I recently subscribed to House Beautiful and got my first issue this week. I’ve been drooling over all of the photos and recipes, but this one most of all:
This kitchen is in a Manhattan residence designed by architect Alexander Gorlin and interior designer Garrow Kedigian (photograph by Pieter Estersohn). It has the classic and oh-so-trendy elements of white cabinets with Calacatta Gold marble countertops, but the design of the cabinet doors is completely unique (inspired by the grids in the windows). The cabinet doors tie in really well with the geometric designs on the 18th-century Chinese bamboo chairs as well as the Greek motifs seen elsewhere in fabrics and rugs throughout the home (see “Urban Renewal” in the February 2011 issue of House Beautiful for more photos).
My only complaint is a general complaint I always have. Somewhere in this process there was a Kitchen Designer who helped all of these ideas come together seamlessly in a custom cabinet layout. This kitchen designer likely spent hours turning the architect & interior designer’s plans into something that would actually work with the dimensions, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and any special client requests for storage needs. This is a Manhattan kitchen, and therefore it’s likely small. Maximizing space is critical, which makes the job of the kitchen designer that much more important. So, to the nameless kitchen designer for this project and all other kitchen designers who don’t get credit for their work… Well done!