Change of Season

Although the calendar confirms it's mid-October, we've been basking—even baking—in summer-like weather for a few days. This room, with its traditional style and materials brightened by sunlight, straddles the two seasons in a quietly confident way. Not too many kitchens can make such a graceful transition; their functional aspects—from walls packed with cabinets to super-scaled appliances— typically overwhelm the subtleness of the space.