This morning, the sun is a fuzzy white blur in the thickening grey sky; it's a typical sight, in the wake of a snowfall. The effect is somewhat like the backsplash lighting in this virtually colorless kitchen. The room relies on materials to rouse it out of design hibernation. The leather banquette, chrome-and-stone table, and even the acrylic Panton chairs subtly stir things up in a way I find—dare I say—cool. costudio.be
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.