In this kitchen, the color palette may be on a tight rein, but the number of finishes and textures—slick polished concrete and its rough-edged, wood-formed variant; bleached, matte wood; glazed ceramic tile; high-gloss paint—keep the eye well occupied. The mind, too, particularly if you're at ease in a contemplative space. I appreciate how this project has me both chilling out and exercising my critical faculties. feildenfowles.co.uk
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.