A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
09 August 2012
Anything But Minimal
Mono-slabs of a single surfacing material have their place: in a contemporary kitchen, they're just what the designer ordered. But I find that approach rather flat-footed in rooms of a traditional bent. Here, stone tile edged in wood opens up the color palette, and contrasts nicely with the zinc sink deck. For grime-o-phobes casting a scolding eye on those grout lines, I humbly suggest a good sealer and a cutting board. marchicucine.it
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. 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.