kitchen in this tranquil Alabama townhouse kitchen idea. “You don’t want the eye to stutter in a small space,” Ferrier says. “You want it to move naturally from one thing to the next, from similar color to similar color, from shape to shape.
Highlighting designer Annie Brahler’s Dutch heritage, the kitchen in her Jacksonville, Illinois house has a fireplace adorned with the 17th and 18 century Delft ties and bluestone columns from Breda. The zinc architectural finial, double-door cupboard and bronze chandelier also come from Holland, where gray-painted floors are traditional. Brahler treasure the worn upholstery of her 18th-century French armchair.