Here is a kitchen that aesthetically reflects the disjointed feeling that accompanies Mondays. With a little imagination and a willingness to turn a blind eye to a few telltale elements—the recessed LED ceiling lights, and the tea kettle Michael Graves designed in 1980 among them—this room could pass for a modernistic 1960s space. The slab front doors and curious stone wall do have a strong retro vibe, but it's more than belied by the spiral brass chandelier and the contemporary chairs. pierreyonavitch.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.