This kitchen in St. Petersburg is going for the gold in more ways than one. Antiques dealer Sergei Bobonikov has outfitted the room with an absorbing assortment of Soviet-era castoffs, many culled from railroad stations. While not opulent on a Tzarist scale, there is a chaotic kind of grandeur to the room that I find quite winning.
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.