A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
27 August 2012
Sigh. Even with the promise of some warm and sunny days ahead, I've got a case of the end-of-summer sads. This kitchen foreshadows the seasonal transition in several ways: The room is bright, but with a bluish, cold light; the materials, while natural, are so very neutral; the open lines of the space evoke emptiness more than airiness. [If the rafters hadn't been painted out, that last observation wouldn't hold up.] In truth, I like this kitchen very much—it's just the wrong space at the wrong time. vincentvanduysen.com
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.