Although I'm a bit bleary with the changeover to daylight savings time, I am exceedingly buoyed by the coming of spring. Looking at this bright kitchen, with its view of sunlit treetops reflected on the glass counter, sweeps away much of winter's grey mentality for me. On a more practical note, keeping the work surface of the island to a minimum reinforces its role as a cooking station; while I'm doubtlessly projecting too much into the design, this seems to discourage lingering in the kitchen, and gently diverts guests outdoors.
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.