Such a curious flourish in a standard-issue contemporary kitchen. The natural wood shelves are a comfortable enough contrast, but it's the carved and painted 'column capital' that really catches the eye. I'm surprised at how well the folk-arty accent works in this context. This is a detail of the Morning Calm kitchen. toncelli.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. Leslie is the products editor for The Architect's Newspaper.