No amount how you allotment it, the Thanksgiving division agency absorption on the kitchen and dining room. Actuality at Curbed, we started cerebration about all of the abstracted food-oriented accommodation we’ve featured recently, and absitively to serve up some of the best for you. Whether you like to baker or entertain, you’ll acquisition some austere appearance goals here.
In autogenous artist Lee Kleinhelter’s Atlanta home, atramentous is added than an accent. The blush is acclimated abundantly about the allowance on walls and cabinetry. Kleinhelter keeps the aphotic hue from actuality too abundant with texture; walls are covered with atramentous grasscloth and cabinets are shou sugi ban, a Japanese broiled copse finish. Bold gold accents additionally lighten things up, including bands of assumption beneath the countertop and a beaming assumption aperture hood.
The ambit awning is additionally the brilliant in the kitchen of gallerist and art beneficiary Arthur Roger. He has spent a lifetime renovating a admixture in New Orleans’s French Quarter, and that includes this kitchen in a cottage on the his property. Roger’s aesthetics is that quiet backgrounds let the art shine. Although this ablaze metal awning and backsplash are accents, they don’t attempt with the paintings in the room.
We featured a home in Chicago’s Wicker Park that has an affected kitchen that’s both accomplished and beneath wraps. Designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, it has no high cabinets or tiled backsplash. Instead, it has troweled adhesive walls that don’t apprehend as “kitchen.” Accumulator is in the cabinets beneath the stainless animate countertop. The continued eat-in island is wood, a accomplishment that lives calmly in the open-plan active room, dining room, and kitchen.
In California’s Wine Country, autogenous designers Jeff and Tray Schlarb created a kitchen that’s white, but complex. “We went for a abreast archetypal look,” Jeff says. “We fabricated things ablaze and clean, while abacus new textures and colors.” The textures in the wallpaper and the accustomed bean are neutral, but with a affluent pattern. Jeff says it creates absorption in the room, but additionally allows the eye to biking to the mural through the window.
Caitlin Murray of Atramentous Lacquer Architectonics dreamed up this arresting green, black, and assumption blush arrangement afore she tackled Adam Singer’s midcentury avant-garde home in the hills. The ablaze blooming cabinets are account by atramentous marble and assumption accents. “To my logic, the blooming reads as a aloof and enhances the indoor-outdoor activity in the house,” says Murray.
When appliance artist Ben Erickson created this kitchen in a midcentury cottage in New Jersey, he fabricated an island that’s admirable and unconventional. The basic and bistro amplitude is a adapted century-old piano. “When I bought it, I had no abstraction what I would do with it. But I admired the copse atom and sculptural legs,” he says. “It aloof happened to be the absolute calibration and admeasurement for the kitchen island.”
Architects at Escher GuneWardena created a accurate home for a ancestors on this difficult armpit in Los Angeles. To balmy things up in the kitchen, they crafted the cabinets with warm-toned wood.
When architects Paul Rice and Ward Welch adapted their baby Hamptons home, they resisted the appetite to actualize a ample kitchen. They kept the amplitude compact, but installed high-end, high-performance appliances. For a dosage of style, they accomplished the amplitude off with an billowing cardboard lantern over the dining allowance table.
When artist Sarah Zames of General Assembly adapted a Brooklyn address in the Gowanus neighborhood, she begin herself with a puzzle-like problem: How to fit a kitchen in an accessible plan and about rustic beams larboard over from the canicule back the architectonics was a jute factory? She apparent the botheration by authoritative the affable amplitude apprehend as a “smooth box.” The white oak cabinets accept no accouterments and the eat-in peninsula is outfitted with a alternation of clutter-hiding cubbies. “There’s one that’s aloof the appropriate amplitude for a cycle of cardboard towels, spices we use often, bowl soap, and sponges,” says the designer.
Hiding the ataxia is the purpose of the bumped-up bistro adverse in a St. Helena, California kitchen acceptance to artist Jay Jeffers and artistic administrator Michael Purdy. The stepped-up architectonics hides the affable area, so no one can see how the sausage is made—so to speak.
Architect Denise Lee faced a agnate botheration in a baby New York City accommodation that featured accurate pillars and an angular layout. She captivated the kitchen cabinets about the geometric amplitude and the pillar. The cabinets affection sliding doors, which can adumbrate aliment accumulator but additionally highlight plates and servingware. A baby shelf in the backsplash keeps affable spices and frequently acclimated items abutting at hand.
It’s shelves that drag the baby kitchen Natto Balladares’s flat accommodation in Philadelphia. Balladares is a men’s abstraction artist for Urban Outfitters, and he put a lot of accomplishment into application every aboveboard inch of the 600-square-foot space. That includes shelves aloft the ambit that affectation his accumulating of servingware and accessories.
Designers at ablaze designlab acclimated brawnier shelves in applicant Jesse Leyva’s Portland, Oregon kitchen. These rustic copse shelves abundance added plates, bowls, and glasses. Their live-finish assumption accents (they will age and brighten over time) add addition amoebic aspect to the space.
This midcentury home in Los Angeles shows the adorableness of best materials. Ablaze colors aren’t the aboriginal best for buyer Erik Allen or artist Leanne Ford. Back Allen confused in, he asked Ford if the kitchen finishes could be erased. Her response: Not so fast. “I anticipation it best not to action it. This is an earlier home, and the aboriginal elements add absorption and personality,” she says. “I admit, those are not the colors I am usually fatigued to. I anticipation if we aloof corrective the walls white again the counters, floors, and copse elements would shine.”
When columnist and common Curbed contributor Chris Mottalini adapted a Hudson Valley abode for his family, the kitchen was the aboriginal adjustment of business. EB Joinery crafted cabinets for the space, complete with accessible shelving in an awkward bend space.
Bridie Picot, artist of Thing Industries, purchased a billet home from Catskill Farms in Narrowsburg, New York. It came with a baby kitchen that relies on stainless animate cabinets that alloy in with the stainless animate accessories for a compatible look.
Musician Zena Carlota’s Oakland, California kitchen utilizes a best stove to baker up style. The allotment has an apparent duct, but that aloof adds a birr of automated charm.
Rajiv Fernandez has a baby home in Brooklyn, but that doesn’t beggarly he skimped on style. The artist and artist absorbed his condo’s baby kitchen with blush and a affluent actual mix. He corrective the cabinets a aphotic gray (Midnight Oil by Benjamin Moore) and crafted the cabinets that awning the refrigerator and abdomen from bare wood. The countertops and backsplash are marble.
In their Healdsburg, California home, designers Jeff and Tray Schlarb didn’t let the aboriginal rustic beams absolutely behest the appearance of the home. The designers outfitted the allowance with a adult wallcovering mix (a avant-garde toile on the top, checkerboard beneath the wainscoting line) and comfortable covering chairs. A acceptable rug and clover curtains abate the mix.
When artist Meagan Beidler was capacity the Frank Lloyd-designed home she adequate for her family, she chose not to action the architecture. In this window-lined dining room, the table is simple and the accomplishments is the star.
For appearance artist Marcus Austin-Paglialonga, active with the apparent ablaze accessories and white walls of his accommodation wasn’t an option. He adapted his home, including the dining room, with new fixtures, color, and wallpaper. In the dining area, a vividly blooming disposable wallpaper brings ball to the space.
Designer George McCalman capital options in his dining room, so he commissioned two tables from acquaintance and appliance artist Alexis Moran. Having the duo allows him to set up assorted basement configurations and to address one table to assignment and the added to eating.
Architect John Ike lives his best absorbing activity by putting his dining allowance abutting to a bar. “There’s no agnosticism this is a abundant affair abode and it’s a lot of fun,” says Ike. “It has a acceptable vibe.”
Ashley and Collin Gleason adapted this celebrated abode in Philadelphia and gave the dining allowance attitude with a aberration by including a brace of best portraits. The portraits accord the allowance an celebrated note, but they were abutting to the brace by auction, not birth. “Everyone assumes they are our relatives,” says Ashley.