Kitchen Design Look Book: Style Maker Paul Anater’s Design Notes
If it’s possible to have a favorite metal, mine would be bronze. Here’s a bronze sink from Rocky Mountain Hardware.
This faucet is something we’d call a high-arc bridge faucet. This beauty is from Perrin and Rowe (at Rohl) and it’s even more beautiful in polished chrome.
This is a slab of Calacatta Gold marble. Marble counters are widely available but the key to using marble is to find a local supplier who can work with it successfully. You can learn more about marble and marble fabrication at the Marble Institute of America’s consumer website.
A great kitchen deserves a great range and this Legacy by Aga is one of my current favorites.
The floor plan calls out for the perfect backsplash mosaic and one of my favorite resources for them is New Ravenna Mosaics.
You can spend a fortune on cabinet hardware but it’s not always necessary. I find surprisingly beautiful selections at Restoration Hardware regularly.
This is an inset door style from Dura Supreme called Bella and it’s been painted an off-white.
I love using wood floors and no wood sings to me quite the way walnut does. This floor is from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.
With this kitchen, the walls are calling out to be painted in a near-neutral blue and no one comes close to Sherwin-Williams‘ palette when it comes to neutrals and near-neutrals.
A great kitchen deserves great lighting and a great lighting plan needs a focal point. I love the idea of using a chandelier in a kitchen and this Villeneuve from Vaughan Designs fits the bill nicely.
I have been on a kitchen table kick lately and I love the idea of combining some of the function of an island with a table. This walnut table is from Spekva and its top is actually a cutting board.
I enjoy eclecticism a great deal and a utilitarian table like that needs a fanciful chair. No one makes better wooden chairs than Thos. Moser. These are Moser’s Pasadena chairs. All great rooms need original art and a terrific resource for original paintings is Zatista.
A kitchen table needs a carpet and this wool Kilim, also from Vaughan Designs would be perfect in the room I’m building. It has the feel of grass cloth but with the warmth of wool.
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