17 Nov 2010

House Tour: Designer Sarah Lavoine’s Paris Apartment

Marie Claire Maison recently featured the home of interior designer, Sarah Lavoine. I love the overall feel of her home. No surprise that I’m into the grey walls. But I also love the kitchen – I normally like a bit of a cleaner space, but in this kitchen I particularly love that all the utensils are on display. It feels like a real working space. Beautiful.

Here are a few more shots from the designer’s own website:

8 Nov 2010

Kitchens and More: Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri

I featured a photo from Danish company Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri in my last posting on kitchens, but that wasn’t nearly enough. You must check out their entire line of products. Their kitchens, hardware, furniture and fixtures are all incredible.

5 Nov 2010

Kitchens: Make it Dark

Wouldn’t you know it, now that we’ve decided on our white kitchen, I’m finding all of these fabulous spaces with black and dark wood cabinets. I guess I’ll just have to file these ideas for my next home!

Below: Architects Roman and Williams designed the Standard Hotel and ACE hotels in New York and this amazing kitchen below. Their work has such a distinct look – it’s relaxed, edgy, and just all around fabulous.

Below: I’m in love with these dark wood kitchens by Danish company Koch Kokken. I can’t understand a word on their website, but I lost myself scrolling through their amazing designs. Likewise for kitchens by Kobenhavns MobelSnedkeri. I’ll have to do a separate posting on them, since there’s too much good stuff not to share.

Below: Kitchen by Brooklyn based MADE LLC. This firm also has an amazing profile of work.

Below: Photographs by Stuart McIntyre

3 Nov 2010

Kitchens: Paint it White

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some kitchen ideas. Our own kitchen is finally in production. You’d think I could sigh with relief, but this is the one space I’m really holding my breath about. I feel like our kitchen is going to set the tone for the entire house. Our main floor is wide open and the kitchen is smack in the center of the house.

We decided on a (mainly) white kitchen. White counter tops. White matte lacquer cabinets. Check out some of these spaces for inspiration:

Below: Clean, simple, gorgeous space by NORM Architects

Below: Image by Dutch photographer Alexander Van Berge. Amazing ceiling height!

Below: Kitchen designed by Architects Pitsou Kedem

Below: Photo from Light Locations

Below: Photos by Luc Roymans

Below: Photo by Hulya Kolabas

Below: Oomen Architechen designed kitchen

Below: Kitchen by Architects Voon Wong & Benson

Below: Kitchen by Architects Ong&Ong