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post #421 of 4012
I really like that table, too. I'd use the blue Eames chairs rather than the white and add a ceiling light that can cast some warm light.
post #422 of 4012
also, the latest issue of Dwell is heavy on kitchen designs.
post #423 of 4012
I like the stark modern stuff but I often find it too cold or not homey enough or something...

I need someone else to pick out/gift/force upon me pieces that I would not necessarily buy but make everything come together much more nicely. It is like I stick too strongly to my aesthetic...super low prices on thrift store finds actually help a bit with this as I might consider things I would otherwise pass up.
post #424 of 4012
The chairs look great, but the rest of it ...

Does not look very practical, either.
post #425 of 4012
Needs color. I just liked the set up.
post #426 of 4012
After all it is an ad for kitchen cabinets not a home for sale.
post #427 of 4012
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After all it is an ad for kitchen cabinets not a home for sale.

ah, this explains the apparent lack of livability (no ovens, fridge, etc.). I like the cabinet sizes and the set up. Would be really nice if they were a dark wood rather than white.
post #428 of 4012
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I didn't say it wasn't "nice". Just not my taste

To answer your question though: give me some wood, some functional stainless steel appliances (not an ultra-thin convection range or ultra-slim hood) and enough cabinetry and I'm happy


Not a frequent poster but spend a lot of time lurking in "Fine Living, Home..."

Thought I might contribute something so here is my new kitchen:




Still waiting on the refrigerator panels.
post #429 of 4012
Thread Starter 
The computer station is an interesting concept. I like your kitchen
post #430 of 4012
there are some things that I really like about that kitchen. Not that my opinion has much validity behind it, anything I learn somes from the GF and 80% of the time I probably interpret it wrong.

Likes: the cabinets are beautiful. The dark wood, frosted glass and light counters are very sharp. And the range. The mixed lighting sources are also great. As are the acrylic chairs.

so-so: that is a massive island. Massive. Part of me like these, but part of me wonders what type of impact they'll have on the flow of the room (especially when there is a small crowd). And the 8-9 pictures on the counter, mostly because I'm a fan of the clean/uncluttered food prep area. And another personal thing, but I would totally spill a glass of wine while cooking and it would cascade onto the computer area. I hope you have more poise than I.
post #431 of 4012
Thread Starter 
I think it would be great with a window somewhere in the middle of these cabinets to bring in some natural light

FWIW, this is ours. We didn't design it, the previous owners did - but we like it

post #432 of 4012
and a proper paper towel rack hanging somewhere.


oh, and I love the lighting under the cabinets. Dig.
post #433 of 4012
So the Design Dode in our neighborhood mandates a windowed and privacy side of the house. The kitchen is on the privacy side of the house so we came up with the undercabinet glass block to still let some natural light in. I would have loved to have some real windows.

The island is massive - 12' x 11'. The paths arround it are wide enough that they do not pose a problem and people tend to gather on the 3 sides - not the computer area. When we have a lot of people over, it is not unusual to have 10 people gathered around it and we can fit 5-6 stools at the overhang. I had contemplated an L shaped island with a built in L-shaped bench seat and a kitchen table but thought it would eliminate people milling around the island for parties. With that being said, the island is definitely unduly large.

I blame my wife for the clutter. The towels usually end up on the dishwasher door handles on each side of the main sink.

P.S. love the tile on the range hood gdl
post #434 of 4012
gdl - Nolita?

+1 on the tile. And the white stone/white cabinets look great. And the touch of stone above the sink. I can't tell from here (either the picture actually doesn't show it or my work computer resolution can't get the contrast right), but what is the floor material? Looks dark, and I like dark.
post #435 of 4012
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gdl - Nolita?

+1 on the tile. And the white stone/white cabinets look great. And the touch of stone above the sink. I can't tell from here (either the picture actually doesn't show it or my work computer resolution can't get the contrast right), but what is the floor material? Looks dark, and I like dark.

Yes

Stone is all marble - tops and island

Floor is dark wood but not black dark - lighting of picture is pretty low
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