Unpredictable downpours and oppressive humidity threaten—oh, let's get real, they promise—to put a significant damper on this holiday week. Anyone looking forward to spending some time in the great outdoors would be well advised to have a Plan B in the works [the particularly prudent will have an alphabet's worth of contingency strategies]. This kitchen, with its palette of natural materials and wrap-around windows, would be one of my pick locations in which to weather these unwelcome storms.
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.