Snow is turning into slush, and slush, where it combines with earth, is turning into mud. It's not pretty, but after months of dark and freezing days, I'll take it. The textures and proportions of this kitchen's materials and colors echo what I see outside, albeit in a much more aesthetic manner. Smooth white surfaces are retreating, and patches of roughened ground—not as regularly shaped as the beautiful backsplash in this room—are gaining the upper hand. Spring is on the way. sels.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.