Pairing the strategically empty walls with floor and counter surfaces that are tumultuously patterned takes a lot of nerve, a discerning eye, and a questing mind. Save for the black hole of the induction cooktop, I like the overall effect. It's certainly a fresh way to enter the new year; kind of a semi-clean slate. bsarchitecten.com
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.