As usual, with the end of the year, balances are made… Decoration is no exception and Elle Decor did a specific selection of the best kitchens of 2014. We want to share it with you.
This Grecian retreat, designed by Lilia Melissa, combines a custom shade of yellow with white walls and poured concrete countertops to create a dreamy island home-away-from-home.
This Georgian manse — located in upstate New York — transforms this kitchen into a comfortable, light-filled retreat with the aide of brown furniture and Carrara marble and a light fixture from Time and Materials.
The mahogany top for thisConnecticut country kitchen‘s 1950s wood-fired barbecue grill was custom-made by owner Anne Bannert. The heart-shaped steel chair was found — amazingly — at the local dump.
There’s nothing cramped about this film noir-inspired studio kitchen (tour here): The custom countertop is painted a blissful white (Benjamin Moore’s Dove Wing) and topped with Caesarstone countertop.
THE OLD AND THE NEW
Architect Achille Salvagnicreated a hyper-modern kitchen for this storied Roman palazzo, combining a self-designed brass light fixture and a Venetian portrait from the 1780s.
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BLACK AND WHITE
Hostess and fashion plate Rena Abboud’s black-and-white kitchen is perfect for elegant evening entertaining, especially with its elegant brushed-metal island, Lamboro stools, and Eichholtz pendant lights.
Designer Darryl Carter transformed this 100-year-old Washington DC home (full house tour here) into a welcoming haven, with creamy walls and salvaged wood ceiling beams and windowsills (weathered and pitted with lovers’ initials). The heartwood cabinetry is custom-made, the kitchen stools are by Mark Albrecht, and the pendant light is Darryl Carter for the Urban Electric Co.
Designer Steven Gambrelstripped down this Manhattan apartment to the studs before renovating, adding Ann Sacks tiles and a custom marble island and cabinetry to create a bit of London charm in New York City.
This spacious kitchen in upstate New York recalls Parisian charm, including a circa-1800 side chair from the south of France, a vintage limed-oak island that once resided in a Lyon textiles firm, and pendant lights from mid-20th-century France.
SUN AND COLOR