Many kitchen cabinet companies tout cupboards that have interiors which match the exterior treatment. Such a seamless quality has appeal in certain circumstances, but I think there's something—much, in fact—to be said about contrasting finishes. In this kitchen, I love how the dark wood and white surfaces set up spatial relationships. Walls, cabinets, and counters work together, despite their material differences. gedcucine.it
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.