The basic elements of this kitchen—Shakeresque cabinets, farm sink, bridge faucet—are traditional. But the colors, wheat and a brackish moss, are contemporary; they are drawn from a palette developed by designer Adam Bray. The presence of old and new in the same room reminds me of the transitory nature of autumn, the trees now bearing both brown and green leaves. plainenglishdesign.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.