One Cool Kitchen

What a pleasure it is to virtually visit this kitchen. Soft finishes and colors—the cabinets are brushed steel, the palette hinges on charcoal rather than full-on black—lend atmosphere to the room. I love the pairing of the patterned encaustic floor and the graphite-tiled wall: it's a great play of texture and geometry. In the case of the lights, three are better than one, as the multiple disperses but doesn't diminish the impact of the quirky fixtures.

Four stars!