I love the easy compatibility between modern and traditional in this kitchen. It's as if the two styles are having a friendly chat about what they've got in common: simple lines, neutral colors, and natural materials. While I'm no Luddite, I had initial reservations about the TV on the wall, but I've warmed to the idea; hanging a static painting or print there might tip the balance between old and new.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.