Until now, specifying a custom appliance pull meant one and only one thing: your paneled refrigerator could sport an attractive [I trust you on this!] handle that complemented the decorative cabinet hardware used throughout the kitchen. Today, the design horizon broadens in a significant way. Viking's new D3 range offers the option to tailor its control knobs and oven grip with wooden accents of cherry, oak and maple [that last species is also available unfinished, if you want to apply a stain], or clear plastic inserts that can be painted as you like. Hooray for choice! vikingrange.com
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.