Sunday, February 17, 2013

One-of-a-Kind Kitchens - 2013 Design Trend #3

I know, not too long ago I was dreaming of a white kitchen. But, since I've started concepting on the farmhouse kitchen, I've been feeling a pull toward warm and cozy kitchen spaces; kitchens filled with original details and character. Maybe it's the constant requests for carrera marble and polished nickel, but much like the folks at House Beautiful, who predict a trend toward warmer, more "homey" kitchens, I am sick of slick!

"We're moving toward a more organic modernism with warm, modern materials that look vintage: slate, irregular floors, weathered concrete, natural crackle-glazed tiles that look handmade. Less slick kitchens!" — Peter Dunham 

This morning I stumbled upon Elle Decor's One-of-a-Kind Kitchens and just had to share. I'd be thrilled to be the owner or designer of any of these spaces – each so cool and inviting in its own way. This is going to be a cut-and-paste post, as I have some unique lighting to source and some custom tiles to sketch! 

A TILED KITCHEN WITH BERBER-STYLE CEILING

The counter and floor tiles in the kitchen of Liza Bruce and Nicholas Alvis Vega's Moroccan home were locally crafted, the cabinets are fitted with Musharabi screens, and the Berber-style ceiling is made of reeds and wood beams. 



A HAMMERED SILVER KITCHEN

The cabinetry in Jean-Louis Deniot's kitchen is clad in hammered silver, and the countertops and floor are marble; the brass-and-opaline light fixture is by Stilnovo, and the sink is by Franke.

A LACQUER AND TERRA-COTTA KITCHEN

In Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia's kitchen, the cabinetry is lacquered, and glazed terra-cotta from Provence is used for the backsplash and floor.


AN ART-PACKED KITCHEN

In Goshen, New York, accessories designers Richard Lambertson and John Truex showcase a charmingly haphazard display of framed oil studies in a kitchen with soaring 25-foot ceilings.


A BLUE KITCHEN WITH A DRAMATIC LIGHT FIXTURE

Form Architecture + Interiors designed a modernist kitchen for the Brooklyn loft of clients Andrew Arrick and Michael Hofemann; the counter is cast concrete, the sky-blue refrigerator is by Müller Möbelfabrikation, and the barstools are from Design Within Reach


A KITCHEN WITH AN ED RUSCHA PAINTING

A glass-top tree-trunk table from Georgica Creek Antiques in the kitchen of David and Danielle Ganek’s Southampton, New York, house designed by Joe Nahem and Tom Fox; the 1993 painting Cold Beer Beautiful Girls is by Ed Ruscha.


A TERRA COTTA-FILLED KITCHEN

Designer and owner Antonello Radi filled his Italian kitchen with terra-cotta tiles and a mantel he designed after a 17th-century example; antique terra-cotta vessels are displayed above a stone sink, the lanterns and Tuscan table are 18th century, and the ceiling is original.

A KITCHEN WITH A DRAMATIC CEILING

An Isamu Noguchi paper lantern in the kitchen of the SoHo loft of photographers Laura Resen and Cloud Devine; designer Thomas O’Brien collaborated on the interior; the 1930s library table and chairs are by Alvar Aalto.


A BLUE-AND-WHITE TILED KITCHEN

Blue-and-white tiles are used to striking effect in a 17th-century kitchen in Mexico.

A TURQUOISE KITCHEN
The kitchen of Keni Valenti's Florida apartment features a Saarinen dining suite and a 1965 Supremes concert poster.

Hope you're enjoying the long weekend!

Images and subtext via ElleDecor

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